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Established Link Between ADHD Inuit Children and Mercury Exposure

Inuit children are at higher risk of ADHD Pregnant women living in the northern communities have even more reason to avoid eating foods that could have a high mercury content, especially after a recent study revealed that there is a directly link between ADHD and Inuit kids who have been exposed to higher [...]

CDC Releases Results from ADHD Study

Pet Scan of a Normal Brain and an ADHD brain. From Zametkins et al. (1990) A recent ADHD study conducted by the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities reached its conclusion, and the results were published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders[1]. This was one of the largest community [...]

Could ADHD be Diagnosed Through Eye Movement

ADHD diagnosed through eye movement According to Medical News Today,[1] a new study published in the Journal of Neurology claims diagnosis of ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder may happen earlier thanks to the findings in this study. Each of these conditions involves attention dysfunctions and ocular control. According to the [...]

Ritalin: What it is, How it Works

Ritalin, or methylphenidate, is the most popular medication used to treat attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD).  It works by activating pathways in the brain associated with attention, focus and motivation and is extremely effective for treating ADD/ADHD. But as a Schedule II medication, Ritalin is a potent stimulant with potentially [...]

10 Things You Should Know About Vyvanse

This article was written by a new addition to our team who has significant personal experience with the ADHD medication Vyvanse. None of the ADHD medications I had tried, Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera and Wellbutrin had helped me much.  Vyvanse has. First, I go over 10 things I’ve learned from taking Vyvanse for about a year [...]

What Does Taking Ritalin/Adderall Feel Like?

What does it feel like to take Ritalin or Adderall in a therapeutic way for ADHD?  To answer that question, we'll provide a story. The following stories both start the same exact way.  An 18 year old freshman in college has just come to the library to get some studying done. Version A:  Not medicated, [...]

A Full List of ADHD Medications

This is a full list of medications that are currently used for treating ADHD.  There isn't much like this online, so hope it helps. It's written in plain English with (we hope!) a sense of humor.  At the end, we go over some common questions. If it helps you, we'd really appreciate your helping getting [...]