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ADHD

AddictionMental & Emotional Health
December 8, 2017

The dangers of Ritalin if you don’t have ADHD

Campus life can be crazy and rewarding all at once. Hopping between classes, social events, new relationships and extracurricular activities can take its toll by the time exams roll around. You’re stretched thin, and the pressure to perform can be unbearable. This can be dangerous territory if you start scouting around for illicit substances to give your performance a boost. The dark side of study drugs So-called “study drugs” are common at universities, with students misguidedly assuming they’re the best options for mental focus during crunch time.  Ritalin is one such culprit. This medication is normally prescribed for Attention Deficit…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
December 8, 2017

Struggling to pass your exams? You could have ADHD

Do you often daydream during class or exams? Do you find it difficult to sit in one place and pay attention? Are you easily distracted by anything happening around you and you’re always itchy to be on to the next mission? Constant hyperactivity and an inability to focus on one thing could have a major impact on your overall performance and your ability to complete tasks. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) could be the reason for your erratic habits. What is ADHD ADHD is a common neurological condition that affects children and often persists into adulthood. This condition is a…
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Brain and Nervous System
October 27, 2017

What exactly is autism?

Autism is the result of a neurological disorder that affects normal brain function, which means that a person who has autism often struggles with normal, everyday communication and social interaction. Those affected likely share traits with people who suffer from ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or clinical depression. Autism is a wide-spectrum disorder, and this means that no two people who have it will experience the same symptoms. For some, symptoms are mild, while for others they are severe. What symptoms or behaviours does autism usually present? A person will usually stick to a set of behaviours, and are adverse to…
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 5, 2016

A new approach to ADHD and Autism

Have you heard of weighted therapy? No, it has nothing to do with diets or losing weight! It’s something that’s being used to help calm and centre children or adults who are dealing with ADHD, or are on the autism spectrum. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
September 10, 2015

6 Study tips for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behaviour, or a combination of these. If you are an ADHD student, what are your biggest challenges? Do you start a study time with every intention to focus, but find yourself thinking about 20 unrelated things? Or do you battle to finish assignments? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
September 14, 2014

ADHD – Can the food your child eats make a difference?

Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) is always of hot topic for debate, and with alarmingly increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with the condition, many questions are being asked about what causes it and what can be done to improve symptoms before resorting to medical treatment. (more…)
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