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This eye test makes a clear diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism possible

Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or autism usually fare better when diagnosed earlier so that parents and caregivers can provide them with the appropriate support and medication as soon as possible.  The problem is that even though autism and ADHD are both Read More...

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Don't let ADHD prevent you from meditating. Here are 8 tips for mindfulness

We’ve written quite often about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but we also recognize that it is sometimes a difficult practice to get into. Meditation is an active process that trains the brain to focus on the present — it’s much more than just quietly sitting still. For those Read More...

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These mental health stories will inspire you

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, so here at The Optimist Daily, we are informing our readers about all things mental health. Sometimes when you are experiencing mental health issues it can feel like you’re never going to come out the other side. While this is a completely normal and a valid Read More...

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Could caffeine be used to treat ADHD?

An estimated 4.4 percent of adults are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, a neurological condition where people find it hard to pay attention or control their behavior and experience hyperactivity. Diagnoses of this condition have increased exponentially over the Read More...

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Yoga and breathing exercises help kids with ADHD stay focused

While prescription medications are often the go-to solution for treating ADHD symptoms in children, a recent study from scientists in Russia shows that yoga and deep breathing exercises may just do the trick too. As part of the research, psychologists at Ural Federal University (UrFU) studied 16 Read More...

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Understanding The Neurodivergent Perspective

What’s it like to live in a body and brain that functions differently than the majority of your peers? We are not talking about subtle differences - as always exist between any two minds - but rather those individuals who possess an entire mental processing system that is metaphorically blind to Read More...

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How assistive technologies are helping children with ADHD in the classroom

Like we’ve said throughout this whole week, neurodiverse people with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have overlooked abilities that can be of great benefit to any organization or company. But in order to help people with neurological conditions unlock Read More...

Your brain is a rain forest

Your brain is a rain forest

People with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia and mood disorders are routinely labeled "disabled". But differences among brains are as enriching—and essential—as differences among plants and animals. Welcome to the new field of neurodiversity. Thomas Armstrong | April/May 2010 issue Imagine for a Read More...