Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ask the experts

Ask the Expert Online Chats

CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD hosts monthly online webcasts with leading experts in the field of ADHD. These webcasts are FREE and anyone can participate. Chat participants can submit questions to be answered by the expert. You can register for upcoming Ask the Expert Webcasts and view recordings of previous Ask the Experts.

 

Upcoming Webcasts:

 

     Feb. 24, 2015   3 PM

John WillsonFinding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child Affected by ADHD

By John Willson, MS, LRT/CTRS

 

     March 11, 2015   3 PM

Martin WetzelA Pattern of Struggles: ADHD and the Older Adult

By Martin Wetzel, MD

 

     March 25, 2015   3 PM

George DuPaulWhen Preschoolers have ADHD

By George DuPaul, PhD

 

     April 14, 2015   3 PM

Jerom SchultzThe Social/Emotional Side of ADHD: What to Know and What to Do. Guidelines for Mental Health Clinicians

By Jerome Schultz, PhD
     April 29, 2015  3 PM

Susan PinskyGetting Organized with ADHD

By Susan C. Pinsky

Visit chadd.org/AsktheExpert to Register

It Feels Like My ADHD Medicine Doesn’t Work Sometimes

file000884219889Has this ever happened to you? You’re doing your usual morning routine which is always hectic. You make it to work without seriously maiming your kids, spouse, other drivers on the road, and co-workers. You start your busy day and at some point during the day you wonder if you took your AD/HD medicine this morning. As the day progresses you notice you’re not getting things done, you feel scattered, and by the afternoon you have trouble finding the right words and you can’t make decisions.

This reminds you of how you were before you started taking medication.

If this ever happens to you, take a look at your sleep. In my experience 95% of the time when someone feels like their medicine works sometimes and not others or even loses its effectiveness completely, sleep deprivation is the cause.

Studies show that sleeping less than your optimal time in bed can cause:

  • lapses of attention
  • difficulty holding thoughts in your head and finding words
  • difficulty making decisions
  • depressed mood
  • ruminating thoughts.

That sounds a lot like many AD/HD symptoms.

The other way you can tell sleep deprivation is affecting your productivity is if you notice that you’re more productive on Monday than on Friday (assuming you have weekends off and catch up on your sleep over the weekend).

Remember, getting enough sleep is one way of taking care of yourself and in times when you’re more stressed than usual, sleep is even more important.

Article by: Dr. Heather Brannon

Greenville ADHD Specialists

 

Should I use ADHD treatment medication for my child?

Should I use ADHD treatment medication for my child?

We are often asked by parents, “Should I use ADHD treatment medication for my child?” In this video, we take a look at the benefits of using ADHD medication for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

Learn about helpful supplements, what is happening in the brain and what changes can be expected.

If you need help with your child’s ADHD then call us at: 864-305-1662

 

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