Items Tagged ‘adhd’

Mindfulness Meditation: Health Benefits and How to Start

July 11, 2019

Mindfulness Meditation: Health Benefits and How to Start

By uclahealth uclahealth

Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate something […]

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Tags: adhd, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, MARC, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, mindfulness meditation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, physical health, UCLA Mindful


Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

July 11, 2019

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured […]

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Tags: adhd, ADHD Clinic, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral health, depression, mental health, physical activity, stress levels, vitamin D


New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

May 8, 2018

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers with epilepsy and their parents. “We frequently diagnose epilepsy during the teen years, and the condition can have a significant, often negative, impact on a child’s […]

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Tags: adhd, Adolescent Epilepsy Center, adult epilepsy care, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, dietary changes, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epileptologists, holistic treatment, learning disabilities


Ask the Doctors - What are real risks of acetaminophen during pregnancy?

April 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are real risks of acetaminophen during pregnancy?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Will taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy increase the chances that the child will have ADHD or autism?   The largest of these studies showed that, among children whose mothers ever used ace Here’s the important caveat: The two groups of women were themselves very different. Participants who used acetaminophen were more likely to […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, adhd, autism, Dr. Robert Ashley, pregnancy, Tylenol


Ask the Doctors - Why do young people take adderall if they don't need it?

March 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Why do young people take adderall if they don’t need it?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I know that Adderall is prescribed to children with ADHD. But lately I’ve been reading stories about college kids who use Adderall to help them study. What is Adderall and who should take it? You’ve hit on a topic that’s timely, complex and quite often controversial. When prescribed and used properly, Adderall can […]

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Tags: add, Adderall, adhd, agitation, amphetamine, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, children, children with ADHD, dextroamphetamine, disorganization, dopamine, Dr. Eve Glazier


A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it's changed our lives

June 28, 2017

A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it’s changed our lives

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Smartphones, owned by 77 percent of U.S. adults, have had a profound impact on the way we socialize, pay for things, connect with people and spend our downtime. It’s been 10 years since Apple’s first iPhone was introduced in June, 2007, launching a technological revolution. To mark the mobile phone milestone, we asked three UCLA […]

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Tags: adhd, behavior, cognition, improve sleep, insomnia, interactive health technology, iPhones, new technology, poor sleep, smartphones, tablets and smartphones


Understanding childhood mood disorders

September 1, 2016

Understanding childhood mood disorders

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children younger than age 18 can experience one of two types of mood disorders: (1) Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Approximately 10 percent of youth experience depression in their adolescence. MDD consists of depressive episodes that last two weeks or longer. Symptoms of MDD include feelings of sadness, worthlessness and guilt accompanied by a disinterest in […]

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Tags: adhd, adolescent mental health, antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, bipolar disorder, childhood mood disorders, children's health, david miklowitz, depression, depressive episodes, guilt, major depressive disorder