ADHD in Teens and Sleep: A Complicated Mix

ADHD in teens

Sleep Problems May Play a Role in ADHD in Teens The average individual needs between 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, but teenagers need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep because their bodies and minds are still developing. Missing out on the proper amounts of sleep can affect attention, mood, and daily…

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Classroom Accommodations for High Schoolers with ADHD

As symptoms of ADHD shift throughout adolescence, accommodations that may have helped your child when they were younger typically change over time. In high school, the class curriculum shifts from memorization to critical thinking skills, which requires a different approach. Many high schoolers with ADHD who have gotten by in elementary and middle school begin…

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The Link Between ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation Treatment

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Attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD) is pretty common for adolescents. Many parents know the struggle to recognize the symptoms of ADHD: attention issues, problems staying still, inability to organize, talks too much, doesn’t seem to listen, seems to never slow down. There’s many more symptoms to watch for, but one is missing from the DSM-V…

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ADHD in Children: Medications Influence Potential Risk

ADHD in children

Research Suggests Medications for ADHD in Children Create Risk of Substance Use ADHD in children is described as a neurodevelopmental and mental disorder. ADHD in children creates issues with paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior that is not appropriate for their specific age range. ADHD in children can occur as early as age…

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The Noise In My Head: Teen Boys and ADD/ADHD

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Teen boys often seem to be a species in and of themselves. Rowdy, loud, hilarious and sometimes intelligent beyond even their own understanding, it can be exhausting and even impossible to try to keep up with them. Along with their natural tendency for constant action, what is it like for the teen boy with ADD/ADHD?…

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6 Most Common Learning Disorders In Troubled Teens

Learning disorders are a common issue that is almost impossible to overcome without assistance. With this in mind, we encourage you to contact us at Elevations RTC if you believe that your teen is struggling with one or more of the following problems. 1 – ADD/ADHD – These are attention based disorders that can make…

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