After a Fidget Spinner Sent Her Daughter to the OR, Mom’s PSA Is Going Viral

Fidget spinners are the “it” toy right now, especially among primary-school kids and people of all ages who have . But a mom in Texas is warning parents about a potential danger, after her daughter nearly choked on a metal bushing and needed emergency surgery to remove it. ...

After a Fidget Spinner Sent Her Daughter to the OR, Mom’s PSA Is Going Viral

Fidget spinners are the “it” toy right now, especially among primary-school kids and people of all ages who have . But a mom in Texas is warning parents about a potential danger, after her daughter nearly choked on a metal bushing and needed emergency surgery to remove it. ...

Can Fidget Spinners Really Help Anxiety and ADHD? An Expert Weighs In

The Internet has been buzzing nonstop about fidget spinners, the latest craze to invade workplaces and schools. These pocket-sized devices, which can be spun with the flick of a finger, are marketed to ease the symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and, for people with autism, sensory sensitivity. But can these little toys really improve focus...

Study: Too Many Video Games May Sap Attention Span

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When It’s OK to Take a Mental Health Day

I was only three months into a new job when my mental illness began getting in the way of my job performance. My boss told me that I seemed distracted. I knew that I was letting small details fall by the wayside and making avoidable mistakes. She gave me a two-week grace period to...

Is ADHD Genetic? Here’s What Experts Say

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn't necessarily an unheard of condition—in fact, it's one of the most common childhood disorders, and can often last through adolescence and into adulthood, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Even many of the symptoms of ADHD—lack of attention, impulsivity, restlessness—are relatively well known as markers of the disorder. ...

Can't Focus? How to Tell When It's Time to Try Medication

I really can't focus and constantly feel frazzled. Would it hurt to try ADHD medication? ...

FDA Weighs Food Dye, Hyperactivity Link

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Could You Have ADD, Or Is It Anxiety? Here's How to Tell

Lately, I can never really relax—my brain is going a mile a minute. When I try to read a book, I check my texts or jump up to do chores. Do I have ADD?  ...

Study Links ADHD Stimulants to Rare, Unexplained Deaths in Children

By Amanda MacMillanMONDAY, June 15, 2009 (Health.com) — After years of speculation and rare case reports, a study suggests that stimulant medication—mostly used to treat (ADHD)—may have played a role in a handful of cases of sudden, unexplained death in children and adolescents. ...

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