Diagnoses of ADHD up 66% - What you can do for your child

Here's the study that says ADHD diagnoses have risen 66%:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/243118.php

Why? There are lots of theories. 

In this study, one professor says it's because of an increased awareness of ADHD, which causes more doctors to recognize the symptoms and diagnose it.

I think there's also a push from the drug companies who make stimulant meds.

And also too much food dye (and sugar and other additives) and chemical exposure (to fetus, parents and children). I can tell you first hand that certain food dyes shoot my 6-year-old through the roof!

But here's what's really scary: "Psychostimulants were used in 96% of treatments in 2000." (Down to 87% in 2010) Why aren't these parents trying brain training? One-on-one, intensive brain training can strengthen the three types of attention (working, short-term and long-term) and get kids/teens off stimulant meds for good. Brain training isn't a "quick fix" or a short-term solution. It's a way of rewiring your child's brain to think better and faster. It's a way of treating the ROOT CAUSE, not treating the symptoms. Plus, it's got no negative side effects. I dare you to say that about stimulant meds!

Here's an example of a kid who went through a brain training program for ADHD:

http://www.learningrx.com/help-for-adhd-and-attention-issues.htm

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