COVID-19 Crisis Responsible for the Rapid Rise in Formal ADHD Diagnoses

8 May , 2021 - ADHD, Behavioral Health, Blog, Mental Health

COVID-19 Crisis Responsible for the Rapid Rise in Formal ADHD Diagnoses

The latest of 13 pandemic check-in surveys fielded by ADDitude has revealed a striking increase in the number of children and adults receiving a formal Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey shows that among ADDitude readers, 26% of adults and children have been diagnosed with ADHD in the last […]

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How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention

12 Apr , 2021 - Blog, Eating Disorder, Mental Health, News

How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention

What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder causes an individual to interact with food in an unhealthy way: eating excessive amounts in an uncontrolled manner, limiting food intake or getting rid of food through purging, fasting, laxative intake or over-exercising. It is also possible for a combination of these behaviours to occur together. Individuals who have an […]

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ADHD in Teenage Girls and Young Women

23 Mar , 2021 - Blog, Developmental Health, Mental Health

ADHD in Teenage Girls and Young Women

Mention ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and you may quickly be submerged in a conversation that includes the stereotypical imagery of loud tween and teen boys, demonstrating hyperactivity and boisterous behaviours. You may also be invited to an energetic discussion about the pros and cons of medication. You are not so likely to hear of […]

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Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

6 Mar , 2021 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Eating Disorder, News

Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

In recent months, numerous research studies have highlighted the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (and the increased isolation) on young people’s mental health.  During the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns), a dramatic increase in screen time has been seen amongst children, teenagers and young people – to continue their education remotely, maintain connections with family and […]

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Isolation caused by COVID-19 triggers sharp rise in Eating Disorders among Children

18 Feb , 2021 - Blog, Eating Disorder, Mental Health

Isolation caused by COVID-19 triggers sharp rise in Eating Disorders among Children

The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on our bodies, for those unlucky enough to contract the disease, are undeniable and well-documented. Even the long-term effects (so-called “long COVID”) have been the focus of a growing number of studies. But how this unprecedented situation affects our minds is equally concerning. So many people of all […]

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The Art of Healing – Using Art as Therapy with Teenagers and Young Adults

29 Jan , 2021 - Blog, Developmental Health, Mental Health

The Art of Healing – Using Art as Therapy with Teenagers and Young Adults

Art therapy is often used to help teenagers and young adults who are experiencing a range of challenges, such as bereavement, family breakdown, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, behavioural or social problems, or difficulties relating to abuse, neglect or trauma. Research has repeatedly shown that positive change occurs during the process of physical engagement with […]

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