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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Attention Deficit Disorder Site! These are the top ten articles that your Attention Deficit Disorder Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. 20 Ways to Improve ADD Symptoms Without Meds
When it comes to treating the troublesome symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, countless people think only about medication and therapy. Here are twenty other strategies that a person can use to improve their negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder.

2. Growing Out of Attention Deficit Disorder
A recent study from Florida International University, that was published in The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, found an association between children who are raised by overly critical parents and a lack of resolution of the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder during adolescence.

3. Swimming Safety and ADD
Impulsivity and executive function are hallmarks of Attention Deficit Disorder. What does that mean, and how can it impact swimming safety? What does an expert on swimming safety have to say about drowning? Why should parents know the signs of drowning? How can drowning be prevented?

4. Planning Safe Vacation Fun with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are blessed with huge doses of creativity and a flair for out-of-the-box problem solving. Add these traits with boundless energy and impulsivity and you have a recipe for an interesting vacation…or a disaster waiting to happen. What's the difference? Planning!

5. Effects of Smoking and Attention Deficit Disorder
Does smoking have anything to do with Attention Deficit Disorder? From fetal brain development affected by prenatal smoking or environmental smoke, to helping a person to focus, nicotine can impact a person with ADD! Learn what genetic research says about the effects of nicotine on people with ADD.

6. College Freshman Problems and ADD
As students with Attention Deficit Disorder go off to college for the first time, there is a huge transition from high school work to college studies. Also, they lose their support system that often cues them to do those tasks that are essential. How can a student take charge of his college life?

7. Sugar Intake Impacts Attention and Hyperactivity
A recent study highlighted the importance of limiting sugar intake to improve children's attention and reduce hyperactive behaviors. Focus was on students' consumption of energy drinks which contain sugar and often caffeine. There are implications for children with Attention Deficit Disorder.

8. 7 Chaos Taming Strategies for ADD
Every family has their own way of dealing with the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. The inattention that goes with ADD can cause chaos in the home. Here are tried-and-true, family-tested, strategies to calm the chaos.

9. Setting Limits and ADD
Setting limits is an effective way to discipline children with Attention Deficit Disorder. It can be thought of as a statement that says, "If you do this, then this will be the result." The child knows what will happen. He can depend on the parental response.

10. How Attention Deficit Disorder Affects Adults
ADD isn't just for kids! The National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that over four percent of the adult population has ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder can seriously impact many areas of adult life.

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