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ADD & ADHD Center

Exercise & Concerta

Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. It speeds heart rate and respiration while increasing levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Because it can raise blood pressure and heart rate, Concerta may cause adverse health effects when combined with the physical stress brought on by vigorous exercise.

Tests and Diagnosis for ADD/ADHD

The diagnosis of ADHD is based almost entirely on history obtained from the patient, parents and teachers. There is no blood test,...

Alternative Medicine for ADD/ADHD

There are a number of effective “alternative” treatments for ADHD, such as specific diets and supplements. ...

The Best Nutrition Tips for Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD need plenty of healthy, unprocessed food with good amounts of fruits and vegetables. Their diet affects their b...

Possible Complications of ADD/ADHD

Studies so far indicate that 30 to 50 percent of children diagnosed as ADHD will retain this diagnosis as adults. ...

What is ADD/ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, difficult...

Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention of ADD/ADHD

ADHD, like many syndromes, is felt to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. ...

Signs and Symptoms of ADD/ADHD

ADHD is a combination of hyperactivity, attention problems and impulsivity. Children with ADHD have symptoms in these areas. ...

Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle Choices for ADD/ADHD

Specific nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices can relieve symptoms of ADHD and improve their relationships. ...

Drugs and Treatment for ADD/ADHD

There are a number of behavioral, dietary and lifestyle treatments for ADHD, which should be considered before or even along with ...
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