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Exhibited symptoms of depression and children, adolescents and adults can look the same; Loss of interest in activities, difficult sleeping, mood swings etc. But particularly, depression in children can be hard to pinpoint as they themselves often can not reflect on or contemplate their own experience. Somatic complaints ('my head hurts' or 'my tummy hurts') irritability, negativity, social withdrawal, and prolonged separation anxiety can be indications of childhood depression.

Exhibited symptoms of depression and children, adolescents and adults can look the same; Loss of interest in activities, difficult sleeping, mood swings etc. But particularly, depression in children...

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Family upset is a common reason for children to act out. Sudden changes such as a parent’s job loss, divorce or death affect kids deeply.

Answered What about ADHD teens and driving? 8 years ago

Adolescents with ADHD are more likely to take risks than their counterpart. In terms of driving, ADHD teens are involved in four times as many traffic accidents as their peers.

P.S. Did you know that more than ninety percent of North Americans consume caffeine daily?

  1. Leach, Matthew. Gymnema sylvestre for Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume 13, Number 9, 2007, pp. 977–983 DOI: 10.1089/acm.2006.6387
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Gymnema, or gurmar, is a plant used in Ayurveda to treat type 2 diabetes. The herb continues to gain notoriety as positive findings are published and as people continue to seek ancient remedies and "alternative" treatments to diabetes. The herb is also used to help treat digestive issues, and used as an antiviral, diuretic, and antiallergic medicine.1

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Gymnema, or gurmar, is a plant used in Ayurveda to treat type 2 diabetes. The herb continues to gain notoriety as positive findings are published and as people continue to seek ancient remedies and "alternative" treatments to diabetes. The herb is also used to help treat digestive issues, and used as an antiviral, diuretic, and antiallergic medicine.1

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  1. Leach, Matthew. Gymnema sylvestre for Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume 13, Number 9, 2007, pp. 977–983 DOI: 10.1089/acm.2006.6387
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According to a review of many studies published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Gymnema sylvestre (or G. sylvestre) can help treat many of the underlying causes of type 2 diabetes including: "chronic inflammation, obesity enzymatic defects and pancreatic ß-cell function and no single oral hypoglycemic drug presently exerts such a diverse range of effects."1

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Studies show that children with ADHD are three times more likely to become depressed than children without the disorder. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression, click 'Depression Symptoms'

Studies show that children with ADHD are three times more likely to become depressed than children without the disorder. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression, click '[Depression...

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Your doctor is unlikely to prescribe caffeine as a treatment for ADHD. Why? Because studies show that stimulant medication is more effective. That said, some researchers question these studies, suggesting that in higher dosages caffeine could be as effective as stimulants. Anecdotal evidence supports this theory as a number of ADHD suffers claim to already be using caffeine to self-medicate.

Your doctor is unlikely to prescribe caffeine as a treatment for ADHD. Why? Because studies show that stimulant medication is more effective. That said, some researchers question these studies,...

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Studies show that children with ADHD are three times more likely to become depressed than children without the disorder. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression, see “Depression Symptoms.”

Studies show that children with ADHD are three times more likely to become depressed than children without the disorder. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression, see [“Depression...

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