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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Food for thought

If your child is only eating rubbish or rushes about at a rate that burns three times the energy she’s taking in, it’stime to address the culinary crisis.

You can contribute to your child’s wellbeing by developing and enhancing innovative techniques to prevent or tackle eating problems in ADHD

Children with ADHD who are very squirmy or run about a lot require more fuel, in the form of food, than quieter children. The paradox is that kids with ADHD often find it difficult to sit still through a meal, and leave the table or abandon their lunchbox before they have eaten much. To add insult to injury, the medication most commonly used to treat ADHD – stimulant medication – can stop children feeling hungry. If that seems to be ...

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