ADHD

Signs, Causes and Symptoms Of ADHD

Is the ADHD epidemic a symptom of modern life?Term Life

The teacher raises her voice in an instinctive but ineffectual attempt to drown out the extra-curricular conversations disrupting her classroom. She speaks urgently in the hope that her hyper-animated and emotive delivery will divert student eyes and thumbs away from their under-the-desk smartphone activities. She is fighting a hopeless cause; in the battle for...

21 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

“It’s not a disorder of not knowing what to do, it is a disorder of not doing what you know.” 1. First of all, ADHD is a legitimate neurobehavioral disorder — it’s not just feeling distracted and disorganized. TedED / Via teded.tumblr.com “ADHD is a bonafide neurological disorder recognized by the DSM and countless major institutions, and...

10 Things Adults Should Know About Their ADHD Medications

The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Adult ADHD has increased tremendously. I now see many psychiatrists in the community prescribing them along with antidepressants in those without ADHD. Before you commit to the use of stimulant medications here are ten things you need to now—some reassuring and some not. 1. They’re popular:...

If You Love Someone Who Has ADHD, Don’t Do These 20 Things

You wonder if everybody’s life is as chaotic as yours. Something’s not right.Your child doesn’t act like the other children in the class. Homework assignments guarantee a night of fights, slammed doors, and tears shed. The teachers call you in for conferences weekly. Your husband gets fired again claiming all his bosses are jerks....

10 Things I Wish I Knew As an ADHD Kid

When I think of the awkward, confused child I was, I want to reach down and hug myself. I wasn’t officially diagnosed with ADHD until my 30s. My whole life, though, everyone knew I wasn’t like my neurotypical peers. I was always a little spacier, a little more socially awkward. My behaviors haven’t changed much...

10 Things You Should Do If You Have Adult ADHD

Here are 10 behavioral interventions and lifestyle changes that won’t necessarily eliminate ADHD but can help you feel more in control. Photo: Getty Images How to manage ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be incredibly disruptive in everyday adult life. Most people with ADHD respond well to medication, although there are other, nondrug options that may help...

Movies Used to Improve Knowledge of ADHD-Term Life

Promising new research uses movies to better investigate brain functions in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Tamara Vanderwal, M.D., associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center said watching a movie helps kids stay still while obtaining a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) examination. “There are only a handful of fMRI studies on awake...

11 Common Signs & Symptoms Of ADHD In Toddlers

Signs and Symptoms Of ADHD in Toddlers: Your toddler is adorable but braving his tantrums can be hell! Well, toddlers are like that – angels one moment and monsters the very next! But is there something more serious hiding behind your little one’s non-stop activity? Is he just a busy bee or is his hyperactivity a...

PRESCRIBING ADHD DRUGS TO CHILDREN AS A STUDY AID IS UNETHICAL

Stimulant drugs are routinely prescribed these days for children who can’t sit still in class or who can’t concentrate and focus on their work.  Many doctors will be overly quick to diagnose ADHD and write a prescription.  If this wasn’t bad enough, it has now gone one step further.  Some doctors and parents are...

15 Signs Your Child May Have ADHD-Term Life

Is your child’s fidgeting and inattention just normal childhood behavior or could it be ADHD? Learn the signs that it might be time to have your child evaluated. All children can exhibit inattention or be fidgety or impulsive from time to time. How can you tell if your child’s behavior is within the normal range...

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