ADHD

Signs, Causes and Symptoms Of ADHD

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...

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:...

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...

13 Things You Didn’t Know About People with ADD & ADHD

There are many misconceptions surrounding people with attention deficit disorders, and frankly a lot of ignorance. Here are 13 things you may not have known about people with ADD and ADHD. Listen up, and focus. 1)    Dreaming BIG There is no limit to how much people with ADD and ADHD can dream. They are uber-creative. And,...

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...

40Winning Accommodations for Your ADD/LD Child

Increase the odds of your child succeeding in school by pinpointing his problems in the classroom and including effective accommodations in his IEP or 504 Plan to remedy them. Below is a list of challenges your child may face during the school day along with specific accommodations to overcome them. Talk with your child’s teacher about...

ADHD Drugs Make Big Money, But We Still Don’t Know the Risks – Wired

HANDS UP IF any of these things describes your kids, you as a kid, or kids you know: inability to wait for a turn; temper tantrums; fidgeting; inability to finish chores; being too loud; being too quiet. Congratulations! The kid in question might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and he (and it’s a he...

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 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...

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