ADHD

Signs, Causes and Symptoms Of ADHD

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...

17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

Research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they’re allowed to fidget (here’s a link to the study). But what if this becomes a distraction for the rest of the class? We received hundreds of Facebook comments from teachers, parents, and students with great ideas for letting students quietly fidget, and here...

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...

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,...

Six Signs that ADHD May Be Part of Your Marriage

Wondering if your marriage problems might be explained by the presence of ADHD?  Here are six signs that you should look for:1.      There is a seriously unbalanced distribution of responsibility in your household.  A partner with ADHD often has trouble following through on tasks that are boring or need full attention.  To compensate, non-ADHD...

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...

20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder, is diagnosed through mere observation of symptoms and not by any sort of scientific testing. There are no brain scans, blood tests, or biological readings to determine the presence of ADHD, just a myriad of behavioral and psychological symptoms. Although many of the symptoms arise from an...

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...

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:...

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