ADHD

Help Wanted: We Can’t Ignore the ADHD Girls in the Corner Any Longer

Every class had those boys—the ones who didn’t do their work and always climbed out of their seats. They never finished a worksheet, threw pencils, and talked too loud. They never raised their hand. Mostly, we didn’t like those boys, the ones who were always sent to the office, the ones always fighting. We...

Top ADHD Medications

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is usually treated with medication. Sometimes medication is combined with behavioral interventions. Several medications have been shown to be effective in the treatment of ADHD. The top medications for treating ADHD include the stimulant methylphenidate, other stimulants, some nonstimulant medications and certain antidepressants. The top ADHD medications all...

An ADHD diagnosis puts girls at much higher risk for other mental health problems

The good news, UCLA psychologists said, is that there are effective treatments Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, teenage pregnancies, poor grades and drug abuse, UCLA psychologists report in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers, who...

Top 5 Myths About ADHD that Confuse Parents

1. Girls don’t get ADHD. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that in many states, boys are diagnosed twice as often as boys. Girls often do not ‘act out’ or rebel as much as boys, so the squeaky wheel, i.e. boys, often get the diagnosis. ADHD does affect girls likely as much as...

Home > All Blogs > ADHD News Feed In Young Children, Suicide is More Often Linked to ADHD Than to Depression

September 20, 2016   ADHD — not depression — is the most common diagnosis for young children between the ages of 5 and 11 who commit suicide, a new study finds. Children under the age of 12 are often overlooked in conversations about suicide and suicide prevention, but the sobering reality is that a small number of...

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...

7 Things That Epitomized Your Awkward Childhood Phase

Growing up is hard, and unfortunately, you mostly just have to wait out the "awkward" phase. There's no good way to predict how puberty will unfold for you, let alone rush yourself through it, so when your mom said you'd outgrow those problems eventually she was about right. Adolescent young animals are absolutely adorable,...

Britain's largest sperm bank bans men with dyslexia, autism and ADHD from donating, triggering outrage over 'eugenics'

Britain's largest sperm bank is under investigation for banning men with dyslexia. Campaigners accused the clinic of ‘eugenics’ - attempting to genetically improve the human race. The London Sperm Bank has produced leaflets stating it will not accept men who are dyslexic, have ADHD, autism or certain other conditions. But the fertility watchdog has launched a review...

3 Tips for Raising Boys with ADHD

Tips for Raising Boys with ADHD 1. Make it into a game. What is “it”, you ask? Anything. Make any and everything into a game. Since boys with ADHD are often easily bored, which can lead to misbehavior, keeping their interest is critical to getting them to cooperate. So, if you need them to pick up their...

The Man Who “Discovered” ADHD Makes a Startling Deathbed Confession

“ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” These were the words of Leon Eisenberg, the “scientific father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),” in his last interview he gave before his death at age 87 in 2009. (While some have described Dr. Eisenberg’s statement as an “exaggeration,” many doctors are coming to the...