ADHD


ADHD paralysis: How to identify signs and mitigate symptoms

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects focus, concentration, and memory, and often causes hyperactive or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD can find tasks like complex projects or deciding between too many choices overwhelming, and often get distracted or find themselves avoiding tasks altogether when faced with stress.  This feeling of overwhelm is…

ADD vs. ADHD: What’s the difference?

At some point, you may have heard someone talk about ADD and wondered, “Is that the same thing as ADHD, or is it something else?” The difference between ADD and ADHD confuses many people—largely because there really isn’t a difference. Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) refers to people who have a specific…

ADHD in women: What are differences in symptoms and diagnoses between men and women?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects focus and executive function, and causes hyperactivity. Many of us probably know someone who has ADHD, since according to Psycom, about eight million adults demonstrate symptoms of ADHD. However, you may not know that girls and women struggle to get diagnosed…

Adult ADHD treatment: Medication, therapy options, lifestyle adjustments, and dietary changes

People of all ages can have ADHD, but specific treatment options apply to each age group. For adults, the medications, therapies, and lifestyle adjustments will be different than for adolescents or children. Like other mental health conditions, treatment options will be adapted to fit the needs of the individual.  Some…

ADHD medication: Common prescriptions, side effects, benefits, and blended treatment options

ADHD medications work to reduce ADHD symptoms like hyperactivity, anxiety, and inattention. ADHD medications work primarily by interacting with neurotransmitters in the brain, equalizing or increasing the amounts of certain chemicals.  There’s no single type of ADHD medication that works for everyone, so it can take individuals a little time…

Adult ADHD: An owner’s manual

Adult ADHD does not have its own section in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which clinicians often use for classifying mental health conditions. According to that manual, ADHD in adults and ADHD in children is the same neurodevelopmental disorder. And yet attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can…

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