ADHD


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…

How does ADHD affect learning? Parents can help their child retain information and learn better

Mr. Stevenson is teaching his third grade class about the importance of using manners—he encourages the students to say “please” and “thank you,” as well as “sir” and “ma’am.”  Afterwards, he asks the kids in the class to write a few sentences summarizing what they just discussed.  McKenzie, though, can’t…

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment DSM-5

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, which gets in the way of normal functioning and development. This inattention includes difficulty staying focused and on task, being disorganized, and is not attributed to misunderstanding or…

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