By Rick Nauert PhD New research discovers compelling evidence that symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often persist into adulthood. In the study, investigators found that sixty percent of children with ADHD demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Experts have often disagreed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Richard Chang Study.com has launched a series of articles and teaching resources designed to address the learning challenges associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 15 articles and 53 lessons have been released in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Month and include parent and teacher strategies to support students in school and at home. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN Attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s ability to focus, pay attention, or control their behavior. Healthcare providers usually diagnose this condition in childhood. However, some people are not diagnosed until adulthood. The three main characteristics of a person with ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Linda Mintle Sally is now 25-years-old and has noticed how much her inattention is creating problems at her job. At home, she easily loses things, can’t get organized and is highly distractible. Her friend, who has been diagnosed with ADHD since childhood, told her to be evaluated. “You have a lot of the same issues […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD is a medical disorder, affecting more than 15 million Americans, with symptoms — distractibility, impulsivity, hyperactivity — that seriously interfere with the ability to function. But children and adults with ADHD can do well, even excel, when they receive help and support. ADHD affects people of all ages, races, and both genders. That’s why […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jonathan Mooney I have attention deficit disorder (ADHD), and I wouldn’t change it for the world. In fact, I’m working to change society’s understanding of ADHD. You know me. I was that kid in elementary school, the little redhead who was sent to the hallway countless times for drumming on his desk. When I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
October is ADHD Awareness Month. Not too long ago, ADHD Awareness Month was filled with awareness activities that fought the label of “made-up” diagnosis; experts would explain why ADHD was a real diagnosis. Luckily, for the most part, we have moved beyond believing ADHD is not a real diagnosis. Even so, myths, misconceptions and untruths about ADHD are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Life with ADHD is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week-adventure!! If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ADHD, then you know how challenging it can be at times. Unfortunately, most of our focus is on the “negative aspects and problems” of ADHD and rarely are the strengths or positive qualities of ADHD appreciated or celebrated!! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The 73-year-old widow came to see Dr. David Goodman, an assistant professor in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, after her daughter had urged her to “see somebody” for her increasing forgetfulness. She was often losing her pocketbook and keys and had trouble following conversations, and 15 minutes later […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By John Willson and Rudy Rodriguez ADHD is not a new concept to the American public. For most people the thought of ADHD may conjure up an overactive busy child who is disruptive in the classroom or at home. You may also think about the child who is not paying attention and instead daydreaming aimlessly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.