By Lilly Constance The European ADHD Guidelines Group (EAGG) recommends that patients who didn’t have an in-person assessment before stay-at-home orders began should delay starting a new medication if they have a history of shortness of breath or a family member who died due to cardiac disease. Patients should also undergo baseline monitoring — having […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stimulant medications are the first-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and difficulty paying attention. Recently, researchers have been investigating several different supplements that may help alleviate ADHD symptoms. In this article, we outline the research into some of the more promising hormone, dietary, and herbal supplements for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Medical News Today Research shows that people with ADHD often have lower levels of certain vitamins and minerals. Despite this, there is currently no conclusive evidence that mineral deficiencies cause ADHD. In some cases, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a consequence of ADHD medication. For example, stimulant medications can suppress appetite, which can lead […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristeen Cherney and Kimberly Holland Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several active compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s unclear whether CBD oil can help ease symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although CBD has established benefits for certain mental health conditions, researchers are still trying to understand its effects on behavioral and neurological […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By James Lake, MD Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding of risks associated with their long-term use have led to increasing acceptance of many complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Surveys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You can treat the symptoms of adult ADHD with medications, counseling, or both. You’ll work with your doctor to figure out what’s best for you. ADHD is different for everyone, so there’s no one treatment for all. Your treatment plan will depend on lots of things, including how the disorder affects your life, other conditions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An unlikely treatment for women who have trouble with memory and focus, related to hormones. Leigh Costigan says her recent wedding was flawless a result of careful planning. She credits remembering all the details to a drug she and her new husband now joke about. “He teases me […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Gina Pera – for ADDitude Magazine Many adults still encounter professionals whose knowledge of medication management is spotty, including psychiatrists who claim special expertise. Be a smart health-care consumer, and learn as much as you can about any medication before you start taking it. In the meantime, if your prescribing physician makes any of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Must watch CNN Interview In this News video, CNN interviews Prof. Stephen Hinshaw on why he is re-examining a 20-year-old study promoting prescription drugs to combat ADHD effects. Professor Hinshaw responds to the ongoing controversy regarding the question of over diagnosis and over prescription of ADHD medications for children and adults with ADHD. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.