By Liji Thomas, MD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by an inability to control one’s attention span so as to effectively complete one activity or cognitive process before proceeding to another. This leads to impulsive decision-making and actions, and typically a hyperkinetic mode of life. ADHD is a disorder which primarily originates […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jessica Brown The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed six questions which can help diagnose Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. These are the questions, to which the answers are “never,” “rarely,” “sometimes,” “often” or “very often”. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when they are speaking to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kathy Ehrich Dowd He’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, but don’t think for a second that growing up as Michael Phelps was easy. The 31-year-old swimming superstar —and new father — opened up about his struggles with ADHD in a new video for the Child Mind Institute‘s Speak Up for Kids campaign, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., Katherine Ellison ADHD seems to be everywhere these days. In recent years, the number of diagnoses has skyrocketed. More than 6.4 million U.S. youth — one in nine children between the ages of four and 17 — have now, at some point in their lives, received a diagnosis of ADHD, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Posted in News Medical Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is growing up. Stephen Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison authors of the newly published book, ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know, confirm that adults — and particularly women — are reporting to clinics in record numbers, becoming the fastest-growing part of the population receiving diagnoses and prescriptions for stimulant medications. […]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.
The Huffington Post | By Sarah Klein Posted: 02/13/2015 Despite an increase in diagnoses, plenty of stigma still surrounds attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Adults with ADHD (or parents of children with the disorder) are often somehow blamed for the condition — as if they’re not trying hard enough to control a wide range of symptoms, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Spring Forward With 10 Sleep Tips When we spring forward to daylight saving time, we lose an hour of sleep. Most of us feel the effect for a few days afterward. Use these 10 sleep tips to help you spring forward easily and sleep better all year long. 1. Gradually Transition Into the Time […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation. The study […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is more common than you might think. According to some research studies, as many as 6.4 millionchildren have some form of “Attention Deficit”. Getting an accurate count of adults living with ADHD, however, is a bit more difficult because many cases go unreported. We think the digits hover […]Continue Reading... No Comments.