By Jacqueline Howard, CNN The prevalence of ADHD has continued to rise significantly among adults in the United States within the past decade, a new study suggests. “Specifically, there was a 43% increase in the rate of adults being newly diagnosed over the 10 year period,” said Dr. Michael Milham, vice president of research at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From “The Economist” Children whose parents are eligible for Medicaid are much more likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs IN A recently released documentary,“Take Your Pills”, Leigh, a freckled college senior, sits on her bed and reflects on her relationship with Adderall, a stimulant widely used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carina Wolff When most people thinking of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they may picture someone who is fidgety or someone who gets easily distracted. But some people can have ADHD without even realizing it, and some of the signs of high-functioning ADHD can actually be surprising. The disorder can involve more than just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.