By Lindsay Tigar and Amelia Edelman The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to systemic racism and violence against Black Americans. And as the (now also often violent) protests continue to unfold across the country and the world, kids and parents alike are feeling […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Madeline St. Amour Amber Nicole Wolfe had settled into a daily routine that worked well for her. She would go to her classes in American Sign Language at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado, then go to the American Sign Language lab to do her work. Then she would go home and relax. The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristen Rogers, CNN The transition has been challenging for many. But for some adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, the switch means they’re struggling to stay on top of things as well as they may have in the office. A neurodevelopmental disorder commonly diagnosed in childhood that can last into adulthood, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on individuals and the global community alike. Practicing preventive measures such as physical distancing may lead to unforeseen consequences for children and adults with ADHD. Many adults and children are working and learning remotely. This lack of face-to-face interaction can lead to feelings of boredom, isolation, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
Years ago, after I had given a presentation about ADHD to a group of health care professionals, an audience member wanted to make a comment. “You know that ADHD is really just people who don’t sleep well,” she said. I told her at the time that poor sleep can definitely make things worse but no, actually I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Matlen I was born in a state of panic and have dealt with anxiety ever since. My birth, I was told, was rapid. Too rapid. The amniotic fluids choked me, and breathing was difficult, requiring a number of post- delivery visits to the pediatrician, who expelled the fluids dangerously lingering in or near […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega Anxiety. Depression. School failure. Self-harm. Unemployment. Unplanned pregnancies. Even an increased risk of early death. The risks and toll of suffering that can come with having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is huge, counted annually in billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care spending and in untold frustration and failure. Yet despite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By News Desk at Global Village SPace Nutritionáis big business, and the public is growing increasingly interested in how food affects health. At the same time,ámental healtháhas become a huge focus for scientists and the general population alike. It is no surprise, then, that interest in the impact of food on mental health, or “nutritional […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH As we get older, occasional forgetfulness may become more worrisome. Is this the start of dementia, or are we just stressed? Has the loss of structure due to retirement led to this change? Or could we be suffering from another illness, maybe the same illness as our son or granddaughter, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.