In our last blog post (Part 2 of 3), we mentioned biologically-based tools that might allow doctors to objectively diagnose ADHD in the coming century. However, we are not there yet. Today, we take a look at how we imagine clinical criteria for ADHD might change even sooner, in the next decade or two. Currently, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jewelz Tucker, a Northern California mother of four, had an epiphany as she sat with her husband filling out the form to get one of her sons screened for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. As she went through the checklist, she wondered aloud to her husband, “Is this me?” “The world often thinks of ADHD as a young, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Melanie Daffin Many of us have that stereotyped view of kids with ADHD, right? That kid at the back of the class who’s disruptive and loud and misbehaved? Probably a boy? I was never that kid. And when a psychiatrist first suggested I had ADHD, I dismissed it until he started to explain some […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen When trying to explain our condition to others, people with ADHD frequently run into problems like a lack of awareness over what ADHD is or general stigma surrounding mental health conditions like ADHD. But a more particular problem is encountering people who specifically don’t want to believe that we have ADHD. This […]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.
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.
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.
By Katherine Ellison Last year, Sinan Sonmezler of Istanbul refused to keep going to school. His eighth-grade classmates called him “weird” and “stupid,” and his teachers rebuked him for his tendency to stare out the window during class. The school director told his parents he was “lazy.” Sinan has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition still […]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.