Article By JARED FRIEDMAN Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, a term that includes what was formerly known as attention deficit disorder or ADD) is a growing problem in America. The American Psychological Association (APA) added the condition to its diagnostic handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, in the late 1980s. The latest edition says that about […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Source: WebMD The exact causes of ADHD are not known with certainty. Experts do know that ADHD has a strong genetic component. In addition, they think that genes that control the levels of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters seem to be different in those with ADHD. In some cases, though, there is no […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Causes ADHD?
It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity. [Psychostimulant drugs include methylphenidate – known by the trade names Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin – and methamphetamine]. Since the mid-1950s, millions of children and adults have been prescribed stimulant medications to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But for more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.