Published: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 – 6:09 am PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetic, neurobiological disorder that results in challenges with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that affects more than 13 million Americans, along with their families, friends and colleagues. The ADHD Awareness Coalition partnered with TotallyADD.com to conduct […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nationwide Video Contest Highlights the Broad Spectrum of those Affected by ADHD
Long-considered a childhood problem, the condition increasingly is being diagnosed in adults. If untreated, it can lead to trouble with jobs and relationships.
Many patients of psychiatrist John Sharp, MD, don’t realize that their inattentive and impulsive behaviors could be caused by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder until their children are diagnosed with the condition.
“Parents look at these symptoms [and realize] they are causing problems in their own lives,” said Dr. Sharp, a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School who treats patients in Boston and Los Angeles.
When those parents come to see him, they often say, “I think I have ADHD.”Continue Reading... Comments Off on Challenges of Adult ADHD
ADHD continues to be a much misunderstood disorder that can add significant academic and behavioral challenges to children and adults. This article by the Child Mind Institute summarizes the dilemma that many parents face when faced with when exploring the possibility of ADHD in their child. The article presents some very informative and resourceful information […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is ADHD, and Why do People Say It Doesn’t Exist?
I am always thankful when clients, friend and colleagues send articles, studies and resources pertaining to ADHD. Thank you Susanna for sending this news article. <<<<<<>>>>>> Here’s a new and interesting news article that speaks to the value of behavioral therapy and/or the ADHD coaching which I provide. “Not-So-Quick Fix: ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
ADHD treatment information about how meditation can focus the attention of children and adults with attention deficit. by Carl Sherman, Ph.D. What’s the core issue of attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD)? For many adults and children with ADHD, it’s paying attention. So it stands to reason that some kind of attention training would be just […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Mindful Awareness: ADHD Treatment with Meditation
Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are hardwired for hyperactivity, distraction and impulsivity. These individuals struggle with organization, prioritization and time management. They overlook details, need extra motivational nudges and may not socialize well with the rest of the staff. Perhaps the biggest difference of all, however, is that people with ADHD have difficulty transitioning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.