Category: ADHD

Myths About ADHD

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 6.4 million children in the United States have attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disorder is characterized by a range of behaviors and symptoms that are experienced internally and expressed externally. These symptoms can make it harder for someone with ADHD to pay attention, stay organized,…

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Does Your Child Have ADHD or Is It Just High Energy?

While many children with ADHD are, in fact, very energetic, high energy alone is not enough to warrant a diagnosis. In fact, children with some forms of ADHD are not high energy at all. ADD, for example, may manifest itself in low energy combined with inattentiveness and other symptoms. So when might a child with lots of…

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An Overview of Living With ADHD

In the past, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) was considered a condition that children had and then “grew out of” before they reached adulthood. However, we now know that ADHD is a neurological condition that spans a lifetime. The symptoms of ADHD do change with time, however. For example, childhood hyperactivity may decrease as an adult finds healthy ways…

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ADHD v. Depression and Anxiety

Since I was a child with a severe case of what is known as attention-deficit disorder, I have been extremely interested in the new explosion in new cases and the sudden interest in new trends in diagnoses. The number of children categorized under this label are above 17 million cases, appearing to be one of…

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Childhood / Teenage Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Has your child or teenager ever had trouble concentrating, found it hard to sit still, interrupted others during a conversation, or acted impulsively without thinking things through? Can you recall times when your child or teen was lost in a seemingly endless train of daydreams or had difficulty focusing on the task at hand? Most…

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Fourteen signs your daughter may have ADHD

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on things, is impatient and does not do what he is told. Few people would describe a bubbly young girl with lots of friends, who works hard to get good grades. It may…

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ADHD: Recognizing Symptoms, Diagnosis, and More

Understanding ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition. It mainly affects children, but can also affect adults. It can have an impact on emotions, behaviors, and the ability to learn new things. ADHD is divided into three different types: inattentive type hyperactive-impulsive type combination type Symptoms will determine which type of ADHD you…

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ADHD Continues to Rise in Children

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is one of the most common behavioral health conditions among children in the US. According to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), there has been an increase of more than 30% in the number of commercially insured children being diagnosed with ADHD between 2010 and 2017….

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Does Diet Affect a Child’s ADHD?

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may change their child’s diet in the hope it might ease the disorder’s symptoms. But a new study suggests it might not be worth the effort. The researchers found that while kids with ADHD are more likely to have unhealthy diets, their poor diets weren’t…

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Some ADHD meds may increase risk of psychosis, study finds

A new study sheds light on a rare but potentially dangerous risk of commonly-used medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers evaluated the two most common types of ADHD medications and found that, while the risk is low, certain drugs have an increased risk of psychosis. “We looked at new users, people who are being…

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