When a child enters first grade, he/she has his/her first experience with needing to sit still, pay attention for extended periods of time, homework and be responsible for their actions. For children with ADHD, these demands are often hard. For this reason, ADHD is often diagnosed within the first few years of children entering school.
As parents may have accepted their child’s behaviors as part of their personality, including making allowances for high-energy days or times when...Read more
This is the fifth (the sixth counting last week’s piece on diagnostic labels) in our conversation on the overlap between bipolar and ADD... Read more »
At one time, ADHD was considered to be a childhood illness. As someone reached the late teens and adulthood, symptoms went away, or so it... Read more »
In the past, when speaking with parents of children with ADHD, many said they knew something was different about their child long before he... Read more »
You have ADD: you have trouble at company meetings, you find yourself constantly daydreaming and being snapped back to paying attention when someone... Read more »
Medication is an effective treatment for the symptoms of ADHD. Commonly prescribed medications include: Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine and... Read more »
ADHD is a medical diagnosis. There is, however, no definitive medical test to prove or disprove whether ADHD is present. Diagnosis is determined... Read more »