ADHD

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Find out if you know as much about adult ADHD as you think, from treatment options to the number of Americans living with this condition.

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ADHD and Stuttering

A question we sometimes receive on ADHD Central is about whether or not stuttering is somehow associated with having ADHD. Some of you have asked about stuttering with relation to certain ADHD medications and some of you have asked if adults with ADH...

By Merely Me

Why Adults with ADHD Are Smokers

You know the dangers. You know smoking cigarettes greatly increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other health problems. But you can’t seem to quit. If you have ADHD your chances of smoking are increased. Numerous studies have shown tha...

By Eileen Bailey

ADHD: When Cabin Fever Strikes

Strategies to help fight feeling restless, bored, and antsy.

By Eileen Bailey

ADHD, Distraction and Finishing Things

When I was a kid, every once in a while I would hear my dad swear as he hit his head on a cabinet door I had left open. It was a really bad habit of mine. I would open cabinets doors and never, I mean never, remember to close them. Actually, nothing’...

By Deborah Gray

ADHD and Indecisiveness

Photo by Artur84, Freedigitalphotos.net Every day is filled with decisions. What to have for breakfast? What to wear today? Should I do my math homework first, or should I read first? Then there are the big decisions. Should I take this new job? Shou...

By Eileen Bailey

ADD vs. ADHD: Is One Better (or Worse) than the Other?

ADD and ADHD are distinct conditions, though they share many of the same symptoms. Their differences do not make one better or worse than the other, but gaining a proper understanding of each condition will arm you with the information you need to cr...

By Eileen Bailey

ADHD and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The factors that put people with ADHD more at risk for SAD, and the different treatment options available.

By Eileen Bailey

The Link Between ADHD Meds and Parkinson's Disease Risk

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like syndromes.

By Diane Domina

Pros and Cons of Using Strattera

Stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin aren't for everyone. An alternative is Strattera. Learn about its pros and cons.

By Eileen Bailey

5 Mistakes Adults with ADHD Make at Work

Succeeding at work can be difficult for adults with ADHD. Lack of focus, procrastination, lateness, and disorganization are common. Avoid these five common mistakes made by adults with ADHD at work and work around your symptoms.

By Eileen Bailey

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.