Energy drinks and coffee both contain lots of caffeine. That’s a problem for teens, especially those who take prescription stimulants.
Not every child with mental health difficulties has a diagnosis. An approach that focuses on symptoms rather than diagnostic labels can help support children who could benefit from treatment.
People with ADHD can struggle with day-to-day things other people find easy, with little understanding and acknowledgement from others.
Around 2.5% of adults are thought to live with ADHD.
It’s quite OK to leave medication as a last resort — but it can be a very useful last resort.
Though research is still ongoing, therapists’ practical experience and adults’ and kids’ self-reflections suggest that fidget toys can be helpful for emotional and cognitive support.
A better understanding of ADHD in girls will enable earlier recognition, diagnosis and, importantly, treatment for girls, than currently exists.
Impulsiveness, a key characteristic of ADHD, might help us understand some of Laming’s behaviour. None of this excuses his actions, though.
How do you know if your child’s behaviour is normal or a sign of ADHD? The answer is not so clear cut. And now we have the evidence to show the consequences.
After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, lack of focus, irritability and restlessness don’t necessarily point to an ADHD diagnosis. Consider some of these common causes of these symptoms, and ways to cope.
Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
Some parents of kids with disabilities are doubling as specialized teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and psychologists during the pandemic.
Latest study confirms robust link between transgender and gender-diverse people and autism.
An audio version of an in depth article on the history of Ritalin, and what the future holds for the drug.
The first personalised medicine trial for a nutritional supplement has just reported its results.
Students looking to gain an academic edge by taking stimulants such as Adderall fail to do better on tests and also mess up their sleep. A neuroscientist explains why.
The biography of a mercurial medicine.
A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there’s no evidence caesarean sections cause them.
In identifying a failing education system as it trailed the Russians, America discovered many low-achieving youngsters had ADHD.
Those least likely to get professional help for their mental health conditions were girls, younger children, and children from non-English-speaking backgrounds.