During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media was awash with promotions for ADHD as an explanation for people’s overwhelmed state of mind.
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The COVID-19 pandemic may have played a considerable role in the uptick of adults being treated for ADHD. But more data is needed to determine whether the trends will continue.
Just having hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive symptoms is not sufficient to qualify for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms need to have a negative effect.
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For some people, successful treatment of co-existing ADHD may be the best way of getting relief from chronic anxiety.
Masking or camouflaging is where people conceal certain traits and replace them with neurotypical ones to avoid being recognised as visibly neurodiverse.
Children with ADHD typically exhibit a combination of hyperactivity, inattentiveness and/or impulsive behavior.
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ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, a trend that might in part be driven by overdiagnosis. A new study finds that white children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD.
Many people with ADHD find it difficult to focus, suffer from anxiety and have low self-esteem.
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Although medication and therapy can be effective treatments for ADHD, they’re not the only way to manage the disorder or its symptoms. Creating a daily routine is critical too.
ADHD wasn’t recognized as a condition that can have profound effects on adults until the 1990s.
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Handling adult ADHD is difficult, but today, there are more evidence-based interventions than ever.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says teens should never consume energy drinks.
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Energy drinks and coffee both contain lots of caffeine. That’s a problem for teens, especially those who take prescription stimulants.
People with ADHD can struggle with day-to-day things other people find easy, with little understanding and acknowledgement from others.
Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are all traits of ADHD.
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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.
Two years ago an inquiry called for major reform of New Zealand’s mental health services, but since then, things got worse rather than better.
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.
A student cramming for exams. Some college students take stimulants to cram for exams, but studies suggest that has little positive effect.
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.
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helped some families secure fake learning disability diagnoses. Here he exits U.S. federal court in Boston after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, March 12, 2019.
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Abuses of disability diagnoses cheat students with disabilities who are now more likely to face skepticism about their diagnoses.
Being inattentive and unable to focus rather than disruptive means that ADHD in girls is going undiagnosed.
Hyperactivity and inattentiveness doesn’t mean you have ADHD.
While the study found a link between high rates of digital media use and inattention and hyperactivity, it didn’t find that one caused the other. Nor did it look specifically at clinically diagnosed ADHD.
For every girl diagnosed with ADHD, up to seven boys are diagnosed. Researchers looked at risk factors, the role of genetics, and mental health for clues.
Does your daughter forget or misplace things all the time? Is she the classroom helper? Assessment scales for ADHD have tended to use data from boys so the signs of ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
Assessment scales for ADHD have been developed using mostly male research samples. As a result, the behaviours indicating ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
A study has found there are differences in the brains of people with ADHD.
This week, the prestigious journal The Lancet published a large study identifying objective differences in the brains of people diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.