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.
William “Rick” Singer, front, is alleged to have
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.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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.
Arguments that immature children are incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD are simplistic.
It's not necessarily the case children who are young for their year are being inappropriately diagnosed with ADHD. This is a simplistic analysis.