This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on May 12 2022.
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.
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.
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.
It’s quite OK to leave medication as a last resort — but it can be a very useful last resort.
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.
An audio version of an in depth article on the history of Ritalin, and what the future holds for the drug.
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.