Five Common Misconceptions of Attention Deficit HyperActivity Disorder

If you’re a parent of a child who’s recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may be devastated and overwhelmed. If you’re an adult who’s recently been diagnosed, you may be going through various stages of grief after learning that your lifelong difficulties can now be explained by a medical condition. For... Continue Reading →

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptons

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms that include: trouble organizing tasks, being easily distracted, avoiding things that take effort, an inability to sustain attention on a task, and problems with follow-through. Hyperactivity (fidgeting, excessive talking, restlessness) and impulsivity (difficulty waiting one’s turn or with patience, interrupting others) may also be symptoms of... Continue Reading →

Eight Most Popular ADHD Medications

There is no one specific treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but proper treatment can help control many of the symptoms. Treatment for ADHD generally entails taking drugs, but a comprehensive approach that also includes behavioral therapy and education is advised to optimally handle symptoms. For children with ADHD, the American Academy of Pediatrics... Continue Reading →

Best Medications for ADHD

Approximately 10 million adults have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although there is a significant amount of research on medication treatment for children with ADHD, much less controlled research data has been conducted on medication therapy in adults. As a treatment of ADHD, it has been said that “pills do not substitute for skills.” This means that... Continue Reading →

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