Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than ...

Dec 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...


The Misdiagnosis of ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5 percent of American children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), yet the diagnosis is given to some 15 percent of American children, many of whom are placed on ...

Nov 5

Categories: Adult ADHD


ADHD: Myths vs. Facts

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence endorsed by the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, there is still a multitude of inaccurate information circulating about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), leading to ...

Oct 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.

Jul 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions ...


Is The ADHD Epidemic A Symptom Of Modern Life?

Are children and young adults less attentive and respectful than they once where? Is uttering the perennial platitude “kids these days" disguising actual behavioural decline?

Jul 12

Categories: Adult ADHD


How ADHD affects releationships and what you can do about it

Typical symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder behavior include forgetfulness, distractedness, hyper-focus, disorganization and emotional difficulties. Tackling these issues by oneself is difficult enough, but bringing ...

May 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Relationships & Marriage


Adults, Especially Women, May Develop ADHD Later In Life

A major shift in the way researchers and clinicians look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be on the horizon, according to two new studies that each tracked thousands of people for almost 20 years after birth. One group was in ...

May 21

Categories: Adult ADHD


Successful people with ADHD refuse to take medication

The brains of people with ADHD appear, among other things, to have lower levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, so an experience needs to be more stimulating for it to draw and hold their attention. This makes for tough school ...

May 7

Categories: Adult ADHD


Video game addiction is linked to ADHD

The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder. Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games.

Apr 27

Categories: Adult ADHD, Depression


Distractibility Trait Predisposes Some to Attentional Lapses

People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: distractibility.

Dec 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Personality problems


An ADHD Holiday

Managing the symptoms during the season.

Dec 5

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development


Men with ADHD Are Asking: “Why Am I So Angry?”

Over the past several years, more evidence suggests that there is a strong emotional component to ADHD. Here are some tips to help you find ways to express the anger and resolve the problems that trigger it.

Oct 16

Categories: Adult ADHD


ADHD not just a childhood condition

Once seen as a disorder affecting mainly children and young adults, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is increasingly understood to last throughout one’s lifetime.

Oct 1

Categories: Adult ADHD


Companies develop apps to combat ADHD

The app is designed to “improve your focus and attention abilities, helping you decrease impulsivity, lengthen your attention span and learn to keep focused while avoiding the endless everyday distractions” as described on the Apple iTunes store.

Sep 25

Categories: Adult ADHD


'Babylab’ uses pioneering technology to help children suffering ...

Children at risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being enrolled in a pioneering “babylab” that aims to detect the condition years earlier than is currently possible.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...