Tag: ADHD

Understanding ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can cause disruption in the daily lives of those who are affected by it.  ADHD can impact school performance, interpersonal relationships, and employment, as it affects concentration, activity levels, and impulse control. An estimated 3 – 5 % of individuals in the U.S. are thought to […]

ADHD Treatment: A Multimodal Approach is Most Effective

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health issue that is not always easy to diagnose. This is often due in part to the existence of signs and symptoms indicative of other conditions such as anxiety and depression. There are also various classifications of ADHD where either the attention deficit symptoms or the […]

Co-Occurring Disorders Complex But Treatable

Diagnosing specific mental health problems and disorders is not always easy. The human mind is very complex. Even highly-trained and vastly experienced mental health professionals may occasionally experience some difficulties in pinning down a definitive diagnosis. This is especially true in regard to co-occurring disorders. Also referred to as “dual disorders” or a “dual diagnosis,” […]

Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness Slowly Decreasing

There is an overriding tendency within human nature to fear what we don’t understand. Throughout history, this “fear of the unknown” has shaped our perception in regard to those who suffer from mental illness. Assumptions and judgments are formed about people with mental health issues often without any understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatment […]

Why is ADHD Commonly Misdiagnosed?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders in children. In the U.S., ADHD affects roughly 8 percent of children ages 3-17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), up to 60 percent of children with ADHD […]

ADHD Linked To Genes

A fairly recent study has found evidence linking Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to genetics. A team of scientists scanned gene maps of more than 1,400 children for the study. After comparing the abnormal samples to the DNA of children without ADHD, the researchers discovered those with ADHD were more likely to have small pieces […]

Gaining Control of ADHD and Harnessing its Advantages

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can carry with it a variety of symptoms including hyperactivity, the inability to stay focused and impulsivity. Depending on the individual, these symptoms can manifest themselves in different ways. ADHD is synonymous with the older term, “ADD,” and is commonly associated with children who have trouble paying attention and controlling […]