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​10 Adult ADHD Symptoms Every Impulsive, Procrastinating Guy Must Know

It's not just a problem for kids​<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in kids. But while it's often considered a children's condition, it can affect adults, too.<p>According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 1 in 10 …

Mental Health

Mindful Eating, ADHD, and Nutrition - Mindful

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching …

How to Understand an Introvert, Explained by Introjis

As an introvert, you can slip an Introji into a text message, and suddenly you don't have to explain to your friend or significant other that you need time alone or want to leave the party now, because the icon says it all.<p>Oh-so-adorable Introjis are emoticons created by designer Rebecca Evie Lynch …

Personality

Why Do People With Mental Illness Self-Sabotage?

There is a lot of talk about why people with mental illness self-sabotage. The other day, while reading online, I saw this quote: “I am afraid of two …

Mental Health

What Most People Don't Know about ADHD

Today, there are still many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Everyone from the …

Autism

Better diagnosis call for adults with ADHD

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OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

The thing about chronic illnesses is that they like to team up. This is no different for mental illnesses than it is for physical ones.<p>Of course, …

Depression

The High Cost of Untreated ADHD

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week and this year's theme is stigma. The Stigma-Free initiative encourages us to educate others about mental illness, to see the person and not the diagnosis, and to take action on mental health. Despite all the initiatives to reduce stigma, it continues to …

How is ADHD Diagnosed?

<b>Table of Contents:</b><p>While the symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADHD) may appear commonplace in many people’s behavior (as many symptoms for …

Autism

Problems & Diagnoses Related to Childhood ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often does not occur alone in children and teens. Common co-occurring problems include learning …

Autism

Adult ADHD slipping under the radar

Although this last course of action is clearly risky and would not be recommended by doctors (an assessment is standard practice), it is exactly what …

Workaholism linked to ADHD and depression

People who work too much may be more likely to have ADHD or depression, according to a new study from Norway.<p>Researchers found that, among the workaholics in the study, nearly 33 percent had symptoms of ADHD, compared with about 13 percent of non-workaholics. For the study, workaholics were defined …

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep cannot only ruin a child's day, but his/her Mom's, Dad's and teacher's day as well. The effects of poor sleep are especially heightened in children who …

Defective PTCHD1 gene in brain creates symptoms associated with autism and ADHD

Evidence is mounting that a gene called PTCHD1 helps the brain sort between important sights and sounds — and distractions. This gene is active in a …

Coming out to your coworkers and friends about mental illness will change your life

I am a neurotic Jewish mother living in New York City with my two children, ages five and eight. It’s a familiar story here in the Big Apple. Where my story starts to diverge, however, is with my mental health. Unlike many of my fellow mothers, I am not just neurotic—I live with a panic disorder, …

Women With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Have More Mental Health Issues

"The prevalence of mental illness among women with ADHD was disturbingly high with 46% having seriously considered suicide, 36% having generalized …

Mental Health

4 Surprising Facts About The Long-Term Effects Of ADHD In Women

A July 2016 study examined the effects of a childhood ADHD diagnosis in longevity – and found surprising results. According to a recent journal article in <i>Child: care, health and development</i>, women who self-reported an ADHD diagnosis were found to have increased risks of developing a mental health …

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Is ADHD a Spectrum Disorder?

According to the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> (DSM-V), ADHD comprises two predominant sub-types: inattentive and …