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ADHD: Your Brain On Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (VIDEO)

Hey everybody, Cara Santa Maria here. Nearly 10% of kids in this country have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some estimates say it's closer to 16%, and the numbers appear to be rising.<p>But does this mean that more and more kids are showing symptoms of ADHD? Or have …

Old drugs, new tricks: ADHD medicine could help with binge-eating

The body is a complex and mysterious machine. This is not lost on pharmaceutical firms, which sometimes stumble onto winning drugs when the unanticipated side-effects of a new medicine prove more useful—or lucrative—than its original aim.<p>Today British pharma group Shire announced promising results …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How I Learned to Laugh at My ADHD

I nearly snorted my beer out my nose. I couldn't help it. Over dinner at my place, Chris had just finished yet another hilarious anecdote from his …

The Biggest Lesson I've Learned in Managing My ADHD

ADHD tends to make every aspect of life that much more challenging. Because attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) impairs the executive …

Help! My ADHD Partner Never Hears Me

The great Carl Jung once said that “Loneliness doesn’t come from having no one around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that are …

15 Signs You May Have Adult ADHD

About 4 percent of adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many others have never been diagnosed. (About half of kids with …

Autism

I’m an adult diagnosed with ADHD – but I always knew

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide</i>.<p>I was in the pool, waiting to be assigned my new class of kids. It was the first day of the session, and I was ready to go, sagging ponytail reeking of chlorine, nails …

High School

Mind Med: Easing ADHD Symptoms Without Medication

Currently available ADHD medications are typically very strong, habit forming drugs, whose side-effects can often be worse than the disorder they are …

Being a parent with ADHD

Photo: iStockphoto<p>Other moms always seem to have basic systems for keeping life on track. They bring a list to the store, pay their bills on time, …

ADHD Tip: 5 Tricks to Manage Time Wasters

For many of us, managing time is tricky, especially thanks to the pull of technology. Everything is simply a click or keyword away. Maybe you even do …

ADHD in Adults: 5 Tips for Taming Impulsivity

In people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), being impulsive is often one of the more challenging symptoms.<p>“[I]mpulsivity is one …

Pay Attention! 3 Tips For Finding Focus Every Day

Information opens up new worlds. It helps us make new connections. And it certainly sparks ideas. But too much information also eats up our attention.<p>…

ADHD, Women, And Work: What It's Like And Ways To Cope

Renee started to notice something wasn’t right when she was 16.<p>“Why was it that I was smart—but I couldn’t pull the grades off? I always understood what I was supposed to do [in school], but when I tried to produce something, it never came out that way. I never finished it. I’d burn out after the …

10 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve ADHD Symptoms

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can feel overwhelming sometimes. Most people with ADHD have a hard time staying on task, managing …

Correcting Myths About ADHD

If you, your child, or your spouse/partner has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may inevitably encounter naysayers who simply do …

Pediatrics

Exercise for Adults With ADHD

10 Symptoms of Adult ADHD

ADHD

A dark side of the ADHD gender gap

In fall 2002, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw and his team published findings from a summer camp they created to study girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder alongside girls without ADHD.<p>"The day we published, the world's literature on girls with ADHD doubled," said Hinshaw, professor of …

ADHD Associated with Communication Problems

Emerging research suggests people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may face challenges when communicating and interacting with …

What Do Girls with ADHD Look Like As Adults?

We’ve long heard about the negative impact of attention deficit disorder (ADHD) on children and teens. We know ADHD can lead to academic problems, …

ADHD Is Just as Prevalent in the Elderly as in Children

While Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that is usually associated with the young, experts claim that the elderly can also …

ADD, ADHD, ODD, OCD, the spiritual side.

Is it possible that these children, even adults are unconsciously aware of something that people without this diagnosis is not aware of ? Could they …

Improving communication in ADHD

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner, says research …

What Color TV Has In Common With ADHD

ADHD & Color TV<br>(Image borrowed from Wikipedia Commons<br>And Modified by me)<p>There are people in this world who feel that specific mental health issues …

A Focus On Adults: Living With Chronic ADHD

With rates of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at alarming highs, a study confirms that, for many, the condition persists into adulthood. A study by the Boston Children's Hospital and the Mayo Clinic finds that the chronic form of ADHD can lead to depression and substance …