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ADHD: The Entrepreneur's Superpower

What do business mogul Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, and JetBlue founder David Neeleman, have in common? Well, besides being monumentally successful, they all have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and, like other entrepreneurs and CEOs, some will even tell you …

5 Tips for College Students With ADHD

I once was a college student with ADHD. I remember going to the library with my friends, and I would marvel at how they could sit and study for hours at a time. And they could sit still! No fidgeting, no bouncing of the leg. I would wonder to myself (as I meandered among the rows of books in the …

Can You Be Like Michael Jordan–The ‘Gift’ of the ADHD Phenomenon

Human Journey<p>I do ponder what the hunter-gatherers will say to the farmers one day. Will there be any left? Will they preface any such dialogue as they do today–reminding the farmers that Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein shared the ‘gift’. I refer you to Thom Hartmann’s Hunter vs. Farmer …

What can athletes with ADHD teach us about the condition?

One has acquired more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. The other was knocked out of the Games after just 250 seconds. But Michael Phelps and Ashley McKenzie, the 23-year-old British No 1 judoka, have one thing in common: both have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as …

Adult ADHD: A Little Awareness Goes a Long Way

<i>"I probably have a little bit of ADHD myself -- where do you think my kid got it from?"</i><p>It's a frequent comment I hear in conversation, once people know what I do for a living. It also comes up in my medical practice several times a month. Grownups feel that they had attention deficit/hyperactivity …

Pediatrics

How To Manage Employees With ADD/ADHD

If you’re in management and find yourself frustrated by a talented employee who is undermined by seemingly inexplicable but persistent behavioral issues, it’s possible there’s a specific reason for it. He or she may have ADD/ADHD.<p>This issue was brought to my attention earlier this year when I did …

Retirement delayed: Build wealth by investing in your health

We're living longer, but not healthier.<p>So be cautious with retirement planning that has you working past age 65 to generate more income or keep yourself gainfully occupied. I floated the idea in a recent column that longer lifespans give us the flexibility to, among other things, work longer (read …

The effects of ADHD can last a lifetime--what parents need to do

ADHD isn't just a kids' problem. It's a grownup problem too--and there's more bad news.<p>In a study just released in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i>, nearly a …

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 …

Letters: Adult ADHD, Second Chances In Politics, Isolation

Host Neal Conan reads from listener comments on previous show topics, including living with adult ADHD, political redemption, and the effects of isolation.<p>Transcript<p>NEAL CONAN, HOST:<p>It's Tuesday, and time to read from your comments. Last week, we talked about ADHD and how for many the condition …

ADHD May Prime Boys for Obesity

ADHD has been linked to struggles with drugs and alcohol, less schooling and more arrests, but the latest study shows it may also contribute to …

ADHD Tied to Obesity

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 …

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 …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

Parents of teen who died in a minivan advocate for upgrades to 911 systemParents of teen who died in a minivan advocate for upgrades to 911 …

Brad Pitt

How Can Exercise Improve ADHD Symptoms?

We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but did you know that it is also good for your brain?<p>John J. Ratey, MD is a clinical associate …

The Brain

What does ADHD really feel like? - Today's Parent

Photo: iStockphoto<p>A few months ago, Sarah Shearman came across a diary she had kept in grade four. One entry read: “My mother wants me to settle down …

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, …

How Not To Be A Dick To Your Friend With ADHD

My name is Meghan and I have inattentive type ADHD.<p>Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (formerly known as ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It has three subtypes: inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type, or combined type. I'm oh-so-lucky you guys and I've …

YOUR MONEY-Managing your finances when you have ADHD

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)<p>By Geoff Williams<p>Sept 16 (Reuters) - For years, Mike Lescelius, 54, a sound recording engineer in Murphysboro, Illinois, struggled with managing his money.<p>A lifetime sufferer of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder …

Brain waves differ in teens with ADHD

The brain waves of teenagers with two subtypes of ADHD differ from each other and from teens who do not have the condition, EEG scans show.<p>When …

ADHD and Marijuana: Whole Lotta Self-Medication Going On

Another study finds a relationship between those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and marijuana use. Some doctors think ADHD sufferers are self-medicating with pot to manage their impulsiveness. Interestingly, the latest study found men with ADHD were using pot to help with …

Understanding ADHD in Adults

In the past, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) was considered a condition that children had and then "grew out of" before they reached …

Managing your finances when you have ADHD

(Reuters) - For years, Mike Lescelius, 54, a sound recording engineer in Murphysboro, Illinois, struggled with managing his money.<p>A lifetime sufferer of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he would forget to pay bills for credit cards, utilities and even his mortgage.<p>“My credit is …

West Bloomfield Doctor Offers Alternative Treatment for ADD/ADHD and Anxiety

Dr. Eric Mintz offers Braincore Therapy for patients.<p>There's more help for children with ADD than just pills, West Bloomfield Doctor Eric Mintz …

Scary new statistics about ADHD

More than 1 in 10 children in the United States have ADHD.<p>That's astounding--and frightening.<p>New statistics from the Centers from Disease Control and …

Will.i.am has ADHD

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.<p>The hip-hop star has opened up about his condition for the first time, revealing he faces a constant battle with concentration issues and struggles to compete simple everyday tasks.<p>However, the rapper …

These Are The Ridiculous Ads Big Pharma Used To Convince Everyone They Have ADHD

There are currently 3.5 million American children on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, up from 600,000 in 1990.<p>There were almost 16 million ADHD medication prescriptions written for adults ages 20-39 in 2012, compared to 5.6 million in 2007.<p>While these drugs certainly help …

Medicine

ADHD: About 1 in 20 adults may have a disorder usually associated with grade school

<b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this story got some dates of developments in the disorder wrong. The current name for the disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, came into use in 1987, not 1994. The three subtypes of ADHD were identified in 1994, not 1987. This version has been …