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ADHD in Boys

I’ve covered Gender and ADHD, and ADHD in Girls. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry reported that compared with boys with ADHD, girls displayed greater intellectual impairment, lower levels of hyperactivity. Girls...
ADHD in Girls

ADHD in Girls

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry examined trends in parent-reported ADHD prevalence between 2003 and 2011 across racial/ethnic groups. The study used data from 3 waves of the National Survey of Children’s Health (2003, 2007, and 2011), in...
Gender and ADHD

Gender and ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders, affecting between 5 and 11 percent of American children. Whereas diagnosis in boys used to be most common, in recent years, the diagnosis in female youth has increased. In 2006, WebMD reported that boys were three...
Mental Health & the Power of ‘NO’ In the Workplace.

Mental Health & the Power of ‘NO’ In the Workplace.

When I was younger, I never said “No” at work. As I got older, I discovered that “no” is a powerful, and necessary word. Boundaries need to be set. Sometimes, declining a task to focus on what’s more important (e.g. mental health, but it could also be other work) can...
“I’m sick of being told ADD is a crutch.”

“I’m sick of being told ADD is a crutch.”

Last week this came to my inbox as a notification to a post in a forum that I subscribe to. I deleted that email but woke up thinking about it this morning, and an answer popped into my head as if the angels demanded that I answer. I decided to reply to the question...
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