Is ADHD An Excuse Or An Actual Disorder?

Is ADHD An Excuse Or An Actual Disorder?

Q. Is ADHD an excuse or an actual disorder? Cause I think I may have it. It’s a legitimate issue that some people use as an excuse but don’t have to. ADHD is a neurological condition. People with ADHD have brains that look different than those of...
How Can I Help Someone Who Has Attention Deficit Disorder?

How Can I Help Someone Who Has Attention Deficit Disorder?

On one of the question & answer forums I read, someone asked for feedback about how to best support someone with ADHD. I thought it was an admirable question that showed caring and curiosity, two values that I admire. The question: How can I help someone with...
ADHD in Boys

ADHD in Boys

I’ve covered Gender and ADHD, and ADHD in Girls. A┬ástudy 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...

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