The Year in Review: An ADHD Balance Sheet for 2013
ADHD in 2013 Using my relatively new-found skills of planning ahead, I'm reviewing 2013 to get a feel for what still needs to be done to educate others about ADHD (and improve my own management of it). I want to know what to focus on in 2014 (if, that ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
A Season Worth Celebrating
30 years ago today I was 24 years of age. I had a job. I was making reasonably good money. I spent some of it on gas, some of it on food, some of it on rent, and a lot of it on alcohol. I didn't know I had ADHD. I didn't know I was an alcoholic. Okay ...
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Addiction Puzzle, Part 2: Could ADHD Meds Promote Future Cocaine Use?
In the United States, more than 60 percent of people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) take a stimulant medication, such as Ritalin, to control their symptoms, while about 20 percent use a nonstimulant, like Strattera. Both ...
Saturday, December 7, 2013
ADHD: More Than Just An Attention Problem
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has become one of the most widely recognized and well researched disorders during our time. Every mother has heard of it, and at one time or another has quizzically assessed their own child wondering if ...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Why Are ADHD Rates 20 Times Higher in the U.S. Than in France?
ADHD is a disorder blamed for severe and frequent bouts of inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity. Children and young adolescents are those who are most diagnosed with it. The increase in the number of young people diagnosed with ADHD is not ...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Linking ADHD to Pregnancy and Birth
This study, led by Desiree Silva, MPH, of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research at University of Western Australia, looked at what environmental factors might be related to ADHD rates in boys and girls. Environmental risk factors are ...