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7 Tips To Help A Parent Cope With A Child With ADHD

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents are often both saddened and angry all at the same time, feel a great deal of self-doubt in their parenting, and find themselves becoming frustrated saying things to their child they sincerely regret.

Conclusive Proof ADHD Is Overdiagnosed

Allen Frances | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

There are 3 possible explanations for the  explosion of the ADHD diagnosis during the past 20 years -- with rates that have skyrocketed from only 3-5 percent of kids to 15 percent.

Stopping the False Epidemic of Adult ADHD

Allen Frances | Posted 04.14.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is the current fad-du-jour. It needs to be killed before it multiplies beyond easy taming. The best person to provide insight is Keith Conners, the man who did the first studies on ADHD -- even before there was an official DSM diagnosis called ADHD.

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse

Allen Frances | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

If we want to understand the past history, current status, and future trajectory of ADHD, Dr Conners is the man.

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure

Outside Magazine | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Outside Magazine

ADHD Is Fuel For Adventure by: Florence Williams for Outside Magazine Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extr...

Working With Kids Is a No-Brainer

Brandon Marshall | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Marshall

Not enough people realize that three quarters of all psychiatric illness has its onset before the age of 24, and half before 14. And because kids are still developing, the earlier treatment is started, the better the prognosis.

ADHD Drugs Could Harm Kids' Sleep | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/23/2015 06:49 AM EST on LiveScience Some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who tak...

Why Are So Many College and High School Kids Abusing Adderall

Allen Frances | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

During the past 15 years, there has been a remarkable transformation in the drug trade. It used to be dominated by the illegal drug cartels. Now it it is dominated by the legal drug companies.

Adderall Empire: The Little Orange Pill That Delivers Fake Focus

Andrew K. Smith | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew K. Smith

Everyone is curious about Adderall. Young people abuse it, adults are addicted to it, teachers wish their students would take it. For me, the little orange pills were nothing more than fake focus that robbed me of my creativity -- not quite the solution for someone aspiring to be a writer.

I Have ADHD: My 'Study Drug' Problem Isn't the Same As Yours

Max Baumbach | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Max Baumbach

I don't pretend to speak for everyone with the diagnosis. There are people who can skip days, others who forego medication altogether. I am not one of these people.

From Beast to Boy Genius

Jami Demuth | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Jami Demuth

When Reid went to preschool he spent the entire first week in time out for pushing, not sitting still, and talking when the teacher was talking. My friends and family reassured me that things would get better as he got older.

Asperger's Is Not a Cheese

Lauren Salkin | Posted 05.14.2016 | Parents
Lauren Salkin

We stopped speculating about Son's ability to defy gravity and dragged him to a pediatric neurologist. To our surprise, his brain scans were normal. As far as the head tilt, the doctor said, "He'll grow out of it. It's nothing to be concerned about." Sure, he's not your kid.

This Is Your Brain On Adderall (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.12.2015 | Science

It's a little pill that can make you hyper-focused, suppress your appetite, and improve your mood and energy levels. Sound familiar? Adderall is ...

ICYMI: Tango As Medicine, What Stress Looks Like And Your Brain On 'Food Porn'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI features what HuffPost editors are reading this week. This week, we teared up while re-reading this year's recipient of the Hillman Prize --...

Carolyn Gregoire

Moving Around Actually Helps Kids With ADHD Process Information, Study Says | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.22.2015 | Science

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often told to be quiet and sit still in the classroom. But new research suggests tha...

To Succeed at School, Children With ADHD Need Both Medication and Non-Medication Treatments

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

An impor­tant ques­tion then, for mil­lions of kids diag­nosed with ADHD and for their par­ents and edu­ca­tors, is whether long-term aca­d­e­mic func­tion­ing can improve with appro­pri­ate treat­ment.

5 Reasons Why Parents of Children With ADHD Need to Become Proactive and Well-Informed Advocates of Their Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

All parents should become proactive and well-informed advocates of their children, partnering with their health care providers and allied professionals to ensure the proper diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for each individual child.

The House We Build for ADHD: A Blueprint for Long-Term Care

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

There's no one pre-fabricated plan (or home) to fit all families, and a child's needs may change over time. But when crises flair or progress slows, reconsidering this solid base helps organize your thoughts and leads to concrete actions to take

The New ADHD Debate Every Woman Should Know About

Posted 12.17.2014 | OWN

In the past few years, the use of ADHD medication among adults has risen more than 50 percent -- and the numbers are even higher for women. Is the sus...

Carolyn Gregoire

Worldwide ADHD Rates Are Higher Than Ever, And It Might Be America's Fault | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have surged globally, rising as much as tenfold in some countries. The disorder has becom...

Survey Finds 1 In 5 College Students Have Abused Prescription Medication

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that abuse of prescription stimulants is "becoming normalized" among college student...

Rebecca Klein

Kids Are Substantially More Likely To Take ADHD Medication During This Time Of Year, Says Study | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

While the number of children medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to rise, a new study shows that the number of kid...

My Mother Loves to Pray....And Pray....And Pray

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

My mother loves to pray....she prays things most sincerely, it is not an act. Prayers at Sunday lunch would tend to be longer, reminding us of those ...

Mind Games: Surprising News About ADHD Medication

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Note: This post has been revised since its original publication. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ADD over 10 years ago, as the result of a co...

How Parents Can Protect Kids From the ADHD 'Epidemic'

Allen Frances | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Drug companies were given the means, the motive, and the message to disease-monger ADHD and blow it up out of all proportion. They succeeded beyond all expectations in achieving a triumph of clever advertising over common sense. Fortunately, the press and the public are beginning to catch on.