iOS app Android app

Adhd Medication

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

Max Baumbach | Posted 07.07.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 05.14.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Carolyn Gregoire

Worldwide ADHD Rates Are Higher Than Ever, And It Might Be America's Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

ADD/ADHD, the Industry and One of My Kids

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Jonathan Wolfman

ADD/ADHD presented a particular challenge for faculties in schools not founded for special-needs children. Of course, we had specialists, great ones, in fact, who taught their colleagues well about all sorts of challenges our kids and families faced.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

Medication Nation: Children's Health in Peril

Emma Jenner | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Sarah Clark was worried about her 3-year-old daughter. Adrienne had multiple temper tantrums an hour, hour after hour, and their house was constantly filled with her screaming.

Is Overdiagnosis Of ADHD Costing Americans $500 Million?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropria...

The ADHD Blame Game

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

For the benefit of everyone, we need to balance discussion about the impact of ADHD (which is real) from separate concerns about over-diagnosis or medication abuse (which are also real).

Book Review: 'Back to Normal' by Enrico Gnaulati, Ph.D.

Daniel Goldin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goldin

Drawing on first-rate research and scholarship, Dr. Gnaulati makes a very strong case for going "back to normal," and taking care of our more challenging children in the ways that are most likely to help them, and the least likely to traumatize them.

Beating ADHD, Naturally -- Focus on Alternatives

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Although many patients will still need ADD/ADHD medications, trying natural alternatives can keep us all less medication dependent and living healthier.

STUDY: How Parents Choose ADHD Treatment

Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 2, 2013 12:39am EDT (Reuters Health) - Parents' goals and concerns for their children with attention-def...

Why Not Adderall for Finals Week?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I don't blame Joe's family at all if they wind up using Adderall for finals. I just know my limits as to how far I can ethically participate in this epidemic. But I suspect the other doctor will have no problem filling the prescription.