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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Adderall Empire: The Little Orange Pill That Delivers Fake Focus

Andrew K. Smith | Posted 08.20.2015 | 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.

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.

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...

Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents

According to the National Center For Learning Disabilities, one in five kids have learning and attention issues. These two PSAs give parents a gl...

Researchers May Have Found A Better Way To Diagnose ADHD

Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/09/2014 05:49 PM EDT on LiveScience There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hype...

Why Is It So Hard to Pay Attention? Or Is It? Curiosity May Be Key to Concentrating

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Here are two ways we can pay attention: force ourselves to concentrate, or be interested. The first way is what I did when I was first learning mindfulness.

At 40, Lisa Ling Gets Surprising Diagnosis

OWN | Posted 06.13.2014 | OWN

During filming for "Our America With Lisa Ling" on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Lisa Ling couldn't shake the feeling ...

My Prediction: The ADHD Fad Is About to Fade

Allen Frances | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

There will soon be a tipping point when parental common sense, sobering research findings, and media exposure will overwhelm the marketing and political might of the unscrupulous drug companies and the careless prescribing habits of physicians.

Most Active Kids Don't Have ADHD

Allen Frances | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

We are ADHD in kids and giving many of them stimulant drugs they don't need. Some kids, especially boys, are more active than others; most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than normal variation or developmental difference.

Spilled Milk: Why Julie Andrews Is Better Than Ritalin

William Lucas Walker | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

Julie Andrews calms me. She just does. Talks me down, orders my thoughts when I get rattled. And I get rattled a lot during these hellish days Julie so warmly and merrily refers to as "the holiday season."

Connecting the Dots on the ADHD Fad

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The history of psychiatry is a history of fad diagnoses that come out of nowhere to capture much more attention than they deserve. Current fads are distinguished only by the billions of dollars spent by powerful commercial forces to create and push them.

Addressing the ADD/ADHD 'Epidemic'

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The holiday season brings a buzz of excitement and activity, but for those ...

The Alarming Rise Of Adderall In 2 Charts

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Quartz: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—is big business these days. It has become the most-diagnosed long-term disorder after ast...

Autism Conference in Washington Highlights Hope

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 20...

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...

Halloween Warning: Watch Out for Neurotoxic Artificial Food Dyes in M&M's Candies

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Mars is one of many companies that use natural colorings in products they market in Europe but artificial dyes to color the same products in the United States. M&M's candies contain mostly natural dyes in Europe but feature Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and Blue 1 and 2 in the U.S. version.

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...

What's Really To Blame For Your Brain Fog?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Where are my keys? If it's the umpteenth time you've asked that question today, you're undoubtedly frustrated. Chances are you want to find the cause -- and fix it before you go and lose your keys again!

The Role of Lifestyle Medicine in ADHD Management

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

Because there is no evidence for a single causative factor for ADHD, a common sense approach is to treat each child individually. A lifestyle medicine program for the child and their family should be considered as first line therapy when given a diagnosis of ADHD.

The Problem With Quick Fixes: Medicine Isn't Always the Best Answer

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Medicine can do amazing things these days. Whether it's face transplants or new treatments for diabetes or curing many kinds of cancer, it can seem like medicine can do everything. But medicine can't -- and shouldn't -- do everything.

Huge Jump In ADHD Diagnoses In Kids

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

There has been a huge upswing in the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the past decade, according to a new...

The Global Search for Education: Health and Education Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Children with ADHD are typically comparable on estimates of IQ and cognitive abilities, suggesting that their disorder is what is getting in the way of learning."

Children With ADHD Fare Worse As Adults?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents

* Study says rates of addiction, divorce higher * Average incomes lower, it finds * Many others with ADHD do fine By Frederik Joelving ...

Hope for Inclusive Education for Kids With Special Needs

Jerome Schultz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Jerome Schultz

Hybrid teachers are the hope for children with LD, ADHD and other special needs. in these changing and challenging times, my experience suggests that we have reason to be hopeful.

Give Me My Adderall!

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

There's certainly a place for these medications in the treatment of ADD. But I think we've done too good a job of "selling" ADD and Adderall as the answer to many teenagers who are in a normative struggle toward maturity.