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Attention Deficit Disorder

Back-To-School: Tips for Teachers with ADHD Students

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

For teachers, there is no easy solution for the management of ADHD in the classroom. After all is said and done, the effectiveness of any treatment for ADHD at school depends upon the knowledge and the persistence of the school and the individual teacher.

7 Questions To Ask If You Think You Have ADD

Posted 08.13.2014 | OWN

It might be your situation...or it might be your brain. While a trained professional is the only one who can tell you for sure, here are some question...

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

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 ...

The Attention Deficit Trap

Lauren Salkin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

During the early Salkin years, I often took head trips in elementary school. My mind and I escaped the institutional brick walls for a day at the beach, body surfing in aquamarine waves, lost in the opiate haze of a daydream. An adolescent problem I had thought until my seaside getaways continued through my teenage years and beyond.

Leaning In or Falling Over?

Stephanie Lormand | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lormand

Even with all of those challenges, I love being a person that can see a million different uses for a shower curtain -- and I feel genuine regret for those that cannot.

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

While there are strong arguments for the games' unique potential as vehicles for a deep, experiential understanding, it is our experience that these kinds of mental health games tend to polarize.

How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Mona Shattell

How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness.

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.

One-screen Guy in a Two-screen World

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I came to a realization on Monday morning, after the Oscars: I don't think I have what it takes to be part of the two-screen world. Which, increasingly, is what we seem to be living in.

'Based On What My Grades Say, I'm Destined To Be A Failure'

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

"Minimum Max" is the title of this short film and its leading fictional character, but it was inspired by the real life of a teenage director named Jo...

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."

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...

CDC Estimates 6 And A Half Million U.S. Kids Have ADHD

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new surv...

Don't Expect Much

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

As the parent of a differently abled child, this release of expectation has changed the way I parent, and it has released me from the shackles of expectation -- shackles I didn't even know I had. Every day is a new day, every day is a surprise.

A Study In Seasonal Summer ADD

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

There's a reason I cannot seem to get my blog finished in breathable time -- inevitably I back myself into an adrenalized writing frenzy to finish bef...

DSM-5 Writing Mistakes Will Cause Great Confusion

Allen Frances | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

We were told prior to its publication that DSM-5 would be a 'living document' subject to correction. It turns out that this correction needs to begin right now -- DSM-5 in its current form is unacceptably imprecise and cries out for an immediate and thorough re-editing.

Swimming Upstream

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

"Asperger's" is not a dirty word to be whispered. It is part of my son's makeup, the same as his brown hair and his hazel eyes.

DSM-5: Where Do We Go From Here?

Allen Frances | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

My recommendation for clinicians is simple. Don't use DSM-5 -- there is nothing official about it, nothing especially helpful in it, and all the codes you need for reimbursement are already available for free on the Internet or in DSM-IV.

Crazy on You

Tom McNichol | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

DSM-V, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is due for publication in May. Here's a sneak preview of some new mental disorder categories.

The Obama Plan -- Spending Mental Health Money in All the Wrong Places

Allen Frances | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Allen Frances

This well-meaning program is a serious mistake for two reasons. First, it is no more than a politically correct, cosmetic solution that distracts attention from what really needs to be done. Second, it will likely wind up doing much more harm than good.

Obama Needs to Roll Boulder for Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

On Friday I attended an exhibit opening for a young artist who has schizophrenia. If only President Obama could have attended, because events like these would go a long way toward decreasing the stigma surrounding those with mental illness.

WATCH: Could ADHD Give You A Career Edge?

Posted 01.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Studies have shown that individuals with attention deficit disorders have difficulty focusing at work, but could ADD or ADHD actually be good for your...