By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don't have ADHD, a new study suggests. The risk of being bu
By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself differently in the brains of girls than in the brains of boys, new research suggests. The results may help scientists better understand how ADHD affects boys
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms attributed to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may overshadow or mask autism spectrum disorder in very young children, a new study reveals. This can create a significant delay in the diagnosis of
You may hear more now about ADHD than ever, but just how common is it? That's hard to say exactly, because researchers have used different techniques to answer that question. Many reports estimate that anywhere from 5% to 8% of school-age kids have the disorder. But the CDC now puts it at 11%. Some
"Your child has ADHD." For most families, that means the beginning of a long trek through the world of pharmaceuticals. Medications are the top treatment for ADHD, and they're effective for 80% of kids with the disorder. But many parents worry about side effects and want to exhaust every other optio
When Wendy's pediatrician first suggested she have her son tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), the Florida mom was skeptical. He was 7, and he didn't bounce off the walls or misbehave like other children she knew with the disorder. But his teachers were concerned about his in
Duane Gordon was a project manager at a firm in Montreal when his boss asked him to run the Monday morning meeting. "I was excited because this was obviously a test of [whether] I could eventually be groomed for taking over the department," he recalls. That discussion took place on Friday afternoon.
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a
When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment.
With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on
Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be a challenge. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble with your focus.
First, work with your doctor to find and treat any problems outside of your ADHD that m