ADHD definitely has its drawbacks. But some symptoms can have unexpected benefits. These include "problem-solving, creativity, being spontaneous, being risk-takers in a good way, and having the courage to follow their intuition," says ADHD coach Nancy Ratey, EdM. For certain people, "symptoms can be
When you have MS, your emotions are in play. While having MS raises your chances of having depression, knowing that fact -- and being aware -- can help you try to prevent it and get treatment. Protect yourself with healthy habits. Get moving. When it comes to MS treatment, exercise is a two-for-one
Deciding whether or not to tell your boss you have ADHD can be tough. Will your supervisor be supportive, or will it hurt your career? You don't have to tell anyone. It's up to you.
If your ADHD symptoms haven't affected your job performance and haven't come up as part of a work review, there may be
Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be even more challenging. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble focusing.
Finding and treating any sleep problems outside of your ADHD is the first step
A girl with ADHD may be labeled Chatty Cathy -- the enthusiastic school-aged girl who is always telling stories to friends. Or she could be the daydreamer -- the smart, shy teenager with the disorganized locker. But what happens when she grows up? Or when her ADHD isn't diagnosed until she's a woman
If you're getting a lot of confusing advice about living with multiple sclerosis, you're not alone. Friends may be quick to offer suggestions, but sometimes they just repeat old myths. Getting the facts straight can help you lead a full life.
"This is a definite myth," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neu
As your child with autism becomes an adult, he will face challenges, of course. But young adults with autism also have more and more opportunities. The key is to start planning for the transition before it comes. Here's how.
“The educational system is ‘home base’ for a family with autism,” says Kerr
You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and their teacher.
Sports are a key part of many children's lives. There's no reason they shouldn't be for kids with ADHD as well. Although little research has been done on the subject, doctors often field parents' questions about the benefits of sports for their kids with ADHD. The answer? Get in the game. Sports and
Are you considering giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth (some ADHD drugs may slow a child's height gains). Then again, a so-called medication vacation may unleash the v