Is OCD Linked to ADHD?

It has been reported that people can have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at the same time. In general, this diagnosis comes about because the two disorders share several overlapping symptoms. They may affect the way people function and behave at school and work in a few ways.  However, it isn’t common, and as we will …

Many people with ADHD also display some form of anxiety

Is Anxiety Comorbid with ADHD?

Anxiety is a normal reaction to a problem that either comes up unexpectedly or for which there appears to be no solution. Most people experience a sense of anxiety at some point in daily life. An impending important school test, upcoming medical procedure or anything else that has an unknown outcome may give rise to feelings of anxiety.  On the …

ADHD is not inherited from fathers as previously believed

Is ADHD Inherited From Fathers?

For a few years, a theory proposed that children diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were inheriting this disorder from their fathers. This theory was based on two observations. Firstly, it was becoming increasingly clear from hundreds of population studies that ADHD is very likely to be an inherited disorder. The evidence has been growing for decades, and …

Can You Cure ADHD with Diet?

Doctors, therapists, child behavior psychologists and pharmacists are constantly fielding questions about a “cure” for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The truth is that the disorder has no definite cure, but rather that a number of different treatments and strategies can help to lessen the disruption that ADHD causes in the lives not only of the person with the disorder, …

Which Foods Make ADHD Worse?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is usually first diagnosed in children and often persists into adulthood. The symptoms range across a broad spectrum. On one hand, children with ADHD are having trouble paying attention with difficulty controlling impulsive behavior. On the other end, they may be overactive, acting without thinking about the result. Distinguishing between …

What is the Most Widely Used Treatment Approach for Children with ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is currently diagnosed in around nine percent of all school-aged children which translates into around six million kids in America. But its disruptive effects in both school and home environments make it a much more pervasive and important disorder because parents, siblings, friends and family are all affected to some significant degree. In this article, …

How Can I Control My ADHD Without Medication?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that may start to be noticed in children from around six years of age, and persists through to adulthood in the majority of those afflicted, although the symptoms and effects of the disorder do change.  There is no scientifically accepted cure for ADHD. The three most widely used treatments are prescribed medications, …

What is the Safest ADHD Medication for Adults?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not seen only in children. Instead, it is estimated that around 60% of children who exhibit the characteristics of ADHD will still show elements of these behaviors all through their adult lives. Adults who are impulsive, inattentive, and restless have the same “look and feel” as children with ADHD. Many adults with ADHD suffer …

What is the Best Medication for ADHD and Anxiety?

To answer the question of what is the best medication for ADHD and anxiety, it is necessary to clarify the relationship between the two conditions. We will try to outline the basic causes of ADHD and Anxiety Disorder and the medications currently being recommended for them. Finally, we will try to explain what the known links and associations between the …