Can coffee take the place of stimulants for people with Attention Deficit symptoms?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) is a condition that affects both children and adults. According to a 2016 national survey, nearly ten percent of children and adolescents are diagnosed as having the disorder at some point in their lives up to the age of seventeen. At any one time, around 6.5% of children have current symptoms. ADHD is characterized by a …

What’s New in ADHD

Two items appeared in the health-related journals over the past couple of weeks that combined serve up some very interesting food for thought that anyone interested in ADHD and how it affects kids will find interesting. Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined and recognized as a mental disorder. There is a wide range of characteristic symptoms, including inattention, …

ADHD through my eyes as a Grandfather

One way to quickly find out if a subject that you are particularly interested in is popular is to let a search engine like Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo or Quora find recent references. When I looked to see whether this subject was common or prominent, it’s pretty apparent that my topic of grandparenting kids with ADHD is hardly ever discussed, certainly …

Mental Health Awareness Month

In many parts of the world, May is designated as the Mental Health Awareness Month, with a focus on raising the general levels of discussion and debate about mental health issues. Even in modern societies and cultures, there is a sense of embarrassment and avoidance when the topic of mental health is raised. But these issues need to be handled …

This One is For The Mothers

Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on the second Sunday in May, which this year is on May 8th. Although the customs and rituals vary widely, the central focus is on celebrating mothers’ unique contributions to family, personal and social life. In the United States, the typical way to celebrate is by presenting mothers and other …

What if ADHD is left untreated?

Before trying to answer the central question posed by our title, it’s necessary to make two definitions that will guide you in understanding our response. Q1. How is ADHD diagnosed? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is recognized as one of the most prevalent and widespread disorders affecting children around the world. Estimates vary between six per cent up to as …

Which Celebrities Have Been Diagnosed With ADHD?

Once people realize that being diagnosed with ADHD is not a life sentence condemning you to problems and social stigmatizing, it can make an important difference to how you survive and thrive despite the diagnosis. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder occurs in nearly ten per cent of all children at primary school-going age, and persists into teenage years and on through adulthood …

Does ADHD medication cause weight gain?

There has been a great deal of discussion and controversy about the possible links between ADHD and the principal medications recommended for treatment of the condition. Do they affect the weight of the person taking them? Since there are many conflicting opinions and results, we are trying to identify some of the primary issues in this short article. We are …

ADHD in Women: Symptoms and Signs

In honor of International Women’s Day held this year on March 8th (with the theme #BreakTheBias), we are bringing some attention back onto the subject of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is affecting almost equal numbers of girls and women as their male counterparts, despite a long-held view that there is a strong gender bias in the disorder. Over …