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 …

Can you fake ADHD?

Any health disorder should, without any doubt, be regarded as a disadvantage. Still, there is some growing evidence that the common disorder known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is coming to be regarded as a bonus in certain specific circumstances and social environments. So the question we are posing in this short article is far from frivolous or uncaring. …

What happens if you take ADHD meds without ADHD?

All medication comes with warnings of side effects, and the underlying principle that determines why it has been prescribed is that the benefits of the treatment far outweigh the risks associated with the prescribed drugs.  However, there are some special considerations that need to be taken into account when considering the diagnosis and medicinal treatment of ADHD, particularly for children …

What are the 2 major drugs used in treatment of ADHD?

And what are the alternatives that can be prescribed for ADHD? Alternative treatments for ADHD are being found as the side-effects of regular medications are turning parents away. Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with drugs has progressed significantly over the past decade, as research in neurochemistry and neuroanatomy has steadily improved scientists’ understanding of the root causes of the …

Can ADHD Go Away?

Can ADHD Go Away?

So many parents, when they first hear a diagnosis that their child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), immediately respond with two questions: How do you cure ADHD? Will ADHD go away on its own as my child grows up? Naturally, people have high expectations that modern medicine can cure most problems in today’s world. This is especially the case …