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 …

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 …

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 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, …