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, …

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, …

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 …

Treating ADHD with Combination Therapy

Many decades and several billions of dollars have been spent on research into the best possible way to treat children, teenagers and adults that suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There is a growing acceptance that trying to find a single “magic bullet” that will be effective for all people with the disorder throughout their lives may be a …