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, …

Is ADHD A Sign of Intelligence?

It has never been proven that ADHD and intelligence are directly linked. Over many decades, before the causes and effects of ADHD were understood correctly, there may have been the opposite opinion. There was a myth that children who had the typical symptoms of what we now understand as ADHD were less intelligent than their contemporaries or siblings, but this …

Is ADHD on the Autism Spectrum?

Since there is no simple definition that precisely describes the characteristics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it shouldn’t be surprising that attempts to correlate it with other behavior disorders like autism are likely to be difficult to substantiate.  It is generally agreed that ADHD and autism share many overlapping symptoms, but in general it is agreed by most sources …

Is ADHD Medication for Life?

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 a large percentage of those afflicted.  There is no scientifically accepted cure for ADHD. The three most widely used treatments are prescribed medications, behavioral therapy, and dietary supplements. In treating ADHD, the …

Family holds an orange ribbon for ADHD awareness

What is the ADHD Awareness Color?

What is the purpose of a colored ribbon today? Organizations and communal groups generally use ribbons as a visible symbol. They can promote general awareness of a disease or allow people to signify that they are aware of, or perhaps have been personally affected by, that condition. By displaying colored ribbons around college campuses, neighborhoods, and in public places where …

Should I Put My Kid on ADHD Meds?

If we start off by saying that one or another ADHD medication is the “right one” for a specific child, then we would be committing a serious medical, moral and ethical mistake. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects people in different ways, and it’s not possible to even begin to define the ‘best’ medication for your child. For every individual patient, …

Understanding the Alternative Treatment Options for ADHD

Before a discussion can be held about treatments for any disorder, there needs to be a clear understanding of the underlying elements, so let’s start with a short overview of what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, how common it is, and who has the disorder. We can then look at what alternative treatments are on offer, including alternative meds …