ADHD can significantly affect children’s physical and emotional well-being, academic achievements, and interactions with others. Children with ADHD appear to experience significant difficulties in a range of functions.
According To Doctors “They couldn’t before put together that the things they were struggling with were related to ADHD.” A stereotypical description of someone with ADHD might paint them as fidgety, flighty, or easily distracted. But the signs of high-functioning ADHD, particularly in adults, don’t always present so straightforwardly. The disorder can involve more than an inability … Read more
How should ADHD treatment begin?
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
It is estimated that up to 75% of youth with ADHD have sleep problems. And, experimental studies that manipulate sleep quantity have demonstrated a causal link between sleep and ADHD behavior in children
Factors that may protect youth with ADHD from negative outcomes
“What you should know about ADHD symptoms and treatment before talking with your doctor about a diagnosis and treatment.”
When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents confront the difficult decision about which treatment(s) to pursue to best help their child succeed. While deciding on an initial treatment plan is important, equally important is establishing a plan to monitor how well that treatment is working on a sustained basis, regardless of what specific treatment(s) … Read more
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on those benefits than on medical/surgical benefits. Read more … Read more