NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder National Institute of Mental Health   Definition Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems … Read more

A​​n​​ Overview of ADHD Care

by Mark Bertin, M.D. What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD*)? ADHD is a developmental delay in a wide range of life management skills including planning and organizing, affecting far more than just attention. ADHD may impact social relations, emotional well-being, academic success, and almost any other area of life, even physical health and self-esteem.  Understanding its full impact in this way allows … Read more

Where Do YOU Do Your Best Work?

Informal Time-Limited Survey: Where Do YOU Do Your Best Work? Often, people with ADD/ADHD find they don’t do their best work in their office/home office. Where do you do your best work: Office Home – Which room? Coffee Shop Library Gym Study Hall Park Other Also, do you work better when alone, or when there is another person … Read more

Financial Dependence of Young Adults with Childhood ADHD

Financial Dependence of Young Adults with Childhood ADHD by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Studies that have followed children with ADHD into young adulthood indicate that many struggle with interpersonal and attention difficulties in the workplace, are more more likely to get fired and/or change jobs frequently. This suggests that financial difficulties, and perhaps continued financial dependence on parents would be more common in … Read more

Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Its Diagnosis and Treatment in a Community Based Epidemologic Study   CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) funded one of the largest community-based, epidemiologic studies of ADHD in the United States to enhance our understanding of ADHD in children and to make the … Read more

7 Experiences That Indicate You May Have A Drinking Problem

7 Experiences That Indicate You May Have A Drinking Problem Could you be better off saying farewell to alcohol for good? By Beth Leipholtz Before admitting I had a problem with alcohol, I spent a lot of time and energy denying that problem. Through meaningless hookups, nights I didn’t remember and alcohol-inflicted injuries, I was … Read more

Pediatric care for children with ADHD

Pediatric care for children with ADHD – Discouraging new findings By David Rabiner, PhD   Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is … Read more

Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate, Attorney

by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W. “If something exists, it exists in some amount. If it exists in some amount, then it is capable of being measured.” – Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644   Introduction Most parents of special needs children know that they must understand the law and … Read more

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