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Many ADHD Links, Many Choices — ADHD Tip O the 981

  We ADHD ers have difficulty making choices. I’ve collected too many links, so I’m going to dump them now.  You pick and choose.  It’s up to you now. Doug Links:   Outgrow ADHD?   Ages and stages of ADHD … Continue reading

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Non Stimulant ADHD Meds — ADHD Tip O the Day 980

While stimulants are  the first choice of medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are many non-stimulant medications that may be used. Statistically, stimulants are more effective, 85 % of ADHD ers. Straterra (atomoxetine), has the best response rate of the … Continue reading

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“New” ADHD Science — ADHD Tip O the Day 979

ADHD research continues. That’s good.  There’s actually not much that’s very new, but: The new DSM V Tr is due out March 2022.  I’ll try to find out what it will change about ADHD diagnosis, but that’s probably not available … Continue reading

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Truths About ADHD Medications — ADHD Tip O the Day 970

There are many misconceptions about ADHD medications. The two classes of ADHD meds are the stimulants and the others.  The following truths primarily apply to the stimulants:  methylphenidate – Ritalin, et al, and amphetamine – Adderall, et al.  70% of … Continue reading

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ADHD in Women is Different — ADHD Tip O the Day 964

  ADHD in Women is Different (usually) Most women and girls with ADHD have the inattentive type, ADHD without the hyperactivity.  The result is that as children they are less often diagnosed because they simply underperform instead of causing trouble, … Continue reading

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FAQ about ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 958

I get many AHD questions from various web sites. Here are some answers (ie my opinions) with links. What can cure ADHD?  –  Only God. Does ADHD get worse with aging? – No, age just adds more problems. Am I … Continue reading

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ADHD and Estrogen — ADHD Tip O the Day 952

ADHD is Different for Women Two contributors brought this up and it was a new area for me.  Thank you to Susan and Eva.  You can see their comments on Post 950.   I knew that typically, girls have Inattentive type … Continue reading

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I’m Very Doubtful — ADHD Tip O the Day 949

Technically, adult onset ADHD isn’t possible, because it’s a neuro developmental disorder, meaning we’re born with it (or at least something interferes with the development of the nervous system early in life). The DSM requires symptoms to be present before … Continue reading

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ADHD Medications — ADHD Tips O the Day 948

This article is so good I’m offering it as the ADHD Tip O the Day  ADHD Medications Hope you’ll read and enjoy it. doug Poem O the Day:     The Mail Back in the day, when I was working, in … Continue reading

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I’m Also Doubtful About — ADHD Tip O the Day 946

John Rosemond — writes syndicated newspaper columns and books on parenting. His style is about using the power differential to control children and seems out of the 40’s and  maybe a little sadistic at times.   He recently had a column … Continue reading

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Simplistic Oversimplified Simple Version of the Whole Dadgum Thing — ADHD Tip O the Day 937.5

  We’ve been reviewing the science of ADHD, so to start the New Year (it’s gotta be better), here’s a summary of the neurobiology (as I understand it). (If this is old stuff to you, please  just scroll down to … Continue reading

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Science and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 928

If you know all about the bell shaped curve, please scroll down to ADHD and the Curve. Many phenomena and most human attributes follow a bell shaped curve distribution. Height, for example. If you have a room of a hundred … Continue reading

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