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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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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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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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Failing with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 940.1

“I am a failure.” What a terrible thing to say about yourself. I often read posts from mothers who say they’re failing, that they must be a bad mother. Often that means they can’t get their child to do what … 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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