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Lexi’s Question about Medication for ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 865

My response to Lexi’s question about taking medication for ADHD:   First, recognize that everyone is different and someone else’s experience with some medicine may or may not have any bearing on how you will respond. Second, how you reacted to … Continue reading

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Outgrow ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 849

Questions Abound About ADHD A follower asked if  children outgrow ADHD. Research shows that 50% of children with ADHD will “grow out of  it” by late adolescence.  This means that they might still have some symptoms but the symptoms are  … Continue reading

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Another Way to Look At ADHD—ADHD Tip 0 the Day 847

There are many different ways to look at ADHD: Some people deny that it exists. The fact that they have no idea what they are talking about does not deter them. Some people say it is an executive dysfunction problem. … Continue reading

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Update on ADHD Science and Controversies- ADHD Tip O the Day 821

Controversies in ADHD In my opinion, science can be flawed, but it is more trustworthy than opinions. In the following, my opinions are italicized.  There really is no controversy about whether or not ADHD exists.  There are more and more studies showing … Continue reading

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Medicines for ADHD?— ADHD Tip O the Day 817

 ADHD medicines – alway a controversy! My View: The medicines – Ritalin, Adderal, Vyanse,Concerta, Daytrana, et al – are miracle workers for some, very helpful to others, somewhat helpful to some, and worthless or even detrimental to some. You will never know … Continue reading

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ADHD, Listening, Hearing, Oh,my — ADHD Tip O the Day 800

“You just don’t listen to me!” Have you ever heard that?  If you have, then does that mean you were listening? Yes, I was listening to you.  I could repeat every word you said.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean I … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Treatment for ADHD: An Update —ADHD Tip O the Day 789

OK, So I Lied – Here Is More From the ADHD Article by Rahil R. Jummani, MD, This is actually the end of the article I’ve been reviewing, somewhat edited, with my comments in italics: “CDC surveys have shown that about … Continue reading

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“Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD?” – Part Three, the Last and Maybe the Best— ADHD Tip O the Day 788

Final Installment On the ADHD Article by By Rahil R. Jummani, MD, highly edited. My opinions and comments are in italics. For what they’re worth. Prevalence: Prevalence estimates have been increasing, with a prevalence in US children of over 8% … Continue reading

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“Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD?” Or Not? Or What? — ADHD Tip O the Day 784

This is the title of a recent ADHD article in Psychiatric Times (reference below, for the compulsive or curious.) ADHD was first identified as a syndrome in 1935. (I didn’t know this, did you?  — Syndrome – “a group of symptoms … Continue reading

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ADHD Strategies 40 Tips — Tip O the Day 781

Living With ADHD, Ain’t It Awful?  No, It’s Not. Just got a bad book review from Frances.  She said she couldn’t read the book because my life is so awful it made her feel awful to read about it.  She … Continue reading

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ADHD and Relationships – A Followup— ADHD Tip O the Day 768

What are ADHDers like?  What is it like to live with ADHD? What is it like to live with someone with ADHD? And why are relationships so difficult for ADHDers?  If you would like to understand, this article from Attitude … Continue reading

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Myths and What It’s Like to Live with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 767

  Some People Still Do Not Understand ADHD There are climate change deniers, and flat earthers, and anti-vacine conspiracy theorists, and there are still many people who just do not understand ADHD. It does no good to get mad at … Continue reading

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Ritalin and Rape — ADD Tip o the Day 344

With ADD or ADHD, educating ourself is an important tool, and it’s important that we get accurate information.   And we may have a tendency to be gullible. For example, recently Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, informed us that … Continue reading

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Ritalin?????? — ADD Tip o the day 212

new article in new york times – by prof of psychology.  raises lots of questions about using ritalin or other stimulants in children. (doesnt say anything about adults). i would have to dig a lot deeper to grasp  all he … Continue reading

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