I'm sure if I'd known I had ADHD
, things would have been different then.
With more professionals becoming aware of male/female differences in the manifestation of ADHD
in children, the disorder's gender gap is shrinking.
Adults who think they may have ADHD
can take the first step toward recognizing the symptoms of the disorder by answering the six-question World Health Organization (WHO) adult ADHD
screener, available at www.
In contrast, elementary school students with ADHD
typically receive daily doses of between 15 mg and 50 mg.
This strategy addresses the observation that many students with ADHD
tended to be very egocentric, as if their personal reality is the only one to exist.
The most recent set of criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD
as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (APA 2000) (see textbox) reflects the theory that ADHD
is made up of two major dimensions: inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity.
OHI is the main special education category under which students with ADHD
who have no coexisting disabilities may be served.
Recent treatment research has established that medication is more effective for treating ADHD
symptoms compared to behavioral interventions and individual psychological treatment--though the latter approaches are very effective for the additional problems that tend to occur along with ADHD
Is comorbidity with ADHD
a marker for juvenile-onset mania?
After 10 years, 112 patients with ADHD
and 105 controls remained in the study.
Just about anyone, child or adult, can be diagnosed with ADHD
, and because it's not based on any physical abnormality, those people can't be cured," Dr.
The government position is that diet changes won't help most children with ADD or ADHD