Recent research shows that a significant subgroup of people with ADHD has serious difficulties in regulating their emotions. It confirms that, in many cases, psychotherapy – to address emotional regulation issues – has a more important role to play as pat of an overall treatment plan for ADHD.
“We have trivialized this condition.” The latest research on ADHD reveals that it is a chronic health problem with almost 30% of children with ADHD still have symptoms as adults and have a much higher risk of mental health problems. … Read More
ADHD is often accompanied by other conditions. Anxiety and depression are two common conditions experienced by people with ADHD. You can find a great series on anxiety and ADHD here. The Harvard Medical School Health Newsletter recently had a great write-up entitled The … Read More
[Note: This is part one of a two part story written by guest blogger, Shaina Humphries, University of Illinios — Editor] Jesse is an average college student. He’s an engineering major at the University of Illinois, lives in a … Read More
As the days grow shorter, it’s easy for all of us to get less active. If you think about it, how much more time do you spend on-line or watching TV during the winter, when in the summer you would … Read More
Editor’s note: Last month we talked about how anxiety occurs more frequently in ADHD community than in the mainstream population. This month we’ll look a little deeper into 4 types of anxiety most commonly occurring for people with ADHD. The … Read More
Many girls with ADHD are left undiagnosed because their symptoms look different. One big difference is that girls are less rebellious, less defiant, and generally less “difficult” than boys. Sadly, they lose out due to their good behavior. Girls with ADHD are more compliant, and are not as easy to spot. Often they are left to drift along from one school year to the next, never working up to their potential and suffering silently. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Quinn discussed the challenges faced by girls with ADHD.
The rate of anxiety disorders is much higher in people with ADHD than in the general public. There is also a higher rate of depression among people who have ADHD than the general population. ADHD often comes with a host of other issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. But depression may be the most life-threatening condition of all.
Last month we started a three part series on ADHD and depression. The first installment revealed that people with ADHD have a higher incidence of depression than the general population and urged all teens and young adults to be screened … Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the third, and final, installment in a three part series on ADHD and depression. The first post revealed that people with ADHD have a higher incidence of depression than the general population and urged all teens … Read More