Last month Edge Foundation attended CHADD’s regional conference in Anaheim. The keynote speaker, Mark Katz presented an inspiring talk about resiliency we felt … Read More
If you or your child has ADHD and is starting to think about finding a college to attend, you’ve probably been Googling “ADHD friendly colleges” and “ADHD college programs” hoping to find the perfect program for your needs. Here are five factors you can use to help you evaluate if the potential schools you find will be a good fit for ADHD.
If you are attending college, you probably don’t realize that just a few short years ago gambling was not part of everyday American life. Today gambling is as common as alcohol in college life. There are gambling opportunities everywhere: Vegas vacations targeting the spring break crowd, state-run lottery tickets at every corner store, Native-run casinos just up the road, slot games can be joined from every computer, and dorm room card games are a Friday night ritual. Students with ADHD are especially at risk for developing a gambling addiction. In fact ADHD students have an even higher rate of problem gambling than other college students – as many as 19% (nearly 1 in 5) college students with ADHD have a problem with gambling.
It can be surprising to find out that people with ADHD are prone to obesity. Several key characteristics of ADHD can contribute to the development of an eating disorder. In this post, we talk with Dr. Dukarm about the links between ADHD and eating disorders. She is the founder and director of the Center for Eating Disorders, an outpatient treatment center that specializes in the overlap between disordered eating symptoms and attention problems.