Five clues your child may have adhd

by Rheyanne Weaver – Although it’s only been a couple months since school started for most children, there is no better time than the present to focus on your children’s progress, especially if they show symptoms of ADHD. In fact, the classroom is an important setting to pay attention to. It can clearly show if […]

Gaming as ADHD treatment

by Virginia Hughes – On October 6th, I find myself in the gleaming office of a Boston biotech. I’ve been seated in a clear plastic chair, where I am about to try an experimental medicine for a brain disorder I don’t have. The space is home to PureTech Ventures, the parent company of Akili Interactive […]

How adhd fuels creativity

“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes. In fact, we actually love Calvin BECAUSE of his ADHD traits. Calvin’s imagination, creativity, energy, lack of attention, and view of the world are the gifts that Mr. Watterson gave […]

Researchers find slower brain connectivity in subjects with ADHD

by Rachel Lutz – Slower brain connectivity developments may be the root of ADHD, according to a study from the University of Michigan.   The brains of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are slower to develop some key connections, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]

Exploring our culture’s options to manage ADHD

Exercise and counseling are two effective treatments.

by Dr. Gregory Ramey – Controversy regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder began with the first scientific description of this condition in 1902 by Sir George Still. He described the problem as a behavior “which cannot be accounted for by any fault of environment.” The view that ADHD is caused more by biology than environment has […]

Is it ADHD or lack of sleep?

by Aerial Liese – Children in the United States are more sleep deprived than anywhere else in the world, with 70 to 80 percent of school-aged children falling short of experts’ recommendations, according to researchers at Boston College. What are experts’ recommendations? Guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation recommend the following: 2 to 3 year […]

Special ed attorney called out on trying to mislead the court

by Lauren McGaughy – What began as an unusual case involving a potentially suicidal special education student took another strange turn last week, when a federal judge rebuked the family’s attorney for allegedly attempting to mislead the court. It’s rare for an education case of this type to reach the federal appeals court, and its […]

ADHD Awareness Month is a time to feel grateful

by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – The month of October is ADHD Awareness Month. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of my book Driven to Distraction on ADHD. When it was first released, many medical experts dismissed the effectiveness of coaching as an ADHD management technique, or worse yet, questioned the validity of ADHD as […]

Starting college with ADHD

by Grace Friedman – I was so nervous, my heart could have very well popped out of my chest. It was my first day of freshman orientation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. As I walked into the beautiful, huge brown brick building on campus for a seminar held by the University’s Office […]

Seeking alternatives to drug treatment for kids with ADHD

by Judy Harvey – Many parents of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder look for alternatives to medications for improving their child’s focus and retention. The LearningRx Chicago-Naperville says it aims to give parents and kids a real choice in addressing ADHD challenges. “There is a growing field of cognitive researchers investigating alternatives to […]