More children are seeking treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). More doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to young kids to treat ADD/ADHD. More and more children are being medicated for mental health problems, period. Is that so wrong? Or were things simpler, easier, and were we better off overall in the pre-medicated, pre-diagnosed age? […]
Dr. Edward Hallowell shares his inspiring personal journey with dyslexia, as well as tips for diagnosing learning disabilities in adults and children.
The signs and symptoms of learning disabilities are too often mistaken for ADHD in children who struggle to read, focus, and sit still. Here’s one family’s story and advice for getting to the root of your child’s challenges at school.
An ADHD dad regrets a later diagnosis for his ADHD son.
You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, congratulating yourself for finally scheduling your child for an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) evaluation. As the doctor ticks off the symptoms and asks you to confirm if your child shows signs of them, an uneasy feeling overtakes you. You have more than half of the symptoms you acknowledged […]
Bruce (not his real name) was desperate for help: His wife had demanded he find a doctor to diagnose his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) … or else. He e-mailed me for a recommendation, but I knew there was a lot more going on and going wrong in his marriage than he or his wife […]
With the help of an ADHD coach, 16-year-old David Webber turned his plummeting grades around and improved his school life.
How one adult’s attention deficit diagnosis — and subsequent treatment — helped her turn the corner, mentally and professionally.
For ADHD adults in relationships with non-ADD partners, we offer some reader suggestions for improving intimacy, strengthening communication, and supporting one another.
My son’s ADHD and dysgraphia held him back in a traditional classroom, and his teacher blamed me for enabling his learning disability. How we found a supportive school that accommodated his differences.