adhd

  • Why I Call My ADHD a Disability, and Why That's OK

    Drew Dakessian discusses how claiming ADHD as a disability can be empowering.

  • This dad is going viral for making his son, 10, run to school in the rain — did he go too far?

    After his 10-year-old son got in trouble on the school bus, this dad forced him to run a mile to school in the rain.

  • The Number of Women Taking ADHD Meds Has Skyrocketed

    The results are of particular interest because they concern women of childbearing age. Read More...

  • How the World Health Organization's new classification of video game addiction could be good thing

    Defining the disorder ”sets up an environment in which people can get trained in how to recognize, diagnose, and treat it," said Michael Rich, MD, director of the Center on Media and Child Health.

  • Good Habits of Successful People With ADHD

    Many successful people have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, singer Justin Timberlake and comedian-actor Howie Mandel. On the more local level, Daniel Arrigg Koh is among successful people who don't let ADHD get in the way of their accomplishments. Before this role, he held positions that included working as general manager of HuffPost Live, serving as advisor to former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and working in nonprofit consulting.

  • Middle School Student’s Superlative Award Makes Fun of Her ADHD

    A middle school in Georgia has illustrated how they can also be hurtful, after awarding “Most Likely to ‘Not Pay Attention’” to an eighth-grade girl who has been diagnosed with ADHD. “I feel like it was very derogatory, I feel like it was humiliating, and this was held as an assembly with the school,” the girl’s mother, Nicole Edwards, told Fox 5 News in Washington, D.C. According to Edwards, the original award her daughter won was “most likely to ask a question that has already been answered,” which doesn’t sound much better. “I find it very offensive and demeaning,” psychologist George Sachs, a New York-based specialist in ADD and ADHD, told Yahoo Beauty via email.

  • ADHD a 'brain disorder', not just bad behaviour: study

    People with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released Thursday which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad behaviour. The largest analysis to date of the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found "structural differences" and evidence of delayed development compared with non-sufferers, researchers reported. "The results from our study confirm that people with ADHD have differences in their brain structure and therefore suggest that ADHD is a disorder of the brain," said the study's lead author, Martine Hoogman of Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

  • Simone Biles Reveals She's Been Taking Medication for ADHD After Hackers Leak Her Rio Olympics Drug Test

    America's golden girl Simone Biles has become the victim of a Russian hacking scandal. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed Tuesday that a Russian cyber espionage group, known as Fancy Bear, illegally broke into its database and obtained private medical records of American athletes through an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-created account. The 19-year-old gymnast, who took home four gold medals and one bronze at the Rio Olympics, addressed the drug testing leak on Twitter Tuesday, revealing that she had been taking medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  • Why More Girls — and Women — Than Ever Are Now Being Diagnosed With ADHD

    Consider the cultural stereotypes of ADHD.