ADHD

Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD

Contrary to some popular beliefs, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a childhood disorder.  ADHD can appear in adults (formerly also known as ADD)and is a lifelong disorder, causing significant impairments in social, emotional, occupational, and academic functioning. Overview ADHD symptoms may begin to diminish later in life, but some people continue to …

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Adhd During Pregnancy

How To Deal With Adhd During Pregnancy

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that usually appears before a child reaches nine years of age. It is characterised by hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsivity and behavioural problems. Just in case you have come across the word ADHD several times, but you are wondering what it means, ADHD is an abbreviation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Women with ADHD …

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Depression and University Students

Depression and University Students

One of the more under-discussed topics among young adults is the frequency of depression and university students. Research shows that a higher percentage of university students are faced with depression. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a serious, treatable medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, behave, or think. It is often connected with a …

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Women with ADHD

Women with ADHD

Women with ADHD face severe challenges. Their symptoms mostly go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed since ADHD symptoms in women can present differently compared to ADHD symptoms in men. In most women, ADHD presents as inattentiveness instead of hyperactivity. However, in some cases, both the symptoms are present. Unfortunately, people often misjudge women and characterize their inattentiveness …

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Five Major Symptoms of ADHD

Five Major Symptoms of ADHD

The symptoms of ADHD and their severity vary from person to person and are often difficult to recognize. Symptoms of ADHD might show up when kids are below the age of 12 but may even appear much earlier. To make an appropriate diagnosis, a professional doctor evaluates your child using stringent criteria. But recognizing ADHD …

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Adults can have ADHD

Adults can have ADHD

Many people who have heard of ADHD may think of hyperactive children who struggle paying attention or have issues with impulsivity. Adults can have ADHD too. About 5% of adults in the United States have it, but few are diagnosed and treated. Every adult who has ADHD had it as a child.  While many kids …

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ADHD Management

What Is Mindfulness Meditation?

Your provider may recommend mindfulness meditation as part of your treatment plan. Many people have different impressions when they hear “mindfulness” or “meditation”, but mindfulness meditation is really about attention and awareness training. Mindfulness meditation can help you increase awareness of your internal state and learn how to more effectively regulate emotions. It is a …

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