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how the adhd diagnosis is made
Adult ADHD Basics

How Is The Adult ADHD Diagnosis Made?

This is perhaps the #1 question I receive about Adult ADHD:  How is it diagnosed?  To answer it in part, I offer this post, adapted excerpt from my book Is It You, Me, or Adult

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Alexander Crichton ADHD
ADHD News & Research

ADHD Medical History: 1798 with Dr. Alexander Crichton

More than two centuries ago, a Scottish physician named Alexander Crichton wrote about ADHD in a medical text. He included the observation that some attention disorders are likely hereditary. He even remarked upon “the fidgets”—which

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ADHD is a public health issue Swedish study
ADHD News & Research

ADHD Poses Risks for Serious Health Conditions and Diseases

Adults with ADHD face higher health risks of a wide range of physical conditions. That includes nervous system, respiratory, musculo-skeletal, and metabolic diseases. These research findings come from a large register-based study from Sweden’s Karolinska

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ADHD News & Research

Hey CDC! Why Misinform On ADHD?

If you’ve missed the headlines, here’s a quick summary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been promoting therapy before medication for young children with ADHD. Sounds reasonable, eh? Except it’s not. I’m asking you to please empty

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ADHD can be a big deal
Adult ADHD Basics

Myth #8: Having ADHD Is No Big Deal!

Myth #8: Having ADHD Is No Big Deal!  Here’s the longer version: ADHD is only a difference in how you view the world. Why make such a big deal of it—or, worse, pathologize it? Sure,

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ADHD Relationship Support

How Adult ADHD Can Affect Driving

When I started researching Adult ADHD and relationships, way back in 1999, I found an impressive body of research on ADHD and Driving.  Researchers such as Daniel Cox, using driving simulators, clearly documented ADHD-related driving

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ADHD News & Research

Russell Barkley on ADHD and Creativity

Does ADHD truly confer greater creativity? If you get your science news only from your Facebook feed, you might think so. The truth is more complicated. Recently, preeminent ADHD research scientist Russell Barkley and I

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