ADHD Medications Abuse

In a recent study, researchers examining data from 2000 to 2014 found a 71% increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers between 2000 and 2011 to report misuse of ADHD medications. From 2011 to 2014, the calls declined slightly… Read the rest

Are You Sure It’s ADHD?

By Alan Wachtel, MD with Eve Kessler, Esq. If your child has problems with attention, you should notautomatically assume that he or she has ADHD. An array of mental health and medical conditions, learning disabilities, and environmental factors can lead… Read the rest

Girls with ADHD Face Unique Challenges

For decades, hyperactive, impulsive children have been diagnosed with ADHD. The early data describing this predominantly male population formed the basis for ADHD research, and our diagnostic criteria grew out of that research. Girls, often more inattentive than hyperactive, rarely… Read the rest

Riding the ADHD Roller Coaster

Ask any parent of a child with ADHD and they’ll tell you that life often feels like a never-ending roller coaster ride. There are days when your child comes home from school demoralized, dejected, frustrated, or angry. He’s had another… Read the rest

Getting to Know My Brain

I have ADHD, along with some kind of learning difference that doesn’t quite have a name, but has attributes associated with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and non-verbal learning disabilities (NLD). On the one hand, I have all the hallmarks of ADHD:… Read the rest