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Professionals Who Diagnose and Treat ADHD

When seeking an evaluation or treatment for ADHD, it is important to see a qualified, licensed healthcare professional. In addition to ensuring that a particular professional has the required training, it is also important to work with a professional who has experience in dealing with this disorder. There are several types of professionals who typically…

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ADHD Quick Facts: Finding a Professional to Diagnose and Treat ADHD

Questions to Ask Many healthcare professionals can diagnose ADHD: psychiatrists, pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, clinical social workers, nurse practitioners, and licensed counselors or therapists. Only certain medical professionals can prescribe medication and conduct tests to rule out other possible causes of symptoms: physicians (MD or DO), nurse practitioners (NP), and physician assistants (PA) who are supervised…

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Women Often Diagnosed with ADHD Later In Life

Can an adult be diagnosed with ADHD even though she didn’t have symptoms of the disorder in childhood or adolescence? There is growing evidence that ADHD is emerging for the first time in adulthood for some people. With the updated diagnostic criteria of ADHD in adults in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,…

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How professionals with ADHD make their jobs (and life) work for them

’I feel like I can make connections in my mind a lot faster and more creatively than maybe people who don’t have ADHD’…If you think you have undiagnosed ADHD, or you haven’t disclosed your ADHD at work, here’s what to do:

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Conflicting Diagnoses? Take the Time to Get It Right

Join the discussion. Although guidelines and criteria for diagnosing mental health conditions are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM–5), it isn’t always simple to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis. Why might a person receive different diagnoses from different professionals, or at different times in his life? What can…

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Your Child was Just Diagnosed with ADHD—Now What?

Has your child just been diagnosed with ADHD? Parents often have a range of emotions upon hearing the diagnosis. K.C. Freeman remembers the “shock, pride, relief, and sadness” she and her husband experienced when their son received a diagnosis in elementary school. It was the steps following the diagnosis that were difficult–what to do next,…

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ADHD in Women Often Misdiagnosed

Taught to be the primary caregivers from an early age, women feel pressured to plan their family’s social life, cook regular meals, and maintain an organized household, even though a majority of them work, Matlen says. While such responsibilities can be daunting for anyone, “How do you pull all that off when you have ADD?”…

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Virtual ADHD Conference Begins Today

More than 1,000 members of the global ADHD community will convene today through Saturday for the 2020 Virtual International Conference on ADHD. This premier event, hosted by three leading nonprofit organizations—CHADD, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and the ADHD Coaches Organization—delivers three days of ADHD-focused science, education, and essential information. There will be online sessions for…

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ADHD the Focus of International Conference Hosted by CHADD, ADDA, and ACO – 2020 Conference to be Held Virtually in November

Three leading nonprofit organizations serving the ADHD community will host a virtual international conference from November 5 through 7, 2020. Encouraged to attend are adults with ADHD, parents and caregivers of children with ADHD, educators, mental health clinicians, coaches, advocates, and medical professionals who diagnose and treat patients with ADHD. The conference, themed “Strong Minds,…

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ADHD and COVID-19

ADHD and COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Uncertain Times Amid the uncertainty of this novel coronavirus global pandemic, everyone in our community is facing tremendous pressures, and CHADD and its National Resource Center on ADHD are here to help. We are committed to continuing to be the ADHD resource on which you can…

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The Connection Between ADHD and Migraines

When the familiar symptoms—headache, nausea, and distorted vision—set in, migraine sufferers just want them to stop. But did you know that having ADHD makes you more likely to experience migraine headaches? These headaches frequently co-occur in many children, adolescents, and adults affected by ADHD. One study found that men with ADHD were more than twice…

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Half of Children Who Need Mental Health Care Don’t Get It

Did you know that about one child out of every six is coping with a mental health condition? Unfortunately, of these children, only half receive treatment. For children diagnosed with ADHD, nearly one quarter don’t receive any treatment for the disorder. Early intervention when a child is struggling with a mental health condition, including ADHD,…

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