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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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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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Guidance for Uncertain Times

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 rely. Concern about COVID-19 can cause stress,…

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Diagnosis and Treatment for Families TOOLKIT Fact Sheets Expand AboutADHD ADHD and Coexisting Disorders Articles Expand Infographics Expand ADHD in Preschool: What Parents Should Look For Homework Help for ADHD: Tips For Getting Started Watch/Listen Expand Is ADHD Hereditary? Expand Are you worried that if you have ADHD, you may pass it on to your…

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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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ADHD Diagnostic Criteria Rewritten by People Who Don’t “Believe” in ADHD

Many medical professionals who diagnose ADHD ask for input from family, friends or teachers who know the person in question. The idea being that people have a biased view of themselves and having reports of potential ADHD symptoms from multiple sources can be helpful. But what if those family, friends or teachers don’t “believe” in…

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Ask the Specialist: I Don’t Have Insurance. How Do I Pay For Treatment?

Question: I was recently diagnosed with ADHD. I was glad to get the diagnosis, because I’ve struggled all my life. I barely made it through high school and have had eight jobs in the past 20 years. Now I’m unemployed, again, I have no health insurance, and I don’t know how I can pay for…

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