ADHD and Men's Health
Learn how managing ADHD can improve your health.
ADHD is diagnosed nearly three times more often in boys than in girls, and more than half of children with ADHD will continue to have significant symptoms as adults. During this Men’s Health Month, we highlight some resources here that bring awareness of the effects of ADHD on men’s lives. Most of these articles and the podcast also offer ways to manage ADHD for improved health, relationships, and well-being.
- Men’s Health Month Promotes Awareness, Prevention, Education, and Family. ADHD Weekly, June 2, 2022.ADHD affects all parts of a man’s life, including his health and well-being. Managing ADHD is an important part of a man’s responsibility to himself and those who care about him.
- Men: Treat ADHD to Improve Your Health. ADHD Weekly, May 2, 2019.ADHD symptoms easily get in the way of wellness. So, how can men keep themselves healthy while also addressing ADHD? Two experts on ADHD and men’s health weigh in.
- Where Can Adults with ADHD Find the Best Treatment? Attention Magazine, October 2019. The variety of specialists who treat adult ADHD can make you dizzy. Here’s what to consider when choosing the right type of specialist for you.
- Survival Tips for the Spouse Who Doesn’t Have ADHD. Attention Magazine, June 2018. Is it possible to build a better relationship when your partner has ADHD, and you don’t? Get tips to help you strengthen your relationship and improve communication.
- Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Survival Skills for the Non-ADHD Partner. Attention Magazine, June 2018. The ADHD-affected relationship can be very challenging due to common ADHD symptoms. Rather than giving up or giving in, the non-ADHD partner can, with help, find a way to stay in the relationship with less distress by using different ways of thinking and by practicing healthier responses.
- Inattentive ADHD in Boys. Attention Magazine, April 2022. Boys who have ADHD are thought to be on the go, always jumping into action before thinking through the consequences. When your son has the inattentive presentation of ADHD, your strategies for parenting him can be a bit different than you expected.
- ADHD and the “Just Right” RelationshipADHD symptoms can have profound effects on adult relationships, especially dating and marriage. But the person who has ADHD is not the sole cause of problems. Transforming your relationship starts with both partners understanding the role ADHD plays and practicing non-defensive listening. Melissa Orlov provides tools to help couples create a responsive relationship that feels “just right” for both individuals.
- It Matters Which Romantic Partner Has ADHD. Psychology Today, September 1, 2019.The symptoms of ADHD aren’t really that different between men and women, but how they affect men and women can be different. And that can determine how well the relationship works out.
- African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD. Medical Xpress, November 30, 2018.African American mothers in a study rated boys as displaying more frequent ADHD symptoms than Caucasian mothers did, regardless of child race. The findings mean that racial differences found in prior studies may be more due to maternal race than child race.
- Study Explains Why Men Are More at Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. News-Medical.net, July 4, 2018.Disorders such as autism and ADHD are more common among men and boys. Researchers may have found the reason why: a molecule that plays an important role in placental health is involved in determining sex-specific patterns of gene expression.
- Can We Predict the Long-Term Outcome of Boys with ADHD? ScienceDaily, August 1, 2018.A new study reports on a group of boys diagnosed with ADHD in childhood and followed into adulthood. Researchers examined whether boys' characteristics in childhood and adolescence predicted their subsequent school performance, their work, and social adjustment. They found that boys who had concrete educational goals for their future in adolescence had better overall functioning in adulthood.
- CHADD Resources for Adults with ADHDApproximately 10 million adults have ADHD. Learn more about adult ADHD, how to treat it through lifestyle support and medication management, and ways to craft a life you want to lead.