Can ADHD symptoms be treated by stimulating the brain while someone sleeps? The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System, a device recently approved by the US FDA offers that possibility. Some parents on social media say they’re ready to sign up their child for testing. Is it too soon for people managing ADHD to jump ship from their current treatment regimen?
Ongoing treatment for ADHD Disorder can add between nine to 13 years to the lifespan of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD. This is the conclusion of a cutting-edge research study conducted by Russell A. Barkley, PhD., who evaluated the connection between ADHD and 14 critical health factors including nutrition, exercise, and tobacco and alcohol use.
Finally having an ADHD diagnosis has helped you make sense of lifelong struggles with distraction, difficulty finishing projects or staying in a job, or repeatedly losing essential things. Now what? Listen to 3 Tips for Adjusting to a New Diagnosis of ADHD with Ari Tuckman, MD to put you on the right path of acceptance and to move forward in your life.
The decision to medicate a child with ADHD is a difficult choice for many parents. The news and social media have accounts of people benefiting from medication, while there also are stories of grave dangers associated with these drugs. What are the benefits and risks of taking ADHD medication? How do you know what’s right for your child?