Understanding Meltdowns: The ADHD Volcano Model

A MELTDOWN CAN SEEM TO COME OUT OF NOWHERE. It’s one of the challenging or explosive behaviors we see in those who have ADHD. Sometimes it appears as poor self-esteem, yelling, rage, or tears. But sometimes the challenging behavior is your own in reaction to your spouse, child, sibling, or friend who has ADHD: “Why…

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Are Concussion and ADHD Related?

WHEN TWO THINGS share similar characteristics, such as looking alike or sounding alike, it is reasonable to ask how they are related. Just because things appear to be similar does not necessarily mean they are. For example, two people may look very much alike, but that does not guarantee they are related. The key to…

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Brain Stuctures, Autism, and ADHD

THE LARGEST-EVER STUDY of structural brain differences among people with ADHD and a study of the relationship between ADHD and autism spectrum disorder share the spotlight in this research update. STRUCTURAL BRAIN DIFFERENCES What brain structures are different in people with ADHD? This study is the largest of its kind so far, focusing on brain…

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