ADHD in the News 2015-10-06

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Learning Disabilities; Dyslexia; and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month

October serves as an important period of awareness across our country for the one in five public school students who experience learning disabilities and attention issues. This is a time for parents, educators, and policymakers to understand how these disabilities impact students and their families, to reflect on the significant achievements that these students have made, and to renew our commitment to creating a stronger future for them.

Stimulant medication safe, effective for children with ADHD and congenital heart disease

Children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects, a new study concludes.

What happens when kids with ADHD take Ritalin and Concerta?

South Africa has one of the highest rates for prescribing ADHD medication. But, are the pills doing more harm than good? SA parents speak out...Adults using ADHD meds also shared their experience stating that the drugs improved their concentration and behaviour in social settings...Health24's ADHD expert, Delia Strondl offers the following tips to help parents monitor their child's disorder.

Adults With ADHD Are More Common Than You’d Guess

No one is always attentive, patient and composed, but if people around you complain that you’re jittery or scattered—and you’re having problems managing time and responsibilities--you might consider a root cause. ADHD is now accepted as a life-long problem, with some 3 to 5 percent of adults affected to various degrees.

Succeeding in College When You Have ADHD

Navigating the first year of college is hard for anyone, but staying organized and productive is especially difficult for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My impulsivity and lack of attention caused me to attend four different schools and declare three different majors.

Benefits of neurofeedback for ADHD treatment

Dr. Jason Rhodes from St. Louis Neurotherapy Institute joins us to talk about the benefits of neurofeedback for the treatment of ADHD.

ADHD can be a blessing and a curse

Mark Patey speaks at a conference on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at Utah Valley University on Friday. He told the attendees it had both good and bad points. ADHD is usually thought of as a negative -- something that needs to be fixed, or at least mitigated. He was the keynote speaker Friday at the fourth annual Conference on ADHD at Utah Valley University