ADHD in the News 2018-12-20

Do people with ADHD make better entrepreneurs?

The negative traits associated with ADHD, like impulsivity, might be strengths for those launching new businesses, according to recently published research from Reginald L. Tucker, an assistant professor at LSU’s college of business.

Is Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosed as ADHD in Young People?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. The experts still aren’t sure exactly what causes it or how to cure it...The more recent interesting finding from researchers is a possible link with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses in young people, which leads to a later diagnosis of fibromyalgia in children instead.

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 ADHD?

How to Pick the Perfect ADHD Coach

In case you need a refresher, we described how a good coach can move you away from a negative cycle of failure toward a positive cycle of achievement...A good coach knows how to move you from this negative spiral toward an upward cycle of success...That’s great, you may say--who wouldn’t want to get onto a positive cycle of success? But how do I find a coach who can help me with that?

Study: Illicit Use of Ritalin May Cause Changes in Brain

Nonprescription use of Ritalin may cause irreversible structural changes in certain areas of the brain, according to researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA).

ADHD: What You Need to Know

Did you know that 1.1 million Canadian adults are living with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)[i]? There are many myths and misperceptions that still exist about people with ADHD. While it may make school, jobs and relationships more challenging[ii], there are management strategies that can help, from morning until night.

5 Meal-Planning Tips for Someone With ADHD

Meal planning with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is all about habits, not about willpower. You have to plan ahead. Otherwise, you’re two hours into your work day, which started off with a breakfast you grabbed at the convenience store on the way to work. Next thing you know, it’s almost noon and your attention levels have plummeted because all brains need food — especially ADHD brains.

3 solutions for kids with ADHD who struggle with math

Back in elementary school, there were short quizzes of about 20 multiplication problems that you had to try to complete in one minute. For most young minds, those 60 seconds were seriously stressful. Now, imagine doing that exercise, but not being able to keep track of all these operations in your head and constantly losing focus on the problem. This is what most ADHD children face when they look at a math problem.

How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research examines the behaviors -- both obvious and subtle -- that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware.