Resources Tagged With: inattention

As Children’s ADHD Diagnoses Rise, Parents Discover They Have It, Too

When her son Jake was diagnosed with ADHD at age 11, it didn’t occur to Cary Colleran that she may have the condition as well. It didn’t occur to her that the appointments she forgot, the permission slips left on the kitchen table, the misremembered dates of field trips might be anything other than a symptom of her personality. She’s disorganized. That’s all. Read more ›

What Is Children’s Mental Health?

Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities. Read more ›

Body Doubling Can Be a Total Gamechanger for People Who Struggle With Focus

Body doubling is the practice of actively and intentionally completing tasks in the presence of someone else, and it makes a tangible difference for those who struggle to retain focus. The double doesn’t have to be doing the same task as you, they just need to be present (whether in person or via a livestream screen) and focusing on a project for the same amount of time. Read more ›

Strategies and Life Hacks That Can Help Anyone With ADHD or Attention Problems

For millions of adults throughout the world, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, best known as ADHD, is a persistent disorder that begins in childhood and is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, or a combination thereof.

Complicating the diagnosis is that ADHD often co-occurs with, and is sometimes mistaken for, other health conditions like anxiety or substance abuse. Read more ›

The School-to-Work Transition for Young Adults With ADHD

The school-to-work transition can take longer for young adults with ADHD, who don’t mature at the same pace as their peers. Here’s how parents can nudge without pushing. Read more ›

The ADHD Medication Guide [downloadable]

The ADHD Medication Guide© is a visual aid for professionals caring for individuals with ADHD. The guide includes only medications indicated for the treatment of ADHD by the FDA. In clinical practice, this guide may be used to assist patients in identifying medications previously tried, and may allow clinicians to identify ADHD medication options for the future. Read more ›

Treatment of Teens with ADHD

Unfortunately, no cure currently exists for ADHD. Therefore, treatment focuses on symptom management. Although the symptoms of ADHD may change with age, teens with ADHD still require treatment to target these symptoms and may require treatment into adulthood. Read more ›

CHC Recommends — Books About ADHD

Glen R. Elliott, PhD, MD diagnoses and treats severe psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. He also gives regular presentations throughout the Bay Area on topics related to medication use for behavioral and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents, autism, bipolar disorder and ADHD.

Dr. Elliott recommends the following books for those who are seeking information and support for ADHD. Read more ›

When Not Paying Attention in Class Isn’t What It Seems

High school junior Nick Belsaguy pulled a lot of all-nighters in December. He was in his backyard woodshop, crafting laser-engraved cutting boards until 4 a.m.

“(Woodworking) lets me go from the start of ideas in my mind then to a complete finished product,” the 16-year-old entrepreneur said. “I just love seeing that.”

That passion and focus rarely gets tapped at school, though. Nick said he sometimes rushes through classwork so he can use class time to respond to client inquiries or create laser designs on school software. Read more ›

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