ADHD: An Overview

ADHD: An Overview ADHD is neither a “new” mental health problem nor is it a disorder created for the purpose of personal gain or financial profit by pharmaceutical companies, the mental health field, or by the media.  It is a very real behavioral and medical disorder that affects millions of people nationwide.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents.  According to research sponsored by NIMH, …

7 Things Every Parent Must Know About ADHD

ADHD is said to affect anywhere from 3 to 10% of school-aged children. Yet despite this number, the word on the street would make you believe that this number is much higher. With anyone and everyone thinking they know about ADHD, as a parent, you must really sort through a lot of rumors and hype about attention deficit disorder. The following are 7 critical pieces of information every parent must know about ADHD: 1. ADHD is a popular diagnosis I am fairly certain this will come as no …