Teenagers and ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition that affects children as well as adults. Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the hallmark signs of ADHD. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10 percent of children between 4 and 17 have the condition. Most often, children are first diagnosed […]

How Undiagnosed ADHD Can Cause Depression and Anxiety

ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is commonly diagnosed in school children, but this doesn’t mean it’s a kid’s disease. There are many adults who develop the disorder after they mature, and others who have unknowingly struggled with the disorder for years but never received a diagnosis. Like any mental health issue, if left untreated, ADHD can […]

How ADHD Can Lead to Substance Abuse

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is better known by its acronym:  ADHD. Diagnosis of children and adults with ADHD has increased over the past decade, along with a greater understanding of the condition. Following diagnosis, many people are put on medication to control better their focus and decrease hyperactivity. There’s some debate as to whether these […]