This Is What It Is Like to Be an Adult with ADHD

When I was in college, the war on drugs had just launched. I remember the PSA with an egg frying in a pan, and the message, "This is your brain on drugs." (The commercial did nothing to stop people from ingesting all forms of illegal substances, but I'm sure it was a big boon to the egg industry from the onslaught of people who found themselves suddenly craving an omelette.) ...more
I was diagnosed with ADHD as a result of attending a CHADD conference to support my newly ...more

Zombie Children Everywhere!

I want to start this post of with a disclaimer: I have not met your kids, I am not a doctor, this post is simply my opinion on the subject, and if it offends you, I apologize now, but it's how I view a topic that is very dear to me.  Now, onto the post....more

SSI helps kids with ADHD ... if they're on meds

This is really sad. This single mom has two boys with ADHD. Her neighbor told her about a federal program (SSI) that will help you if your child is mentally or behavorially disabled ... but only if they're taking meds....more

Does back to school mean back to meds for kids with ADHD?

(Sept. is National ADHD Awareness Month. The following is a good article - used with permission from LearningRx):As 56 million American kids prepare to flood back to school, for many parents it’s time to focus on the tough question, “What will we do about his ADHD this year?”Three to five percent of our children suffer from ADHD according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Many of them take a “holiday” from the symptom-controlling drugs over the summer, so now it’s time for parents to revisit the dilemma: “To medicate or not to medicate?”...more

Can Pills Make You Smarter?

Would you take a pill that promised to make you smarter? That could help you do better on tests? Give you the energy to be more productive? Make you feel more alert? It is possible, but not without risks. ...more

Hi Melissa...I'm not sure I saw that episode (but my memory is like swiss cheese these ...more

84% of kids diagnosed with ADHD take a RX

 Yikes! This number really jumped out at me when I read the article on WebMD:...more

ADHD and big sunglasses

I wear big sunglasses. Part of the reason for this is that my son has ADHD. Most days the day will both start and finish with someone in the household crying as a result of it. The big sunglasses have caused people to remark that maybe I was trying to look like Victoria Beckham (yeah right) or that I ‘must’ be ‘one of those yummy mummy types....more

I can really relate to your post. I have watched my son sleep and couldn't believe how active he ...more

Study indicates ADHD meds impair working memory in adults later

If you child or teen is on a stimulant medication for ADHD (like Ritalin), you'll want to read this new study. Scientists exposed rates to the stimulant meds (equivalent of teen years in humans) and found that when they became adults, their working memory was significantly impaired - even LONG AFTER they weren't exposed to the stimulant meds anymore. In other words, if your teen takes a stimulant med for ADHD now, they might have significant impairment to their working memory as an adult even if they're no longer taking the meds....more

More kids abusing ADHD meds Research is showing that there's been a significant increase in the use of Rx stimulants used to treat ADHD.  The American Assoc. of Poison Control analyzed data from 1998 to 2005 and found that calls related to ADHD medication abuse in 13- to 19-year-olds went up 76 percent! ...more