ADHD in women is often misdiagnosed. Why is this? ADHD is commonly thought to be a challenge that affects primarily young boys. Research has shown that ADHD can affect both girls and women. Studies have shown that ADHD is diagnosed 3 to 1 more often in boys than girls. This discrepancy is due to the […]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex and multifaceted neurodevelopmental condition that extends beyond its standard textbook definition. While the DSM-V details core symptoms, individuals living with ADHD experience daily difficulties that are often unacknowledged by medical professionals. Uncover the hidden aspects of ADHD as this article delves deeper, providing insight into symptoms not
In the dynamic and competitive world of work, individuals with ADHD often find themselves facing unique challenges. This article, written by an ADHD and Autism specialist, seeks to comprehensively explore the impact of ADHD in the workplace, shedding light on the hurdles faced by neurodivergent adults and providing strategies for not only navigating but thriving
Neurodiversity is the concept that certain conditions result from natural (and normal) variations in the human genome. Conditions that fall under the category of neurodivergent are wide-ranging and include autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding ADHD floating around out there. For example, if your child has ADHD it doesn’t mean that you’re a bad parent. ADHD testing and treatment is offered for adults as well as children. And, despite what you may have heard, prescription medication isn’t the only ADHD treatment available in
What are the Characteristics of a Person with Aspergers? Aspergers syndrome is a developmental disorder that has a few vital signs. Trouble with social skills and tending to have an obsessive focus on a topic or doing the same behaviors over and over. Today Asperger’s syndrome is no longer a diagnosis on its own. It
Bring Change to Mind is helping reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, including ADD in adults.
If you’ve ever heard actress Glenn Close talk about her own family’s experiences in coping with mental health, you’ll know what a powerful advocate she is for the mental health community and for every family and every individual dealing with mental health issues – including those who are coming to the Sachs Center for ADD testing or ADHD
If Insight is the holy grail of Psychoanalysis, “Awareness” is the goal of Gestalt Therapy. Insight is the cognitive understanding of how the past may inform the present, or the “why’s” of our actions. Insight tells us why we are angry at our partners because of a past wound inflicted upon us by our mother,
October marks the national Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month: a month dedicated to educating the public about the truth about ADHD, and providing the public with scientifically-backed information and studies. Although as a nation we have come a long way in terms of changing our attitude towards ADHD diagnosis, there are still thousands of individuals who