When It’s OK to Take a Mental Health Day

I was only three months into a new job when my mental illness began getting in the way of my job performance. My boss told me that I seemed distracted. I knew that I was letting small details fall by the wayside and making avoidable mistakes. She gave me a two-week grace period to...

Is ADHD Genetic? Here’s What Experts Say

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn't necessarily an unheard of condition—in fact, it's one of the most common childhood disorders, and can often last through adolescence and into adulthood, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Even many of the symptoms of ADHD—lack of attention, impulsivity, restlessness—are relatively well known as markers of the disorder. ...

Could You Have ADD, Or Is It Anxiety? Here's How to Tell

Lately, I can never really relax—my brain is going a mile a minute. When I try to read a book, I check my texts or jump up to do chores. Do I have ADD?  ...

Study: ADHD Drugs May Help Boost Child’s Test Scores

By Denise MannMONDAY, April 27, 2009 (Health.com) — New York City mom Nancie Steinberg recently received some great news at a parent-teacher conference for her 11-year-old son. The medication that her fifth grader takes to treat his (ADHD) seemed to be making a difference in the classroom. “The teachers always had to have...

Study Links ADHD Stimulants to Rare, Unexplained Deaths in Children

By Amanda MacMillanMONDAY, June 15, 2009 (Health.com) — After years of speculation and rare case reports, a study suggests that stimulant medication—mostly used to treat (ADHD)—may have played a role in a handful of cases of sudden, unexplained death in children and adolescents. ...

Study: Too Many Video Games May Sap Attention Span

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Children With ADHD at Risk for Depression

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CDC: Childhood ADHD Rate Rises 22%

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FDA Weighs Food Dye, Hyperactivity Link

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CDC: Autism, ADHD Rates on the Rise

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