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...
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. ...
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? ...
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...
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. ...
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