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Is ADHD really a "disorder"?

More than one in ten children are now diagnosed with ADHD at some time between the ages of 4 and 17.  Is it possible that we are diagnosing a normal variation – a condition that isn’t really a disease? 672 more words

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

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How To Pay for ADD Treatment

What can be done when finances interfere with pursuing proper treatment for ADD?

In many states across the United States, children diagnosed with ADD are eligible for financial assistance for medical care through the medical assistance program. 173 more words

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ADD or Bipolar? Why it's hard to diagnose the difference.

Differentiating between Attention Deficit Disorder and Bipolar Disorder can be very challenging, particularly for the inexperienced clinician. In part, this is because these two syndromes share some common behaviors, but also because there is an overlap in the incidence of the two problems. 231 more words

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ADD is NOT the same as Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is one of the many labels that have been used over the years to describe individuals who demonstrate the characteristics of ADD. Other labels that have been applied to this same grouping of individuals include hyperkinesis, Minimal Brain Dysfunction (MBD), dyslexia, and learning disability. 617 more words

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The Truth About ADD Medication and Suicide

Attention Deficit Disorder medications do not appear to be a direct cause of depression or violent behavior.

However, the use of medication in individuals with ADD can unmask over-sensitivity, extreme intensity, or a low frustration tolerance that had been hidden by weak attention. 223 more words

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President of the ProcrastiNation

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