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Students on ADHD meds

We are currently in the neurology block, and in one lecture a professor brought up famous people who would’ve likely been diagnosed with ADHD, which included Albert Einstein.   831 more words

Ativan, Valium among drugs facing tighter controls in Alberta

WATCH ABOVE: Heather Yourex has Health FYI for July 20, 2015.

CALGARY – The Alberta college of physicians and surgeons has added benzodiazepines, like Ativan and Valium, to its Triplicate Prescription Program over concern the drugs are being increasingly abused. 392 more words


Is ADHD a “real” disorder, or merely a construct?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) was first introduced as a mental disorder into the DSM-II (APA, 1968). Since then, ADHD has been one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorders, with estimated prevalence rates of 5-10% in children (Biederman, 2004), although the DSM-5 conservatively estimates 5% (APA, 2013) and other researchers have found prevalence rates as high as 26% (Timimi & Taylor, 2004). 1,379 more words


Woodstock Farmers Market visit

Hi Friends,

yesterday my wonderful helper Gloria came and we went over to the Woodstock Farmer’s Market.  I’ve never been there before so it was a real treat.  476 more words

The truth about adult ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD, has long since been thought to only affect children. Scientists now know that it affects up to 2 million South African adults and can have far-reaching implications for work and personal life. 1,217 more words


An excerpt from "THE THIN DEAL"

A New Obsession The stage is bare, but for one pale girl with strawberry-blonde hair. A particularly ugly shade of pink fabric hangs across the back of the stage, and the stage wings are made of long strips of the same material. 1,216 more words


An excerpt from "CHILD'S PLAY"

A Positive Thing

I’ve positioned myself in the corner of the coffee shop, facing the room, such that when Eshed Marcus arrives, he’ll have to sit with his back to rest of the room. 1,424 more words