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ADHD: Misunderstood, Misinterpreted and Misdignosed

Expert Clears Misconceptions about ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly misunderstood condition, especially among teachers and parents. So, to offer a better insight on this condition, one of nation’s leading experts on ADHD, Ned Hallowell, has listed 10 primary misconceptions associated with ADHD.

This Is What It’s Like To Live With ADHD

Think ADHD doesn’t exist? Here’s why you need to think again.

Childishness Being Misdiagnosed For ADHD, Study

After comparing the youngest children in a grade to the oldest children in the same grade, researchers discovered that kids born in August were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and/or receive ADHD medication than their older, September-born counterparts.

ADHD in girls often misdiagnosed, leading to mental health issues in adulthood

While ADHD has long been portrayed as a disorder afflicting hyperactive boys who have trouble sitting still, doctors are learning more about the way it manifests in females — and why so many girls and women with the disorder go undiagnosed.

ADHD: To Blame Or Not To Blame? - Canyon News

I believe there is a man-made version of ADHD and after observing many cases of bad parenting in public and behind closed doors.

Birth Date May Influence Child's Risk for ADHD Diagnosis

A child's birth date could play a role in determining which kids will be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and subsequently put on medication.

Why ADHD is Misunderstood

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is regularly misunderstood. In fact, some believe that ADHD doesn’t even exist. One reason is the media.

ADHD: A commonly misunderstood mental impairment, chronic condition

People think that all ADHD is the same. While some of these claims have some truth, others are just plain wrong.

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD

Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD. 

Nearly 1 million children potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest - and most immature - in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist.

Brain scans could save kids from ADHD misdiagnoses (Wired UK)

A study has shown that ADHD sufferers may have altered brain function and structure that can be picked up by scans and appropriately diagnosed.

Rises in autism and ADHD: real or grossly misdiagnosed?

Autism and ADHD are often misdiagnosed some experts say. The epidemic may be less of a mental health crisis and more of a societal one. Byline: Lisa Evans

ADHD: How many children are misdiagnosed?

A year ago, psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, considered to be the “scientific father of ADHD,” was quoted in a last interview before his death as saying that “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” His comment certainly has caused an uproar not just among the medical community, but with parents, too. And this is easy to understand given that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD has seen a dramatic increase in recent years.

ADHD increases risk of becoming obese

With the incidence of obesity increasing steadily, much research has been undertaken to try and identify those people who are most likely to become obese so measures can be taken to avoid excessive weight gain, since it is easier to prevent than to reverse. New research indicates that having attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can put an individual at a greater risk of obesity.

ADHD: Top 9 Common Misconceptions You Didn't Know

ADHD has become one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders of the modern day, but there are still a ton of misconceptions circulating about this particular condition.

Is It Really A.D.H.D. or Just Immaturity?

New research shows that the youngest students in a classroom are more likely to be given diagnoses of attention disorders than the oldest.

How to Treat ADHD Naturally

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. ADHD is not caused by diet alone. 

A child with ADHD and a habit of lying doesn’t need to be punished. She needs compassion.

The child isn’t lying to manipulate her mother, Meghan Leahy says, but to defend herself from pain.

ADHD and girls: It's not what you expect

There has been an increase of ADHD in girls, found a recent survey. Find out more about how the symptoms of ADHD manifest themselves differently in girls. - Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., Philadelphia

Most teens who abuse ADHD meds get them from others

Abuse of ADHD stimulant drugs such Ritalin or Adderall is on the rise, and a new study finds that most teens who abuse the drugs get them from someone else.

ADHD vastly overdiagnosed, say scientists

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Why has ADHD increased so much in our children?

Pharmaceutical advertising, schools manipulating test scores and misuse of drugs may all be contributing to diagnosis.

Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn

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