I don’t want to jinx it, but I feel like we’ve had a pretty good couple weeks in terms of PR for ADHDers.
Very recently, journalist Yashar Ali posted a brilliant Twitter thread about ADHD that went viral. In the thread, Ali revealed his ADHD diagnosis and talked about how ADHD affects his life.
People aged between 12 and 20 arrested for "impulsive crimes" should receive mandatory testing for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, MPs have said. Something we should consider for Ireland.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for ADHD say compulsory testing should also be introduced for anyone sent to jail.
A mum-of-two has spoken of her anguish as her seven-year-old has been out of mainstream school for 20 weeks. Naomi Shelton, 33, said young Kade Moneypenny was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in May 2018.
The mum from Calverton, Nottinghamshire, told how "he has always been the class clown and so alarm bells started ringing but after his diagnosis he started getting excluded from school left right and centre."
Why do so many people with ADHD struggle to find relief from their symptoms? From taking away interventions too soon to trying therapy before medication, here are six common obstacles to successful treatment — and how to avoid them.
Asked what they know about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, many people will likely tell you that it mostly affects children, and mostly boys. However, recent research has shown that neither of these perceptions is entirely true.