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ADHD DIAGNOSIS & THE YOUNGEST CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM

ADHD DIAGNOSISDoes the age of a child in a classroom setting matter when discussing ADHD?

Reuters published an article reviewing a study that found children who are younger in the classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with learning disabilities, depression, and ADHD than older students in the classroom.

Researchers in this study examined school enrollment data and electronic health records of more than 1 million students ages 4-15 in the U.K. The students’ ages were calculated based on their date of...

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Interesting Info About Life With ADHD, Working Memory, And Depression.

2021 08 04 102716An interesting study by Tracy Packiam Alloway and John C. Horton in the Journal of Applied Psychology, explores the relationship between our ability to encode, store and retrieve data, and how we regulate our emotions. 

They assert that Working Memory plays a role in our coping with negative life events. “There is a growing body of research supporting the role of working memory in emotional regulation. We know that those with clinical depression have difficulties in suppressing irrelevant...

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Pandemic Causes Rise in Adult ADHD

Pandemic Causes Rise in Adult ADHDSince the pandemic, there has been an increase in adults reporting ADHD symptoms and seeking help.

As an adult with ADHD, it can be challenging to prioritize and complete tasks.  Managing the day to day - from paying bills, scheduling appointments, completing work assignments, and taking care of your family’s needs can be overwhelming. 

When ADHD runs in the family, things can get even more complicated.  If you are an adult with ADHD, trying to teach your child with ADHD how to...

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Is it ADHD, Anxiety, or Both?

ADHD AxietyOver half of individuals diagnosed with ADHD are also diagnosed with a second condition such as a learning disability, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, or anxiety.

Healthline reports about 50 percent of adults and up to 30 percent of children with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder.

If you have ADHD and anxiety, it may be difficult to know where one ends and the other begins as often the symptoms overlap. Both ADHD and anxiety can cause you to have difficulty paying attention...

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