ADHD has been identified as one of the most heritable of all the mental disorders. Twin studies in childhood consistently report a 70-80% heritability rate. Diagnosis of ADHD is increasingly prevalent in our childhood population. … [Read more...] about Grandma has ADHD!
So what is ADHD? And how do you know if you or someone you love has this brain makeup? Mental health professionals use what is known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which is currently in the fifth edition. This book … [Read more...] about Diagnostic Criteria of ADHD
For many years it was believed that ADHD was a childhood disorder which the individual would outgrow. The medical and mental health community relied on criteria used to diagnose children and teens as the measure of whether and adult had … [Read more...] about What do you know about Adult ADHD?
Let’s clear up what ADHD is and what it isn’t. Everyone has ADHD! It’s Not a Real “Thing.” While everyone has some of the symptoms of ADHD sometimes- like inattention, hyperactivity, memory problems, trouble focusing- these are often … [Read more...] about What ADHD Is and Isn’t (ADHD Facts)