How Modern Media Can Help Teach More About ADHD

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a very common diagnosis in teenagers, but there are a lot of stereotypes around ADHD. Children and teens with ADHD are often depicted as disruptive and unable to follow even simple distractions. Their stories are often tied into cautionary tales about Ritalin (a common drug prescribed for ADHD) and its potential…

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Treatment for Teens With ADHD: Getting Help For Your Child

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ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. While it is common for teenagers to be distracted, teens struggling with ADHD do not grow out of this behavior, and symptoms can grow in severity over time. Treatment for teens…

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Can My Teen with Autism Spectrum Disorder Also Be Diagnosed with ADHD?

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About 30% of teens on the autism spectrum have symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but until recently, diagnostic guidelines suggested that they could only be diagnosed with one or the other. Since the introduction of the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into the DSM that allows for variability in symptomology, psychologists are beginning to…

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Sparking Creativity: ADHD in Teens

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Research shows creative thinking is not uncommon for individuals who have ADHD. This could prove beneficial to teens when entering adulthood. Individuals with ADHD have a tendency to resist conformity and ignore typical information. These qualities can serve as an asset in the professional world. Studies show that individuals may be more flexible in tasks…

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