Major New Study Links Psychiatric Conditions

The way in which autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia are diagnosed and treated could be set to change forever, following a major study published today in Lancet, the medical journal. While an analysis of each of these five conditions would show us that they share a number of common characteristics and [...]

CDC Releases Results from ADHD Study

Pet Scan of a Normal Brain and an ADHD brain. From Zametkins et al. (1990) A recent ADHD study conducted by the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities reached its conclusion, and the results were published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders[1]. This was one of the largest community [...]

Could ADHD be Diagnosed Through Eye Movement

ADHD diagnosed through eye movement According to Medical News Today,[1] a new study published in the Journal of Neurology claims diagnosis of ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder may happen earlier thanks to the findings in this study. Each of these conditions involves attention dysfunctions and ocular control. According to the [...]

A Full List of ADHD Medications

This is a full list of medications that are currently used for treating ADHD.  There isn't much like this online, so hope it helps. It's written in plain English with (we hope!) a sense of humor.  At the end, we go over some common questions. If it helps you, we'd really appreciate your helping getting [...]

Thoughts on ADHD, Diagnosis & Controversy

What is ADHD? ADHD is an extremely common disorder that is characterized by difficulty paying attention, distractibility and hyperactivity. And some say it's even more common than previously thought. For one, it's now believed to be common in adults - not just children - and that a diagnosis of ADHD doesn't always have [...]

Vyvanse vs Adderall XR – Benefits, Problems

Vyvanse vs Adderall XR: Vyvanse is a new treatment for ADHD and this article compares it to Adderall. If you want to learn the 10 most important things you should know about Vyvanse, see here. Are you confused by all your medication options?  (Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, Vyvanse, Intuniv, Metadate, Pemoline - and that's just getting [...]