Routines are therapeutic for children with ADHD, who benefit from clear expectations and reliable schedules. And nothing throws a routine out of whack like the holidays. Given those two truths, ADD expert Edward Hallowell, M.D., for Additude Magazine, explains how to prep for the season so everyone actually enjoys it. The holiday whirlwind is kicking […]
How to Make Friends: A Guide for Kids with ADHD (and Their Parents, Too)
Fact: Boys are diagnosed two to three times as often as girls, but about 4.2% of girls have received a diagnosis of ADHD at some point in their life. (And that’s not none!)
Fact: Everyone does not have a physical difference in their brain
When people say things like, “Everyone has a little bit of ADHD these days!” they mean everyone exhibits some behaviours like the symptoms of ADHD.
FACT: Parents do not cause ADHD. The disorder comes from the accumulation of many environmental and genetic risk factors.
FACT: The therapeutic use of stimulant medications for ADHD prevents addiction