As many as 25% of students at certain colleges say they have misused attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication at some point, earning Ritalin and Adderall nicknames like "study buddies" and "Stanford steroids." But new research suggests that many college students who misuse stimulants aren't doing so to turn that A-minus into an A. Rather, these students may be struggling to survive the semester due to attention problems or even undiagnosed ADHD. Read More
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After a photo of Michael Phelps smoking marijuana surfaced, he apologized, citing his regrettable behavior and bad judgment. What he didn't mention was attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a condition he was diagnosed with at age nine. Read More
You can't change genetics, but there are ways to cultivate learning
Parents who grew up with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often wonder if they will pass the condition on to their kids. Here are a few suggestions for nurturing your child to help improve his or her learning and attention skills. Read More
Between 3% and 4% of adults worldwide have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And these adults miss, on average, more than three weeks a year in workplace productivity, according to a recent study. Read More
One man's lifelong struggle with attention problems
I’m a happily married guy, a loving father, and a dedicated worker who enjoys his job. I like to paint, write poetry, and work with my hands. As a kid I took medicine for hyperactivity, and the doctors said I'd grow out of it. But here's the thing: Even as an adult, I can't sit still. Read More