Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD

First step towards treatment management: "I think I need help." These words can empower change and begin the journey toward self-discovery and healing.
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The best type of treatment for you depends on the type of ADHD you have, according to Dr. Amen.

Dr. Amen’s 7 Types of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD or ADD)

Daniel Amen's believes that there are 7 types of ADD — each with its own unique ADHD symptoms, brain function, and neurotransmitter activity.

3 defining features of ADHD: an interest-based nervous system,emotional hyperarousal, and  rejection sensitivity

3 Defining Features of ADHD That Everyone Overlooks

3 defining features of ADHD: an interest-based nervous system,emotional hyperarousal, and rejection sensitivity

Sometimes anxious kids don't look anxious. Sometimes they look hyper and unfocused. Unfortunately it is common for these kids to be misdiagnosed with ADHD. Here is the link between ADHD and Anxiety.

The Link Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Kids Can Be Misdiagnosed

Sometimes anxious kids don't look anxious. Sometimes they look hyper and unfocused. Unfortunately it is common for these kids to be misdiagnosed with ADHD. Here is the link between ADHD and Anxiety.

Binge eating and ADHD Lisdexamfetamine (aka Vyvanse) can treat them both..

Binge Eating Often Goes Hand in Hand With ADD

Binge eating and ADHD Lisdexamfetamine (aka Vyvanse) can treat them both..

How Is ADHD Diagnosed? | 3-minutes with Thomas Brown -   Understood

Video: How Is ADHD Diagnosed?

Learn how children get tested for ADHD. Watch this video to see an expert explain how kids are diagnosed with ADHD and who diagnoses ADHD.

Questions the cookie-cutter way ADHD is commonly diagnosed and treated. ($16 in Kindle)

Cover image for Beyond ADHD : overcoming the label and thriving

***Become an educated patient about ADHD medications.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Warfarin, also known by the brand name Coumadin, is a medication prescribed to treat individuals at risk for blood clot formation. This drug decreases.

Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation The Unofficial Symptom of Adult ADHD (…and how to avoid it’s negative impact)

Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation The Unofficial Symptom of Adult ADHD (…and how to avoid it’s negative impact)

The Difference Between ADHD and Executive Functioning Issues

The Difference Between ADHD and Executive Functioning Issues

ADHD and executive functioning issues often go hand in hand, since most ADHD symptoms are problems with executive function. This chart shows how they& related.

Brown Rating Scales - Executive function impairments for persons aged 3 years through adult.

Rating scales for assessment of ADHD/EF in children, adolescents and adults

Adult ADHD: Other Soft Signs and Related Issues - (These are not found in the DSMV diagnosis guideline.)Soft signs of ADHD include: Hypersensitivity, Sensory Overload, Overwhelm or Overstimulation, OCD-like coping skills , hyperfocus, and  Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria Underscores the importance of finding experienced professional help.

Adult ADHD: Other Soft Signs and Related Issues - (These are not found in the DSMV diagnosis guideline.)Soft signs of ADHD include: Hypersensitivity, Sensory Overload, Overwhelm or Overstimulation, OCD-like coping skills , hyperfocus, and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria Underscores the importance of finding experienced professional help.

Yes, in most cases! Greater confidence among family physicians to diagnose and treat adult ADHD could help meet patients’ needs

Yes, in most cases! Greater confidence among family physicians to diagnose and treat adult ADHD could help meet patients’ needs

Steps that medical professionals should take to lead to a formal diagnosis

Your Ultimate ADHD Diagnosis Guide

Take these precautions to ensure an accurate evaluation.

Free Handout: How to Prepare for Your ADHD Evaluation

ADHD is increasingly common. But that doesn't mean every physician knows how to diagnose it. Take these precautions to ensure an accurate ADHD evaluation.

Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD | CHADD

Nationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Review of 6 treatment approaches for children with DBD

Nationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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