If you’re being evaluated for possible ADHD, symptom questionnaires often feature prominently in the process.
In my last post, I wrote about a teenager in Michigan who was sent to a juvenile detention facility after being found "guilty on failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school" – which is to say, she was incarcerated for oversleeping and not doing her homework.
As I write this, there is a 15-year-old girl with ADHD who has been sitting in a juvenile detention facility since May because she did not do her homework.
After writing plenty of blog posts in March and April on the theme of having ADHD during lockdown, you might notice that I’ve dialed it back on the coronavirus-themed posts lately.
Treating ADHD might mean you don’t get burned – literally.
For people with ADHD, routines can provide structure that makes it easier to cope with our symptoms. Having something as part of a routine takes pressure off the need to plan ahead. When we find a routine that works, we can automatically follow it without having to make decisions about how to organize our time.
ADHD and substance use often go together, which raises the tricky question of whether it’s a good idea to prescribe stimulants for someone with a drug problem.
I went to college, and I learned stuff.