Prescribing stimulants to people with ADHD who also have substance use disorders is so counterintuitive that many medical professionals simply refuse to do it. After all, handing over a controlled substance to someone with a drug problem sounds like a bad idea, right?
December is a fun month, or a scary month, depending on how you look at it. On the fun side: time with family, holiday rituals, and the turning of a new year full of new possibilities. On the scary side: time with family, holiday rituals, and the turning of a new year full of new possibilities.
Thanks to a new study published in Nature Genetics, we’re now a substantial step closer to understanding the genetics of ADHD.
On this blog, I often talk about the things that someone as an individual can do to improve life with ADHD. The reason is simple: how I cope with ADHD through my own actions is one aspect of the condition that I actually have control over, so it’s one that’s productive to focus on.
Show me an ADHDer and I’ll show you a compulsive internet user in the making. The internet has almost everything the ADHD brain craves – instant rewards, constant stimulation, endless rabbit holes of information to go down. What could possibly go wrong?
If you’ve gone through school with ADHD, you can probably think of some frustrating classes you had and some teachers who weren’t sympathetic. If you’re lucky, you can also think of a teacher or two who stood out. They inspired you and encouraged you in a way that most other teachers didn’t.
When trying to explain our condition to others, people with ADHD frequently run into problems like a lack of awareness over what ADHD is or general stigma surrounding mental health conditions like ADHD. But a more particular problem is encountering people who specifically don’t want to believe that we have ADHD.