ADHD is found equally among black and white populations. While more white children are diagnosed, conclusions show this may be due to more assessments for white children or less assessments for black children. If ADHD has no racial preference genetically, then it is important that children of all races are equally treated for this disorder.
The article, “Race and ADHD” by Joel Nigg looks at the issue more closely. He states,
“If you are in an under-represented minority group trying to understand if your child has ADHD, recognize that yes, he or she might. True incidence is about the same across racial groups in the United States. But the diagnostic process is complicated by race and stereotype effects as well as by a history of discrimination in many prior experiences of Black or BIPOC individuals to which a clinician has to be sensitive for an effective evaluation.”
ADHD can equally affect homes of other races. It is predominantly a white issue but one that crosses gender and race lines. It is something that can be easily aided with the proper professional care. It is hence critical that all children regardless of race who are diagnosed with ADHD, receive the same and fair treatment. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
How much does ADHD and sleep problems have in common? It is true many with ADHD suffer from an inability to mindfully rest. This could also play a role during sleep. ADHD can cause problems that prevent the mind from resting. Instead, the mind races from one thought to the next. These issues can correspond with sleep issues. The sleep issues can also play big roles in the ADHD itself surprisingly. They tend to fuel each other.
The article, “How Much Do Sleep Problems Underlie ADHD Symptoms?” by Dr David Rettew looks closer at the inter relations of sleep deficit and ADHD. He states,
“The study has some important implications. While clinicians have long been aware that sleeping problems are quite common among those diagnosed with ADHD, the degree to which these difficulties are responsible for attention problems is often underappreciated. These data suggest that if we can help people with ADHD “just” sleep better, their symptoms might improve. ”
Children with ADHD sometimes need medication but medication can hold a myriad of side effects as well as a life long dependency on a pill. Modifications and coping strategies can limit the need for medication or remove it. It may not be the first step but it can lead to improved outcomes over time and remove the need for medication.
The article, “The question of medication: Life modifications might be an option for children with ADHD” by Ed Condran looks at modifications for children in regards to ADHD. He states,
“There is no doubt some children need medication to quell their impulses and home them in on schoolwork, but why is it that comparable countries around the world have far fewer children on ADHD medication? What should parents do when they suspect their children’s lack of attention could be a problem in school? Before visiting a physician, parents should take a look at their child’s actions and environment. Examine their diet, activity and sleeping patterns. If a child is exhausted, it impacts their attention span”
Hence beyond coping strategies, there can be a variety of ways one can learn to reduce the behavior. To read the complete article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting program for professionals seeking certification. The program is online and independent study.
Good management tips especially for great employees who suffer with ADHD. If a great employee has ADHD, understanding it and helping him or her maximize their skills at work is key. Employers can institute certain practices to ensure ADHD minds understand situations and goals and give the tools to help them work well.
The article, “Six Tips For Helping Employees With ADHD Succeed In The Workplace” by Dawn Brown looks at ways to help those with ADHD in the workplace succeed. She writes,
“As a manager, your job is to keep your business running by ensuring all of your employees are getting their jobs done right. When you’re working hard to motivate and maintain momentum, you might find that the same approach you use with some employees doesn’t help support your employees who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD.”
Adult ADHD is a true reality for many. ADHD can get in the way of career and relationships. It is important for those with ADHD to know how to cope with it and have the professional help they need. With the proper guidance and coping skills, those with ADHD can live with relative ease and less stress.
The article, “I Have ADHD. Here Are 9 Productivity Tips That Really Help Me ” by Isabelle O’Carroll lists 9 ways others can learn to cope with ADHD. She states,
“You might find these tips more helpful than ever right now as most of us are dealing with some pretty big changes to our routines while we practice social distancing during the new coronavirus pandemic. Given our new day-to-day and work environments, it’s a great time to integrate some tips and tricks that can help you focus.”
ADHD can affect children but also adults. Adult ADHD is affects many adults in the United States. Some are diagnosed and never knew they had ADHD. This leads to an alarming self evaluation of the past and how ADHD had unknowingly affected not only an adult’s past personality but also past relationships.
The article, “A new life: being diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s has given me something quite magical” by Jason Wilson looks at how one person was affected by the diagnosis that he had ADHD as a 40 year old. The article states,
“A pattern began to emerge in the conversation that even I, in my befuddlement, could see. I had been living my life in a state of almost permanent distraction, which periodically descended into panic and chaos in the face of another wasted day, another lost wallet or another forgotten chore.”
This distraction was ADHD and led the man to realize that much of his life and all his issues was directly related to ADHD. It finally all made sense! To read the entire article, please click here
ADHD Consultants can help others diagnose if they have ADHD and lead them to the necessary help and offer important coping methods to deal with the disorder. Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
ADHD can drive individuals crazy and also the people around them. Identifying and learning to cope with the symptoms are key. Some aspects of ADHD can be modified through behavioral changes and strategies. ADHD Consultants and other healthcare providers can help individuals better cope with many elements of ADHD that are the most visible and annoying.
The article,“8 Ways I Will Rescue Myself from My Own Worst ADHD Instincts” by June Silny looks at ways one can escape the worst parts of ADHD. She states,
“With my ADHD, I’m in or out. I can’t focus, or I hyper-focus. I’m full of energy, or I can’t get off the couch. The word balance is not in my vocabulary. Without a middle, I care for the needs of others with every ounce of my being. Eventually, I’m left with an emptiness — emotionally drained, physically exhausted, and agitated without knowing why. That is not a healthy long-term strategy.”
ADHD can very difficult to deal with. Sometimes medication is very helpful. Sometimes though medication can give side effects. Many individuals also prefer to avoid medication when possible. If this is the case, ADHD needs behavioral modifications and coping strategies to deal with the symptoms.
Still, some may utilize medication but also combine with behavioral modifications. The article, “Behavioral Interventions Beneficial for ADHD” by Madeline Morr looks at how behavioral interventions are key in fighting the symptoms of ADHD. She states,
“A new study highlights the benefits of physical exercise in improving cognitive function in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a report published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The findings support the inclusion of nonpharmaceutical interventions in conjunction with commonly used medications for the treatment of ADHD.”
Behavioral interventions can play a key role in helping parents manage ADHD issues in their children. They can sometimes replace or compliment medicated use. Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
Great look at ADHD children and their potential for explosive and angry outbursts. ADHD children deal with many stressful situations and outbursts and behavioral issues arise and they need to be understood to better deal with their outbursts.
The article, “Why Your Child’s ADHD Outbursts Are So Explosive — and Isolating” by Paula Schuck looks at the problem of ADHD and the outbursts that it can cause. She states,
“Not all children with ADHD have explosive behavior, however many do — and children with ADHD tend to be at a higher risk than other children their age for exhibiting or developing oppositional and disruptive behaviors,” says Emily C. Haranin, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”
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Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. ADHD Consulting can help one cope with their child and his or her outbursts. These outbursts can cause family havoc and need addressed not only for peace but also for the child’s overall progression in learning to cope with his or her issues.
ADHD results in numerous unfavorable behavior, especially with children in school or home settings. Medication is usually the first answer. While it is good to utilize various coping behavioral strategies, it is sometimes needed. Ritalin is one of the most common medications used to deal with the symptoms of ADHD.
In the article, “ADHD: Is Ritalin the Answer?”, Etsy Mendelowitz looks at if Ritalin is truly the answer or not in dealing with ADHD. She states,
“The most common type of medication prescribed for ADHD is a stimulant, such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall. There are nonstimulant medications available for ADHD, but both Dr. Rothbort and Dr. Blatter agree that they aren’t nearly as effective as stimulants. In some cases, patients have no choice because stimulants don’t agree with them, and in some cases patients use stimulants in conjunction with nonstimulants for the best effect.”
ADHD can be a very disruptive issue in the home and school, so sometimes medication may be needed. It is important to find the right medication and right strategy for your child. If you would like to learn more about ADHD Consulting, or would like to become certified, then please review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and self paced.