ADHD and sexuality: Effects, dysfunction, sex drive, and more : Medical News Today


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a range of symptoms, including hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention, and behavioral problems. ADHD may also affect romantic relationships, feelings of self-worth, or even the ability to perform sexually.

These markers are not used to make a diagnosis, and they may be due to the disorder itself or develop as a side effect of medicines used for treatment.

 

Source: ADHD and sexuality: Effects, dysfunction, sex drive, and more : Medical News Today

Why Some Kids With ADHD Seek Attention and Play “Class Clown” : Understood


  • Kids with ADHD often use attention-seeking behaviors to mask difficulties.
  • Being the class clown can be a way for kids with ADHD to cope with anxiety.
  • You can help your child develop positive strategies.

Whether they’re cracking jokes, making faces or doing handstands, for some kids with ADHD (also known as ADD), class clown can seem like a role they were born to play. But goofing around in class and elsewhere isn’t all fun and games. Attention-seeking behavior can have real consequences, both in school and out.

Understanding why kids with ADHD seek attention and play the class clown is key. It can help you help your child find better ways to channel his energy and emotions.

ADHD and Seeking Attention

When kids with ADHD draw attention to themselves, they’re usually not trying to be difficult. The funny comments and slapstick routines are a way to draw attention away from the problems ADHD can create. Those problems include impulsivity and hyperactivity, as well as inattention.

Your child may be afraid that his classmates will laugh at him if they realize he forgot his homework, again. He may worry that they’ll think he’s dumb if he can’t answer the teacher’s question because he got distracted. Or that he’s annoying if he blurts something out when he shouldn’t have. Clowning around is often a way to cover for the anxiety and get ahead of criticism.

This behavior might look like:

 

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ADHD and Schizophrenia: Similarities and Differences – Medical News Today


ADHD and schizophrenia are two different disorders, but there is an overlap in symptoms. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Source: ADHD and Schizophrenia: Similarities and Differences – Medical News Today

Smartphone alerts increase inattention, hyperactivity — ScienceDaily


With the Internet in our pockets, are we more inclined to be inattentive to other tasks? A new study indicates that the answer is yes. The researchers designed a two-week experimental study and showed that when students kept their phones on ring or vibrate, they reported more symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity than when they kept their phones on silent.

Source: Smartphone alerts increase inattention, hyperactivity — ScienceDaily

ADHD Symptoms: How Is ADHD Diagnosed And Which States Have The Highest Rates?


Original post from Inquisitr

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ADHD symptoms include a persistent inability to focus that often affects how a person functions; someone who is easily distracted could be suffering from ADHD. Another symptom involves hyperactivity. A person who has been diagnosed with ADHD often has to keep moving. Whether that means tapping their foot or fidgeting in their seat, there is always some type of movement going on. It is not uncommon for a person with ADHD to interrupt a conversation or intrude. It’s usually a culmination of these symptoms that actually leads to a diagnosis.

Interestingly enough, there are some states that have a higher rate of people diagnosed with ADHD. For instance, Louisiana, North Carolina, Alabama, and Delaware lead The States with a rate of 14 percent to 15.9 percent. The states with lower rates include much of the Southwest (From California to Texas).

Despite ADHD symptoms being prominent in many patients, there are some doctors who don’t believe that the disorder even exists. As previously reported by TheInquisitr, one doctor in Chicago believes that ADHD is diagnosed by mistake — but if the actual cause of the symptoms is treated properly, the problem can be fixed. Behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul says that “over-diagnosis” is a serious problem and medicating a patient for ADHD when they really have something else doesn’t help anyone and could have an even more negative impact on the patient.

There has always been a lot of controversy surrounding ADHD — that’s nothing new. With new research being released, some people feel as though it’s better to treat ADHD with lifestyle changes vs. with medication. However, everyone seems to have their own opinion on the disorder… what’s yours?

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