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ADHD - Not Just for Kids (Adult ADHD Documentary) | Only Human


ADHD - Not Just for Kids (Adult ADHD Documentary) | Only Human

ADHD - Not Just for Kids debunks some of the myths surrounding this invisible, cognitive disability as more and more adults are recognised as having ADHD or ADD.

While following the personal journeys made by adults that was diagnosed with the disorder late in life, the documentary also challenges some of the most persistent myths surrounding ADHD, through interviews with some of the leading experts in the area and a look at the most recent research into the field.

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ADHD Not Just for Kids

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Mayo Clinic Radio

Pediatrician Dr. Rachel Lynch discusses attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) - causes, symptoms & pathology

What is ADHD? ADHD and ADD are synonymous terms used to describe when a child displays symptoms related to not being able to pay attention or is overly active and impulsive. Find more videos at

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Understanding the Nuances of ADHD | Michael Manos, PhD

Kids and adults who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder often struggle to pay attention to just one thing – they demonstrate symptoms of inattention, distractibility and hyperactive impulsive behavior. Because of the nature of the disorder, it’s best treated outside of the therapist’s office, at the point of contact, says pediatric psychologist Michael Manos, PhD. Learn what causes ADHD, how it works in the brain and strategies to overcome symptoms.

ADHD as an Adult: How is it Different?

In the past everyone used to consider ADHD to be something that only affected children. Many professionals even believed that children who had been diagnosed with ADHD would later grow out of it. We now know that that is completely false, and ADHD is something that will be part of our entire life. ADHD can even present differently in adults versus children, and therefore can go undiagnosed for long periods of time. Here's more info on what ADHD is and how it’s diagnosed.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. It is categorized by the number of symptoms one has in both the inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity categories. So let’s talk about inattention first:
A person must have at least 6 of these following symptoms and these symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is inconsistent with developmental level and that negatively impacts their social or occupational functioning.
1. Often fails to pay attention to detail and makes careless mistakes
2. Has difficulty holding attention in tasks or hobbies
3. Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly...
The second category is hyperactivity and impulsivity, and again they must show at least 6 (5 if they are 17 and older) of the following symptoms. They also note that these symptoms cannot be just because someone is being oppositional or hostile towards someone else.
1. Will often fidget with or taps hands or feet or squirms in their seat.
2. Will often leave their seat during times when remaining seated is expected.
3. Often runs out or climbs in situations where it is inappropriate (in adults this may be limited to feeling restless).. Now let’s get into how it can be different in adults, and why many people are not getting properly diagnosed with ADHD until they are much older. First I think it’s important to know that all adults who are diagnosed with ADHD had it as a child, they just never got a proper diagnosis, and may have struggled in school without support as a result. Which, I have to be honest, is always upsetting for me to read about because children can grow up believing that they are stupid, lazy, or never going to fit in. If they understood what was going on they could have learned tools and techniques to better manage it.
Adults with ADHD may have trouble at work, change jobs frequently, and not feel very fulfilled with their work. They could also tend to smoke cigarettes, abuse alcohol with more frequency, and struggle with other mental health issues (most common are anxiety and depression). There are also reports that adults with ADHD get a lot of speeding tickets, aren’t good at saving money, and over salt their food. They also tend to struggle with relationships and due to their impulsiveness, often get married multiple times. Now obviously as I go through these traits know that everyone is going to be different, but these are some of the signs and symptoms that research over the years has shown.
There are many therapeutic techniques and tools you can use to help you better manage the symptoms. CBT has been the most researched and supported treatment, and here are some of the basic tools people find helpful 1. Setting small goals/tasks each and every day 2. Setting a timer so that you know how long you have to keep doing that thing, and then you get to do something else 3. Have a reward system for yourself where you get something you want (ie. watching that amazing youtube video you saw in your feed) as soon as you complete one task. 4. Establish a routine that you can follow most days 5. Come up with distraction tools and techniques that you can do (ie. doodling while in meetings to keep you focused). 6. Be kind to yourself. Behavioral changes take time and practice, and some days you may just be too tired to do it all. Just keep trying and know that it will get better and easier.

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Adult ADHD: Is it Real? - Charles Walker, PhD

We commonly associated ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - with children. But it's a problem that can afflict adults as well. Adult sufferers of ADHD often find it difficult to perform in the workplace and to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.

In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast neuropsychologist Dr. Charles Walker answers questions about ADHD and its effect on adults.

When ADHD Isn't the Only Issue

The NYU Langone Child Study Center's Dr. Tim Verduin explains that ADHD often coexists alongside another mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression. Sometimes, the coexisting disorder is directly related to the ADHD having gone untreated. Dr. Verduin is the clinical director for the CSC's Institute for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Behavior Disorders.

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Behavioral Treatments for ADHD

Yes, there are effective behavioral interventions for ADHD!

Blake Lancaster, PhD, pediatric psychologist, presents a review of non-pharmacologic interventions for ADHD. The presentation includes an overview of current state of affairs in ADHD treatment, a review of behavioral approaches to treating ADHD, and recent research insights.

Presented at the 6th Annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium in June 2017.

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Inside the adult ADHD brain

In the first study to compare patterns of brain activity in adults who recovered from childhood ADHD and those who did not, McGovern Institute neuroscientists have discovered key differences in a brain communication network that is active when the brain is at wakeful rest and not focused on a particular task. The findings offer evidence of a biological basis for adult ADHD and should help to validate the criteria used to diagnose the disorder, according to the researchers. - See more at:

Everything You Need to Know About ADHD | Access Health

For the 17 million children and adults in the United States living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the day-to-day can be a lifelong struggle. That's why we're sitting down with a panel of medical experts to discuss advice, tips, and strategies for those affected.

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in children and adolescents, typically beginning in childhood and often lasting into adulthood. Studies show ADHD affects certain areas of the brain that allow us to solve problems, plan ahead, control impulses, and understand others' actions.

It's important to note that while ADHD affects millions of people across the country, it can be managed through a proper diagnosis and a well-rounded treatment plan.

Stay tuned as we meet with affected families, leading doctors, and medical directors and researchers who have dedicated their careers to helping those with ADHD.

We're diving into every aspect of the disorder, which is one of the most common and easiest to treat, and offering a handful of tips guaranteed to be helpful to you or someone you know. You don't want to miss this!

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4 Common Problems in ADHD Treatment for Teens & Adults

Some teens and adults get frustrated because they don’t have the improvements they expected from their treatment for ADHD. In this webinar Dr. Thomas E. Brown will discuss 4 problems that may interfere with successful treatment for teens and adults with ADHD. 1) Lack of a clear understanding of the many ways ADHD can impact daily life; 2) inadequate “fine tuning” of medication for ADHD; 3) Ignoring problematic co-occurring disorders; 4) insufficient interpersonal support. Dr. Brown will describe ways to address these common problems to improve the effectiveness of treatment for teens and adults with ADHD.

LHC Inspiration: Adult ADHD

LHC Inspiration: Adult ADHD

Adult ADHD: Mayo Clinic Radio

Dr. Robert Wilfahrt, a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses ADHD in adults. Dr. Wilfahrt is also a content editor and board member for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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A Pattern of Struggles: ADHD and the Older Adult

Are you am older adult who is among one of the fastest growing segments of people newly diagnosed with ADHD? You might find yourself coping with more than just the symptoms of the disorder.

Martin Wetzel, MD, author of The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family & Friends, knows how hard it can be for older adults to get an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan due to:
• misconceptions about the disorder and senior adults
• assumptions that symptoms are “just part of getting older”
• lack of information available to healthcare professionals about ADHD in senior adults

Dr. Wetzel will discuss how older adults can seek an accurate evaluation and some of the treatments available to them. Whether you’re a senior adult with ADHD, or you care for one, this is an Ask the Expert you don’t want to miss!

Martin Wetzel is a psychiatrist on faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD in adults for many years. Dr Wetzel authored one of the first articles reviewing ADHD in older adults, and also wrote The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family and Friends. Dr. Wetzel is currently the psychiatrist for the Mental Health Unit at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, where he is a clinical instructor for psychiatric residents, medical students, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

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ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Research

NIMH researchers talk about the symptoms of ADHD as well as the latest research.

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My Child Doesn’t Need More Stimulation. So Why Treat His ADHD with Stimulants?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a crippling disorder with childhood onset. There are well-established treatments, including pharmacologic interventions that dramatically reduce the symptoms of ADHD. NYU Langone child psychiatrist Dr. Rahil Jummani discusses the disorder, how it is diagnosed, and effective therapies. The webinar also focuses on medication management of ADHD and developing an understanding of how stimulants and other medications for the disorder work.

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Updates on ADHD Diagnosis & Management

Dr. Barbara Felt from the division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at University of Michigan C.S. Children's Hospital shares updates on diagnosis and management of ADHD in children and teens.

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ADHD is Overdiagnosed & Misunderstood. Here's Why.

ADHD is overdiagnosed and misunderstood. Here's why.
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ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is pervasive and impacts patients' lives negatively if left misdiagnosed or untreated. 35% percent of teenagers with ADHD eventually drop out of school. A child with untreated ADHD is more likely to abuse an illegal substance later in life. And less than 20% of adults seek help for ADHD. There's no question how important early intervention is with this disorder - which is where education comes in. Dr. Domenick Sportelli has diagnosed & treated ADHD in all stages of life, so has seen first-hand the many different ways it can manifest in children, teenagers, and adults. In this series, he gives you the tools to identify those signs, avoid a misdiagnosis, find treatment, and identify whether a treatment is working. He even explains how to help a teenager balance ADHD symptoms with the emotional turbulence of puberty.

ADHD Medication Options

ADHD Medication Options

ADD / ADHD in Adults

Dr. Martin Drapeau, psychologist at Medipsy Psychological Services in Westmount, Quebec, discusses attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults, including what is is, how it is diagnosed, what the symptoms are, and when it might be a good idea to seek professional services. edipsy Psychological Services is a private clinic that offers clinical services in Westmount, Quebec. Please visit or for more information.