ADHD treatment

Let’s Bring Awareness To ADHD

October is ADHD Awareness month and for people without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder it can be difficult to grasp what it feels like for those who do. Individuals with ADHD may hear people flippantly say, “Everyone is a little bit ADHD” or dismiss their experience without compassion. However, contrary to popular misconception, ADHD is not a new term nor a medical fad. The medical condition was first mentioned in 1902 by British pediatrician Sir George Still who described “an abnormal defect of moral control in children.” He noticed that some children were unable to control their behavior the way a typical child would but were still intelligent. Read More

What Happens to Young Adults with ADHD?

By Krysha Thayer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short, is a mental disorder that is most commonly found in children between the ages of 4 and 17. Upon entering young adulthood, it is common for people who have been diagnosed with ADHD to grow out of it. But this is not true for everyone. Many young adults who were diagnosed with ADHD during childhood continue to struggle with it throughout their young adult life. Still, others who may not have been diagnosed during childhood can be diagnosed with late-onset ADHD. Around 60 percent of children who are diagnosed with ADHD in their childhoods continue to struggle with ADHD into their adult lives. That means that roughly 5 percent of the adult population in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD. That is nearly 11 million people. Some studies have shown that the number of people struggling with this disorder is probably much higher than 5 percent because many cases of ADHD are never diagnosed and go untreated. Read More

Claudia Black Center Introduces T.O.V.A to Screen for ADHD

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center has incorporated the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.) to its assessment protocol. This initiative brings an objective functional measure to inform its clinical assessment with regard to the differential diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). “Using the T.O.V.A is a critical piece to comprehensive assessments to address such complexity of symptoms and behaviors in our clients. It raises our high standard of service to an even greater level,” says Claudia Black, Ph.D., clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center and renowned speaker and author who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s. Read More