Misunderstanding Adult ADHD

Misunderstanding Adult ADHD

Misunderstanding Adult ADHD—It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore Some of what I write about concerning adult ADHD comes from an article in Psychiatric Times. “Adult ADHD: A Review of the Clinical Presentation, Challenges, and Treatment Option” by Jennifer Reinhold, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP. We typically think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a childhood problem, and…

Medications for Psychiatric Disorders

The Same Medications for Different Psychiatric Disorders. Why?

How Do Drugs From 1 Psychiatric Disorder Treat Symptoms of Another How is it that Lamotrigine, an antiepileptic, can help depression, a seemingly different disorder altogether? And why can Prozac, an antidepressant, help reduce anxiety? Or an antipsychotic for schizophrenia help depression? In other words, how is it that drugs for one type of major psychiatric disorder treat…

Childhood ADHD or Lack of Sleep

Childhood ADHD or Just Lack of Sleep?

Potential Misdiagnosis of Childhood ADHD The symptoms of sleep deprivation in children resemble those of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These include being wired, moody and uncooperative, unable to pay attention or sit still, and to have poor social skills. The truth is that many children are given a diagnosis of ADHD when in fact the real problem may…