Attention Deficit Slideshows

What Inattentive ADHD Looks Like In the (Not So) Wild
Diagnosing ADD 17 slides
Inattentive ADHD can be mistaken for anxiety or depression in adults. In children, it may resemble a learning disorder. Here, we take an in-depth look at inattentive vs. hyperactive symptoms, so you get the right diagnosis. ... start slideshow
Your Executive Functions Are Weak. Here's Why.
Related & Comorbid Conditions 16 slides
ADHD and Executive Function Disorder (EFD) are tightly linked, but far from synonymous. They both make it exceedingly difficult to complete tasks and stay organized, but EFD impacts nearly all goal-directed behavior. How to tell the difference — and get it under control. ... start slideshow
How Sensory Processing Disorder Looks A Lot Like ADHD
Diagnosing Children 21 slides
Sensory Processing Disorder is not just about itchy tags. It is a complex and multi-faceted condition that is often mistaken for ADHD, anxiety, and other conditions. A must-read for parents by the author of "The Out-of-Sync Child." ... start slideshow
Exaggerated Emotions: How and Why ADHD Triggers Intense Feelings
ADD Basics 14 slides
"Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion." Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense emotions. ... start slideshow
When It's More Than ADHD
Related & Comorbid Conditions 11 slides
If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, odds are you also exhibit symptoms of anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder, or one of these other 7 overlapping, linked conditions. What you need to know. ... start slideshow
Why Some Children on the Autism Spectrum Are Misdiagnosed with ADHD
Diagnosing Children 12 slides
Asperger's Syndrome no longer exists as a standalone diagnosis. But many of the symptoms associated with this type of Autism Spectrum Disorder are mistaken for ADHD along the way. Find out if your doctor is on the right path. ... start slideshow
"I Feel Like I'm Losing My Grip."
Anxiety & Depression 14 slides
No two people experience anxiety in the same way. Here, we explain the symptoms of phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, and other types of anxiety disorders — plus how to treat each one. ... start slideshow
Not Ditzy. Not Lazy. And Definitely Not Dumb.
Women & ADD 12 slides
Girls with ADHD are called many things before they ever receive an accurate diagnosis. Here is everything you need to know about ADHD in girls and women, so you – or your daughter – don’t slip through the cracks. ... start slideshow
Living in the Shadow of a Stereotype: New Facts About ADHD
ADD Basics 16 slides
"Findings from neuroscience, brain imaging, and clinical research have dramatically changed the old understanding of ADHD as essentially a behavior disorder." This is essential reading. ... start slideshow
Panic Buttons: How to Stop Anxiety and Its Triggers
Anxiety & Depression 14 slides
"Anxiety packs a 1-2 punch — first body panic, then mind panic. Fear follows you wherever you go." If this sounds familiar, reclaim control of your mental and emotional health with these simple, everyday solutions for relieving anxiety and stopping panic attacks before they spiral. ... start slideshow
How Brain Imaging Changes Everything — Or Not
Diagnosing ADD 13 slides
SPECT imaging measures the brain's healthy activity. How is this helpful in diagnosing and treating ADHD? Here, Dr. Amen explains how he uses brain imaging to pinpoint ADHD challenges — and solutions. ... start slideshow
My Senses Are In Overdrive — All Of the Time
Diagnosing Children 9 slides
Sensory Processing Disorder is a unique and challenging neurological condition associated with inefficient processing of sensory information. That may mean scratchy tags are unbearable, or loud noises intolerable. Learn how to recognize the symptoms, and get treatment here. ... start slideshow
10 Commonly Misdiagnosed ADHD Symptoms
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
Mood swings. Insomnia. Oppositional behavior. If you or your child exhibit these behaviors, you may rightfully get an ADHD diagnosis. Or you may have another condition altogether. How to tell if your doctor got it right. ... start slideshow
Everything You Never Knew About Learning Disabilities
Diagnosing LD 13 slides
Learning disabilities come in many disguises, last a lifetime, and can't be "cured." The key to management is early detection and intervention. Parents, read this to know what you're looking for — and how to best deal with it. ... start slideshow
You're Not Shy or Stuck Up. You Have Social Anxiety Disorder.
Anxiety & Depression 9 slides
Social anxiety is not shyness. Social anxiety is not a personality trait. Social Anxiety Disorder is not uncommon in adults with ADHD — but it is commonly misunderstood. Here, learn the myths and facts here. ... start slideshow
Anxiety in Children
Diagnosing Children 9 slides
When children feel anxious much of the time, or when their anxiety is disproportionate to the situation, there may be a bigger problem. Here's how to help children with anxiety. ... start slideshow
Is it ADHD or AGE?
Diagnosing ADD 11 slides
Your brain is foggy. You’re forgetful. You just feel mentally slower. Are these signs of normal aging, or something more? How to assess and cope with ADHD in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. ... start slideshow
ADD vs. ADHD: What's the Difference?
Diagnosing ADD 8 slides
"You can't have ADHD... you're not hyper!" It's one of the most common misconceptions about attention deficit HYPERACTIVITY disorder. The truth is, you can have the condition even if you're not loud, impulsive, or bouncing off the walls. ... start slideshow
The Odd Couple, Indeed: OCD and ADHD In Contrast
Related & Comorbid Conditions 10 slides
Jack Nicholson in "As Good As It Gets" or Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Aviator" — for too many people, these extreme examples epitomize OCD. But the reality is that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is seldom so easy to recognize and distinguish from other conditions like ADHD. Here are key distinctions. ... start slideshow
Sister. Wife. Mother. Living with ADHD.
Women & ADD 12 slides
Moms don't have ADHD, do they?!? Oh, yes — in fact, adult women are the fastest growing population of ADHD diagnoses. In other words, you are not alone — in your conflicting emotions, your healing, or your chance at a new start. ... start slideshow
Turn the Page: Read These 10 Books About ADHD
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
Investigating symptoms? Just diagnosed? Want to learn everything you can about ADHD? Start with these definitive books from leading experts in the field. ... start slideshow
Is It Depression or ADHD?
Anxiety & Depression 10 slides
Roughly one quarter of all ADHD adults also suffer symptoms of depression. Here's what you need to know about recognizing symptoms, assessing treatment options, and reclaiming your health and happiness. ... start slideshow
10 Supportive Responses to a Loved One's ADHD Diagnosis
Diagnosing ADD 14 slides
How should you NOT respond when someone reveals a life-changing diagnosis? That's easy — with judgment, doubt, or blame. Here, our experts and readers recommend more supportive and productive ways to react when a loved one reveals their ADHD. ... start slideshow
Your AAA Guidebook: ADHD, Anxiety, and/or ASD
Related & Comorbid Conditions 16 slides
It can be hard – if not impossible – to tell where ADHD ends, and where autism or anxiety begins. Even more difficult? Figuring out how to help. Start here. ... start slideshow
Is It a Mood Disorder? Recognizing and Treating Depression
Anxiety & Depression 9 slides
Everything you need to know about mood disorders like depression, including symptoms, treatment options, and more. ... start slideshow
"I Wish I Had Known..."
Diagnosing Children 12 slides
"...our rights in school and how to get what was best for my child without the school pressuring us to do what was easiest for them." 10 things parents wish someone had told them after their child's ADHD diagnosis. ... start slideshow
10 Biggest Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder
Related & Comorbid Conditions 11 slides
Separate fact from fiction by checking out these 10 common myths about bipolar disorder. ... start slideshow
Learning Disabilities: Myths and Realities
Diagnosing LD 12 slides
Think you know the facts about learning disabilities? Read on to learn about common myths — and truths — surrounding LD. ... start slideshow
Tic Disorder: Myths and Realities
Related & Comorbid Conditions 12 slides
Think you know about tics? Read on to learn about — and bust — common myths about this condition. ... start slideshow
So, You Think You Have Adult ADD. Now What?
Diagnosing ADD 11 slides
ADHD is for little boys who skateboard blindfolded down banisters, right? Wrong. The demographic with the greatest increase in new ADHD diagnoses is middle-aged women — largely parents who experience an “Aha!” moment when their child is diagnosed. If you suspect that your struggles trace back to attention deficit disorder, here is your game plan! ... start slideshow
Myths and Realities About Language Disorders
Related & Comorbid Conditions 12 slides
Language disorders are commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed — in both children and adults. Read on to learn about common misconceptions, and the truth behind each one. ... start slideshow