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Mensa International. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies - Wikiped. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 10mg Pill (Ciba/Novartis), a drug commonly prescribed to treat ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) controversies include concerns about its existence as a disease, its causes, the methods by which ADHD is diagnosed and treated including the use of stimulant medications in children, possible overdiagnosis, misdiagnosis as ADHD leading to undertreatment of the real underlying disease, alleged hegemonic practices of the American Psychiatric Association and negative stereotypes of children diagnosed with ADHD.
These controversies have surrounded the subject since at least the 1970s.:p.23  The best course of ADHD management is major topic of debate. Mensa International. ADHD Roller Coaster: "Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?" · Can You. High intelligence does not protect you from the effects of ADHD, a recent study indicates.
Unfortunately, too many people mistakenly assume that high IQ rules out ADHD entirely. Psychologist Thomas E. Brown, a prominent ADHD expert and assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, has previously conducted several studies to learn more about high IQ individuals with ADHD. The latest effort is now available from the online edition of the Journal of Attention Disorders (for a fee to non-subscribers) and will be published in the September print edition. The scoop, according to the press release from the Yale University Office of Public Affairs: Treatment Options for ADHD at Any Age - Adult ADHD.
Your doctor may recommend a combination of medication and therapy to treat ADHD.
When adults are diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they often respond with a feeling of relief rather than dismay. Many have struggled with symptoms since childhood, and receiving a diagnosis tends to place their life experiences in perspective: So thats why I had such a hard time concentrating in school. And, even better, now they can get treatment. Luckily for these adults, recognizing ADHD and getting an official diagnosis may be the hardest part.