Cognitive Strengths and Impairments in 126 High-IQ Patients With ADHD This study assessed children, adolescents and adults with high IQ who met DSM-IV criteria for ADHD, any type, to determine their relative impairment on standardized measures of three executive functions: working memory, processing speed and short-term auditory memory, and on five clusters of executive functions assessed by parent report (6 to 12 year olds) or self-report (13 to 40 year olds) on the Brown ADD Scales, standardized rating scales for ADD-related impairments of executive functions. Results: Across age groups of this sample, 66% of individuals showed significant impairment on 4 or more of the 8 markers of EF impairment assessed, despite their superior cognitive abilities. Presented by Thomas E.
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Diagnosis, Accommodation and Mastery Girls, Women and ADHD Stimulant Medications in AD/HD Treatment of GIrls and Women with AD/HD Strattera (atomoxetine)
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 10mg Pill (Ciba/Novartis), a drug commonly prescribed to treat ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies include the causes of ADHD, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. These controversies surrounding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been the subject of active debate since at least the 1970s. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] For various reasons, ADHD remains one of the most controversial psychiatric disorders [ 5 ] [ 6 ] despite being a widely accepted clinical diagnosis. [ 7 ] Possible overdiagnosis of ADHD, the use of stimulant medications in children, and the methods by which ADHD is diagnosed and treated are some of the main areas of controversy. [ 8 ] According to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) ADHD has attracted controversy from many people.
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 .
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 that’s 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.