What are the long-term consequences of leaving ADHD untreated?

Overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become a serious concern in the US. According to a study by Susanna Visser study, there was a 42% increase in the prevalence of ADHD from 2003 to 2011, which doesn’t necessarily mean that many children and adults actually developed ADHD. Many criticized the findings and believed ADHD is highly misdiagnosed.

The Mindfulness Moment, Part 1

Last week I was in the grocery check-out line when I noticed several of the magazines made referencing to mindfulness on their front covers. Rarely does a day go by when I don’t see or hear some mention of mindfulness in news or popular culture. And no, I don’t live in an ashram.

What is psychotherapy and how does it work?

Perhaps you’ve heard of psychotherapy as a way to cope with a devastating life event or as a treatment for a lingering mental health problem, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you. To be honest, its success actually depends on several factors, including the therapist’s level of expertise and the patient’s engagement.

ADHD Overdiagnosis: What you need to know

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition characterized by severe and ongoing inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior, which impairs a person’s ability to function normally. However, it’s fairly common for an adult or a child who’s easily distracted, frequently irritable, or have difficulty completing tasks to be misdiagnosed as having ADHD.

Here are some of the reasons why it is overdiagnosed.