An ADHD Diagnosis in Adulthood Comes with Challenges and Benefits

Access article published by Psychology News Service. Source: APA Monitor When Terry Matlen, a clinical social worker, was in her 40s, she was diagnosed with ADHD. “My entire life, there was something off,” Matlen said. This included significant anxiety as well as academic and behavioral issues, all of which started at a young age. Although …

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Help, I cannot concentrate! Do I have ADHD?

Many people feel they cannot concentrate to accomplish their day to day tasks, affecting their jobs and their personal life. Since ADHD has become a buzzword, many ask themselves if they might suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While this needs to be evaluated by a professional, I want to provide some points that one …

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Neurotransmitters play an important role in transmitting information between neurons across the synaptic cleft. Various regions and pathways in the brain use different patterns of neurotransmitters and different receptor subclasses, which helps to identify the role specific neurotransmitters play in various psychiatric conditions in neuroimaging studies and can also make medication more specific. Neurotransmitters are …

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Methylphenidate (Ritalin(R)) in the Treatment of ADHD

Methylphenidate (Ritalin®) in the Treatment of ADHD Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Methylphenidate, sold under the name Ritalin and other tradenames, is frequently used as a first-line medication in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Keywords: methylphenidate, Ritalin®, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, medication, psychiatry Table of Contents Introduction. 3 Children. 3 Adults. 4 Efficacy …

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Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for ADHD

Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for ADHD Dr. Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often treated mainly or exclusively with medication. However, psychotherapy should have an important place in the treatment of ADHD and may in lighter forms be the only therapy needed. Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, …

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