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Can you have a successful life with ADHD?

ADHD, like anything else, presents challenges, but among the unique characteristics of ADHD, there are both positive and negative traits. These traits provide benefits, resources, skills and strategies you can use to overcome those challenges.Bio: Duane Gordon is the President of Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). Gordon lives in Montreal, Canada. An adult with ADHD, Gordon has been a passionate advocate in the ADHD community for over 25 years.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing at work that I have ADHD?

Coming out about your ADHD may influence the judgement of your employer.But no disclosure means no adjustments and no protective rights. The main rule is that an employee or someone applying for a job is not obligated to report medical diagnoses to the employer. However, where certain personal characteristics hamper the performance of (part of) … Read more

Why are there so many people with ADHD in the prison population?

Imagine being misunderstood for your whole life, only popular when you’re silly, totally disenfranchised with school, out of work, you find drinking to excess, or taking illegal drugs make you feel ‘normal’ and you find you can do “normal things.” You are now starting to figure out why so many people with ADHD are in prison.

Are there supplements that can improve ADHD symptoms?

A number of single nutrients have been tried to treat ADHD but apart from the omega 3 fatty acids, this approach has been largely unsuccessful. Research that combines minerals and vitamins at higher doses has been shown to be more powerful at managing ADHD symptoms in the long term than any single nutrients alone.

What are the long-term health implications of ADHD?

ADHD negatively impacts numerous domains of health, wellness, and adverse medical conditions, and general life expectancy. These risks are likely to be reduced or mitigated by early and sustained interventions including medications and evidence-based psychosocial treatments.