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Can ADHD be a Deadly Disorder?

Can ADHD be a Deadly Disorder? By: Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D. In the world of research, it is unusual for a single study to be definitive.    A possible exception is a recent report in the highly esteemed Lancet, which concluded that people diagnosed with ADHD were...

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ADHD and the Risk for Suicide

Suicide is one of the most feared outcomes of any psychiatric condition.  Although its association with depression is well known, a small but growing research literature shows that ADHD is also a risk factor for suicidality.   Suicide is difficult to study. Because it...

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ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation By Stephen V. Faraone, PhD One of the many great contributions of Dr. Russell Barkley was his conceptualization of ADHD as a disorder of self-regulation.   ADHD people have difficulties regulating their behavior, which lead to the...

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ADHD and Eating Disorders

ADHD and Eating Disorders By Stephen V. Faraone, PhD A relatively new area of ADHD research has been examining the association between ADHD and eating disorders (i.e., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder).   Nazar and colleagues conducted a...

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What is Evidenced Based Medicine?

What is Evidenced Based Medicine? With the growth of the Internet, we are flooded with information about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from many sources, most of which aim to provide useful and compelling “facts” about the disorder.   But, for the cautious...

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Treating ADHD in a Time of COVID-19

During the covid-19 era, APSARD has been able to connect and lean on our partnerships with other ADHD organizations. CADDRA, the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance, has partnered with APSARD in the past and present to share information in the ADHD field. APSARD is proud...

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