R&B sensation SZA has been very vocal when it comes to her struggles with adult ADHD, and it's made her not only a hero in the eyes of many but also given those dealing with the condition the strength to speak out as well.

 11 Myths & Facts about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Myth: All kids with ADHD are hyperactive. Fact: No all kids with ADHD are hyperactive. Many kids can have challenges with their attention span. Children who are inattentive, but not overly active, may appear to be dazed, bored and /or lazy. Myth: Kids with ADHD can never pay attention. […]

More and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD more often than before. A study says they have increased by almost 70%. Now 10% of the population under 18 have been diagnosed with ADHD. The increase in diagnoses may be due to increased access to mental healthcare especially among black children. Don’t Miss Out! Follow […]

Dawn Kamilah Brown, M.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Medical Specialties as a board-certified physician in both child & adolescent psychiatry and general/adult psychiatry. She is the owner, CEO and sole practitioner at ADHD Wellness Center and has 2 private practice locations in the […]

A new study shows that kids are being over-diagnosed with ADHD. That means that not everyone who is diagnosed and prescribed medication for it really needs to be. Click on the audio player to hear more on this story in this edition of The Jazzy Report on The D.L. Hughley Show. Listen to the “The D.L. Hughley Show” […]

Since establishing the Valentine Medical Center in 2007, Dr. Christy Valentine has delivered quality, affordable family and urgent healthcare to the New Orleans community in a compassionate, professional environment. Dr. Valentine specializes in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, uniquely qualifying her to provide medical care for the entire family. Her practice has two locations in both […]

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Q: If someone has adult ADHD should they eat a special diet? – E. C.  Sign Up for the Black Doctor Newsletter!   A: ADHD…

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. Sometimes it’s referred to as attention deficit disorder. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, may sometimes act without thinking about what the result will be, and, in some cases, […]

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Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found. It also showed in dramatic fashion how much more prone people with ADHD are to break the law — four to seven times more likely than others. The findings […]