FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- If it's a constant challenge to stay on task at work, keep up with bills or even relationships, you may be one of 10 million adults who has ADHD.
Doctor Ari Tuckman says this form of ADHD can often be misdiagnosed, because health professionals simply don't know enough about it.
Speaking at Edgewood College Monday, Doctor Tuckman says many times the disorder is missed in adults because they don't have the same symptoms as kids.
"There are a lot of people with the inattentive type so if you look for hyperactivity you're gunna miss most adults with ADHD," said Dr. Ari Tuckman, Psychologist.
Mark Gehl of Madison was diagnosed with ADHD at 7-years-old.
He says the psychologist gave him hope, because living with the disorder can be hard
"Things so natural to you throw others off balance so we could be on the way to the movies and I could say lets stop and get something to eat," said Mark Gehl, who says he lives with ADHD.
The doctor says many adults shy away from talking about this, because they do not want to be stigmatized.
He says anyone thinks they have it, they should contact their doctor.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Arkansas man's kidney failure stemmed from too much iced tea|
Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day.
|India to repackage state-supplied condoms in bid to attract users|
When it comes to the wrappers of India's state-supplied condoms, boring is out, attractive is in, but erotic is too much.
|10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown|
Sierra Leone found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown, an official said Wednesday, declaring that the West African country is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic.
|Study finds stem cells can be manipulated to promote bone growth|
A new study has identified an enzyme in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that is responsible for creating either bone or fat— a finding that scientists argue may lay the groundwork for new osteoporosis and obesity treatments.
|Military suicides aren't linked to deployment, study finds|
Military suicides may be more likely after members leave the service than during active duty deployment, particularly if their time in uniform is brief, a U.S. study finds.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm American Idol
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons