To begin therapy for attention deficit disorder on Done, go to and take the 6-question assessment. It should only take one minute, which is significantly less time than the initial Ahead questionnaire. The Done test determines whether you're likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. If that's the case, the next step is to schedule an appointment with a professional health practitioner, either online or in person.

Within a week of completing the evaluation, you should be able to schedule an appointment with Done. After that, you'll receive free medication delivery and ongoing care from your provider, who will adjust your treatment plan as needed. An initial online appointment with Done will take little more than 25 minutes. Done will ship your prescriptions to you for free if your doctor prescribes them. You can also get your medications from a local drugstore.

The concept of ADHD has a mystical aspect about it. ADHD is compared to a unicorn by some scientists. Nobody has ever seen one, despite everyone knowing what it is. Other researchers contend that ADHD existed long before the DSM-IV writers used the term in 1994. The unicorn camp believes that pressures in the child's psychosocial environment cause hyperactivity and inattentive behavior. This usually refers to stress or trauma in the child's household, but it can also apply to teachers and friends. The opposing side (proponents of the DSM-IV and DSM-5) believes that ADHD-like behaviors are caused by a biochemical imbalance in the child's brain, which is thought to have genetic roots.

Houston trauma specialist Bruce Perry, M. D. is the latest to weigh in on the debate over whether or not ADHD is a legitimate disease condition. Perry wrote The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, a fantastic tale on childhood trauma. He also contributes to Psychology Today's blog as a blogger. Perry was one of the first to realize that a child's brain is influenced not only by biology but also by their social circumstances. Before turning to medicine, Perry would want to see doctors examine how parents interact with their children and explore non-pharmaceutical therapies for hyperactive children.

"There are a lot of non-pharmacological therapies that have been rather beneficial," Perry said in a recent interview in London, according to a Guardian reporter. Many of these entail assisting adults who are in the vicinity of youngsters. It is contagious to have a nervous, overburdened parent. When a child is having difficulties, the adults in their lives become easily agitated as well. This negative feedback loop between a disgruntled teacher or parent and a rambunctious child has the potential to spiral out of control."

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn't "a legitimate ailment," according to Perry. Perry is now classified as a unicorn. He does not deny the existence of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Without a doubt. To suggest they are a disease entity, however, is akin to declaring a man with chest pain and sweating has a "fever" when he goes to the doctor. Medication can help with the fever, but what about the underlying cause? Fever is a symptom of a sickness, not the disease itself.

The unicorn camp is misunderstood by a large portion of the population. Some children are so animated that they have difficulty sitting still and concentrating on their studies, according to unicorn believers. We don't deny that some children are impetuous enough to speak up in class without waiting for their teacher to call on them. We don't disagree that stimulant medicines can assist a youngster, or anyone else, relax and focus. The unicorn camp, on the other hand, does not believe that drugging children is the best or safest method of assisting them. Treating the root problem in the child's social environment is the most effective strategy to assist them. Family counseling, behavioral treatment, and even parent training seminars have been shown to be useful in lowering hyperactivity and inattentiveness in children

Of fact, none of these approaches to treating hyperactivity in children are as simple as giving them a prescription. However, there are numerous issues with taking a tablet. The medicine, for starters, obscures the true cause of the child's misbehavior. Medicating a troubled child only serves to silence his story; second, children learn that the best way to deal with life's problems is to take psychotropic drugs; third, children who take stimulants for a long time can become addicted to them as adolescents and young adults; and finally, stimulants can have unpleasant and even fatal side effects.