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Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:12:21 +0000

 



Your Guide to the Basics of ADD and ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)



Don't Miss These Symptoms of ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of ADD and ADHD.



What You Should Know About Adult ADHD Tests

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What is involved in testing for adult ADD / ADHD? Read more about evaluating for ADD in adults.



Resources for Helping Your Student With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

School accommodations that are helpful for students with ADHD. Learn more about a Section 504 Accommodation Plan.



Could You Have Adult ADD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Many people incorrectly assume that ADD or ADHD is a childhood condition only, but symptoms can continue through adulthood. Learn more about adult ADHD.



What Are the Different Types of ADD and ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What's the difference between ADD and ADHD? What are the different types of ADHD?



Learn How ADHD Is Diagnosed

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about the process involved in diagnosing ADHD.



How Do Stimulants Help ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Stimulants are the most common type of medicine used to treat ADHD. The stimulants seem to work by increasing the availability of certain chemicals in the brain, thus making the pathways in the brain work more effectively. Learn more about how stimulants work.



4 Conditions That Can Produce ADHD-Like Symptoms

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Certain conditions can produce “ADHD-like” symptoms -- that's why a thorough evaluation is so important when diagnosing a child with ADHD.



How Your Doctor Decides How Much ADHD...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

How does a doctor know how much medication you or your child needs? Learn about medication titration and how it's used in drug treatment for ADHD.



8 Treatments That Help ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

There is no cure for ADD ADHD, however, there are many treatment approaches that may alleviate or significantly decrease symptoms.



6 Places to Find Help for Adult ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about finding a doctor experienced in adult ADHD.



ADHD and Math Skills

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about ways attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) impairments can affect math skills.



8 Things to Do Before Starting ADD Medications

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What are some of the tips parents should know before starting ADHD medication? What to ask the doctor before starting ADHD medication?



Adam Levine Talks About Having ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

He's the front man of Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5, but he's also an adult with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).



How ADHD and Laziness Are Linked

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Unfortunately, adults and children with ADHD are often labeled as unmotivated, lazy, or even apathetic. These negative labels are unfair and hurtful. Read on to understand more about motivation impairments that can be associated with ADHD.



My Child Never Stops Moving - Could It Be ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

A readers asks, “How do you tell the difference between an energetic child and ADHD?”



Are You Aware of These ADHD Symptoms in Girls?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

We are only just beginning to understand more about ADHD in girls. What are some of the signs and symptoms of ADHD in girls?



Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

If you are an adult with ADHD who struggles with chronic procrastination, these strategies are for you.



ADHD and Talking Too Much - Kid Won't Stop...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

A parent asks for advice on what to do when her child with ADHD won't stop talking and saying inappropriate things.



Your Guide to Understanding Anger in ADHD...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Why do some children with ADHD often react with intense anger? Read on to understand more about anger and ADHD.



9 Reasons Why Writing May Be Tough for Your...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Writing is often difficult for students with ADHD. Here are 9 reasons why.



Don't Miss These Symptoms of Adult ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about some of the problems and symptoms commonly associated with adult ADHD



How to Help Children with ADHD Understand the...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about the disconnect between behavior and consequences for children with ADHD, and how you can best help them make this connection.



Your Guide to Understanding Child Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

A certain amount of anxiety is a normal part of a child’s healthy development. If anxiety doesn't subside with time, but instead escalates or begins to interfere with a child's daily activities then there may be more cause for concern. Learn more about signs and symptoms of anxiety in children.



The Symptoms of ADD You Should Know

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

A Diagnosis of ADHD requires that an individual meet the criteria requirements listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Learn more about the symptoms of and diagnostic criteria for ADD ADHD.



How to Improve Social Skills in Children with...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn how to improve social skills in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.



How to Reduce Defiant Behavior From Your Child...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Family life can feel discouraging and exhausting when you have a child who often displays challenging oppositional defiant behaviors. Learn steps you can take to help reduce your child's oppositional behaviors and improve your parent child relationship.



Don't Miss an ADHD Scholarship Opportunity!

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

A list of what's available for students with Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (Tip: Widen your search to scholarships for the learning disabled.)



Top 9 Anger Management Tips for Children

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

ADHD and anger management. Learn tips for managing your child's anger.



Understanding Tics in Your ADHD Child

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Tics and ADHD often occur together. How can parents recognize tics in the ADHD child? What are important issues to consider with tics and ADHD?



Don't Miss These ADD Symptoms in Women

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about ADD symptoms in women. Many women with ADD or attention deficit disorder remain undiagnosed until adulthood. Some women with ADD are overlooked altogether and never diagnosed.



What Actually Causes ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What causes ADHD or attention deficit disorder? Read on to learn more about some of the causes of ADHD.



Feeling Hyper-Sensitive? It May Be a Result of...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

It is not unusual for individuals with ADHD to feel both emotionally hyper sensitive, and also physically hyper sensitive to touch, sounds, light, even the tags on clothing.



Summer Camps and Programs Perfect for Children...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Listing of ADHD summer camps. Summer camps for children with ADHD.



10 Accommodations That Will Help Your ADHD...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about helpful math accommodations and strategies for students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).



ADD Symptoms - What are ADD Symptoms

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

One of our readers wrote in with questions about evaluating ADD ADHD symptoms. Understanding ADD symptoms and following up with an ADD ADHD evaluation screening.



5 Things Parents of Kids With ADHD Want You to...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

5 Things Parents of Kids With ADHD Want You to Know About ADHD



3 Tips for Parenting a Child With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Three Things You Need to Know to Improve Your Child's Behavior



Are You an Adult With ADHD Raising a Child with...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

When parents of kids with ADHD have untreated ADHD themselves, family life can be very challenging.



Tips and Resources for Choosing a College When...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Choosing a college can be tricky when you have ADHD. Here are tips and resources to make the process easier!



Could You Have Adult ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about some of the possible signs of Adult ADHD



How to Study When You Have ADD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Finding the best way to study and absorb information is an individualized process, particularly if you have ADHD, but here are some tips that may help.



How to Tell ADD and Bipolar Disorder Apart

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Symptoms of ADD and bipolar disorder may look very similar. What are some ways to differentiate between ADD, or ADHD, and bipolar disorder?



Can Diet Improve ADHD Symptoms?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Can a child’s diet affect his or her ADHD symptoms? Read more.



What to Expect at Your Child's ADHD Evaluation

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What is included in an ADHD evaluation? How should you prepare?



Adults Vs. Kids: How Do ADD Symptoms Differ?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about the different ways hyperactive symptoms of ADHD can present in children vs adults with ADD / ADHD.



"I Have ADHD. What Medication Might My Doctor...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about the various medications used to treat ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults, including FDA-approved stimulants and non-stimulants.



Understanding Procrastination in Adults With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about why many adults with ADD / ADHD have difficulty with procrastination.



How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about some of the types of behaviors that often alert parents to the possible presence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).



Is School Tough for Your ADHD Kid? Find...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Understanding ADHD and implementing simple strategies can help a child with ADHD be more successful in school.



How to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Helping children with ADHD overcome anxiety and fear with these parenting tips.



Teaching Children Responsibility and Self...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

The 4 Whats parenting technique helps teach children to monitor and to describe their own behavior, to observe themselves, and to observe the effect their actions have on the world around them. All good skills for kids with ADHD to learn.



Is ADD the Same Thing as ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

ADD, ADHD, AD/HD? Understanding the Different Names Used to Describe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder



Treatment for Women With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Treatment for women with ADHD is often made more complex by the normal hormonal changes women experience. It is important for you and your doctor to understand the effects these hormonal fluctuations can have on your ADHD symptoms.



Symptoms of Adult ADD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Lenard Adler, MD, answers some questions about symptoms of adult ADD / ADHD and the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment.



Anxiety in Adults with ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about anxiety in adults with ADHD.



Understanding Punishment and Oppositional...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Most parents will automatically respond to oppositional behaviors by using punishment to stop it, but this isn’t always the most effective approach. One problem is that punishment alone never teaches new behavior. It teaches what not to do, but it doesn’t teach a child what to do.



Will My Child with ADHD Behave If I Spank Him?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Spanking can stop bad behavior in its tracks -- but is it the best way to discipline a child with ADHD?



The 6 Classes of ADD You Should Know

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Explanation of Dr. Daniel Amen's six types of ADD.



8 Tips for Improving Your Relationships by...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Many adults with ADD ADHD have strained relationships because of verbally impulsive reactions (saying things without thinking). Here are 8 tips for addressing the problem and improving your relationships with others.



The Importance of ADHD Awareness

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Interview With Dr. Ruth Hughes on the importance of ADHD awareness and understanding.



Could Stimulants Help Your Or Your Child to...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn more about stimulants used in the treatment of ADHD.



Learn How ADHD Impacts Behavior in Groups

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

How does ADD / ADHD impact behavior and relationships in group settings? Groups can present many challenges for children with ADHD. Learn more about how ADHD affects group dynamics.



Is ADHD Really Just an Excuse for Behaving Badly?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Understanding and becoming educated about ADHD is helpful in understanding how ADHD impacts daily functioning. ADHD is a real disorder.



18 Simple School Strategies for Students with...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Strategies for students with ADHD that parents and teachers can use to improve success in school and academic performance.



Improving Reading Comprehension in Students...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn strategies to help students with ADHD improve reading comprehension and recall.



Top 5 Recommended Specialists for ADD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What types of professionals provide treatment for ADD? Read on to learn more about ADD and treatment providers.



How Do I Help My Child to Understand Her ADHD...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Many parents wonder what to tell their child about ADHD after diagnosis. Read more about talking about and explaining ADHD to your child.



What are the Best Jobs for Adult ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What are the best jobs for ADHD adults?



What Are Executive Functions?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Executive functions and ADD - ADHD. What are executive functions? How do executive functions relate to ADD - ADHD?



6 Things You Need to Know About ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

6 Things You Need to Know If Your Child Has Just Been Diagnosed With ADHD



What Does It Feel Like to Be a Child with ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What's it like to be a child with ADHD? Gain insight into your child's experience as well as ideas for making life easier with ADHD.



Could I Have Developed ADHD in Adulthood?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Can ADD / ADHD develop in adulthood?



Look for These Early Symptoms of ADHD in Young...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

ADHD in Young Children: Understanding Early Symptoms of ADHD



5 Strategies for Coping With Your Spouse's...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What's it like when your spouse has ADD or ADHD? Here are some tips for understanding your ADD spouse.



Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Adult ADHD is a very common, yet too often unrecognized condition. Many adults have been living with impairing symptoms of ADHD, but don’t recognize it as ADHD. Learn more about the Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener



Take These First Steps as You Adjust to Your...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

If you were just diagnosed with adult ADHD, you're ready to take important steps toward a new, better life.



Does Puberty Affect ADHD in Girls?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about the ways puberty can affect ADHD symptoms in girls.



Top Strategies to Improve Your Writing Skills

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn simple strategies to improve writing skills for students with ADHD.



What Causes ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

ADHD is primarily an inherited disorder. Learn more about inherited cause of ADD ADHD.



Why Stress Management Is Vital for Adults with...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Adults with ADHD have a greater risk of experiencing stress and stress causes ADHD symptoms to worsen.



Why Is Structure Important for Kids With ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn why structure and a structured environment is so important for kids with ADHD



ADHD and Peer Relationships

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about the ways ADHD symptoms can affect peer relationships and social behaviors in children with ADHD.



Do You Know These Famous People With ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Many famous people who have ADHD have gone public to help raise awareness on the condition. This is a list of celebrities with ADHD.



Your Guide to Non Stimulant ADHD Medication

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Most of the time, ADHD is treated with stimulants. There are other options, though. Learn about non stimulant medication used to treat ADHD.



10 Things Not to Say to Someone With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

There are so many misunderstandings about ADHD. Here are 10 Things Not to Say to Someone With ADHD



Homework Help for Students With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Homework, homework...does anyone really like homework? For a child with ADHD just getting the assignment written down and the correct books in the book bag to go home can be a monumental task.



10 Tips to Reduce Anxiety With ADHD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

10 Basic Tips for Reducing Stress and Managing Symptoms of Adult ADHD



Tips for Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Teaching ADHD children in group settings can present challenges. Understanding ADHD can help you modify your teaching approach.



Will My Child Inherit ADHD?

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

If you are a parent diagnosed with ADHD a big concern is ‘Will my children have ADHD too?’ Here are 3 suggestions to help in this stressful time



What to Do When ADHD Leads to Overeating

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Food is something we comfort ourselves with when we are faced with an emotional challenge, like stress, sadness, anxiety or boredom. Here are 6 ADHD friendly ways to put you back in control.



Learn What It's Like to Live with ADHD as a...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What is it like living with ADD/ ADHD on a daily basis? Here are snapshots of the disorder through the lifespan.



4 Ways That ADD/ADHD Can Undermine Your...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

All relationships present challenges at some point in time. ADD and ADHD can certainly have a unique impact within relationships. Kate Kelly, ADHD expert and author, identifies the four major areas of difficulty in adult ADHD relationships.



Howie Mandel - Howie Mandel Interview

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Howie Mandel interview about the Adult ADHD is Real campaign.



What Does It Feel Like to Have ADHD? Experience...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What if those without ADHD could experience what it is really like to have ADD or ADHD? Learn more about Attention Challenges Simulation.



Hyperfocus: A Surprising Part of ADD

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

What is hyperfocus? Many people with ADD or ADHD have the ability to hyperfocus. Learn more about hyperfocus and ADD.



How Do I Talk About ADHD Medication With My...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn tips for talking about ADHD medication with your child.



11 Ways to Help Your Child with ADHD and Slow...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Students with ADHD may be very bright, but slow processing speed can get in the way of schoolwork. Here are 11 tips to help you help your child.



"My Child has ADHD and Doesn't Understand What...

2016-04-28T11:12:21Z

Learn about reading comprehension challenges for children with ADHD, including reading problems due to inattention and working memory deficits.