Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additudemag.com/webinars/

Janet DeSenzo explains the difference between educational technology and assistive technology (AT) and recommends the best tech tools to include in your child's IEP or 504 Plan to help him or her meet learning goals.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Executive function demands increase as teens with ADHD leave the watchful gaze of their parents. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how you can avoid a rocky adjustment to college by planning and preparing during high school.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Back-to-school time incites anxiety for many children with ADHD or LD, who may struggle to meet others’ expectations. Kirk Martin helps parents bolster their kids' confidence and give them tools to succeed socially and in the classroom.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 3:47pm EST
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Education specialist Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, shares parent-teacher guidelines for managing ADHD behavior at school, such as trouble handling transitions, interrupting, losing focus (and distracting others in the class), and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Joel Nigg, Ph.D., shares the latest science behind ADHD, including the interplay of genes and environmental factors, how the ADHD brain connects and wires itself, and how lifestyle changes can improve your child’s journey with ADHD.

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Robin McEvoy, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia and other reading disabilities, shares do-it-yourself strategies for helping a struggling reader and making reading fun, and advises parents on accommodations and a back-to-school reading game plan.

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Students today have more demands, distractions, and busier schedules than ever. Professional organizers Michelle Cooper and Michelle Grey recommend strategies and resources and outline organizational systems that make sense to the ADHD brain.

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ADHD and autism spectrum disorder can impact social skills, affecting friendships and family relationships. Christine Lang, Ph.D., shares tools to help children to pick up on social cues, stay on topic in conversation, and be less emotionally reactive.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why adults with ADHD are at higher risk for obesity—we may impulsively choose junky foods, and emotional overwhelm can lead us to self-soothe with carbs—and shares more mindful approaches to eating and food-shopping.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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A language-processing deficit impairs a child's ability to attach meaning to verbal input and respond appropriately. Gail Richard, Ph.D., helps us differentiate between language deficits and ADHD and advises on addressing challenges at home and at school.

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Downtime during the summer months is OK, but unfettered device usage isn't healthy. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., advises parents on how to set screen time limits, recommends apps that build fitness and social skills, and how to promote other types of activities.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Art therapy uses creative processes to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and address behavior. Stacey Nelson, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, teaches parents about this alternative therapy and describes projects they can do with their children at home.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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In the absence of any definitive test for ADHD—blood analysis, brain scan, genetic screening, etc.—doctors who don't specialize in the condition may struggle to identify it. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing ADHD.

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Proponents of neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, say it trains people with ADHD to maintain focused brainwave activity. David Rabiner, Ph.D., and Edward Hamlin, Ph.D., provide an overview of this treatment, including cost, duration, and existing research.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., takes a deeper look at the science of time awareness to understand why procrastination, time blindness, and tardiness are such big problems for people with ADHD—and teaches strategies to help us "see" and "feel" time.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability—symptoms, similarities to and differences from ADHD, the most effective interventions, and how to talk with your child about the diagnosis.

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As Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains, the sustained attention and give and take required in face-to-face interactions can present challenges for children with ADHD. She offers strategies for parents and teachers to help kids improve their conversational skills.

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Dysgraphia and written expression challenges are common in children with ADHD. For these kids, staring at a blank page can feel like torture. Literacy specialist Kendra Wagner, M.A., shares strategies to help children with LD get their thoughts on paper.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:38am EST
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Video games can teach problem-solving skills and critical thinking—and also suck a child’s attention from real people and experiencesd. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., and Ryan Sipes explain how to choose the best games and set reasonable restrictions.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:20am EST
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NVLD is poorly understood, and is underdiagnosed in children with ADHD. Amy Margolis, Ph.D., explains the condition, how to distinguish symptoms from those of ADHD, and the strategies that can help these children in school and social settings.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains the impact of stress and anxiety on learning and beahvior, and offers insider tips for teachers of students with ADHD—from modifying assignments and learning environments to managing disruptive behavior.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Too many individuals with ADHD have been called an underachiever or a slacker, despite having the brains and ideas to achieve greatness. Productivity coach Alan Brown shares strategies to quiet your mind, set priorities, stay on task, and get things done.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Parents who homeschool their children with ADHD say that it can nurture strengths, improve academic performance, and boost self-esteem. Kathy Kuhl explains how all families can customize their child's education and benefit from a "homeschool view."

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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169- Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain

In working with ADHD patients over 27 years, James Ochoa, LPC, identified what he calls Emotional Distress Syndrome, and the extent to which it affects everyday life. He shares tools for weathering emotional storms and building self-esteem.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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168- Positive Parenting Strategies: How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD

By age 12, a child with ADHD may receive 20,000 more negative messages than her neurotypical peers. Kirk Martin teaches parents how to stop power struggles and meltdowns, replace negative messages about ADHD, and spark a sense of can-do in their kids.

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167- The Happiness Project for Women with ADHD

Many women and girls with undiagnosed ADHD grow up mistaking their symptoms for personal faults. Sari Solden explains how a diagnosis can unlock serious healing, helping you to redefine "success" and focus on unfulfilled dreams rather than a to-do list.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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166- Born This Way: Building a Healthy Relationship with Your Adult ADHD

Emily Anhalt, Ph.D., spent two years interviewing ADHD adults who have achieved financial, occupational, and emotional success without using medication, and shares what she learned about leveraging the condition as a positive force.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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165- "What Are You Saying?" Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Speech and language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children and distinguish it from ADHD, and the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD.

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164- Comeback Kids: Building Resilience in Students with ADHD

Research suggests that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages than do their neurotypical peers by age 12, impacting self-esteem and initiative. Anna Vagin, Ph.D., describes how to counter this negativity and build resilience.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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163- ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame

Myths about ADHD—it's made up; it's an excuse for laziness—still abound, and it's woefully easy to internalize the shaming messages. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome ADHD stigma, and how to change others' minds.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 4:07pm EST
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162- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Unlock Positivity and Productivity for ADHD Adults

As J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can equip people with ADHD and executive-function deficits with the skills to overcome disorganization, poor time management, and workplace challenges.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 2:54pm EST
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161- College Standouts: How to Empower Your Teen with ADHD/LD to Succeed on Campus

College students with ADHD/LD may struggle to balance term papers, laundry, getting exercise, and so on—and parents often fall into the role of concierge. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how to avoid this trap and help your teen learn to self-manage.

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160- A Back-to-School Nutrition and Exercise Plan for Children with ADHD

Your child's activity level and daily menu can have a measurable impact on his behavior and ability to learn. Laura J. Stevens, M.S., discusses foods to avoid, and healthy alternatives, and presents strategies designed for busy families and picky eaters.

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159- How to Solve Your ADHD Child's Homework Problems

In ADHD households, homework is often loathed by kids and parents. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., offers tips for children who come home exhausted after a long day of executive function challenges, and for parents who are weary of nagging and micromanaging.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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158- Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Academic Motivation for Children with ADHD and LD

Does your child begin the school year enthusiastically—only to say he "hates school" two weeks later? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., discusses why motivation tapers off and how to end this cycle by increasing resilience, bolstering study skills, and using rewards.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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157- How to Fight for Your ADHD Child's Rights—and Happiness

Do you know your child's legal rights at school and how to secure them? How to get the doctor to address your child's challenges? Penny Williams shares real-life advice that will transform you into an effective advocate for your child with special needs.

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156- Ready, Set, Work: Help ADHD Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work

For many students with ADHD, the first step is the hardest. As Cindy Goldrich explains, the trick is often feeling ready—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to begin. She shares practical strategies to help kids get started at home and at school.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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155- "My Child Is Being Bullied at School. What Do I Do?"

Learning that your child is a victim of bullying is heartbreaking. These children often suffer depressed self-esteem and academic performance, and dread going to school. Michele Borba, Ed.D., provides strategies for addressing this serious problem.

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154- How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized

ADHD often brings serious executive function challenges that impact school performance. Susan Lasky, M.A., shares organizing systems and tools students can use to declutter their backpacks, turn in assignments, manage long-term projects, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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153- Preventing the Summer Slide: Parent Strategies for Year-Round Learning

During the summer months, children with ADHD and LD can lose academic skills and forget facts—a frustrating step backward for kids who work hard all year long. Ann Dolin, M.E., shares fun, hands-on ways to keep kids’ minds sharp during vacation.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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151- Bipolar Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD: Detecting and Treating a Misunderstood Condition

Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, but bipolar is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses symptoms of the disorders that overlap, and how to ensure the best treatment.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 2:43pm EST
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150- Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis

Few clinicians understand the powerful emotional component of ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to distinguish ADHD emotional shifts and rejection sensitive dysphoria from bipolar and depression, and how to address patients' challenges.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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149- ADHD Medication Management: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely

William Dodson, M.D., shares ADHD medication treatment guidelines for clinicians. Learn about the different stimulant formulations, how to optimize the dose while minimizing side effects, and which ADHD impairments don't respond to medication.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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148- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adolescents and Adults

SPD can make clothing tags unbearable, loud music intolerable, perfume sickening. Whatever your specific symptoms, daily living is a challenge. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., offers practical coping strategies and longer-term treatment options.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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147- Beyond Meds: A Parent's Guide to Using Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

Many parents wonder if they can reduce (or replace) the role ADHD medication plays in their child’s life. William Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., details how to do that by implementing behavioral therapy at home and at school.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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146- No More Paper Planners! Apps and Websites for Students with ADHD

Get organized…remember assignments…stay on-task…all without writing anything down? Janet DeSenzo reviews the latest technology, tools, and plug-ins that can help teens and tweens succeed in middle school and beyond.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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145- Five Lessons That ADHD Medication Can't Teach (But Parents Can!)

A balanced ADHD treatment plan should entail more than taking a pill. Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., offers at-home strategies for teaching the life skills that medication cannot: conversation skills, confidence, strength, empathy, organization.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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144- The Case for a Gap Year: Taking a Year "Off" Can Translate into Gains in Life Skills and Perspective for ADHD Teens

Many teens with ADHD benefit from taking a year between high school and college to explore interests, learn independent living skills, and clarify their direction in life. John Willson, M.S., OTR, explains how to structure a successful gap year.

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143- Are Depression or Anxiety Hiding Behind Your ADHD? Recognizing and Treating Overlapping Conditions

Many doctors assume that anxiety or depression are side effects of ADHD—or they fail to diagnose ADHD in their patients with anxiety or depression. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., helps untangle co-existing conditions.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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142- Beyond Minecraft: The Best Games and Apps for Kids with ADHD and LD

What makes Minecraft so appealing to kids with ADHD—and can it really improve problem-solving, executive function, and emotional control? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain, and recommend other games with similar benefits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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141- A Parent’s Guide to Managing ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism in Children

Each child with ADHD, autism, and anxiety will have unique needs. Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D., explains how to understand your child's diagnoses and fine-tune your own strategies for managing treatment and everyday life.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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140- Is It ADHD—or Age? Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Midlife and Beyond

ADHD is not a childhood disorder. But, in older adults, symptoms may be difficult to differentiate from the forgetfulness and "brain fog" that often come with age. Linda Roggli explains how, and shares treatment advice for ADHDers over the age of 55.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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139- Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD

Executive function deficits manifest as procrastinating, forgetting homework assignments, and so on. If your preteen or teen faces such challenges, learn from Sarah Ward, M.S., and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., how to help him build stronger EFs.

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138- Ned Hallowell's Step-by-Step Guide to Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Ned Hallowell guides adults through recognizing ADHD symptoms and getting a proper diagnosis later in life, then explores strengths-based approaches to treating ADHD symptoms and harnessing the condition's positive aspects.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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137- "I Can Do This!" How Mindset Impacts Learning in Kids with ADHD

Children make much greater progress at school when they see themselves as learners. ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich teaches parents how to foster a "growth" mindset in your child and how to frame mistakes as learning experiences.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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135- Engage Your Brain: How to Defeat Boredom and Get Things Done

When interested in something, ADHDers can be enormously productive. When bored, we cannot find the motivation to start or continue. Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA, explains how to engage your brain to make even the deadliest tasks fly.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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134- Women with ADHD: How to Let Go of Guilt and Shame and Live Your Life

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, delves into the inner lives of women with ADHD. She discusses how to let go of guilt about perceived shortcomings or worry about societal expectations as you balance home, work, and relationships.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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133- Social Learning Through YouTube: Teaching ADHD Kids to Talk About Feelings and Relate to Friends

Children with ADHD may have trouble reading facial expressions and understanding how their actions affect others. Speech/language pathologist Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains how parents can use YouTube videos to teach critical social skills.

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132- 5 Ways to Be a Better Dad: Parenting Strategies for Men with ADHD

Disorganization, angry outbursts, and the poor self-esteem that often accompanies ADHD make parenting hard. Terry Dickson, M.D., offers special strategies that can help the more than 4.5 million American fathers with the condition be their best.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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131- Screen-Smart Parenting: Reap Technology's Benefits While Setting Reasonable Limits

Does your ADHD child seem to have a tablet or game controller glued to his hand? Jodi Gold, M.D., discusses how to use technology to your advantage and and raise a smart "citizen of the digital world," while setting realistic screen time limits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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130- What Really Causes ADHD—and What's the Best Way to Treat It?

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead to ADHD, and provides an overview of the best behavioral, medicinal, and natural treatments for children and adults.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 2:56pm EST
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129- Top 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Taking ADHD Medication

You or your child just started taking ADHD medication—but how can you make sure it's working optimally? Laurie Dupar explains how to determine if you're taking it at the wrong time, taking the wrong dosage, or even the wrong med.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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128- Kirk Martin's Best Strategies for Stressed-Out Moms of ADHD Kids

Mental and physical exhaustion are common in parents of special-needs children. Kirk Martin shares strategies that will help moms who "do it all" to simplify their lives, make themselves a priority, and teach their kids to be more self-reliant.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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127- Language and Auditory Processing Problems in Children with ADHD

Language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain, so problems in these areas often co-occur. Neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., discusses how to take advantage of the brain's amazing plasticity to bring about improvements.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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126- How Your Child's Diet Can Improve (or Worsen) His ADHD Symptoms

The food your child eats can have a big impact on behavior. Laura Stevens, M.S., discusses common food sensitivities, the importance of essential fatty acids, elimination diets, and how artificial food colors, flavors, and preservatives affect us.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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125- Just Diagnosed? How to Succeed with Adult ADHD

It's not too late to turn around your career, relationships, and day-to-day life after an adult ADHD diagnosis, but it will take time. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., advises on finding the right professionals, treatment, and skills that will lead you to success.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:07am EST
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124- Screen Time Limits & Transitions: Making Sure Homework Gets Done Before Minecraft

Does your child want to play Minecraft for hours, and have a meltdown when you tell him to stop? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., offers tips on getting homework done before gaming, setting sane screen time limits, and keeping the screen-free transition calm.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 7:07pm EST
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123- Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom

Pay attention. Be quiet. Stop squirming. These school 'rules' can be tough for any child, but they can be especially challenging for children with ADHD. Chris Dendy, M.S., explains why, and offers solutions for parents and teachers.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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122- Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last

No more lost assignments and school supplies or missed due dates! Shari Gent tells parents how to implement a system that works with their child's organizational style, and recommends her favorite organizing products for kids with ADHD.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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121- "Why Don't I Have a Best Friend?" ADHD Children & Social Skills

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than hearing from her child that "no one will play with me at recess" and seeing him passed over for playdates. Fred Frankel, Ph.D., shares strategies for helping your child foster true friendships.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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120- Technology Supports for Middle and High School Students with ADHD and LD

Assistive technology can help students with ADHD or learning disabilities leverage strengths to compensate for weaknesses. Shelley Haven discusses available devices and technology, and how to match them to your child's learning profile.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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119- Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD

Are you ready to stop the daily homework battles with your ADHD child? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., takes the "work" out of homework with her tips for creating a study sanctuary, avoiding careless mistakes, and minimizing ADHD distraction.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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118- Assessing Your Child's ADHD Medication Treatment as the School Year Begins

Last year's treatment plan may not provide the coverage your child needs for this school year. David Rabiner, Ph.D., explains how to assess the plan, adjust accordingly, and involve teachers in monitoring the medication's effectiveness.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 8:11pm EST
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117- Your Legal Rights at School: Get the IEP or 504 Plan Your Child Is Entitled To

Special education attorney Matt Cohen, Esq., interprets the "legal speak" of evaluations, IEPs, and 504 Plans, and equips parents to secure the accommodations and services their child is entitled to by law.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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116- How to Stop Hovering: Teaching ADHD Preteens Independence

Parents of ADHD and LD children are used to going the extra mile. In middle school, however, you need to start empowering your preteen to plan, organize, and manage her own time. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to foster independence.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 4:26pm EST
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115- IEP/504 Plan Back-to-School Checkup

Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses how to make adjustments to your child's accommodations as the school year begins, ensure that this year's teacher will follow the plan, and how to switch from a 504 Plan to an IEP, if needed.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 1:13pm EST
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114- Are You Sure, Doc? ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Mistakes Doctors Make

ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety, bipolar, OCD, depression, or a sleep disorder, and doctors may not know how to fine-tune medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers guidance for ensuring the correct diagnosis and best treatment.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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113- Brain Training: Neurofeedback and Cognitive Training for ADHD

Naomi Steiner, M.D., explains the science behind neurofeedback (NF) and cognitive training (CT), and how computer-based brain training can help children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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112- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and ADHD in Children

Is your child irritated by tags and seams in clothing, car alarms, pungent smells? Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains the hallmarks of sensory processing disorder (SPD), why it often travels with ADHD, and how to treat it.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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111- Healing the ADD Brain: Treatment Options That Work

There's no one-size-fits-all approach for treating ADHD. Daniel G. Amen, M.D., explains a range of interventions, including medication, supplements, diet/exercise, neurofeedback, focused breathing, personal coaching, and more.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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110- Summer Learning Strategies That Won't Overwhelm ADHD Kids

Every parent of an ADHD child worries about academic backsliding over the summer, but also wants to let their kid rest and rejuvenate away from the stress of school. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett helps us find the right balance.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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109- Decluttering Made Easy for ADHD Adults and Kids

Tired of living and working amidst clutter? Professional organizer Susan C. Pinsky shares simple steps for eliminating excess, then outlines systems that will help you keep your life clutter-free.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 4:54pm EST
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108- Let's Talk About ADHD: How to Answer Questions from Doubters & Explain It to Your Child

Ned Hallowell, M.D., brings ADHD into the light of day. Learn how to address skeptical or hurtful comments from doubters, and how to boost your child's self-esteem and talk openly about his or her diagnosis.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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107- Sex, Love, and ADHD: What Your Teen Needs to Know

Raging hormones and teen angst plus ADHD impulsivity and immaturity can lead to poor decisions. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., offers advice for talking with your teen, openly and without judgment, about sex and love.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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106- Be On Your Own Team: 7 Self-Defeating ADHD Behaviors and How to Stop Them

Alan Brown identifies seven common unproductive ADHD behaviors—such as too much screen time, guilt and blame, the tendency to multitask—and presents the fixes that will help you stop sabatoging yourself.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 6:15pm EST
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105- The Well-Behaved Student: Solving ADHD Children's Behavior Challenges at School

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., helps parents understand the root causes of ADHD children's behavior problems at school, why time-outs and sticker charts don't work, and suggests strategies that will bring real improvement.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:16pm EST
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104- Improve Your Mental Clarity: Mindfulness for Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD either battle continual distractions or feel they have to go on "auto-pilot" to get things done. Mark Bertin, M.D., teaches us how to reduce stress and live life in real-time through mindfulness.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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103- Stress at School: How It Impacts Learning and Behavior in Kids with ADHD

Many school-day tasks—organizing, focusing for long periods, taking tests—create high levels of stress for ADHD and LD kids. Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how stress negatively impacts learning and behavior, and how to reduce it.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:19pm EST
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102- OCD in Focus: Recognizing Symptoms and Getting the Best Treatment

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at obsessive-compulsive disorder—what is OCD, how is it different from ADHD, why do doctors frequently miss OCD, and what treatments are most effective.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 3:32pm EST
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101- Raising a Child with Special Needs: Letting Go of Expectations

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD or another special need, it's normal to go through a "mourning" period. Mother-daughter duo Gina and Katie Gallagher discuss how to give up your need for control and celebrate your child's successes.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:12am EST
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100- ADHD Driver's Ed: Help Your Teen Avoid Accidents and Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

All parents blanch at the thought of their teen driving, but ADHDers are more likely to speed and get into accidents. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., explains why, and outlines safe-driving strategies to pass along before you hand over the car keys.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:38am EST
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When a child who is gifted also has ADHD or LD, he or she is more likely to fall through the cracks. Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca Banks-Cull share their "whole-child" approach to helping 2e kids achieve their potential.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:23am EST
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98- Just Get Started: How ADHD Adults Can Turn Intentions Into Actions

We all know what we need to do, but getting started and finishing the job are more easily said than done. J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., shares ADHD-proof strategies for initiating tasks and managing interruptions.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:57am EST
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97- Being the Best ADHD Mom You Can Be Doesn't Mean Being Perfect

Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., explain why it's counterproductive for mothers with ADHD to always put others' needs before their own, and how to let go of the pursuit of perfection.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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96- Your Brain on Music: How Sound Therapy Can Unlock Your Child's True Potential

Sharlene Habermeyer explains why music is such a powerful catalyst for development and learning, and shares fun ideas for incorporating sound therapy into your ADHD child's routine.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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95- Identifying and Treating Bipolar Disorder in ADHD Adults and Kids

Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the most common misdiagnosis in people with ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains why, how to tell the difference, and how to treat the conditions when they coexist.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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94- Minecraft and ADHD Kids: Brain Busting or Attention Boosting?

Could all those hours your child spends breaking blocks be good for his ADHD brain? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain how Minecraft and other video games can be used as learning tools, and how to set screen time limits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:08am EST
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93- How to Teach Your ADHD Child to Become Time-Aware

When kids with ADHD struggle with the concept of time, they are unfairly labeled "lazy" or "unmotivated." Marydee Sklar explains how to teach your child to manage time—and drop the labels.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:06am EST
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92- Stick to Your Resolutions and Make Your Goals Reality

Tired of giving up on New Year's resolutions and abandoning personal goals? Make this the year change happens! Judith Kolberg shares behavior modification and organizing tips that work for ADHDers.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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91- Managing Mood Disorders and Depression in Adults and Children with ADHD

ADHD adults and children are at greater risk for developing mood disorders than their non-ADHD peers. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to identify the symptoms and treat comorbid depression.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 11:20am EST
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90- ADHD Weight-Loss Guide: Take It Off...and Keep It Off!

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., identifies the cognitive, biological, and emotional risk factors that usually lead to diet failure, and outlines his proven mindful eating system for helping ADHD adults lose weight.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 12:52am EST
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89- Why So Worried? Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in ADHD Adults and Children

Adults and children with ADHD are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than their peers. Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why, how to differentiate symptoms of anxiety from those of ADHD, and which condition to treat first.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:22am EST
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88- How to Break the Procrastination Cycle and Get Things Done

Surprise—procrastination isn't actually a time-management problem, it's an emotion-management problem. Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., shares proven strategies to stop avoiding tasks and start seeing them through.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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87- ADHD in Adults vs. Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it can look different in adults than in children. William Dodson, M.D., explains how symptoms change with age and why many adults aren't diagnosed with the condition until their kids are.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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86- Food Fixes: Eat Your Way to Better Focus, Mood, Memory, and Motivation

Your meal choices can impact your ADHD. Tana Amen, BSN, RN, discusses what you should eliminate from your family's diet and the specific foods you should start eating to improve symptoms, with plenty of simple menu ideas.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 10:06am EST
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85- Executive Function Deficit Disorder in Adults and Kids with ADHD

What's behind your difficulties with planning, organizing, and meeting deadlines? Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., describes the seven major types of executive function and how they're affected by ADHD, and suggests treatment strategies.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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84- Freeing ADHD Students from Obstacles Like Perfectionism and Procrastination

Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies that can minimize common obstacles for ADHD students, such as perfectionism, procrastination, and poor organization, so they can live up to their academic potential.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:27am EST
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83- Why ADHDers Can't Sleep—and What You Can Do About It

ADHD is truly a round-the-clock condition, as the many ADDers who struggle to fall and stay asleep can attest. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., shares ways to improve sleep hygiene and train your brain to shut down for the night.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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82- Teaching Kids to Become "Social Detectives" and Identify Hidden Social Cues

Children with ADHD may be excluded by "friends," but not know why. Michelle Garcia Winner explains how to help your child develop his "social thinking vocabulary" and respond to subtle social cues.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:29am EST
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81- ADHD in Women and Girls: Why Gender Matters in Diagnosis and Treatment

Women with ADHD are more frequently diagnosed later in life than men. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., discusses why this happens, the unique challenges ADHD brings for girls and women, and how symptoms change during menopause.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 10:46am EST
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80- ADHD Children: The Right Diagnosis and Best Treatment Options

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., offers no-nonsense advice on diagnosing ADHD in children (without missing related conditions like anxiety or depression) and why managing ADHD will require more than medication.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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79- The Organized Child: How to Establish Order at Home and at School

Does your child undertand the difference between "tidy" and "organized"? Do you? Jill Murphy shares simple, effective organizing tools that will do more than just clear floors and surfaces at home and in the classroom.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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78- Accept Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis, Accept the Life It Brings

Ready to get real about your child's ADHD? Marianne Russo explains how to use a strengths-based approach to develop social skills and life skills and become a true advocate for your child.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 8:43am EST
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77- Stop Procrastinating Now! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD Adults

Is just getting started always the hardest part of the task for you? J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains how to identify your "tipping points" that will spur you to start and finish projects.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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76- Do's and Don'ts of Behavior Management at School

ADHD doesn't just affect kids' academic abilities in the classroom, it affects the way they behave. Sharon K. Weiss, M.Ed., shares strategies teachers and parents can use to manage impulsivity, distractibility, and other challenging behaviors.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:08am EST
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75- Moms of ADHD Kids: Recharge Your Batteries and Feel Understood

Raising a child with ADHD can be isolating. When the world doesn't understand the challenges you face and resentment builds up between you and your spouse, use these strategies from Kirk Martin to get the support you need.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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74- "Normal" Is Overrated: Feeling Good About Your ADHD Brain

Do you live your life comparing yourself to others and feeling guilty? ADDitude blogger Stacey Turis, an expert on being weird, explains how to stop and what can happen when you embrace doing things your way.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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73- On Your Own: A Game Plan for ADHD Teens and Young Adults

Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., guides ADHD teens (and their parents) through the many challenges of the transition to adulthood, including achieving success in college, finding the right job, and taking control of daily living responsibilities.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 12:27pm EST
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72- Why So Sensitive? Why ADDers Have Extreme Emotions, and How to Manage Them

Zoë Kessler, diagnosed in mid-life, knows firsthand that adults with ADHD experience emotions and even physical sensations in the extreme. She explains the phenomenon, and shares personal advice on managing sensitivities.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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71- The IEP/504 Checkup: Are Your Child's Accommodations Set for the School Year?

Education attorney Susan Yellin, Esq., explains what schools should be doing to make sure a child's IEP/504 Plan will continue to serve him well, and steps parents can take to update accommodations for ADHD or LD.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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70- Smart Money Strategies for Adults with ADHD

Executive function challenges frequently lead to financial woes for ADHD adults. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., offers tips on curbing impulsive spending and sticking to a budget, and recommends the best money management apps.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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69- Your Back-to-School Game Plan: Set Up Your Child for a Successful Academic Year

What's your plan for the first weeks of school? Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., shares pages from her playbook, including developing a schedule and how to find an ally at school who really understands your child.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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68- Brain Imaging Changes Everything: Dr. Amen's Lessons from 90,000 ADHD Brain Scans

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, shares the most important lessons he's learned from the world's largest database of brain scans related to ADD/ADHD, including natural ways to heal the brain.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 10:25am EST
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67- ADHD and LD: Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in Adults and Kids

Do you or your child have a learning disability in addition to, or instead of, ADHD? Nancie Payne, Ph.D., explains how to tell, and the right way to diagnose and manage an LD at school and on the job.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:14am EST
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66- Why Your Diet Doesn't Work: Weight Loss Secrets for ADHD Adults

Have you been unsuccessful at losing weight? John Fleming, Ph.D., explains how sleep habits can affect weight, why you should treat your ADHD before trying to shed pounds, and other ADHD-friendly slim-down tips.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:30am EST
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65- Overcoming ADHD Shame: Why We Feel It and How to Manage It

Leading ADHD expert Ned Hallowell, M.D., explains how to accept your ADHD as a neurobiological condition, not a character weakness, and how to surround yourself with people who believe the same.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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64- Stop the Blame and Excuses: How ADHD Adults Can Feel Good About Ourselves

Adult ADDers not only forget things and arrive late, we call attention to those behaviors. Coach Joyce Kubik teaches you how to stop calling out your ADHDisms, and how to feel good about yourself.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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63- Sex and ADHD: How to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, and Linda Roggli, PCC, discuss how ADHD adults can achieve a more satisfying sex life by treating symptoms and improving communication in their relationship.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 1:10pm EST
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62- Calm the Chaos: Managing Your ADHD Child's Intense Emotions (and Your Own!)

Coaches Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster offer tips for managing intense emotions (no small feat, with ADHD impulsivity in the equation) and preventing angry outbursts.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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61- ADHD Career Clinic: Find the Right Job and Manage Symptoms in the Workplace

Finding the right job is vital for ADHD adults. Career counselor Wilma Fellman advises on choosing a job that suits your passions, strengths, and weaknesses, and how to manage symptoms once you get your dream job.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:38am EST
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60- Family Mindfulness: How to Manage Stress and Stay Happy in ADHD Households

Want a calmer, happier household? Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how mindfulness can lead to better parenting and offers tips for dialing down stress in your family.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:54am EST
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59- The ADHD Explosion: The Facts Behind the Rapid Rise in Diagnoses

One in 20 kids was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1980s and '90s. One in nine is diagnosed with the condition today. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw explains what's behind this rise in ADHD diagnoses. 

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:34am EST
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58- What's Eating Your Child? How Foods Affect ADHD Symptoms

Nutrition detective Kelly Dorfman gives the lowdown on food dyes, gluten sensitivity, and ADHD; the culprit foods you should eliminate from your child's diet; and key nutrients your child probably isn't getting enough of.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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57- Emotions and ADHD: How Adults and Teens Can Find Emotional Balance

Shame, anger, guilt, hopelessness - feelings like these can take over and cause an ADHDer to get "stuck" at school, at work, or in relationships. Dr. Thomas Brown brings attention to the unrecognized role emotions play in our lives.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 12:05pm EST
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56- Defuse Defiance: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids and Adults

Standard discipline tactics, like offering rewards for good behavior, don't work for kids with ODD. Dr. William Dodson describes the medications and behavior programs that do make a difference, and why parents shouldn't delay treatment.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:32am EST
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55- Motivate Your ADHD Child: What Makes Kids Tick and How Parents Can Help

Tired of nagging your ADHD kid? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., teaches parents how to inspire initiative in your child. The turnaround can start by spending just 15 minutes a day doing something he likes together.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:19am EST
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54- CBT for ADHD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Time Management and Executive Function

Mary Solanto, Ph.D., outlines cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can help ADHD adults overcome procrastination, ward off the irrational thoughts that can lead to anxiety and depression, and more.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:45am EST
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53- Tech That Teaches: The Best Apps, Games, and Software for ADHD Children

Can't tear your child away from video games? Use his love of technology to boost organization, planning, and academic skills. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley recommend games and apps that can help ADHD kids succeed.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:36am EST
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52- Stop the Bully: Helping Your ADHD Child Overcome Teasing

If your child with ADHD is the target of aggressive teasing and social rejection, it's heartbreaking. Cathi Cohen, LCSW, explains ways to respond if your child has been bullied, and how to prevent it.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:16am EST
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51- "I Am Good Enough" - How ADHD Adults Can Accept and Value Differences and Thrive

Tired of being "neuro-profiled" by society and feeling not good enough? Sari Solden shares ways adults with ADHD can learn to value their differences, and recognize their unique skills and gifts.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:12am EST
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50- ADHD and Executive Functions: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success

Executive function lets us learn and get things done, but it's often in short supply in kids with attention deficit. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., answers questions about reducing homework struggles and the skills that help kids learn.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:46am EST
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49- Green Time for ADHD: How Mother Nature Can Ease Symptoms

Andrea Faber Taylor, Ph.D., shares her research proving that children with ADHD benefit from time in natural settings. Learn how green time can increase focus, and how to maximize your child's exposure.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:07am EST
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48- Secrets to Raising a Confident, Successful, Happy ADHD Child

Ready to be your child's champion? ADHDers most often lead happy, successful lives when they had someone during their childhood who never gave up on them. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to be that parent.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:24am EST
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47- IEP vs. 504 Plans: Learn the Differences and Secure School Services for Your ADHD Child

Children with ADHD or learning disabilities may benefit from accommodations or special education services at school. Educational attorney and advocate Susan Yellin, Esq., explains how parents can request an IEP or 504 Plan.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 8:49am EST
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46- The Resilient ADHDer: How to Manage Stress and Bounce Back from Setbacks

ADHDers are especially vulnerable to setbacks, and can be left reeling after a job loss or the end of a relationship. Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett offers specific strategies to shift your mindset and increase resiliency.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:49am EST
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45- Dr. Amen on the 7 Types of ADHD: Understanding Your Type and the Best Way to Treat It

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Healing ADD, discusses his proposed seven types of attention deficit disorder. Learn which type you or your child may have, and the best way to treat symptoms.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 3:06pm EST
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44- Sleep Solutions for Children with ADHD

Poor sleep can exacerbate symptoms for ADHD children, but getting a good night's rest can be a struggle. Lisa Shives, M.D. and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, discuss strategies parents can start using at bedtime tonight.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 2:14pm EST
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43- Mindfulness: A Natural Therapy to Manage ADHD Symptoms

Ever wish you could just slow down your ADHD brain? Board-certified psychiatrist Lidia Zylowska discusses how you can meditate, decrease stress, and reframe negative situations through mindfulness. 

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:26am EST
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42- Social Success Strategies: Helping Your ADHD Child Make Good Friends

Children with ADHD may have a hard time making close friends. Michelle Garcia Winner give parents strategies they can use to teach their child a social "vocabulary" and help them master interactions.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:53am EST
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41- Getting Homework Done: Practical Strategies for Students with ADHD

Michele Borba, Ed.D., advises parents on creating healthy homework habits and addresses specific concerns, like math or reading challenges, to help make homework less of a battle.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:11pm EST
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40- Girls and Women with ADHD: Gender Differences and Stigma

ADHD doesn't affect only boys. As Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains, the disorder can look different in women and girls, and they face greater stigma surrounding symptoms.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:34am EST
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39- Stop School Stress: Targeted Strategies to Improve Focus, Study Skills, and Daily Routines

Kirk Martin, founder of celebratecalm.com, gives parents the tools to handle morning frenzy and after-school fatigue, partner with teachers to help them understand your ADHD child, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:23am EST
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38- The Organized Student: Set Your ADHD Child Up to Succeed at School

How many times has your ADHD child completed his homework, then lost it before he could turn it in? Donna Goldberg offers solutions to help tame the chaos of lockers and backpacks and keep computer files organized.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 3:04pm EST
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37- You Can Do It! Managing Adult ADHD All Day, from Morning Through Bedtime

ADHD doesn't affect adults only during the workday. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., presents everyday solutions for fighting procrastination, identifying strengths, getting motivated in the morning, and, yes, getting to sleep at night.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:37am EST
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36- Tame Your To-Do List: Stay on Time and on Task with Adult ADHD

Do you have trouble getting things done? Use the concrete strategies from ADHD coach Beth Main to develop a task-management system that works, avoid procrastination, and learn when to delegate, defer, and drop to-do items.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:17am EST
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35- Defeat Distractions: How Adults with ADHD Can Increase Productivity at Work and at Home

Adults with ADHD have an especially hard time refocusing after interruptions, whether from technology, from other people, or internal sources. Geraldine Markel, Ph.D., outlines a seven-step system to limit distractions.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 12:46pm EST
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34- Time-Blindness and ADHD: Become More Aware of Time and Learn to Manage It

Are you always late? Does time feel "infinite" or "like a black hole" to you? Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why common time-management techniques don't work for ADDers, and describes some solutions that will.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:18am EST
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33- The ADHD Diet: Best Supplements, Vitamins, and Foods for Kids with Attention Deficit

Sandy Newmark, M.D., explains why the right nutrition can make a big difference for children with ADHD. Learn the family meal-planning approach (starting with a good breakfast!) that can help improve symptoms.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 5:24pm EST
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32- Exposing ADHD Myths: Science's New Understanding of the Disorder

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers the latest research to refute common myths about attention deficit disorder, including "ADHD isn't real," "bad parenting causes ADHD," and "most kids outgrow ADHD."

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 12:11pm EST
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31- Remember More, Forget Less: How to Improve Your Working Memory

Weak working memory is what causes adults with ADHD to forget where we parked the car or the item we just ran to the store to buy. Dr. Ari Tuckman presents exercises and tricks you can use to build up your working memory.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:30am EST
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30- Thrive with ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on the Best Medical and Natural Treatments

Let Ned Hallowell, M.D., inspire you to switch from trying to "fix" your child or yourself to raising a champion. He discusses an optimized treatment plan that includes medical and natural interventions as well as lifestyle changes.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 12:14pm EST
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29- Diagnosing ADHD: What You (and Your Doctor) Need to Know

Do you think you or your child might have ADHD? Joel Nigg, M.D., explains how to get a foolproof diagnosis, discusses new diagnostic techniques, like brain imaging, and runs through what you should do before seeing a doctor.

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28- What Is ADHD? Explaining It to Family, Friends, Teachers, and Colleagues - ADHD Awareness Month Series

Do people in your or your child's life just not get attention deficit? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., shares strategies and sample language you can use to explain ADHD in different settings, and to raise awareness in your community.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 11:28am EST
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26- Get Started, Get Organized, Get Things Done: Practical Solutions for ADHD Adults

Streamlining your ever-growing piles of paperwork, developing new routines to stay organized -- and sticking with them, setting up systems to jog your memory, and more from adult ADHD coach Sandy Maynard, M.S.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 1:00pm EST
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27- Moms with ADHD: Keep Your Kids and Yourself Organized and Get Things Done!

Terry Matlen shares her best strategies, from one woman and mom with ADHD to another, about limiting responsibilities, creating structure for yourself and your child, managing paperwork and clutter, and more.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 1:00pm EST
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25- Fast Minds: Managing Time, Tasks, and Relationships When You Have Adult ADHD

Dr. Craig Surman and Dr. Tim Bilkey describe the organization and time-management strategies that work best for ADDers, explain how to drop negative thinking patterns, and more to help adults with "fast minds" start thriving.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:52am EST
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24- Love, Marriage, and ADHD: Improving Communication and Finding Balance in Your Relationship

Marriage consultant Melissa Orlov offers relationship-saving advice on communicating clearly and fighting productively, allocating household duties, helping a partner who denies ADHD, and more.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:07am EST
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23- Secrets of the ADHD Brain, Revealed: Understanding Core Symptoms and Working with Strengths

Dr. William Dodson takes us on an insider's tour of the ADHD nervous system. Learn how to build on your strengths to function at remarkable levels, get engaged in a task you find boring, and more.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:18am EST
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22- Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Tips to Help ADHD Kids Make and Keep Friends

Practical tips for addressing your ADHD child's social challenges, including reading body language and other cues, conveying feelings, facing bullying, and more, from leading social skills therapist Cathi Cohen.

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21- Put Your ADHD Teen in the Lead: How to Stop Managing and Start Supporting

Parents of ADHD teens must eventually take a step back to encourage them to develop independence. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett explains how to become your child's coach, modeling healthy behaviors and life skills.

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20- Friends Forever: Better Play Dates and Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children

Does your child with ADHD have trouble making and keeping friends? Social skills expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D., give practical tips for hosting a successful play date, developing closer friendships, and more.

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19- What to Treat First? Depression, Anxiety, and Other Comorbid Conditions Associated with ADHD

ADHD is frequently accompanied by one or more comorbid conditions, such as depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, or ODD. Dr. Larry B. Silver explains what to look for, and how to treat dual diagnoses.

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18- Securing Accommodations: Working with Your ADHD Child's School

Special education lawyer Matt Cohen, J.D., answers parents' questions about getting teachers on your team, best IEP and 504 Plans for ADHD children, steps to take when your child is denied accommodations, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:32am EST
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17- ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, Now!

Judith Kolberg, a pioneer of the field of professional organizing, shares her innovative advice to help chronically disorganized adults with ADHD clear their space and get things done.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:12am EST
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16- ADHD in Women: How to Unlock Your Potential After a Midlife Diagnosis

Best-selling author Zoe Kessler shares her story, which every woman with ADD will relate to, and her strategies and resources to heal emotionally and overcome shame after a midlife diagnosis.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:09am EST
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15- Keep Your ADHD Child Learning All Summer: Fun Ways to Boost Academic Skills

Don't let your child lose the academic skills he gained last last school year! ADHD education specialist Sandra Rief, M.A., suggests fun summer activities parents can use to improve math, reading, and writing abilities.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:00am EST
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14- Teens with ADHD: How to Sharpen Executive Function Skills and Help Them Succeed

Smart But Scattered co-author Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to strengthen the executive skills teens with ADHD need, like planning, organization, and time management, to make good, independent decisions.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 10:19am EST
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13- Growing Up ADHD: Treating Attention Deficit in Preschoolers Through Adults

Steven Dickstein, M.D., explores age-appropriate medical and non-medical ADHD treatments, as well as how to adapt treatment based on symptoms, diagnoses, and an individual's strengths and weaknesses.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:44am EST
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12- Clutter Cures: FlyLady's ADD-Friendly Answers to Eliminate Household Chaos

Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? Marla Cilley, the founder of flylady.net, explains the concrete "baby steps" ADDers can take to de-clutter and establish new household routines.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:46am EST
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11- The College Transition: How to Prepare Your ADHD/LD Teen for Success in Life

Is your teen ready to manage his time, secure accommodations, renew his ADHD medication...do his laundry? Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., co-author of On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD, explains how to prepare your young adult ADDer.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 3:17pm EST
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10- 'You're Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy!' Managing Stress and Negative Self-Talk for ADHD Adults

Practical advice for ADHD adults to defuse negative self-talk, and make good decisions when emotions throw you off course, from Peggy Ramundo, co-author of the best-selling book, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 4:32pm EST
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9- Executive Function Deficits and ADHD at School: Accommodations That Work

Education and mental health specialist Chris Zeigler Dendy explains how to work with your child's school as well as the specific accommodations that will help your ADHD child with executive function deficits succeed academically.

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8- ODD and ADHD: Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children from Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child, outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 4:29pm EST
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7- Positive Parenting: Helping Young Children with ADHD Reach Their Full Potential

Improving behavior in elementary-aged children through consistency, external motivators, and selective negative consequences, from Mary Rooney, a clinical psychologist at the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center.

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6- The Calm Parent: How to Keep Your Cool When Your ADHD Child Acts Up

Parents of ADHD children with challenging behavior  may be locked in a cycle of defiance, disrespect, bullying, sibling fights, meltdowns, and power struggles. Kirk Martin, founder of Celebrate Calm, explains how to stop that cycle.

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5- Alternative Therapies: Non-medical Interventions to Manage ADHD Symptoms

Would you like to reduce your dose or do away with ADHD meds? Learn about effective nutrition for ADHD and minerals and supplements that can help manage symptoms from Dr. Sandy Newmark, author of ADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to Natural Care of Children with ADHD.

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4- School Success: Practical Tools to Help Your ADHD Child Achieve in the Classroom

Techniques to help children with ADHD and learning disabilities plan assignments, finish homework without arguing, improve working memory, and much more from Susan Kruger, a certified teacher and reading specialist.

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3- ADHD Medications: Minimizing Side Effects and Using Meds Effectively

Learn all about choosing ADHD medications, minimizing side effects, fine-tuning treatment, and much more from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. William Dodson.

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2- The Bright Side of ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on Embracing and Succeeding with Attention Deficit

ADHD can be a gift, as long as you find the right ways to manage it. ADD guru Dr. Ned Hallowell discusses ways to stay organized, meet your goals, and control comorbid conditions.

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1- 'Why Does He Do That?' - Dr. Russell Barkley on Understanding and Improving Your ADHD Child's Behavior

How does attention deficit disorder affect your child's behavior and development? Dr. Russell Barkley explains, and offers insightful tips on providing structure, consequences, and rewards.

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