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: additude.com/tag/webinar

If you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses the link between these conditions, and first-line psychopharmacological and psychotherapy treatments.

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Research suggests that screen use impacts ADHD symptom severity at two distinct developmental stages — at younger ages and in the teen years. David Anderson, Ph.D., teaches actionable strategies to manage screen time at home and in school.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 12:46pm EST
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People with ADHD have to think outside the neurotypical box to boost productivity; we need to be interested in the task and use tools that are in sync with our differently wired brain. Linda Walker, PCC, shares ADHD-specific approaches to get things done.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may come to believe that we are fundamentally flawed. This shame impairs our self-esteem, our relationships, and our outlook on life. Join Linda Roggli to learn how to forgive yourself and leave shame behind.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 5:34pm EST
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ADHD brings enormous strengths — as long as the job is a good fit. As Rick Fiery, M.S., MBA, discusses, college is not the best next step for all. Learn how to set your teen or young adult with ADHD on a career path that will lead to success.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Susan Yellin, Esq., helps parents understand whether or not an IEP or 504 Plan is truly meeting the needs of your child with ADHD or LD, how to make minor changes, what to do if educators aren't following the plan and offering accommodations, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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The food your child eats affects how his or her body and ADHD brain work. Sanford Newmark, M.D., outlines the basic dietary principles for ADHD, key nutrients your child may be lacking, sensitivities to certain foods and food additives, and more.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 10:07am EST
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Too many kids (and parents) feel ashamed about having ADHD — most often because they've never received a clear explanation of the disorder. Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, provides empathetic, practical ways to talk about ADHD with your child and loved ones.

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Ann Dolin M.Ed., shares research-based strategies for guiding your child through homework — and encouraging independence. Would life be better without homework? Quite possibly. Will you reduce stress by using these techniques? Almost certainly.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Teachers may think that children with ADHD who act out or fail to complete schoolwork do so "on purpose." Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., provides educators the tools they need to understand and guide these students with patience and encouragement.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Adults and children with ADHD often struggle with sleep for many reasons, everything from circadian rhythm and neurological abnormalities to engaging in overstimulating activities late at night. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., offers explanations and solutions.

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Tapping into the right technology can make the difference between success and failure at school for students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., discusses the most popular and effective assistive technology (AT) tools.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:21pm EST
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Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD, and may not explain the disorder and treatments thoroughly. William Dodson, M.D., helps listeners fill in those holes.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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You are at your wit's end — exhausted by your child's disruptive and wholly frustrating daily behaviors. Tried-and-true parenting advice doesn't work — but this will. Learn the basics of behavioral parent training (BPT) from Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D.

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A growing population of adults suspects they may be on the Autism spectrum. Theresa Regan, Ph.D., shares facts (and myths) about autism in adults, why getting a correct diagnosis at any age makes a difference, effective supports, and more.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely, more frequently, and more suddenly. In fact, one third of adults with ADHD name this as the most impairing aspect of the condition. Learn more about out-of-control emotions from William W. Dodson, M.D.

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Do you walk into a disorganized room and find yourself paralyzed? Do you spend time and money on organizing solutions that don't work? Lisa K. Woodruff will teach you how to start working with your ADHD brain, not against it, to get organized.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow, but certain school environments may not be a good fit for kids with ADHD and learning disabilities. Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses when is it might be time to consider a new school.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Anxiety is common among school-aged children, and those with ADHD are at higher risk than their peers. Learn from renowned pediatricians Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D., how children and families can talk about and manage anxiety.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, AHCNS, explains why stimulation-seeking teens with ADHD are at an increased risk of vaping. Learn how to discuss vaping and help a teen who may be addicted.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Thomas Brown, Ph.D., discusses how to determine the "sweet spot" between too small and too large a dose, safely extend ADHD stimulant medication coverage from morning until evening, manage the "rebound effect," and more

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Have you ever tried to calm a child in the throes of an ADHD meltdown? Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, explains how to build and enhance self-regulation with ADHD meditation and shares mindfulness exercises designed to calm an unsettled child.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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As a woman living with ADHD, you are no doubt familiar with shame — and its dear friends guilt, fear, and self-limitation. Michelle Frank, Psy.D., discusses how to break free of this pattern and create space for new choices and behaviors.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, shares realistic solutions to help your son with ADHD mature into a healthy, happy young man — from establishing and maintaining friendships to mastering executive function to taking responsibility for his own actions.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Brendan Mahan's "Wall of Awful" tool helps parents and children visualize and talk about the effects of repeated failure and disappointment — and overcome the fear, shame, and anxiety that are often associated with ADHD.

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Most teachers and parents recognize weak executive functions (EF): disorganized projects, incomplete homework, last-minute cramming, forgotten chores. Karen Huberty, M.Ed., & Maureen Bechard, M.S., offer strategies for strengthening EFs.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:00am EST
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Powerful evidence shows that exercise improves not only physical health, but attention, working memory, behavior, mood, and executive functions. John J. Ratey, M.D., explains how to use movement to ease symptoms of ADHD.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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When ADHD is in the picture, the leap to college often overwhelms, but, as Rick Fiery points out, this isn’t the only path. Learn about post-H.S. options for your teen with ADHD, and how to increase the likelihood of college success.

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ADHD may lead to social, academic, & organizational challenges—but did you know that the disorder's increased health risks may shorten longevity? Russell Barkley, Ph.D., discusses why ADHD is not just a mental health disorder, but a public health disorder.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental health disorder characterized by a well-established pattern of behavior problems. David Anderson, Ph.D., helps parents understand their child’s ODD diagnosis and find effective interventions.

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An estimated 15 to 25 percent of adults with a lifetime history of substance abuse disorder (SUD) also have ADHD. Timothy Wilens, M.D., explores this link and outlines best treatments for managing an SUD and how to reduce the risk.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:34am EST
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Addressing key nutritional imbalances with an integrative treatment plan has proven effective in treating ADHD, as has using natural, plant-derived compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Learn more from James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 11:31am EST
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How do you connect with a child or teen who doesn’t want to talk with you—and who is defensive or angry? Parenting expert Kirk Martin offers practical strategies for turning explosive situations into opportunities to build trust with your child.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:23am EST
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Sleep is vitally important for brain development and learning in children, teens, and adults—yet few of us get enough. Joel Nigg, Ph.D., & Elizabeth Super, M.D., review the optimal amount by life stage, and offer solutions to common sleep challenges.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Some professionals insist that an ADHD evaluation requires a full battery of neuropsychological testing, brain imaging, and computerized tests. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., disagrees. Learn which diagnostic tests are valuable, and which aren’t.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 1:52pm EST
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What if a person can’t conform because of his or her neurology? Leading experts Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D., explain why shame so often accompanies ADHD, how to correct misperceptions, and how to take pride in your ADHD.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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When your child struggles to make friends, and you don't know why or how to help, it's heart-wrenching. Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how ADHD and autism spectrum disorder impact kids socially, behaviorally, and emotionally, and effective interventions.

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A generation ago, ADHD was considered a condition for boys. We now know that both sexes are at equal risk for developing ADHD—but, as Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., discusses, that women and girls face delayed diagnoses and greater stigma.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Matt Cohen, Esq., explains the key advantages and disadvantages of IEPs and 504 Plans for students with ADHD; how to identify the solution best suited for your child; and how to create a bulletproof IEP or 504 Plan and ensure that it's implemented.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Your child's IEP or 504 Plan includes the use of assistive technology. Smart. But how do you ensure that the best technology is implemented consistently, used correctly—and whether or not it's working? Janet DeSenzo offers guidelines.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Do you dread the nightly homework battles? Are your evenings spent hovering, hand-holding, and helping your child with ADHD through assignments? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Leslie Josel offers solutions.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:24am EST
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When parents and educators work together, everyone benefits—especially the student. Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., shares best practices for parent-teacher meetings and explains how to help teachers understand ADHD and address symptoms at school.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Reduce your teen's school-related stress by taking a collaborative, strength-based perspective. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explains how to set goals, create systems, and sharpen your teen's organization, planning, and follow through.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Research shows that students who learn to advocate for themselves in high school are more likely to succeed in college. Theresa E. Maitland, Ph.D., describes how to help your teen understand her needs, learn what to ask for, and how to ask effectively.

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Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., explains the difference between “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” motivation and why traditional motivational methods miss the mark for ADHD brains—and shares very practical strategies that will get your kids going.

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The key to an effective IEP or 504 Plan is to truly understand your child’s strengths & challenges. Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., share specific strategies to help with common challenges, explain what to do if things aren’t working, & more

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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Anna Vagin, Ph.D., teaches parents how to use visual supports to help children with ADHD build their skill sets (and reduce your nagging); recommends YouTube videos to review social concepts and board games to practice cooperation; and more.

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