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

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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