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/

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the latest scientific evidence that is changing the way we think about the role of sleep, exercise, and diet on a child’s development, and how lifestyle changes can balance out ADHD symptoms.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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