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posted: Tuesday May 31st - 2:30pm

ADHD Help for Parents: Schedule for ADHD Children of Working Moms and Dads

"I know ADHD kids need consistent routines, but what can working parents or parents with inconsistent schedules do to help their children?" one parent of an ADHD child asks.

Linda Karanzalis, ADHD expert
Being consistent with schedules, instructions, and discipline as parents to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is hard enough for parents who work regular hours, so I understand your dilemma, but hopefully my experiences as an adult with ADD/ADHD and as a special education teacher and ADD/ADHD coach will help. Just because your schedule is inconsistent doesn't mean the basic structure...
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posted: Thursday May 26th - 1:00pm

"How Can I Make New Friends?"

"I'm in my mid-30s and I've never had a peer for a friend," one ADD/ADHD adult tells us. "Right now my friends are 60 and older. It's not all bad, but it does get lonely. Where can I meet friends my age? How can I form real connections?"

Linda Karanzalis, ADHD expert
Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Older friends can offer guidance, provide valuable insights, and offer you opportunities to learn and grow from their experiences. So don’t discount these important friendships, and in the meantime find ways to connect with others in your age group. The good news is social skills can be learned and you can forge friendships with your peers. First you...
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posted: Tuesday May 24th - 4:00pm

ADHD Guide to Diagnosis

Your step-by-step guide of what to expect after that first "ah-ha" moment of discovering — and getting a diagnosis for — your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).

Just diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? In this new video, Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., an ADD/ADHD expert and the author of four books on the subject, guides you through the steps most people take after an ADD/ADHD diagnosis and during their treatment journey as they work toward symptom management. How did you feel after your diagnosis? Share your experiences by leaving a comment below. ...
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posted: Thursday May 19th - 11:00am

Always Late? The Professional Organizer's Tips for Arriving on Time

With these seven strategies for winning the time-management game, tardiness will be a bad habit of the past. Plus, tips for those who hate arriving too soon!

Chronically late? You're not alone. I'll let you in on a little secret: Many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) hate to arrive early almost as much as they hate to show up late. Waiting at the doctor's office for an extra 15 minutes before an appointment can be excruciating. So how do you arrive on time while minimizing your wait time? Follow these seven...
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posted: Tuesday May 17th - 12:30pm

Is ADHD an Asset in Love?

When it comes to love and relationships, is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a gift, a challenge, or both?

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can have negative effects on an ADD/ADHD couple's sex drives and love life, in this new video, Melissa Orlov, a contributor to ADDitude, a coauthor of Married to Distraction, and the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, describes some of the positives of being in a relationship with an adult with ADD/ADHD --...
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posted: Thursday May 12th - 5:00pm

ADHD Toddlers: Signs and Symptoms of Attention Deficit in Young Children

"I suspect my toddler has ADHD, but how can I tell?" one parent asks. "Can ADHD toddlers be treated at such a young age?"

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can be seen in toddlers as early as 1 or 2 years of age. Signs include high levels of activity -- more than a typical child -- and problems sleeping and napping. Making the transition from one activity to another is another clue. Signs of inattentive ADD/ADHD are rarely detectable until much later when the child...
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posted: Tuesday May 10th - 12:00pm

ADHD Sex: Are Symptoms, Medications Affecting Your Love Life?

Is ADHD affecting your sex life? You're not alone. Research suggests people with attention deficit may have a lower sex drive than people without the condition. So what can ADHD adults (and their partners) do to improve relations in the bedroom?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can affect a person's sexuality in many ways. Boredom, distraction, and medication side effects can pose problems in the bedroom for both women and men with ADD/ADHD. Menopause -- when all women are more likely to experience a decrease in libido -- is a time when female ADHDers often experience increased...
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posted: Thursday May 5th - 1:30pm

ADHD Medicines: How to Get the Correct Dose

"How will I know if I have or my child has too high of a dose of ADHD medicine?" one reader asks us. "What are some of the side effects of being on too high a dose of medication?"

Medicines used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) -- if dosed correctly -- can help improve symptoms in children and adults. But how do you find the right medication dosage for you or your loved one? In this new ADD/ADHD video, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., and the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative...
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posted: Tuesday May 3rd - 10:30am

Organization Systems That Work

Looking to get organized but unsure which organizational systems will help you? ADD/ADHD coach Beth Main explains what are the key components of successful organization products, tools, and systems.

Beth Main ADHD Coach Blog
"Before getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and realizing there was something brain-wise going on with me, I did a lot of research on organizational methods to try and figure out how to stay on top of things, including learning about David Allen's Getting Things Done, FranklinCovey methods, and more," one reader tells us. "Is there a difference in how folks with ADD/ADHD...
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