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ADDitude's top ADD/ADHD experts answer readers' questions about parenting children with, and about adults living with, ADD/ADHD.
posted: Monday August 31st - 9:52am
Seeking a Broader-Minded Doctor
My child’s pediatrician told me that diet has no effect on managing ADHD. Despite my protests, he prescribed medication after diagnosing my son. How can I find a doctor who uses natural treatments?
Although medications are sometimes the appropriate answer, it is clear that your doctor is not listening to your concerns. He also seems unaware of the evidence indicating that food and diet do indeed help some children manage ADHD symptoms. Finding a broader-minded doctor or one who uses natural treatments is not always easy, depending on where you live. I would Google “Pediatric Integrative Medicine” in your...
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posted: Friday August 21st - 9:30am
“I Feel Like a Loser at 21”
Young adults with attention deficit are sometimes at a loss to boost their self-esteem. Here are some ways to do it.
posted: Tuesday August 11th - 2:22pm
“But I Hate Sports!” How to Get Your Video-Gamer Outside
“My son’s playdates comprise playing video games for five hours on a Saturday. He’s a nerdy kid — no sports, 130 IQ, ADHD, non-outdoors person — any suggestions?”
posted: Monday June 22nd - 9:00am
How Can I Break My Child’s Minecraft Obsession?
When your child gets sucked into an addicting game, battles often ensue over time limits on screen time. Here are some strategies, apps, and tools for achieving Minecraft moderation.
posted: Thursday May 21st - 1:58pm
The Neuroscience Behind Video-Game Addiction
“Does any current neuroscience investigate whether and how different kinds of games affect the brain? Do different games affect their brains differently?”
posted: Thursday May 21st - 1:40pm
Are Car Racing Games Eroding My Child’s Brain?
“My son loves car racing games. I find them mindless and a waste of time. Should I be concerned about their impact on a child with working memory and executive function issues?”
posted: Thursday May 21st - 10:02am
"Neat Tricks" — Tips for Daily Decluttering
I heard that doing a little decluttering every other day keeps a room from getting too messy. But I like to do things in a fit of hyperfocus all at once. Any suggestions for me?
posted: Thursday May 21st - 9:57am
Sending an ADHD Packrat Packing
My ADHD husband is a pack rat who can’t part with anything. How can I get him to stop spreading his junk all over the house?
posted: Thursday May 21st - 9:49am
Table the Clutter: Organizing a Shared Space
I am a 41-year-old ADHD mom. I work at the dining room table for my job on weekends. Everyone leaves stuff on the table, so when I sit down to work, I have to spend time cleaning it up before I start. Can I prevent this from happening?
posted: Tuesday May 19th - 1:53pm« All Blogs
Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder
Sharon Heller, Ph.D., answers frequently asked questions about sensory processing disorder (SPD).