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posted: Thursday February 4th - 4:55pm
ADHD Psychotherapy: Talk It Out
I have lost several jobs and now have self-esteem challenges. Does psychotherapy fit into a natural treatment plan?
Some type of psychotherapy can certainly be part of a natural treatment plan, or a valuable addition to ADHD medication. A lot of research has been done on ADHD and cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT is a short-term type of psychotherapy that involves changing thinking patterns in order to change negative behavior. Research has indicated that CBT is an effective intervention for adults, and probably for adolescents,...
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posted: Thursday February 4th - 2:46pm
My Wife Is Too Attached To Her Stuff
My wife, who has ADHD, holds on to every object that has sentimental value to her. The stuff in our cabinets and closets makes me feel fenced in. Can you help her get perspective about things? I have a problem living in our house.
posted: Thursday February 4th - 2:23pm
Help! I Can’t Sleep In My Messy Bedroom
My bedroom is a disaster area. My closets are overflowing, as are my floor, bedroom chairs, and every place else. I start to attack one corner of the room, but even that seems overwhelming. Should I hire someone to work on the mess? Please help.
posted: Monday November 23rd - 11:21am
Cleaning Up as an ADHD Couple
My wife and I both have ADHD. We don’t clean up the house if we don’t feel good about ourselves or we are overwhelmed by the job. Can you help?
posted: Monday November 23rd - 11:00am
Cleaning Out an Overloaded Purse
My purse is disorganized, and it weighs a ton. I want to be prepared for any emergency, so I carry lots of stuff. It gives me peace of mind, but a sore shoulder. Help.
posted: Monday November 23rd - 10:33am
Daily Clean-Up Quickie for ADHD Executives
I am an executive with ADHD. When I get busy at work on a big project, I don’t bother cleaning up my desk every day. I share an office with a coworker whose desk is in order. Do you have a tip for a daily cleanup?
posted: Thursday November 12th - 9:30am
Coach Strategy: You Have to See Your Challenges Before You Can Meet Them
One ADHD coach uses simple diagrams to help a client stop procrastinating.
A favorite approach to helping my clients with ADHD gain clarity about their challenges is to present the challenge as a drawing or diagram. I often use visual diagrams to show clients the relationships between their thoughts or behaviors and the challenges they face. For many with ADHD, visualizing challenges works better than using words to describe the challenges. My client, Larry, is a good example...
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posted: Monday November 2nd - 9:30am
Happy Birthday, Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA turned 25 years old recently, and here’s how it can help you at the workplace or your child at school.
posted: Wednesday October 28th - 5:31pm
Fish Oil Substitutes for Vegetarian ADHDers
I am a vegetarian who doesn’t eat fish. What can I take instead of fish oil to get beneficial levels of omega-3 fatty acids for my ADHD?
According to current research, EPA and DHA are the two most important omega-3 fatty acids that manage some symptoms of ADHD. For vegetarians, there are two choices for getting these important nutrients. First, you can use an algae-based omega-3 product. Most of them do not contain much EPA, which is at least as important as DHA for helping to control attention deficit symptoms. I recommend NordicNaturals...
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posted: Wednesday October 28th - 5:26pm« All Blogs
The High School IEP
My daughter had IEP accommodations in middle school, and I want to make sure she has the same accommodations in high school. How do I make sure she does?