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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: Tuesday March 17th - 12:52pm
Cops and Gamers: How to Police Computer Use
“How can I monitor and limit my high-school student’s gaming and social-media use when he’s supposed to be on the computer completing homework?”
posted: Monday March 16th - 10:36am
My Son Would Rather Have Video Games Than Friends
I’m concerned that Minecraft is isolating my son from his friends and family. When he plays, he doesn’t communicate with anyone. Whereas board games encourage cooperation and interaction, video games seem to do the opposite. What can I do?
posted: Wednesday March 11th - 4:29pm
Helping Kids Transition to Another Activity After Playing Minecraft
Can I help my children from transition from playing video games to another activity? My 6 and 10 year old literally melt down when told to get off the screens - especially Minecraft.
posted: Friday February 13th - 4:20pm
Can Teens and Young Adults Fake ADHD?
I hear about people faking ADHD symptoms, so they will be prescribed Adderall. Is ADHD easy to fake?
posted: Friday February 13th - 4:16pm
Help! What's the Link Between Executive Functions and ADHD?
Can you explain how executive functions relate to ADHD? I've read a lot about them, but I don't understand what they do.
posted: Friday February 13th - 3:49pm
Will Switching Medications Help My ADHD Symptoms?
My doctor prescribed methylphenidate for my ADHD, and it didn't do much for my core symptoms. Would it make sense for me to try amphetamine-based ADHD medication?
posted: Thursday February 12th - 11:55am
Managing My Child's School Behavior Problems
My child has behavior problems in school. He always talks to another child while the teacher is talking and he gets out of his seat while kids are doing desk work. Can I work with the teacher to manage these behaviors, or should I request an IEP or a 504 Plan?
posted: Thursday February 12th - 11:44am
How Do I Change My Child's IEP?
I came up with what I thought was an effective accommodation for my daughter at a 504 Plan meeting, but after a month, I realized that it wasn't helping her. How can I swap this out for something that would work better?
posted: Thursday February 12th - 9:55am
Can Natural Treatments Help My Overly-Worried ADHD Child?
My son has anxiety problems at school and at home. He worries about everything — doing well on tests, his dog getting sick, Ebola. Are there natural treatments that can help?
First, I would make sure that he sees a qualified physician to help with the diagnosis. This is not something that should be handled by a parent alone. There are natural treatments available. I divide them into two types: mental health/mind-body treatments and nutritional supplements. In the first category, depending on your son's age, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be helpful. Two mind-body interventions, self-hypnosis training and...
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posted: Monday February 9th - 12:18pm« All Blogs
How Do I Know When It's Time to Try ADHD Medication?
I am an adult with ADHD, and I do not take medication. I do fine most of the time, but there are moments, especially at work, when I feel medication would help me focus. Should I ask my doctor to prescribe it?
This is an individual decision. ADHD medication certainly could help, but, before you consider taking meds, it is important to evaluate how lack of focus affects your life. If there is substantial impact, medication might be the answer. There are, of course, possible side effects that you need to be aware of and evaluate if they occur. I always recommend natural treatments first. Do you eat a...
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