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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 April 14th - 10:18am
Multiple Medications for Your Child: What You Need to Know
Know when you should be concerned about the care your child is getting.
Making decisions about medication for a child with emotional or behavioral problems can be daunting and fraught with worry, especially when more than one medication is involved. Studies show that the number of children taking several psychoactive medications is soaring. Here are some guidelines to help you understand why your doctor might recommend multiple medications for your child, and whether you should have concerns about this...
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posted: Sunday March 23rd - 9:51pm
Is It ADHD or Anxiety Disorder?
Is ADHD often misdiagnosed when the problem is anxiety? What should a professional treat first— anxiety or ADHD—if you have both?
posted: Tuesday February 25th - 12:42pm
Keep Your Child Calm and Carry On
A pediatrician explains why many kids with ADHD grow up to be anxious adults.
posted: Monday February 17th - 12:02pm
Is Your Doctor Up to Speed on Diagnosing ADHD?
Here’s how to make sure yours is.
As a parent and as a physician, I’m concerned about over- and under-diagnosis of ADHD. I don’t want children to receive treatment for ADHD because their behavior at home or school doesn’t match expectations, and I don’t want children to fail to receive the care they require. I want accurate diagnosis. It’s the first step toward receiving the right treatment. So what do physicians need to do...
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posted: Monday February 10th - 10:55pm
Why Don't Teachers Follow My Son's IEP?
We have an IEP in place for my son, who is in high school. How can I make sure that his teachers follow it? We have an accommodation for using a tape recorder for recording lectures. However, some teachers don’t always allow him to use it. What should I do?
posted: Sunday February 9th - 8:19pm
Late to the ADHD Party
I am 62 years old and was just diagnosed with ADHD. I have made a lot of mistakes during my lifetime, and I can chalk most of them up to my undiagnosed ADHD. How do I overcome my anger and sadness over not being diagnosed sooner?
posted: Saturday February 8th - 7:00pm
Working With a Reading Disability
I am an adult who thinks he has a reading disability. I have trouble retaining what I read. My disability is threatening my job security. What should I do?
1. GET EVALUATED > Not all reading problems are the same. A learning specialist or a specialized psychologist should evaluate yours. Be sure the professional uses a checklist (a Connors CBRS, say) to look for broad learning issues, and evaluates you based on those results. 2. IMPROVE COMPREHENSION >Read subtitles first—this will bring meaning to the text below them. >Highlight the “$10 words” in each subtitle and the rest of...
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posted: Saturday February 8th - 6:31pm
An IEP vs. a 504 Plan: What's What?
Can you tell me the basic differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP? I am confused.
posted: Wednesday February 5th - 3:10pm
ADHD Meds for Less
I am on a very limited budget and my co-pays on prescriptions have gone up. I am benefiting from the ADHD medication I am taking, but if prices go up any more, I will have to go without. Do you have ideas on how to make my prescription drug bill more affordable?
posted: Wednesday January 29th - 11:32am« All Blogs
Optimal Treatment for ADHD: It’s All in the Details
Understanding the specifics of how ADHD affects you can help you and your doctor get a leg up on symptoms.