Mom Is the Word

My Teen Daughter Finds Her Tribe
As with birds of a feather, ADHDers flock together.
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ADHD Videos

An Afternoon Inside My Brain
"Wake up." "Concentrate." "Get recipe" "Hyperfocus, activated." Experience the competing thoughts flashing through ADDitude reader Sanne Gault's mind as she tries to read, cook, eat, and live — with and without her ADHD medication.
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Be Our Guest

Getting My Son (and Myself) Ready for Kindergarten
I‘ve dreaded it for 6 years. And now it is happening. My baby is going to school. And I think he’s more ready that I’ll ever be for what comes next.
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ADHD News Feed

Unhealthy Prenatal Diet Linked to Increased Risk of ADHD
More than 40 percent of children with conduct disorder also have ADHD. New research suggests that a mother’s high-sugar, high-fat diet during pregnancy could increase the odds of her child having conduct disorder.
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Invisible Ink
My kids’ unique abilities (and challenges) slip by unnoticed most of the time. Their special needs are invisible, but that makes them no less serious — or real. And it makes me no less determined to celebrate their victories and share their gifts with the world.
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ADDitude Webinars

Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain
On Wednesday, August 31st, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with James Ochoa, LPC.
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Family Guy

The Heat Is On, and My ADHD Brain Is Melting
I locked my daughter and I out of the car, it was still running, and it was 100°F.
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Be Our Guest

My Twice-Exceptional Son Isn’t a Problem to Be Fixed
As his mom, it had taken me a long time to get that, and I wanted my son to get that, too.
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Executive Dysfunction

Forget Meditation: Simplifying My Life Is the Best Way of Reducing ADHD Stress
My family and home are my number one priorities now, so I have eradicated every other obligation that isn’t necessary from my life.
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Success at School

Enter to Win Play Attention!
Enter to win a Play Attention learning system — the focus-building technology worth $1,795.
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Success at School

Play Attention Contest Rules
Rules for ADDitude magazine's Play Attention contest from August 15-28, 2016.
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Be Our Guest

Why I’m Not Excited About My Child Going Back to School
Other kids may be happy about starting the new school year, but my daughter with ADHD cries every day as she sees the X’s on our calendar getting closer to her first day of school.
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Be Our Guest

10 Back-to-School Promises from a Very Cool Teacher
It would be great if all of our kids had a teacher like this one.
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ADHD News Feed

15 Genomic Regions Linked to Certain Depression Diagnoses
A new study identifies 15 major genetic loci that are associated with a risk of depression in people with European ancestry — potentially opening up new pathways for diagnosis and treatment.
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The Experts

The Great Middle-School Paper Challenge
My daughter is entering middle school. Any suggestions as to how to keep her homework and backpack organized?
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The Experts

Neat-Car Tips for Adults with ADHD
I was asked, at the last minute, if I could take my son’s friend home from school while his mother dealt with an emergency. To my embarrassment, there was no room in my car for a third person. Do you have any tips for how to organize the car?
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ADHD News Feed

Even After Stopping ADHD Medications, Kids’ Brains Show Differences
Children who are treated with methylphenidate continue to show increased blood flow in their brains even after the medication is gone from their systems, new research says — but the long-term consequences of these changes remain unknown.
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Be Our Guest

Women and ADHD: “We Thought We Were Stupid and Bad, but We Saw the Light”
Attending a festival for women with ADHD, the author felt right at home—accepted, liked, and, yes, finally understood.
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All Together ADHD

“I Turned My Son into a Lean, Mean Cleaning Machine”
I learned that the power of touch takes the anger out of my child when I ask him to do chores.
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The Experts

Enlightening an ADHD Non-Believer
How can I explain my ADHD symptoms to my husband, who does not believe in the disorder?
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The Experts

The Frustration Factor: Tackling To-Do Lists With Tranquility
I am good at writing a to-do list, but when I make a mistake or get confused about completing an item — hitting traffic when taking clothes to the cleaners or not finding the report I was supposed to finish — I get frustrated. How can I avoid being frustrated so easily?
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The Experts

When Meds Go Bad: After-School Rebound Strategies
Every afternoon, when my son’s extended-release stimulant wears off, he gets excited and acts out. I know this is called the “rebound effect,” but does this mean he is taking the wrong dosage of stimulant — or is this normal?
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ADHD News Feed

Benefits of Omega-3s Called Into Question
Existing studies linking omega-3 fatty acids to improved symptoms of ADHD are inconsistent and unreliable, says a research team in the Netherlands. To back up claims of the supplement’s effectiveness, larger double-blind studies are needed.
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ADHD News Feed

ADHD Medication May Lower Risk of Kids Engaging In Dangerous Behaviors
ADHD medications have long been shown to help with the symptoms of ADHD. Now, a new study offers evidence of their long-term benefits outside of simple symptom management.
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ADHD News Feed

Autism, ADHD, and OCD May Have More In Common Than Previously Thought
Similarities in the brains of kids with one of the three conditions may lead to changes in how we categorize and treat them, experts say.
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