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ADHD blogs from ADD adults, parents of ADHD children, and ADHD experts -- helping you cope with the challenges of and delight in the benefits of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).

The Experts

Just Breathe: Diaphragmatic Breathing for ADHD
I have heard that diaphragmatic breathing can help me control my impulsivity and anxiety. What is it exactly, and how is it done?
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The Experts

ADHD Psychotherapy: Talk It Out
I have lost several jobs and now have self-esteem challenges. Does psychotherapy fit into a natural treatment plan?
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The Experts

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.
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The Experts

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.
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All Together ADHD

Eureka! ADHD Meds Gave Me a Whole New Life
Now that I take a stimulant, I have more energy, less stress, and I’m way nicer to my kids. I couldn’t ask for more.
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ADHD & the City

Will I Spend Valentine’s Day Alone?
I look at my peers who have been able to go from dating to marriage to starting a family and think, “Will that ever be me?” This year, it feels like cupid is ignoring me and my ADHD.
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Family Guy

It’s a Landslide! How I Face All Those To-Do’s with a Smile and a Strategy
Stuff was falling through the cracks, including myself, when I figured out how to seal them all up.
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Be Our Guest

I Love You. You Drive Me Crazy. Let's Work On It.
Most marriage advice strikes me as counter productive, even insulting. So my husband and I have set down in stone five rules to ground and grow our relationship on even the messiest days.
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ADHD News Feed

Stanford Researchers Mapping the Genetic Markers of Autism and Related Conditions
In an effort to improve the diagnostic process for autism and other developmental delays, the Wall Lab at Stanford University is launching a survey to parents to augment its high-level genetic research.
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Life in the Fast Brain

Go Ahead and Treat Yo’self
A TV show meme teaches that ADHD hacking can be fun.
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Be Our Guest

The Upside of a Distracted Brain
A writer’s meandering ADHD mind led to the invention of a new art form.
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Be Our Guest

Great Ideas for Teaching Your Kids to Manage Their Dollars and (Spending) Sense
Five easy pieces to giving your child a life skill that will last a lifetime.
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ADDitude Webinars

A Parent’s Guide to Executive Function Skills: Strategies for Tweens and Teens
On Thursday, March 10, at 1 pm EST, join us for a free expert webinar with Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP, and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., CCC/SLP.
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ADDitude Webinars

How Mindset Impacts Learning
On Thursday, February 18, at 1 pm EST, join us for a free expert webinar with Cindy Goldrich, a board-certified ADHD coach.
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ADDitude Webinars

Just Diagnosed: A Step-by-Step Guide to Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment
On Thursday, February 25, at 1 pm EST, join us for a free expert webinar with Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
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Mom Is the Word

My Teen Daughter Accepts Her ADHD Challenges without Shame
Lee now accepts her executive function challenges and feels comfortable enough to reach out for help.
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Be Our Guest

The Healing Power of Yahtzee, LEGOs, and Baby Dolls
Here’s the story of how play therapy helped to dissolve some of the anger, tension, and frustration in my relationship with my daughter. And how it gave me permission to have fun with my child again — something we both appreciated, and needed.
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Be Our Guest

School Testing Makes My Daughter Feel Stupid
My daughter’s school stands firmly behind No Child Left Behind, while actually leaving my daughter behind with its ill-conceived timed tests.
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Different Drummer

My Curious Son Wants to Travel, But His ADHD Grounds Him
Impulsivity and inattention are preventing Edgar from seeing the world he is entranced by.
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Be Our Guest

In Sickness and In Health and After Irrational Blow-Ups Over Cheese Graters
Here is the story of the day I flipped out over a misplaced kitchen item, broke it, and blamed my husband’s ADHD for the whole thing. It’s also the story of how I came to realize that was ridiculous, and began to recognize more good in our everyday life.
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Be Our Guest

Two for One: Treating My ADHD Helped Me Control My Diabetes
The most important side effect my ADHD medication was one I didn’t expect, managing my type 1 diabetes.
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Be Our Guest

Rapture, Joy! Now I Know My ADHD Son Is Going to Be OK
Lucas has become the most valuable tool in managing his attention deficit.
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ADHD News Feed

Link Between Lead Exposure and ADHD Confirmed
A new study is the first to establish a causal link between lead exposure and ADHD, showing that lead exposure leads to attention deficit in certain children.
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Be Our Guest

Crime & Punishment — ADHD Style
The parenting books told me that clear consequences enforced consistently would solve our behavior problems. They were wrong. Here’s what happened when I tried things the neurotypical way — and how we get by today.
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Life in the Fast Brain

All in the Family
Ever wonder where your child got his ADHD from? You know where.
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