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Calmer, Gentler: Four Tips for a Happier ADHD Household from a Happy Mom
How to tackle ADHD behaviors without all the screaming, threats, and guilt.
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ADHD News Feed

ADHD More Common in Children with Vision Problems
After analyzing a nationally representative sample of children, researchers found that children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contacts may be twice as likely to have ADHD.
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Plastic Softening Phthalates Linked to ADHD in Children Treated in Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Phthalates are prohibited from use in kids’ toys because of toxic effects, but remain in medical devices such as plastic tubes and catheters. A new study finds that children exposed to these chemicals during hospitalization had a higher risk of developing ADHD.
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ADHD Drug Atomoxetine Does Not Increase Risk for Suicidal Events
The FDA has warned that atomoxetine might cause greater incidence of suicidal thoughts or behavior for over a decade. New research by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy finds no confirming evidence for the warning.
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Different Drummer

The Day My Son Was Called Crazy
Edgar just wanted to play in the sun on a perfect spring day. It wasn’t to be.
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ADHD News Feed

Study Suggests PS-Omega-3 Medical Food May Reduce ADHD Symptoms
Two-thirds of study participants taking PS-Omega-3 medical food experienced a reduction in symptoms, and one-third were able to lower their ADHD medication dosage.
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A Day in the Life of a Mom with ADD
Take a whirlwind tour through my mind and life as I try to meet my family’s needs while staying sane and happy.
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ADHD News Feed

Video Game and Social Media Addiction Tied to ADHD
According to a new study, individuals with ADHD, anxiety, and depression are more likely to show signs of technology addiction.
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Mom Is the Word

My Daughter’s Mental Health Is More Important Than My Dreams for Her Future
I’ve learned to let Lee take the lead on whether college is right for her.
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A Letter to My Child Without ADHD
Thank you for being my sunshine and for showing your sister how much you love her.
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ADHD News Feed

The First Liquid Amphetamine for ADHD: Broadening the Menu of Choices for Treating Attention Deficit
Recently released Dyanavel XR gives families living with ADHD a new option in the search for optimal treatment.
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How to Float — and Other Impossibly Hard Lessons for Parents
My instincts told me to rescue my son when homework and bad grades threatened to sink him, but he was not afraid. He was not looking for my help. Here’s how he learned to keep his head above water, all on his own, and I learned to just float.
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All Together ADHD

“I Was a Screw-Up, a Moral Failure! I Couldn’t Have ADHD!”
An ADHD diagnosis can rock your world. Accepting the diagnosis as an adult can turn your world upside down.
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ADDitude Webinars

Download This! Assistive Technology for Tweens and Teens with ADHD
On Thursday, May 5, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Janet DeSenzo.
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Gadgets & Apps

A Better Brain: Neurofeedback in Your Living Room
A new application may help kids increase attention and reduce impulsivity by playing a special video game at home.
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The Secret Heartache of a Girl with ADHD
For too long, my daughter was a member of the lost generation of girls — those adolescent women with undiagnosed inattentive ADHD who break our hearts asking, “What’s wrong with me?” Now we know: Nothing. Jess is thriving now, but her journey to diagnosis is not something I’d wish on anyone.
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The Healing Power of Empathy
All of the research and reading in the world could never match the unspoken, deeply felt understanding that my husband has of our daughter and her ADHD-connected behaviors. Just imagine if every child could feel so accepted and understood.
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A Love Song for ADHD Parents
Inspiring lyrics from one pop tune taught a mom to be her daughter’s guardian angel for the rest of her life.
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The Day My Emotional Trash Can Overflowed
I packed down my feelings until I could smush no more. Then, in one particularly emotional coaching session, my psychological trash can overflowed — big time. Here’s how I’ve learned to dump the garbage thoughts more regularly.
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How Public School Failed My Son
We rely on teachers to notice and alert us to red flags at school, but my son’s school refused to see or acknowledge his ADHD and learning disability. It was no match for this mother’s instincts.
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ADHD Dad Blog

Truth: Nobody Can Handle the ADHD Hurricanes in Your Head Alone
It takes my wife Margaret to help me ride out my emotional storms that rage all year long.
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Success at School

How I Became Liberated (and Organized) in 15-Minute Increments
Like many young adults, I rejected the strict routine and structure my parents had devised to help me thrive as a kid. And just like that, my world came crumbling down. Here's how I reassembled my life — and learned to love a good planner.
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ADHD News Feed

Good News: Some Adults with ADHD Are Actually More Resilient to Depression
Earlier treatment and CBT techniques may help explain why some ADHDers don’t develop depression.
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An Absurdly Easy Solution To Your Poor Working Memory
My terrible, no good, very bad working memory has been affecting me for my entire life. How’s that for clarity?
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