Attention Deficit Slideshows

Anxiety in Children
Related & Comorbid Conditions 9 slides
When children feel anxious much of the time, or when their anxiety is disproportionate to the situation, there may be a bigger problem. Here's how to help children with anxiety. ... start slideshow
Is It Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD?
Diagnosing Children 12 slides
Are your child's symptoms related to ADHD or Asperger's syndrome? Learn more about the warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of Asperger's syndrome. ... start slideshow
Sensory Processing Disorder 101
Diagnosing Children 9 slides
Everything you need to know about Sensory Processing Disorder — from the definition and symptoms, to diagnosis and treatment. ... start slideshow
Is It ADHD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Related & Comorbid Conditions 10 slides
It's not always easy to tell the difference between ADHD or OCD. Learn about common obsessions and compulsions, as well as the diagnostic criteria and treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ... start slideshow
The Gender Gap: Girls and Women with ADHD
Women & ADD 12 slides
Girls are being diagnosed with ADHD much later than boys, if they’re diagnosed at all. Here’s all you need to know about ADHD in women, so you – or your daughter – don’t slip through the cracks. ... start slideshow
Is It Depression or ADHD?
Anxiety & Depression 10 slides
Roughly one quarter of all ADHD adults also suffer symptoms of depression. Here's what you need to know about recognizing symptoms, assessing treatment options, and reclaiming your health and happiness. ... start slideshow
6 Types of Anxiety — And How to Treat Each One
Anxiety & Depression 14 slides
Feeling anxious? Scared? Exceedingly nervous? Anxiety comes in different forms — check out this list to understand the many ways anxiety can affect us. ... start slideshow
Executive Function Disorder, Explained
Related & Comorbid Conditions 15 slides
Children and adults with Executive Function Disorder (EFD) experience difficulty organizing, scheduling, planning, and completing tasks. Here, we explain everything you need to know about EFD – what it is, how to differentiate it from ADHD, and ways to help kids live (and succeed) with it. ... start slideshow
17 Things to Love About ADHD!
ADD Basics 20 slides
Don't mistake your ADHD strengths for symptoms! They are unique traits and abilities that make you more creative, spontaneous, caring, and energetic than anyone you know. Here are a few of our favorites... ... start slideshow
You're Not Shy or Stuck Up. You Have Social Anxiety Disorder.
Anxiety & Depression 9 slides
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is not uncommon in adults with ADD -- but it is commonly misunderstood. Read on to learn the myths and facts about social phobia. ... start slideshow
10 Supportive Responses to a Loved One's ADHD Diagnosis
Diagnosing ADD 14 slides
How should you NOT respond when someone reveals a life-changing diagnosis? That's easy — with judgment, doubt, or blame. Here, our experts and readers recommend more supportive and productive ways to react when a loved one reveals their ADHD. ... start slideshow
Why We Feel So Intensely: Understanding ADHD Emotions
ADD Basics 14 slides
Anger, outbursts, anxiety, irritability, impatience: more than most people, ADHDers can be driven by emotions. ... start slideshow
Understanding Attention Deficit: The New ADHD
Myths about ADD & LD 16 slides
What's new about ADHD? A lot, according to Yale professor Thomas Brown, Ph.D. You'll think differently about the condition once you get all the facts. ... start slideshow
You Know Your Kid Has ADHD When...
Diagnosing Children 17 slides
Parents of children with ADHD share some "kid ADHDisms," highlighting the funny side of living with an ADHD child. ... start slideshow
ADHD Plus: 10 Conditions That May Show Up with Attention Deficit
Related & Comorbid Conditions 11 slides
If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, chances are you may also have another condition. Here’s what to be on the lookout for. ... start slideshow
The Truth About Learning Disabilities: Myths, Signs, Solutions
Diagnosing LD 13 slides
Could your child have a learning disability? Get expert advice on identifying and managing learning disabilities to prepare your LD child for a lifetime of success. ... start slideshow
Is It a Mood Disorder? Recognizing and Treating Depression
Anxiety & Depression 9 slides
Everything you need to know about mood disorders like depression, including symptoms, treatment options, and more. ... start slideshow
12 Everyday Anxiety Solutions
Anxiety & Depression 14 slides
For some of us, anxiety is a constant companion to ADHD. We feel it at the grocery store, in meetings, and sometimes all night long. But that doesn’t mean we need to let it dominate us. Reclaim control of your mental and emotional health with these simple, everyday practices for relieving anxiety. ... start slideshow
10 Things I Wish I Knew When My Child Was Diagnosed
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
"If I knew then what I know now..." When our kids are first diagnosed, there's lots of relief, fear, confusion, and learning ahead — for them and for us. We asked parents what they wish they'd known when they first received the ADHD diagnosis. Here's what they shared. ... start slideshow
10 Biggest Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder
Related & Comorbid Conditions 11 slides
Separate fact from fiction by checking out these 10 common myths about bipolar disorder. ... start slideshow
Sister. Wife. Mother. ADD Adult.
Women & ADD 12 slides
Grown women don't have ADD, do they?!? Oh, yes. In fact, mothers are the fastest growing population of newly diagnosed ADHDers. In other words, you are not alone — in your conflicting emotions, your healing, or your chance at a new start. We are here to help. ... start slideshow
Learning Disabilities: Myths and Realities
Diagnosing LD 12 slides
Think you know the facts about learning disabilities? Read on to learn about common myths — and truths — surrounding LD. ... start slideshow
ADD vs. ADHD: What's the Difference?
Diagnosing ADD 8 slides
"You can't have ADHD... you're not hyper!" It's one of the most common misconceptions about attention deficit HYPERACTIVITY disorder. The truth is, you can have the condition even if you're not loud, impulsive, or bouncing off the walls. ... start slideshow
How Sensory Processing Disorder Looks A Lot Like ADHD
Related & Comorbid Conditions 21 slides
Sensory processing disorder, or SPD, is difficult to identify — and is often confused with ADHD, anxiety, or another condition. From the author of "The Out-Of-Sync Child," here’s a thorough and understandable overview of the condition, its warning signs, and effective treatment strategies. ... start slideshow
Tic Disorder: Myths and Realities
Related & Comorbid Conditions 12 slides
Think you know about tics? Read on to learn about — and bust — common myths about this condition. ... start slideshow
10 Commonly Misdiagnosed ADHD Symptoms
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
ADHD shares symptoms with a dozen other disorders, which means doctors — even those who specialize in ADHD — can make diagnosis mistakes. Educate yourself on these commonly misdiagnosed symptoms to get a clearer picture and more appropriate treatment. ... start slideshow
ADHD and Shame: Why We Feel It, and How to Manage It
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
Shame can be a huge — and devastating — part of the ADHD experience. Managing shame isn’t easy, but don’t worry — it is possible! Success depends on your ability to move past mistakes and love yourself unconditionally. ... start slideshow
So, You Think You Have Adult ADD. Now What?
Diagnosing ADD 11 slides
ADHD is for little boys who skateboard blindfolded down banisters, right? Wrong. The demographic with the greatest increase in new ADHD diagnoses is middle-aged women — largely parents who experience an “Aha!” moment when their child is diagnosed. If you suspect that your struggles trace back to attention deficit disorder, here is your game plan! ... start slideshow
What Inattentive ADHD Really Looks Like
Diagnosing ADD 17 slides
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about inattentive-type ADHD is how frightfully easy it is to miss — and misdiagnose — in both children and adults. This can lead to a lifetime of disappointment, battered self-esteem, and shame. Which is why learning the signs and symptoms is so important. ... start slideshow