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ADDitude is the trusted resource for families and adults living with ADHD and its related conditions and the professionals who work with them.

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Since 1998, millions have trusted ADDitude to deliver expert advice and caring support, making us the leading media network for parents and adults living with attention-deficit disorder, and for professionals working in the field. We provide well-vetted expert guidance and in-the-trenches understanding to help you navigate the very real challenges that arise from ADHD and related mental health conditions. It remains our mission to be your most reliable advisor and ally, and a source of inspiration along your path to health and well-being.

In ADDitude, you’ll find practical solutions you can act on immediately, whether the challenge you’re facing is to:
…determine whether you or a loved one has ADHD, learning disabilities, or another condition
…research treatment options and find the right combination of medication and natural treatments to manage your or your child’s symptoms
…secure 504 or IEP accommodations for your child at school
…remove the isolation and stigma that still surround too many with the condition
…create organizational systems that will help you keep track of your keys and get to work on time every day
…distinguish symptoms of depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, and other mental health conditions from ADHD
…connect with a community of parents and adults who understand the intense emotions and daily joys and headaches of living with ADHD

We are committed to delivering the most accurate, engaging, and dependable information available about attention deficit.


 

Our Products and Services

ADDitude’s multi-platform resource network serves more than 1 million unique individuals each month through print and digital, video, webinars, social media, and more, including:

  • ADDitudeMag.com – The most comprehensive website for parents, adults, and professionals dealing with ADHD, learning disabilities, and related conditions.
  • ADDitude magazine – The award-winning print magazine mailed to subscribers quarterly.
  • Weekly newsletters – In-depth coverage for targeted audiences, sent directly to your inbox.
  • Live Webinars – Leading experts share insights and respond to attendees’ questions; free access to replays online and through our podcast.
  • Symptom Tests – Expert-reviewed self tests generate tangible results that you can discuss with your doctor.
  • eBooks – Comprehensive read-at-your-leisure coverage of a range of topics.
  • Free Downloads – Quick guides, tips, and fillable worksheets.
  • The ADDitude Directory – National listings of medical professionals, ADHD coaches, specialized camps, schools, and more.
  • Life stories – Inspiring first-person essays by people who share the emotions surrounding their diagnosis and living with ADHD.
  • Community – Real parents and adults come together to share treatment reviews and everyday tips and experiences.

 

ADDitude’s Scientific Advisory Board

Our scientific advisors are leading clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD and related mental health conditions. Whether reviewing an article or symptom test or presenting a webinar, our advisors bring their unparalleled clinical experience, authority, and personal understanding to benefit ADDitude’s readers assuring that ADDitude’s content is evidence-based, accurate, and up-to-date.

 

Russell Barkley, Ph.D.Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 21 books, plus rating scales and clinical manuals. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 700 invited addresses… Click for full bio

 

Carol Brady, Ph.D.Carol Brady, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Dr. Carol Brady is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas. She is also a specialist in school psychology and an expert in the areas of ADHD, children, families in trauma, and Tourette’s Syndrome. She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and she is currently… Click for full bio

 

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Brown is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. Dr. Brown was awarded by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and has been inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame… Click for full bio

 

William Dodson, M.D.William Dodson, M.D.
Dodson ADHD Center
Greenwood Village, CO
Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 23 years. He has written on how the basic research on ADHD can be applied to everyday clinical practice. Dr. Dodson is currently in private practice in Denver, Colorado, at the Dodson ADHD CenterClick for full bio

 

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Lives in the Balance
Portland, ME
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the author of the well-known books The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and the originator of a model of care emphasizing collaborative resolutions to the problems contributing to children’s behavioral challenges. He is also associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at… Click for full bio

 

Edward Hallowell, M.D.Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
The Hallowell Center
Sudbury, MA
Dr. Ned Hallowell is a practicing psychiatrist and founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Massachusetts, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. A former instructor of Harvard Medical School, he is the author of 20 books, including the bestsellers… Click for full bio

 

Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
University of California
Berkeley, CA
Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Department Chair from 2004-2011, and is vice chair of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology — peer and… Click for full bio

 

Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.
ADD Centers of America
Chicago, IL
Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., is president and Clinical Director of ADHD Centers and former president of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with people with ADHD, and is an adult with ADHD himself… Click for full bio

 

Peter Jensen, M.D.Peter Jensen, M.D.
The REACH Institute
New York, NY
Dr. Peter Jensen is president and CEO of The REACH Institute (Resource for Advancing Children’s Health), a non-profit organization he founded in 2006 to disseminate evidence-based interventions for child and adolescent mental health. He has previously served as the head of child psychiatry at the… Click for full bio

 

Harold Koplewicz, M.D.Harold Koplewicz, M.D.
New York University Medical School
New York, NY
Dr. Harold Koplewicz is the founding president of the Child Mind Institute, an independent nonprofit dedicated to treating children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. He has been repeatedly recognized in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America and New York Magazine’sClick for full bio

 

Sandy Newmark, M.D.Sandy Newmark, M.D.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Sandy Newmark, M.D., is the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where he specializes in the treatment of autism, ADHD, and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions. He is the author of… Click for full bio

 

Michele Novotni, Ph.D.Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
The Villages, FL
Dr. Michele Novotni is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, psychologist, coach and parent of a young adult with ADHD… Click for full bio

 

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in treating ADHD, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in… Click for full bio

 


 

The ADDitude Team

Meet the people who’ve helped make ADDitude the leading source of expertise and help for millions of families and children with ADHD. To a person, the team is deeply committed to serving our readers; we work tirelessly to maintain excellence and caring in everything we post or publish.

Susan Caughman, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Susan Caughman served in a number of senior executive positions during her publishing career, including general management and editorial roles at Time Inc magazines. Susan has a long history of work in support of families and children as both a Peace Corps volunteer and a program director for the American Friends Service Committee in West Africa. Later, she helped found Families with Children from China, a national support group. A graduate of Middlebury College and the Yale School of Management, she lives in New York City with her family and aged dog Buster.

Wayne Kalyn, Editor
Wayne has written and edited for many top consumer magazines and newspapers, and been nominated for several writing awards. He has also written several books. Kalyn worked for Men’s Journal (which won an ASME National Magazine Award while he was there), Health magazine, and Reader’s Digest as editorial director of health books. He wants to write a collection of short stories or poetry.

Eve Gilman, Managing Editor
Eve is the managing editor of ADDitude magazine. She is also the editor of Adoptive Families, and brings the perspective of an adult adoptee to all the parenting advice and personal stories that appear in the magazine and on AdoptiveFamilies.com. She lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri.

Anni Rodgers, Digital Marketing Director
A veteran of Rolling Stone Online and Fast Company, Anni earned her MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School before founding an independent consulting company delivering digital strategy to growing magazines. As web director for The Build Network at Inc.magazine, she relaunched TheBuildNetwork.com and forged a custom microsite business. Anni oversees the online strategies for ADDitude. Anni is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband, two children, and black Lab.

Anne Mazza, Advertising Director
Anne Mazza is the director of advertising at ADDitude. She has been in advertising sales for the past 16 years, working for niche market publications. She came to New Hope Media in 2009 to sell online and print advertising for ADDitude magazine.

Anne lives in New York City with her husband. Her young-adult son (who has ADHD) is a US Navy Yeoman Seaman. She raised two stepchildren, who also live in New York City, and has one grandson, adopted from Russia.

Stuart R. Jordan, Marketing and Advertising Operations
As Managing Director of University Health Publishing Group, a leading consumer health organization, Stuart managed the consumer health newsletters, books, reports, and websites created for UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins Medicine. In addition, as Managing Partner of Stuart R. Jordan Consulting, LLC, Stuart has provided circulation, direct marketing, and business plan solutions to a wide variety of well-known publishing clients including Reader’s Digest, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Columbia Journalism Review, and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine. He is a graduate of Haverford College.

Meet the full ADDitude team >