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Since 1998, tens of millions of readers have trusted ADDitude to deliver expert advice and caring support, making us the leading media network for parents and adults living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  ADDitude is not only the world’s most trusted source of strategies and information about ADHD and related condition such as learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder, we are also the voice and advocate of the ADHD community.

Our Mission

It remains our mission to be our readers most reliable advisor and ally, and a source of inspiration along the path to health and well-being. We are committed to providing the most accurate, up-to-date information from the nation’s leading medical and mental health professionals in the field as well as empathetic voices from real people living with ADHD. We provide evidence-based, expert guidance and in-the-trenches understanding to help readers navigate the very real challenges that arise from living with ADHD and related conditions.

We recognize that the information we have at our disposal today, might change with further evidence tomorrow; that’s why we continually research, fact-check, and work closely with the medical community to ensure we deliver the most dependable information we have right now.

We also know that, most often, living with (or parenting a child with) ADHD comes with other difficulties not limited to the disorder alone. That’s why we built a network of real people living with ADHD, as well as experts in mental health, learning disabilities and disorders, and neurological conditions, to support our in-house editorial team. At ADDitude, you can trust that the information we provide is medically reviewed, unbiased, and backed by scientific evidence.

We stand for credibility, objectivity, and accuracy in everything we publish on ADDitudeMag.com.

How We Can Help You

At 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 mood disorders, 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

Through our content, our experienced team of health journalists and community of scientific advisory board members equip millions of people will the knowledge, tools, and techniques they need to live happily and healthily with ADHD.

ADDitude’s Scientific Advisory Board and Medical Review Panel

The board-certified medical professionals with whom we work review ADDitude articles, symptom tests, and webinars — bringing their unparalleled clinical experience, authority, and personal understanding to benefit ADDitude’s readers. Together, our expert editorial team and panel of leading clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD and related mental health conditions are passionate about helping readers make informed decisions about their health and well-being through evidence-based, accurate, and up-to-date content.

 

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

 

Ann Dolin, M.Ed.Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
Educational Connections
Washington, D.C.
Ann Dolin, M.Ed., has more than 20 years of teaching, tutoring, and consulting experience. In 1998 she founded Educational Connections, a tutoring company that has grown to employ 200 tutors and has worked with over 8,000 students in the Washington, D.C. area. Her first book, Homework Made Simple, won the… Click 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.
ADHD Centers
Chicago, IL
Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and former president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He is the author of the book Life With ADHD. Dr. Jaksa has over 30 years of experience working with people with ADHD of all ages, 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

 

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

 

J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
Philadelphia, PA
J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters, and has lectured internationally on various issues related to adult ADHD. He is the author… Click for full bio

 

Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D. a clinical neuropsychologist for over 30 years, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, in the Department of Psychiatry, where he supervises young psychologists and psychiatry interns. He is the author of Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD & LD Hate School and What We Can Do About ItClick for full bio

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The ADDitude Network

ADDitude’s multi-platform resource network serves over 3 million individuals each month through digital, audio, eBooks, a print magazine, 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 paid subscribers and leading ADHD professionals 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.
  • The ADDitude Store – Carefully curated products chosen for their specific utility to those living with ADHD and related conditions.
  • 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 Expert Editorial Team

Our editorial team is comprised of veteran journalists and passionate health writers who carefully assess all potential health and wellbeing writers, as well as new members of our Medical Review Panel. Our editors uphold our editorial standards and values and ensure that all our contributors are trained to create accurate and trustworthy content. 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.

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