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Enter to win one of five (5) one-year subscriptions to ADDitude magazine for you or a friend — the perfect holiday gift.

ADDitude Magazine

ADDitude is required reading for anyone touched by ADHD — it’s just that simple.
The nation’s leading source of important news, expert advice, and judgment-free understanding for families and adults living with attention deficit disorder, ADDitude is your voice and your advocate.

ADDitude Online

In the Spring of 2017, ADDitude relaunched its web site to better serve readers across desktop and mobile devices with the content and resources they wanted most. The new site is a big step forward, but there are always things we could do better. We hope you will help us improve ADDitudeMag.com by telling us what you feel we’re doing best — and worst.

Enter to ADDitude

To win one of five year-long subscriptions to ADDitude magazine for you or a friend (a $19.99 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What content do you find most (or least) useful on ADDitudeMag.com? What could we be doing better?

Deadline

Saturday, November 25, at 11:59 pm EST.

Rules

Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select one winner at random and notify the winner via email on Monday, November 27.
(Official rules)

Updated on March 23, 2018

43 Comments & Reviews

  1. I love that sheer bounty of information and the incredible compassionate professionalism I see in every article and webinar.

    My only complaint is each article is set up with so many hyperlinks that I lose focus of the very subject I am (at times desperate) to get help on, but am sidetracked by those “shiny red buttons” dotted throughout to click!

  2. I love the fact that there is so much information, resources, links, articles, research, etc. regarding ADHD/ADD. This is my number one site to visit (even before CHADD.com) where I have found a wealth of information and helpful links and resources online. I’ve used this website so much spending hours going through a lot of the information found here in a lot of my research on ADHD. However, a high percentage of people visiting or using this site also have ADD. I have it as well as all three of my kids, and my husband too. And for people that have ADD, this site is so jam packed with so much information where the menus have sub menus, and the sub menus even have their own sub menus. With so much to read and look through to try and find specific things….it can be very overwhelming for anyone with ADD. Depends on if I get hyper-focused on or not and when I do, I have been on this site reading for hours and hours. That being said, Im not sure how you would go about fixing this issue because the very thing that I love this site for, is also its downfall too. That is, too much information, menus, submenus all jam packed into one website that its overwhelming for the visiting adult with ADD like me. I end up clicking on so many things and reading that time flies by and Im engrossed in the 20th article that Ive read because the title caught my attention and looked interesting. I am not exaggerating when I admit that I have sat and read on this site for 6 hours straight. What can I say? You guys have amazing AMAZING articles and content on here!! I have wanted to get a subscription to Attitude magazine for quite some time but I have so much to read on here still. And my budget is so tight I don’t even have cable tv just internet and a computer and I have 3 teenagers. So I hope I win then everyone else in this ADHD family will get to read and benefit from Additude magazine like I do. 🙂

  3. My attention “deficit’ becomes the disorder when the wrong thing becomes my attention. I just read the “Secrets of the ADHD Brain” article and connected many times. My brain type is a blessing for me most of the time but for the others is nice to have a resource like ADDitude to help demystify and retrain my less perfect decisions and choices. I read the blog when I can but I would like some paper to touch to help the information root deeper. The magazine is in my future and it would be nice for my kids to have a collection that won’t have compatibility issues with evolving technology. I wish more people had knowledge of this resource and access to it.

  4. I love the website and find the information really helpful, especially the parent information for positive parenting and behavioral strategies. It helps to know we are not alone.
    I would like to see more information on specific schools recommended for kids that have ADHD and recommendations by other members of what school works best for their family.

  5. This is a great resource the best I found. This website and the magazine is better than even doctor’s advice. I would like some interactive sessions where one could ask specific questions and get some answers; for e.g. summer camps for specific geographies;

    Thanks

  6. being a single mother that was not diagnosed with ADHD late into her 30s, after her child had been evaluated at Boston Children’s Hospital and was found to have ADHD oh, did I realize I had the same thing and got evaluated. The sheer amount of information is so helpful to someone who had no idea why I felt everything I did was wrong and I failed at everything. I’m using these strategies with not only myself but definitely trying every different topic to assist my daughter who is now 15, and have been fighting with the school system since she was in first or second grade to obtain an IEP for her based on Her diagnosis and recommendations that was denied by her first Elementary School. Thank goodness we moved although that was a horror story because as soon as we went into a second Elementary School halfway through 4th grade when her grades were dropping dramastically did her 4th grade teacher realize at the time that she needed an IEP immediately and did not understand with the information I had already obtained in evaluations from Children’s Hospital why previous Elementary School denied giving her even a 504 or an IEP. Unfortunately after she got to Middle School 7th and 8th grade again started major slides because the school was not following and implementing the accommodations in the IEP and being ADHD myself and a single mom I did not know anything about how to deal with the school. I was screamed at by an educational team facilitator in a meeting that I knew absolutely nothing about my own child and her problems or that any of my ideas where valid in assisting her to the point of being put in the hospital that night with panic attack. Complaints written to DESE although school system replied late every single time and documents were missing always wet in schools favor and within a week school contacted DCF with some trumped-up charge because of her disabilities leaving me to fight DCF rather than get the school inline legally when I didn’t know how to do it. Even though every idea does not work for my child or myself at least I have a place for ideas and resources to try something new to help both of us or one of us that works and still leaves other ideas to try to work with the other of us. Thank you for giving me resources when I was continually told I was crazy stupid obsessive controlling just trying to get my child assistance. She hates medication so unfortunately that is not an option I really wish we could try the electronic gaming transmitter system for her as she’s a teenager in High School. as she’s definitely too old to force any medication on but is definitely obsessed like every other teenager with electronics phones videos social media. if I can get a written subscription as I really cannot afford one it would be greatly appreciated and I definitely would share with other parents the awesome ideas I’ve received by email. I just wish I had much more time to explore more on the site without interruption by having my teenager dealing with ADHD, executive functioning issues, oppositional Defiance disorder, possible childhood conduct disorder, major depression, high anxiety, and a tendency to let other adults intimidate or push her to even lie

  7. I would like to see more focus on the 10-14 year old age group. There is very little information about how adhd changes its presentation from little kid to adult. With hormones, sexuality, middle school etc. There is very little info and big flare ups are so common. The way adhd effects a child at 6 is so different than 12.

  8. I especially find the strategies for defiant behavior useful because i am easily frustrated and don’t like when I escalate a situation with my irritable ADHD kid. I’d like to be able to view videos of doctors talking about their ideas on ADD and ADHD.

  9. “What content do you find most (or least) useful on ADDitudeMag.com? What could we be doing better?”

    As the mother of a son who was recently diagnosed as a young adult (he was just turning 20 and was diagnosed three months ago) and that still lives at home while going to college, I would appreciate more information for parents like me. There is so much information for parents of young children and parents of teens, but not a lot of helpful information for parents of young adults with ADHD. It’s a huge learning process for us because he lives at home and is making a second attempt at college–his first year, before diagnosis, did NOT go well. Yes, he is an adult, but because he lives at home still, there is that delicate balance of letting him learn to be an adult and make adult decisions, but also helping him adjust to treating his ADHD and helping him get the help he needs to be successful.

    What I most like about ADDitude.com is all of the helpful information about medication and treatment options. There is a wealth of information about those topics, along with community opinions and tips.

    I really am glad I found this site though because it has been helpful as a whole.

  10. I love the variety of information. As a woman who was not diagnosed until her mid 20s it is helpful to learn about symptoms and solutions to common problems. I have had a lot of “ah ha moments” while reading about things, such as time blindness, with your online magizine. As a professional, working with youth in the mental health field, the articles help me to best support a youth and their family surrounding their symptoms. This is one of the few emails that I get regularly that I read each time! All of the information is helpful. I especially love the ability to download free guides about various topics! I have referenced your website to friends and family as well as clients and their families in order to help improve knowledge about the different aspects of ADHD. I feel like I learn something new each and every time I read your articles!

  11. Being new to the ADHD diagnosis, I’ve found Additude.com to be insightful. You provide solid, researched information in an accessible manner that helps people like me who are overwhelmed with trying to understand ADHD and its effects on my child. I also like the user experience of the site–the info is logically organized and pretty easy to find.

    One thing I’d like to see more information on is co-morbid or co-existing disorders and how they all impact one another. For example, my child has Tourette Syndrome along with ADHD and I suspect OCD. It’s hard to find information which examines how these different conditions can impact one another. It would be great if you had a section which focused on this type of information and provided insights we can’t find elsewhere.

    Keep up the great work!

  12. I was trying to enter the contest for a free year of your magazine because I am enjoying the articles I have read on the website. Not sure if you mail to Canada.

    1. Forgot to say how much I enjoyed the webinar re empowerment of women with ADD and the fact that I can go back through a menu of webinars and listen when it is most convenient.

  13. I love all of the different webinars that are available. I have registered and listened to many of them and have learned so much. I also like reading about different treatments that help ADHD, not just medication.

  14. As someone who is new to all of this, it’s refreshing. I’ve suspected ADHD for a while, but only recently took it very seriously.
    I love that the articles are straight forward and are easy to browse. If I have a question I can find the exact article i’m looking for. The tips are helpful and are easy to integrate. There is also a lot of humor which is refreshing, since humor is how I handle life.
    The tips offered on the site are tips that could help anyone in need.

  15. My son is newly diagnosed ADHD and I am devouring all the content I can get. I am very impressed with the amount of quality information from ADDitude and look forward to new articles that can help us navigate this new path as a family. Thank you for all you do for your readers!

  16. I have learned more from this website than anything else! Sometimes I am overwhelmed by how much content there is (which is a good thing)! I love how many subjects are discussed and I couldn’t be happier I was pointed toward this site!

  17. I really love the webinars, and I love the real-life tips for handling various things. ADDitude really does a good job of looking at ADHD from many different perspectives (educator, parent, person with ADHD,etc.), and that is very helpful. Research is presented in a way that is interesting and useful but not overwhelming with hard-to-understand academic language. I can’t think of anything to improve on!

  18. I use the magazine for personal use for my son and also for my work. I work in the field as a BSC/ MT and use the articles to help my parents learn more about the child’s ADHD. I have recommended this site to parents, co-workers and even my supervisors for use with trainings. I love the articles and will continue to use the resources.

  19. Articles and downloads from the website are extremely helpful in understanding how to best manage our relationship and non-medicinal coping mechanisms in relation to my husband’s diagnosis.

  20. The best part of the website for me is the one for adults. I particularly like getting things done, home organization and relationship advice.I also listen to the webinars and see the videos when I have time. ADDitude has helped me immensely personally and professionally.Thank you for such a great resource!

  21. I think it would be really great if you created an ADDitude magazine directed exclusively to kids. Some of the contents should also correlate with the articles in the regular ADDitude magazine so that the kids might get excited about getting on board with the parents in trying these techniques! And to show them how to help themselves when their parents aren’t around to guide them!

  22. I love the webinars! I definitely learned a lot thanks to this resource.

    One feature that would be super helpful on this website is having reading lists. There are so many interesting articles about ADD on this website, but every time I come here I am overwhelmed with all the pages I want to read. What ends up happening is dozens of open browser tabs that frankly don’t ever get read (browser crashes, I accidentally close them, etc). So if I am logged in it would be amazing if I could save articles to my reading list. This would help to make sure I don’t lose all those precious articles in open tabs. And if I could somehow mark them read in my reading list, this would even encourage me to actually read them and proudly mark the appropriate checkbox.

  23. I love the free webinars, the research-based article, the Instagram page (a recent and happy discovery), the shit ton of information you give us daily!

    I love “less” the galleries, as they sometimes take longer to load and can get frustrating for our limited attention span.

  24. I am the Coordinator of Accessibility Services at a 4 year liberal arts university. The resources are harder to find for adults with ADD and I have found an invaluable source. The tips, suggestions, articles and tip sheets have been very helpful in my work with students to level the playing field on the road to success.

  25. I am in my final semester (2 weeks left) before receiving my BS in Psychology. I cannot believe how fast it flew by! Not too long before starting this journey, I was diagnosed with ADHD, Inattentive Type at the age of 34. After years and years (over 12) of suffering with daily panic attacks and depression, it was such a relief to finally get an accurate diagnosis. About a month after I was diagnosed, I decided to go to college to study psychology. Almost every single research paper and also my final training program for my minor in adult learning and development have been done on ADHD. Whether the title was adult ADHD, or Which came first: ADHD or Anxiety, or Women and ADHD, or The Gender Gap in ADHD Research: The Hidden Symptoms of Girls with ADHD, this website has been my main resource. I have used and learned so much from the valuable information on this website. I have found almost everything I would be looking for on this website. I found out about the top influencers in the field such as Kathleen Nadeau and Russell Barkley from this site. I love the free webinars and different resources available about all aspects of the disorder. Today I was looking for a resource that I need to add to my paper on how to bring awareness to ADHD and how to reduce the stigma and of course I found that on here too. I want to thank all who are involved with this website because you have been a huge part of the last four years, both personally and academically.
    Also, to those who have said ADHDers can’t do well in school, I say this. I have made the Dean’s List 7 out of 8 times. The reason for not making it all 8 times is because I got a couple of B+’s at the beginning and I did not understand what they would do to my overall GPA. So, ever since then, I have worked extremely hard and I am happy to say that I will be finishing with a GPA of 3.9 and will be graduating next month, summa cum laude. I am still in shock, but I am proud that I have finally accomplished something meaningful in my life. Thank you for reading this! I apologize for blabbing. I always go way too far with comments lately! 🙂

    ~Jen

  26. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 48. The articles have been an invaluable resource! I have learned so much and had so many ‘Ah-hah!’ moments as I’ve discovered that things I thought were personal short comings or quirks are actually a function of my ADHD brain! This brings me great relief from the self blame I have been beating myself up with for decades, but it also provides me insights into how I can do things differently to get better results!

  27. I find the magazine extremely helpful, from all aspects. I do get overwhelmed by the amount of content, including ads. I wish that there was a better way to advertise products (many of them I would be interested in) without them interrupting my ADHD brain reading one of your awesome articles!

  28. I just created an account through ADDitude two weeks ago. My 5 year old son was evaluated recently with ADD/Hyperactivity combined and Sound Speech Disorder. I’m still looking through the different topics that the website provides and would consider all the information available as a great resource. I am interested in learning more about the ADHD mind and how I can better provide the best support for my son.

  29. My 11yr old son was diagnosed at the age of 5. I have made numerous attempts to find information and educate myself as well as my family. I must say your website is the ONLY place that I have really found information that Iwas helpful to me and my family. My husband and I differ on our opinions on certain things when it comes to our sons actions. It may sound funny however there’s nothing better than when I read an article and it describes the situation the same as what we’re going through with our son where I can say you see it’s not just him. There is a wealth of information provided. I’m most grateful for information that teaches me what my son is going through rather than what I think is going through. I love when I can read something teaches me how to approach a certain type of situation. I also love how all other illnesses that often are associated with ADHD are topics that are provided. For example my son also suffers from a tic disorder. Just today while reading through one of my emails from you I came across some material speaking about tics. I feel that when I am provided with this knowledge and information that he is more aware that I am on the same page as him. The greatest thing of being able to educate myself and my family while truly helping my son on a daily basis. It’s the best when I am able to come to a realisation or reasoning behind something that he is doing. My only issue is that I sign up for the Webinars but never end up being able to get back to them or don’t seem to be able to find any emails directing me to watch them post the original showing. This I know is something I personally need to figure out how to do. There are so many that I wished I had the opportunity to watch. You are a lifesaver to say the least!

  30. Checking my email can be an overwhelming,frustrating and often irritating chore for this ADHD Mom of a 10 yr.old ADHD boy and wife of an ADHD spouse.But the emails I receive from ADDitude are welcoming,supportive,and thought-provoking. The time I spend exploring all-things-ADHD is my exercise in mindfulness & self-care. Thank you to all who contribute! Wish I could get around to listening to your webinars (I prefer to read).

  31. I find ADDitude Magazine to be essential for anyone with ADHD and or ADD! Our two adopted girls have been diagnosed with ADHD and had it not been for ADD Magazine we would not have learned so much! Because of ADD magazine we also learned that our 19 year old biological daughter also has ADHD that was a nontypical presentation. This has explained our many years of struggles with her! She was so excited to finally know that her struggles had a reason! THANK YOU, so much!!!!

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