Suspect a loved one has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and feel that they could benefit from a diagnosis and/or treatment to help cope with their symptoms, but they’re unwilling to take the first steps? Facing resistance from someone who has already been diagnosed, but is still experiencing challenges that impact them in significant ways? […]
For ADHD adults in relationships with non-ADD partners, we offer some reader suggestions for improving intimacy, strengthening communication, and supporting one another.
Bruce (not his real name) was desperate for help: His wife had demanded he find a doctor to diagnose his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) … or else. He e-mailed me for a recommendation, but I knew there was a lot more going on and going wrong in his marriage than he or his wife […]
Can a child or young adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) grow out of the condition? Do some of the academic, behavioral, and social challenges our children face get easier with age? Can symptoms improve with time? In this new ADD/ADHD video , Ari Tuckman , Psy.D., M.B.A., the author of More Attention, Less […]
You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, congratulating yourself for finally scheduling your child for an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) evaluation. As the doctor ticks off the symptoms and asks you to confirm if your child shows signs of them, an uneasy feeling overtakes you. You have more than half of the symptoms you acknowledged […]
Suspect attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is affecting your relationship? This book can help you identify — and resolve — common problems ADHD couples cope with.
There are many reasons your partner may deny that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is hurting your relationship. He might be ashamed of having the condition, fearful that ADD/ADHD treatment will turn him into a different person, or concerned that you’ll blame him for your marital problems. Such fears can be exacerbated by frustration in […]
How I saved my strained marriage after ADHD caused my husband and I to drift apart.
More children are seeking treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). More doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to young kids to treat ADD/ADHD. More and more children are being medicated for mental health problems, period. Is that so wrong? Or were things simpler, easier, and were we better off overall in the pre-medicated, pre-diagnosed age? […]