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Top 25 eBooks from ADDitude’s First 25 Years

In honor of ADDitude’s 25th anniversary, we combed through our catalog to highlight our most popular eBooks ever published. Topics include how the ADHD brain works, diet and nutrition tips for symptom control, decluttering hacks, mindfulness strategies, positive parenting solutions, relationship advice, and IEP and 504 Plans, plus many more.

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1. Getting Things Done with Adult ADHD

Your ADHD brain works differently. You need productivity strategies that make sense to you — not the rest of the world. This eBook provides just that: ADHD-tested time-management plans that don’t try to shove square pegs into round holes. You’ll learn how to manage your to-do list and a packed schedule and how to start, push through, and finish any task. In addition, there are strategies for getting out the door on time, ways to beat deadlines and avoid distractions, and more.

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2. The Parent’s Guide to Effective ADHD Discipline

Nothing works. You take away electronics or special activities, and they could care less. You try rewards, points, praise, and consequences — nothing turns around their behavior. They show no remorse, and you feel like a failed parent. Sound familiar? The Parent’s Guide to Effective ADHD Discipline contains expert tips and solutions to the common behavior and discipline problems facing parents of children with ADHD. Parents will learn how to identify oppositional defiant disorder and the root causes of misbehavior, build consistent behavior systems, and shut down lying, hitting, and other oppositional behavior to improve their family’s quality of life.

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3. How the ADHD Brain Works

ADHD is not what you think it is. The symptoms delineated in the DSM-5 — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — are not the condition’s most powerful or life-altering characteristics, according to those who live with it. Rather, the most impairing traits are those connected to intense, dysregulated emotions, inconsistent focus and motivation, and the shame that arises from a lifetime of negative messages.  This eBook takes a scientific approach to help parents, educators, and adults with ADHD learn the neuroscience behind key ADHD symptoms and hallmark behaviors, recognize the defining (but often overlooked) role of emotional dysregulation, understand rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD), and confront the shame that many with ADHD internalize after years of negative messages from the world.

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4. Women with ADHD: How Hormones, Symptoms & Late Diagnoses Impact Females

For decades, ADHD was considered a hyperactive behavior problem in young boys. Medical professionals today still frequently dismiss or misdiagnose the signs of ADHD in girls and women. Symptoms are blamed on hormones or mistaken for comorbid conditions like anxiety, depression, or even bipolar disorder. Without adequate treatment, females face academic frustration, social setbacks, and shame that can last a lifetime. This 300-page eBook unpacks the legacy of ADHD lies, myths, and misinformation by explaining how ADHD symptoms look different in women, making key distinctions between ADHD’s subtypes, offering expert advice on managing motherhood and improving interpersonal relationships, and detailing the benefits of effective treatment.

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5. A Parent’s Guide to ADHD at School

Caregivers are tasked with helping their children focus on lessons, adhere to classroom rules, and turn in homework on time. This eBook is here to help. It contains strategies to nurture children’s strengths and well-researched expert tips and information for helping children with ADHD or learning differences succeed at school. It also includes recommendations for securing accommodations, tackling homework, and getting your child organized.

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6. The ADHD Positive Parenting Guide

With 220+ pages of expert information and advice, Positive Parenting Strategies is caregivers’ essential guide to improving self-esteem, emotional control, and communication skills in children with ADHD. This eBook teaches parents how to reward (not punish) their children and why traditional parenting approaches may exacerbate and worsen ADHD-related problems within families. This eBook offers tailored approaches for implementing positive, proactive parenting solutions by developmental stages, tips to improve your child’s motivation and confidence, strategies for managing emotional dysregulation, and parent-child bonding activities and conversation starters.

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7. Inattentive ADHD in Adults: An Essential Guide to the Underdiagnosed, Undertreated Subtype

People with inattentive ADHD often lack symptoms of external hyperactivity. They may be considered daydreamers or appear disinterested and disorganized. Sometimes these individuals make “careless” mistakes because they have difficulty sustaining focus, following detailed instructions, and organizing tasks and activities. Because of this, inattentive ADHD often complicates relationships, finances, and work.

In this eBook, you’ll learn why science has paid little attention to female manifestations and impairments and how to change this; how symptoms of inattentive ADHD are misunderstood; key differences with comorbid conditions; plus, treatment details. It also includes snapshots of what living with inattentive ADHD feels like with examples of daily challenges and resilience; guidelines for finding an ADHD doctor, therapist, or coach; self-tests to gauge inattentive ADHD symptoms; and strategies to feel less overwhelmed and driven to perfectionism.

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8. The Parents’ Guide to Raising a Teen with ADHD, Part One

This eBook delivers a comprehensive roadmap to navigating hormonal changes, puberty, and adolescence alongside ADHD. Changing biology impacts executive functions, emotions, and decision-making skills in teens with ADHD. By learning what to expect during adolescence, caregivers can help teens manage fluctuating hormones and emotions, promote independence, and build confidence. This eBook explains how ADHD symptoms change in adolescence and affect boys and girls differently, how to recognize the signs of executive dysfunction, how dysregulated emotions hijack teen ADHD brains, and the top concerns and challenges associated with stimulant medication use among teens. Caregivers will also receive tips for motivating, supporting, and building life skills to enhance independence and confidence in teens as they navigate adolescence with ADHD.

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9. Declutter Your Life (and Home! and Office!)

ADHD brains are prone to clutter for several reasons: poor working memory, weak impulse control, unreliable time-management skills, and access to online retailers that instantly fulfill our whims. When the sheer physical and emotional space consumed by clutter becomes unmanageable, it can get in the way of relationships, work, and mental health.

How can we declutter our ADHD lives when we’re paralyzed by paper piles or unsure where to start? What if we are emotionally attached to objects we no longer need? This eBook explains where to start, how to start, and how to ensure you won’t face the same mountain of clutter next year — or next week. You’ll also learn easy-to-follow solutions for putting your home in order, managing paper tools, and keeping kids organized; hacks to stay engaged and motivated while organizing; how to make monotonous tasks fun; and clues that your loved one’s collecting habits border on hoarding tendencies.

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10. The ADHD Homework Survival Guide

After working hard to focus and remember all day, your child fights their nightly homework with a vengeance. And who can blame them? Students’ executive functions, working memory, and and self-control are taxed daily, and by 4 pm they are simply done. Parents tired of daily battles over vocab lists and multiplication tables agree: There must be a better way. This ADHD-friendly guide to here to help you (and your child) survive nightly homework without tears, tantrums, or fights. In this eBook, you will learn how to establish after-school routines that work; tackle complex long-term projects, like term papers; help your child study smarter and recall info at test time; and get teachers on your side.

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11. Video Games and the ADHD Brain

We hear it daily from readers: “My child is addicted to (fill in the blank video game)! They sneak in playing time whenever possible and throw tantrums when I set gaming limits. What can I do?” Whether it is Minecraft or Roblox or Mario Kart or World of Warcraft, our kids are especially prone to extremes — playing as much as they can all the time and reacting terribly to limits. We understand tired parents want to strike a smart balance without waging war. Video Games and the ADHD Brain details how to navigate the world of video games safely, intelligently, strategically — and without daily battles. In this eBook, you’ll learn how video games affect the ADHD brain and find expert advice and tips on setting screen time limits, keeping kids safe online, and selecting appropriate video games.

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12. The ADDitude Guide to Diet & Nutrition for ADHD

Eating a healthy diet won’t “cure” your ADHD. But research has long shown that healthy, whole foods — combined with certain supplements and minerals — can improve impulsivity, focus, and hyperactivity. In this eBook, we outline what you should eat — and what you’re better off avoiding — to get the best results for your brain’s unique chemistry. If you’re looking to supplement a medication plan with foods and vitamins, this in-depth eBook contains critical information about how to plan, shop, and cook healthy meals; how omega-3, iron, and zinc can boost your brainpower; why ADHD may make it harder for you to lose weight, and how to fight back.

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13. The ADHD Childcare Guide

Children with ADHD are not willfully bad or temperamental. But somehow, they end up with more meltdowns, damaging messes, and exasperated caregivers than most of their friends. As their parents, even we have trouble consistently getting it right. Babysitters, grandparents, and other caregivers also need special training and tools — whether they realize it or not. The ADHD Childcare Guide, by ADDitude founder Ellen Kingsley, is here to help.

This eBook provides actionable steps to defuse common ADHD behaviors, explains the difference between disobedience and ADHD, and gives your child’s caregivers the tools to anticipate potentially difficult situations, manage tough transitions and hypersensitivities, correct without criticizing, and get kids to eat and sleep without a battle.

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14. The ADHD Guide to Making Social Connections

“I have no friends.” It’s a common lament among adults with ADHD, who face outsized difficulties making and keeping close relationships. We struggle to create the structures and observe the protocols that friendships require — from being on time and remembering names to measuring our words carefully and not getting too close too quickly. Unfiltered words, missed social cues, forgetfulness, quickness to anger, and other problems can offend others and make them think you don’t care. Here, find advice and strategies from experts who understand the social challenges facing adults who are preoccupied managing the stress of daily life with ADHD. You will discover tactics for making new friends, connecting with old friends, becoming a better listener, and keeping relationships strong over the years.

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15. The Complete IEP/504 Guide

The Complete IEP/504 Guide presents a step-by-step plan, filled with expert advice and concrete tips, to secure the services and accommodations that will help your child thrive at school. Caregivers will learn how to secure a correct diagnosis for your child, request an assessment from the school, navigate the IEP or 504 Plan process, draft an IEP or 504 Plan, and track your child’s progress against goals. The eBook also provides troubleshooting solutions if an IEP or 504 Plan isn’t followed and explains your rights as a parent.

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16. The Parents' Guide to Raising a Teen with ADHD, Part Two

From mood swings and growth spurts to impulsive and risky behaviors, the challenges of puberty can exacerbate ADHD symptoms and cause teenagers to feel and act like different people. Hormonal changes often perplex and frustrate parents, who become unsure how to best support their growing children — and keep their feelings of overwhelm, confusion, and exhaustion at bay. By learning what to expect during adolescence, caregivers can help teens manage emotions, improve decision-making skills, and promote independence.

This eBook is here to help. You’ll learn how puberty affects ADHD symptoms and about common ADHD comorbidities in teens. The Parent’s Guide to Raising a Teen with ADHD, Part Two also provides strategies for helping teens avoid medication diversion, improve sleep, control emotions, and fun, connect with friends, and talk about sex.

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17. Mindfulness & Meditation for ADHD Symptoms

Mindfulness has been called a superpower. A therapy for mood disorders. And even the key to finding calm in a sea of ADHD-fueled distress. But what is mindfulness, exactly? How do you learn it? And does it really improve focus and organization? This eBook answers those important questions and others, such as how mindfulness helps the ADHD brain and how to start practicing it today. It also includes deep breathing techniques for excitable kids, yoga recommendations for adults and kids, and research on the impact of exercise and green time to control ADHD symptoms.

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18. The ADHD Relationship Guide

This eBook explains how ADHD symptoms — such as rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, time management, and hyperfocus — impact intimacy, communication, and connection. In its 220+ pages, this eBook explains why adults with ADHD may flounder in personal relationships and how to reclaim — and sustain — a partnership full of respect, understanding, and love. It also includes expert advice on interpreting verbal and non-verbal clues; navigating the complicated, nerve-wracking, mercurial world of dating today; healing a strained marriage; and fostering open communication. You’ll also learn why and how gaslighters target people with ADHD and how to shut down the abuse.

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19. A Parent’s Guide to ADHD Diet & Nutrition

Is sugar evil? What about gluten? Red dye? Understanding the connection between the food your child eats and their hyperactivity, focus, and impulsivity is seldom easy. A Parent’s Guide to ADHD Diet & Nutrition details what foods, vitamins, herbs, and supplements your family should — and should not — eat and explains which foods and additives may exacerbate ADHD symptoms. This eBook also contains tips on keeping your picky eater healthy, building a healthy plate of food, and finding family-friendly meal ideas.

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20. The ADHD Parent-Teacher Handbook

Consistency and cooperation between school and home make a tremendous difference for ADHD families. The ADHD Parent-Teacher Handbook will help you forge a coordinated partnership with your child’s teacher to ensure that school is a positive experience for everyone. This eBook contains specific strategies for teachers and parents to use to help children focus and pay attention, stay organized, and keep track of assignments; practical learning solutions to common ADHD problems in the classroom and at home; and strategies for making — and keeping — friends and controlling impulsive behavior.

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21. Inattentive ADHD in Children: Symptoms, Solutions, and Insights

Children with inattentive ADHD may be considered daydreamers or appear disinterested and disorganized. Sometimes, they make “careless” mistakes because they have difficulty sustaining focus, following detailed instructions, and organizing tasks and activities. Because of this, inattentive ADHD often complicates school, friendships, and daily tasks. Inattentive ADHD in Children is your must-have resource for understanding — and helping your child thrive with — inattentive ADHD. You’ll learn about misunderstood symptoms, key distinctions, and treatment options. This eBook also provides self-tests to gauge symptoms of inattentive ADHD, and ways to build confidence in children before and after diagnosis.

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22. Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities

Your child has been diagnosed with and treated for ADHD but still struggles to keep up with classmates — though you know they are just as bright. Could there be something else going on? Many children with and without ADHD struggle with undiagnosed learning differences (LD), making it difficult to read, write, compute, or understand at the same pace as other kids. Left untreated, LDs can cause self-esteem and academic struggles that reverberate into adulthood. Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities can help. This eBook provides self-tests to check for symptoms of common learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia; strategies to teach handwriting, improve reading fluency, or build up math skills; and ways to pursue school accommodations via IEPs and 504 Plans.

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23. The ADDitude Guide to Treating ADHD Naturally

We know that ADHD symptoms improve the most with a combination of medication, behavior therapy, nutrition, and exercise. Yet most diagnosing clinicians fail to educate patients about treatment options beyond ADHD medication. This eBook fills that void. With more than 120 pages of documented research and practical advice, The ADDitude Guide to Treating ADHD Naturally is your guidebook for supplementing any ADHD treatment plan with tested, non-medical strategies. You’ll learn which natural treatments are worth your time and money; what “brain training” means and how to integrate it into your plan and budget; and the latest research on fish oil, vitamins, and other supplements. The eBook also explains nuanced therapies ranging from CBT to behavior therapy and neurofeedback to mindful meditation.

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24. Secrets of the ADHD Brain

Thanks to advances in neurological science, plus a slowly diminishing stigma, we now know that ADHD is not a behavior problem but primarily a disorder of self-regulation that originates in the brain. Secrets of the ADHD Brain takes a scientific approach to help parents, educators, and adults with ADHD understand why they struggle to focus on boring tasks, why organization has nothing to do with willpower, why they speak or act without stopping to think, and why they crave the stimulation of physical movement. Most importantly, this eBook provides a roadmap for how to succeed with your unique brain.

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25. The ADHD Guide to Mobile Apps & Digital Tools

Mobile apps and digital tools can track your workouts, plan your meals, and even help you manage your most challenging ADHD symptoms like sleeplessness, distractibility, and disorganization. But with 3 million (and counting!) mobile apps on the market, how can you find the resources worth your money and memory?

With 70 pages of mobile apps, computer-based tools, and other online resources, The ADHD Guide to Mobile Apps & Digital Tools is your go-to resource for productivity, learning, and happiness. This eBook includes solutions to help you stop mindlessly browsing the Internet, turn off your brain for a good night’s sleep, find coaching strategies or CBT exercises, and build a stronger brain with focus training and memory games. Additionally, ADDitude’s editors combed through expert recommendations and reader suggestions to create a list of more than 100 mobile apps and tools that effectively address ADHD symptoms. No app can cure your ADHD, but this eBook aims to help you find tools that can help level the playing field.

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