About the Authors
About Dr. Hallowell Dr. Hallowell is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School. He is the founder of the Hallowell Center for Emotional and Cognitive Health and was an instructor at the Harvard Medical School for over 20 years. He is recognized as one of the foremost experts on ADHD in the world and, with Dr. John Ratey (also of the Harvard Medical School), is the co-author of the groundbreaking best seller Driven to Distraction as well as Answers to Distraction and the most recent Delivered from Distraction. He has also authored fifteen other books on topics as diverse as parenting, the importance of forgiveness, anxiety, and connection.
He is co-author, with his wife, Sue Hallowell, LICSW of the new book on how to keep intimacy in your marriage, Married to Distraction.
One recent book, CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD explores how the pace of modern life impacts people's ability to succeed in life and provides insights into how they can re-balance their lives for greater satisfaction, efficiency and performance. Another recent book, SuperParenting for ADHD, helps parents with children who have ADHD understand what their children need and how to provide it.
Dr. Hallowell has been a featured guest on television and radio, including The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Doctor Phil Show and Oprah, as well as many more. He is a regular contributor to ADDitude Magazine with his Your Life column.
On top of a very busy patient and working schedule, Dr. Hallowell treasures time with his three children and wife, Sue.
About Melissa Orlov Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and one of the top experts in how ADHD affects relationships. She has been writing and speaking about the topic since 2007, researching it since 2005. She has worked with Dr. Hallowell since 2004, writing ADHD articles and newsletters, and assisting with educational programs delivered by Dr. Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey. She teaches couples, therapists, counselors and coaches about how ADHD impacts relationships, blogs for Psychology Today and writes the Your Relationships column for ADDitude Magazine. She also consults privately with couples who wish to improve their ADHD-impacted relationships.
She is the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, which was awarded "Best Psychological Book of 2010" by ForeWord Reviews. It is available in paperback, electronic and audio versions, as well as Dutch and Chinese.
Ms. Orlov has been interviewed frequently on the topic of ADHD and marriage by organizations as diverse as the New York Times, CNN, and the American Psychological Association Monitor (more complete list here).
Ms. Orlov has real-life experience with the pain, confusion and exhaustion associated with tackling the issues surrounding ADHD in relationships. In fact, it was her experiences changing her own marriage from miserable to marvelous - and the realization that there is very little good information available to help couples affected by ADHD thrive in their relationships - that was the inspiration for becoming engrossed in this topic.
Before changing careers in order to pursue her passion for helping couples live better with ADHD, Melissa was a marketing, communications and research professional. A graduate of Harvard College cum laude, and Phillips Exeter Academy, her hobbies include road biking, singing and being an enthusiastic supporter of whatever sport or pastime her children decide to pursue. Ms. Orlov and her husband of 20+ years live outside Boston.
About Our Guest Authors
Christina Veal Christina Veal is a communications specialist who loves the blogosphere and has enough ADHD in the family to be interested in working as Melissa's right hand person. She searches the internet for content she thinks will be of interest to our readers and helps keep everything up-to-date. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has a passionate interest in tennis. Ms. Veal, her children and her husband of over 17 years live outside Boston.
About Sari Solden Sari Solden is a psychotherapist in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan who has specialized in individual, couple and group work with ADHD adults and their partners for close to 20 years. She has written two books- "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder" and "Journeys Through ADDulthood". She is a consultant to mental health professionals about counseling adults with ADHD and is an expert in women's issues, inattentive AD/HD, and the psychological complexities of coping with an adult diagnosis. She is a frequent presenter and contributor to national and international conferences and publications on these subjects.
Sari holds a Masters Degree in clinical counseling at California State University and currently serves on the professional advisory board of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association.
About Terry Matlen Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist and consultant in Birmingham, Michigan. She specializes in adult ADHD and is the author of "Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-its.” She is the director of www.addconsults.com and myADDstore.com. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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