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Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD

When an ADHD Diagnosis is an Assault on Self

Dr. Ned Hallowell argues that the current medical model of diagnosing and treating ADHD is destructive and needs to be replaced.  I agree. >>> Read more >>>

ADHD Effect Online Treatment Guide Now Up

We're celebrating! We've just added a free online treatment guide to this site in order to to include the best resources for treating adult ADHD in relationships in one location.  Included in this treatment guide is a free download of the treatment chapter of my new book, The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD.  It's hard to sort through all the information out there.  This guide is an effort to do the sorting for you with our "experts" caps on. >>> Read more >>>

Memory and Focus Training for Those with ADHD

ADDitude Magazine has just posted a good article about three different types of memory and focus training, how they work, and the basic research behind them.  CogMed, which I talk about in my course and book, is one of them, and has been researched for adults as well as children.  You can find the article here.

Tips for Treating ADHD When You Have No Insurance

Being without insurance doesn't have to mean you can't make progress against ADHD.  Here are some specific ideas to keep the cost of treatment as low as possible: >>> Read more >>>

Do You Have an ADHD Kid Who Self-Medicates with Pot?

Self-medication with marijuana is pretty common.  New research suggests that if that self-medication starts when you are a teen there are dire consequences for the developing brain.  Here is a write up of some recent research on the topic.

4 Tips to Encourage a Reluctant ADHD Partner to try Meds

Lots of ADHD spouses are uncomfortable with the idea of trying medication as treatment for their ADHD – and some number flatly refuse.  If you’re stuck in a battle with your partner over the importance of medication, here are four tips for you. >>> Read more >>>

Sleep Disorders and ADHD

There has been some significant conversation around sleep disorders and ADHD here lately.  Research suggests that sleep disorders and ADHD can go hand-in-hand.  In fact, there is even some conversation about whether or not some people with ADHD actually suffer from Sleep Apnea, the symptoms of which are similiar to those of ADHD (hyperactivity in children, distractibility in adults).  So here is a link to a good overview of what's known about sleep disorders and ADHD, put together by CHADD.