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Many are looking for non-medicinal ways to manage ADHD, so I get questions about CBD oil all the time.  While there are research-proven treatments for ADHD that don't involved medications, CBD oil isn't one of them.  ADDitude Magazine just updated a r

When it comes to living in the present moment, people with ADHD are to be envied.  This is how most of them live – often to the exclusion of planning for the future or (sometimes) remembering well the past.

A writer for ADDitude, Emily Chen, has described living in the moment (with ADHD) and her heart, mind, and body as cats. She explains how sometimes they’re all super excited, playfully pouncing here and there in pursuit of prey. During those times, she feels invincible — like anything is possible. 

It's not just relationships with ADHD - these hilarious tweets show the side of marriage that you just have to laugh at...

Partners of adults with ADHD sometimes report they are disappointed that their ADHD partner isn't more empathetic.  Lack of empathy can leave them feeling unloved or alone.  What to do?

There are a lot of different therapy modes that can help couples impacted by ADHD, including Gottman Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and ADHD Effect Consulting.  This post, contributed by an Imago therapy practitioner and Rabbi, describes the ins and outs of Imago therapy and how it can fit with ADHD.  As always, it helps to find a specialist who understands ADHD.

https://www.additudemag.com/add-adhd-symptoms-difference/Those who use the term 'ADD' are out of date.  But the distractible version that used to be called ADD is still around...just with a new name.  Here are the different types of ADHD and their key characteristics.

This simple strategy can help couples repair from scritchy times.

Here's a link to an article I wrote for ADDItude on what to do if you are feeling cooped up with ADHD in the COVID era.  It's from earlier in the pandemic.  More do come on what's happening now...

I’ve written a lot about how to improve a relationship impacted by ADHD.  But how about finding a great partner if you are the one with ADHD?  Here are some things to keep in mind if you are an adult with ADHD and looking for long-lasting love and romance.

Medication seems to be helping with ADHD, but when is it enough?  And what else helps with treating ADHD?  I want to make sure my ADHD treatment works as well as it can.

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