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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.

When you’re in a committed relationship, money can give you freedom to live a life of your own design or bind you in shackles. You need to: meet on the same page; work together towards the same goal; and give each other consideration for things like ADHD and impulsivity spending. In this article financial expert, Rick Webster, will take you through steps to make and keep a budget - all for the goal of financial freedom.

It’s about time that we start having a conversation around using the emotional dysregulation that some with ADHD experience as a diagnostic criteria.  A new research analysis suggests changing how we label what ‘sort’ of ADHD people have can improve both diagnosis and treatment.

Closed childcare and schools are putting huge stress on parents.  Exhausted couples are pushed to their very limits.  9 tips for how to manage better during difficult times.

Sometimes you don't need to write something from scratch.  ADDitude Magazine put together a nice overview of ideas for adults with ADHD who are looking to be productive working from home.  You can find it here.

For those with ADHD, impulsivity, high energy, boredom and a need to connect may be getting in the way of staying safe.  Mixed opinions about whether you need to self-isolate or wear masks aside, sometimes it’s actually about ADHD.

Many people have asked me about whether cannabis is a useful treatment for ADHD, as it seems to calm the mind.  Up to this point my response has been the Dr.

Many couples impacted by ADHD have been able to improve their relationships using techniques known to improve both ADHD management and responses to ADHD symptoms.  Pandemic stressors are turning all of that on its head.  What’s going on, and what can you do about it to keep from going back to the bad old days?

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