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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?

Stress exaggerates our normal tendencies.  When one of you has ADHD and the other one doesn’t that can be a problem... or a blessing.  

Your styles have always been different, but now that matters a lot more.  Advice for couples struggling with suddenly finding themselves together 24/7, including ideas for making all that time together easier…even happy.

There are lots of worthwhile virtual resources for kids.   Here are some of them.

One family's challenge to balance two full-time jobs and caring for a toddler is just the tip of the iceberg.

You’ve been asked to self-quarantine, but your partner isn’t on board.  How do you effectively help a partner learn what to do without triggering defensiveness and parent/child dynamics?

On Friday I asked for input about sheltering at home and self-quarantine experiences.  Your response was gratifying and moving.  And the need for support is clear.  So I'm going to start providing additional support for couples to help them get through this time:

Self-isolation is a hot topic at the moment, and may soon be required in parts of the U.S.  So, here are some things you can do to stay sane (and hopefully healthy) during a pandemic self-isolation.

Though there is no set answer, happy couples with ADHD share some common characteristics.  This post explores specific examples of couples who have made it work.

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