Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD

Research has shown for a while that brain training doesn't improve ADHD symptoms around short-term memory problems for adults with ADHD.  New research released this week suggests it doesn't help the general population of adults, either.  Now what?

Follow this path to get started on managing your ADHD.

Wondering what it might feel like to start ADHD medications?  Here are some true accounts from people who describe what it feels like to take their ADHD medications.

Katie, a 30-year-old journalist, has ADHD and her husband does not. In her first blog for ADHD and Marriage, she talks about life before and after receiving her diagnosis at 29 years old, and the moment she realized her marriage could be saved.

ADHD doesn't correlate with intelligence one way or the other.  In this post, a professor with ADHD tells his story and provides encouraging words about the benefits of actively managing ADHD.

Let's stop with the 'alternative facts' version of whether or not ADHD is real!

People with ADHD commonly have significant sleep issues, and couples impacted by ADHD often have radically different sleep schedules, with the ADHD partners being night owls and sometimes sporadic sleepers, and exhausted non-ADHD partners often falling into bed at a very early hour.  Here’s how ADHD-impacted couples can do much better in this area.

A recent article in ADDitude Magazine reminded me that about 20% of people with ADHD will develop Bipolar and about 70% of people with Bipolar also have ADHD.  Wow!  This is a huge overlap, and it’s important to know the characteristics of each, so that you can get treatment right.

It’s easy to confuse ADHD and Bipolar, as both conditions include symptoms commonly associated with ADHD. 

Want to know what it feels like to grow up with ADHD?  This poem, written by one of the members of this site, gives eloquent testimony to the challenges – and strengths – of a childhood with undiagnosed ADHD.

The study of mindfulness is showing promise for improving the lives of couples impacted by ADHD, and has already been shown to relieve stress and physical pain.

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