Goldstein talks about how to develop a resilient mindset to overcome adversity. He notes that while the word resilient is usually associated with people overcoming great adversity, daily stress often requires resilience. Using examples, Goldstein outlines how this resilient mindset is best achieved. The first step is rewriting negative scripts, or changing behavior that one repeats over and over despite its negative outcome. Other strategies include developing empathy; communicating effectively; accepting oneself and others; and developing self-discipline.Sam Goldstein, PhD, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine. He has authored, co-edited or co-authored thirty-five clinical and trade publications, including twenty-one textbooks. He has also authored two-dozen book chapters and nearly three-dozen peer reviewed scientific studies. He is a psychologist with areas of specialization in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. He is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. The National Association of School Psychologists also nationally certifies him as a school psychologist. Dr. Goldstein is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Goldstein is an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliate Research Professor of Psychology at George Mason University.
Managing Self Care with ADHD
By Kate Kelly
Ms. Kelly presents many helpful tips for everyday matters. She offers ideas of how to set up one’s plan for the day and to pay attention to the basics like eating, sleeping and resting. She talks about how much stress effects our health and offers ways to improve our self-care.Kate Kelly was a pioneer of courage and audacity in the ADHD field. She is best known for the book, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!, that she wrote with Peggy Ramundo at a time when there was little information on or acceptance of ADHD in adults. Her book became the first bestseller to explore adult ADHD in a comprehensive way.
A Physician’s Perspective on Medications for Treating ADHD
By Theodore Mandelkorn, MD
Dr. Mandelkorn addresses common questions and answers about medications for ADHD in an easy to understand way. He notes that taking ADHD medications is no different than wearing eyeglasses. He explains why medications are often a good thing and notes that there is well-documented research to support the use of these medications, many of which have been in use for over fifty years.Dr. Mandelkorn trained in pediatrics and adolescent medicine and was a mental health fellow under Dr. Michael Rothenberg. An adult with ADHD who has a son with ADHD, Dr. Mandelkorn specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He maintains a private practice clinic, Puget Sound Behavioral Medicine, in Mercer Island, Washington. Dr. Mandelkorn lectures nationwide about ADHD management.