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Joy of Life || Joie-de-vivre

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Joie-de vivre We’ve been told, “Good things come to those who wait.” When it came to life, before getting the help my son needed, life was overwhelming to the point where I was living on automatic pilot.  Doing everything I could to survive day to day. The struggle was intense and there was too much […]

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Get Ready to Hit the Road

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– by Cindy Jobs* – Some of us do our best thinking on the open road and for us it’s a pleasure to hit the road and drive. Whether you are taking a long road trip or just heading out for a quick trip, you’ll want to make sure your car is in tip-top shape and […]

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My Emotional Journey with ADHD

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– by Cynthia Hammer, Founder of ADD Resources* – It Seemed So Easy for Others – Are wondering if you might have ADHD? Will it be immediately clear to you that you have ADHD so you’re able to set about getting diagnosed and treated? Is it the eureka moment that we so often hear about. A parent takes their […]

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25 Tips for Families to Manage ADD

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– By Edward Hallowell, MD* – 1. Make an accurate diagnosis – This is the starting point of all treatment for ADD. – 2. Educate the family – All members of the family need to learn the facts about ADD as the first step in the treatment. Many problems will take care of themselves once […]

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CDC’s ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis in Children

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by Center for Disease Control (CDC)* – Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several-step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5)¹, is used […]

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CDC’s ADHD Checklist for Children

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by Center for Disease Control (CDC)* – Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. The criteria are presented here in modified form in order to make […]

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The Many Facets of ADHD

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Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA* – What Causes ADHD? – It’s more nature than nuture. Research has found that ADHD is primarily caused by genetics, although environment may also play some role. So it’s more about who your parents are than how they raised you (although their parenting style may affect whether you develop any of […]

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eNews Reader Points Out Excellent Source of Nutritional Information

by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – An eNews reader points out an excellent resource for the latest advances in nutrition and other health-related subjects. The goal of NutritionFacts.org is to present the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research in a way that is easy to understand for all of us. […]

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ADHD Champions In Your Life Survey

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by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – In June 2015, ADDR conducted a survey in the eNews asking readers about their ADHD champions. Here are the champions who received mentions. There are many more ADHD champions who deserve our thanks for the difference they make in our lives. This is our first round of reaching out and saying […]

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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): An ADHD Adult’s Lifeline

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By Jaclyn Paul* – Here is how I fast-tracked my own ADHD diagnosis and treatment — and how you can, too. If you’re struggling, you don’t need to navigate the mental health care maze alone. There’s a free, simple program out there to help, and it may be just a phone call away. Does the company […]

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