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ADD Resources Closure March 1, 2016

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It is with saddened hearts that the ADD Resources Board of Directors announce the closure of ADD Resources effective March 1, 2016.  We have been battling financial struggles for the past few years and are no longer able to stay open.  It has been a wonderful 22 years of sharing of resources, strategies, engaging support […]

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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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ADHD Meds and Going to a Foreign Country

by George H. Glade, MC, MN, ARNP* –  Pack Medications in Your Carryon Bag – Here are a few simple rules that will help you pass through customs with ease. Keep all your medications in your carryon bag. Checked luggage is often thoroughly searched. Items in your luggage may get lost just as your luggage can go […]

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Are You What You Eat? Best ADHD Diet

by Dana Rayburn, ADHD Coach and Author* – Are you eating properly? If you aren’t you could be sabotaging your ADHD treatments. Eating the best diet is crucial to managing ADHD. What you eat determines how well your brain functions. Yet, many adults with ADHD have horrid diets and eating habits. We forget to eat. We skip […]

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Here’s To Success, Step By Step

by Dana Rayburn, ADHD Coach and Author* – Big results can come from little changes. Small steps linked together eventually form a path of ADHD success. Pick one small change. That’s all I’m asking of you. One small change to reduce the stress and clutter of your ADHD life. You’ll find ideas in the list below. Just pick […]

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Dr. Amen’s Adult ADHD Checklist

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by Daniel G. Amen, MD –  One of the most common ways I diagnose ADHD in adults is when parents reluctantly tell me that they have tried their child’s medication and that they found it very helpful. They report it helped them concentrate for longer periods of time. They became more organized and were less impulsive. […]

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