ADHD Basics

NIMH’s The Basics of ADHD


by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Coming from NIMH, a classic article with a clear, thorough description of the basics of ADHD. The article is on NIMH’s website as well. What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through […]

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They Pulled Together to Success

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By Meg McDonald, Executive Directory, ADD Resources – As I read the news stories about Westhauser’s rescue, I immediately thought that many of those rescuers were members of my tribe, those with ADHD. We excel under what appears to be impossible circumstances. We come up with brilliant solutions to difficult problems quickly. And we work together […]

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3 Reasons Why It’s Tough to Find an Adult ADHD Medical Provider

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by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – Why is it so tough to find a medical provider that understands Adult ADHD? This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the Puget Sound Region and it’s evident all across the country. Where are the medical providers that are trained in diagnosing and treating Adult ADHD and the […]

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Boys, Men And ADHD


By George M. Kapalka, PhD,  ABPP Terms of Use: This educational material is made available courtesy of the author and Attention Deficit Disorder Resources. You may reprint this article for personal use only. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most frequently diagnosed disorder of childhood. In addition, ADHD is a disorder that primarily occurs in boys by as much […]

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Basic Tips for ADHD Management in Children


– by Mary Fowler* – 3 Steps For Improving Performance – There are three essential conditions that help kids with ADHD improve their performance. – 1.  Create a structure Create a structure that helps guide his behavior with rules and routines. For example, with academics, the structure would be tasks matched to his skill level […]

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