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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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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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Take Control of Your Emotions

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By Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFTA – Some people can regulate their emotions by meditating or doing yoga. Others still find their minds preoccupied by unhelpful thoughts while doing these same exercises. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), founded by Marsha Linehan, offers great ideas about finding ways to bring emotional regulation to each individual.  According to Linehan, if one […]

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20 Years a Fan of ADD Resources

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by Joan Riley Jager* – Just after I graduated from college at age forty, I found a note posted in the public library about a support group for adults with ADHD.  I’d just read You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Crazy or Stupid by Peggy Ramundo and Kate Kelly. Maybe ADHD was one of the reasons it had taken […]

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