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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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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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When School Discipline and Criminal Prosecution Collide

by Robert M. Tudisco, Esq, JD* – Navigating the Perfect Storm – Every parent of a student with ADHD dreads getting the call from the school, that their child has been suspended for disciplinary reasons. Even more frightening is the potential for getting a call from the police that their child has been arrested. Each […]

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Play Therapy – Prescriptive & Non-Prescriptive

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by Craig Hartman* – With early diagnosis, childhood mental illnesses is being treated and managed successfully. Play therapy is growing in popularity as a method for treating children with mental disorders. What is Play Therapy? Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn through a trained play therapist. Play therapists can assess and understand […]

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NIMH’s The Basics of ADHD

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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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I’ve been diagnosed with…..

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by Kimberly Castelo, MS, LLC, LMFTA* – When you go to a therapist or a doctor with a problem, you’re often given a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, you may think no big deal or you may  worry. A diagnoses can be concerning. Truth be told, it’s easy for society to see you as a diagnosis, […]

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Boys, Men And ADHD

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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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