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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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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 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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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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Eating for Cognitive Performance – 10 Top Tips

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by George H. Glade, MC, MN, ARNP* – Eating. Mostly we don’t think about it. We do it regularly – sometimes badly. Americans live life on the run both at school and at work. We’re in a rush. We trade good for fast. We trade healthy for convenient. Our eating habits are killing us. Eating well is about the pleasure of […]

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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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