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Living with ADHD

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Parenting a Child with ADHD

While ADHD is believed to be hereditary, effectively managing your child’s symptoms can affect both the severity of the disorder and development of more serious problems over time. Early intervention holds the key to positive outcomes for your child. The earlier you address your child’s problems, the more likely you will be able to prevent … Continue reading

ADHD Information for Teens

“I have ADHD…..so what?” In many ways, so what is right. Mostly, you are just a regular teen, with all the ups and downs that come with being a teenager. In other ways, growing up and heading towards adulthood with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may present some unique challenges. People used to think that only young kids … Continue reading

Preschoolers and ADHD

At times preschoolers may have difficulty paying attention, following directions, and waiting or taking their turn. These behaviors can be common and age appropriate or they may indicate the need for an Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) evaluation. As a parent, you might wonder whether your preschooler has ADHD or is just being rambunctious and acting typical … Continue reading

Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults

Diagnosing ADHD in Adults You keep losing your keys, feel you can never finish anything at work, or maybe have had a family member say “you might have ADHD.” Whatever the reason, getting a proper diagnosis of ADHD is the first step of getting treatment. It is important to ultimately gaining control over symptoms that wreak … Continue reading

Coaching

ADHD coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. Coaching is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, ADHD coaching is a practical intervention that specifically targets the core impairments of ADHD such as planning, time management, goal Continue reading

Coexisting Conditions

More than two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have at least one other coexisting condition. The symptoms of ADHD—constant motion and fidgetiness, interrupting and blurting out, difficulty sitting still and need for constant reminders, etc.—may overshadow these other disorders. But just as untreated ADHD can present challenges in everyday life, other disorders can also cause unnecessary … Continue reading

ADHD Across the Lifespan (infographic)

ADHD is a disorder that can affect individuals across the lifespan. It is characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. This infographic lists some of the key issues that individuals with ADHD typically face at different phases of life.

ADHD Quick Facts

ADHD Quick Facts: About ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—is a brain-based disorder that affects about one in ten school-aged children. Symptoms continue into adulthood for more than half of those who have it in childhood. People who have ADHD have higher levels of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity than their peers. Executive function often is generally impaired when individuals have ADHD. This affects … Continue reading

ADHD Quick Facts: ADHD Presentations

Three Possible ADHD Presentations Children need to exhibit six or more symptoms in two or more settings for a diagnosis; older teens and adults should have at least five of the symptoms. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists three presentations of ADHD—Predominantly Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined. Inattentive Often: Fails to give … Continue reading

ADHD Quick Facts: Behavior Management in ADHD Treatment

Behavior therapy including behavior modification is a critical part of ADHD treatment for children and teens. Solid scientific evidence shows that behavioral treatment can be effective for many children. The severity and type of ADHD may play a role in treatment decisions, which should be tailored to the unique needs of each child and family. … Continue reading

ADHD Fact Sheets & Infographics