ADHD Experts Podcast

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 Feb 28, 2019


Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Download the accompanying slide presentations here: (look for the episode number). Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from conversations recorded via a computer or telephone, not in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at:

Episode Date
454- ADHD, Pregnancy, and Motherhood: A Practical Guide for Hopeful Parents

Pregnancy is exciting, but can also be especially overwhelming for those with ADHD. Allison Baker, M.D., shares what we know about the benefits and risks of stimulant use while pregnant and nursing, and how to manage the demands of early motherhood.

May 14, 2023
453- BFRB (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors) + ADHD: Helping Your Child with Hair Pulling and Skin Picking

Though BFRBs are relatively common, people struggling with them often feel ashamed and misunderstood. Suzanne Mouton-Odum, Ph.D., shares current best practice treatment approaches, and how caregivers can lovingly support a child with a BFRB.

May 13, 2023
452- ADHD Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Neurodivergent Grandkids

If you are raising a grandchild with ADHD, you are not alone in your joys — or struggles. Caroline Mendel, Psy.D., shares evidence-based strategies for managing routines, behavior, screen time, and more.

May 12, 2023
451- Addictive Technology and Its Impact on Teen Brains

Video games, social media, and technology in general are designed to be addictive. Jeremy Edge, LPC, explains why this can be particularly problematic for adolescents with ADHD, and how to instill healthy screen habits in your teen.

Apr 29, 2023
450- 5 Life Skills Every ADHD Young Adult Needs to Cultivate

Coaching experts Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster share the five most important independent living skills every teen or young adult with ADHD needs before they venture out to try "adulting" on their own.

Apr 28, 2023
449- How to Leverage Sports Psychology to Benefit ADHD Brains

Dawn Brown, M.D., teaches adults with ADHD how they can use sports psychology techniques to maintain focus, prioritize winning, and overcome the daily challenges associated with the condition.

Apr 12, 2023
448- The Nurtured Heart Approach: Positive Strategies to Transform Problem Behaviors

Howard Glasser developed the Nurtured Heart Approach for intense, challenging children who don't respond to conventional parenting methods. Learn more about this parent behavior training program that has been said to transform "difficult" behavior.

Mar 31, 2023
447- ADHD Then and Now: How Our Understanding Has Evolved

As ADDitude celebrates 25 years, David Anderson, Ph.D., discusses advances in the diagnosis & treatment of ADHD over the past decades, our understanding of the science of ADHD — and how this has been helped and hindered by media and societal narratives.

Mar 27, 2023
446- Borderline Personality Disorder & Its Connection to ADHD

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by emotional dysregulation, an unstable self-image, and interpersonal problems — all symptoms associated with ADHD as well. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explores the link and recommended treatments.

Mar 17, 2023
445- How to Teach Self-Regulation and Executive Function Skills for Independent Living

Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, teaches parents age-specific strategies to help build focus and motivation at home and at school, and how create daily routines to help neurodivergent kids get and stay organized, wake without a fight, and more.

Mar 10, 2023
444- When ADHD Triggers Emotional Outbursts: Scripts for Your Flashpoints (Part Two)

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., answers your questions about working with your triggers, choosing words and actions intentionally, recovering from blow-ups, and making meaningful amends, drawing on tools from CBT, brain science, mindfulness, and more.

Mar 03, 2023
443- “Invisible” Disabilities at Work: How to Foster Neurodivergent Advocacy and Acceptance

Wondering whether to disclose to your employer that you have ADHD, autism, a learning disorder, or another so-called "invisible disability"? Jessica Hicksted, Ph.D., discusses how to approach disclosure and cultivate acceptance in the workplace.

Feb 28, 2023
442- Choosing the Best Summer Camps for Your Child or Teen with ADHD: A Guide for Parents

Summer camp can be a rewarding and confidence-building experience for youth with ADHD—as long as the camp is prepared to provide adequate support. Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, covers what to consider when selecting a summer program, questions to ask, and more.

Feb 17, 2023
441- The ADHD Love Languages: How to Communicate Better to Solve Relationship Problems

Many romantic relationships touched by ADHD are marked by misunderstandings and emotional outbursts. Effective communication skills, however, can be learned. Melissa Orlov teaches strategies that will resolve conflict with your partner.

Feb 10, 2023
440- Substance Use Disorder and ADHD: Safe, Effective Treatment Options

People with ADHD face an elevated risk for substance use disorder (SUD), and the stimulants that are prescribed for ADHD are also commonly misused. Timothy Wilens, M.D., discusses interventions for people with ADHD and a history of substance abuse.

Feb 06, 2023
439- New Year, New Strategies: Helping Students with ADHD Plan, Persist, and Achieve Their Goals

After New Year's, kids with ADHD often wish for things to be different at school—but don't know how to make that happen. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares the secret, which focuses on building strategies & routines rather than achieving big, unattainable goals.

Jan 26, 2023
438- ADHD Medication Options and Benefits for Children

Walt Karniski, M.D., discusses the history of ADHD medication, how it works, long-term effects, and how to choose the best treatment for your child from the more than 40 possible options.

Jan 24, 2023
437- Motivation Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD

Does your teen lack motivation—especially for boring or challenging tasks? Sharon Saline, Psy.D., shares time-management & organizational strategies, and how to develop the accountability and autonomy that will foster success in school and in life.

Jan 17, 2023
436- How to Combat Procrastination in the New Year

Each New Year is an exciting time to set new goals — until our enthusiasm wanes. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., teaches us how to formulate a plan and develop a toolbox of strategies to help us combat procrastination and stick with our new habits and routine.

Jan 10, 2023
435- Emotion Regulation Difficulties in Youth: ADHD Irritability vs. DMDD vs. Bipolar Disorder

Irritability commonly occurs alongside ADHD, but, as William French, M.D., explains, sometimes emotion regulation difficulties (ERD) indicate something more. Learn about mood disorders and steps you can take to help a child experiencing ERD.

Dec 22, 2022
434- New Digital Therapeutics for ADHD in Children

Dozens of digital therapeutics—also referred to as neurotechnologies or digital medicine—are being developed and marketed. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., provides an overview of this new tech that uses video games, apps, and virtual reality to treat ADHD symptoms.

Dec 15, 2022
433- Genes and the Environment: How Biology and Exposures Contribute to ADHD in Children

ADHD may be hereditary, but Joel Nigg, Ph.D., shares emerging research showing that environmental exposures can affect how genes are expressed. While stress and trauma can worsen learning & behavior challenges, certain lifestyle changes can lessen the harm.

Dec 06, 2022
432- Mental Health Out Loud: How to Encourage Healthy Nutrition in Teens with Eating Disorders

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, and Megan Kniskern, R.D., discuss how to help teens with eating disorders build healthier nutrition habits, including how to address binge eating and anorexia, and how to know when a teen needs professional help.

Nov 22, 2022
431- GTD @ Work w/ ADHD: How to Set Expectations, Meet Deadlines & Increase Productivity

Different thinkers require different strategies for getting things done (GTD) on the job. Linda Walker, PCC, shares workarounds that can help people with ADHD stay focused, communicate, meet deadlines, and reach peak productivity at work.

Nov 18, 2022
430- My Teen with ADHD Lacks All Motivation! How to Build Executive Function Skills and Drive

When deficits in executive functioning and motivation cause stress, many teens with ADHD check out. Maggie Sibley, Ph.D., teaches parents how to teach skills to compensate for EF challenges and how to build their teens' motivation and confidence.

Nov 14, 2022
429- Helping Lonely Teenagers with ADHD: Parent-Teacher Strategies for Combating Peer Rejection

ADHD often impacts social skills, which can lead to peer rejection. But we can change this. Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S., shares how parents can work collaboratively with kids to rehabilitate their image, and how to enlist help from teachers.

Nov 04, 2022
428- Mental Health Out Loud: Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Body Image in Teens

Reports of eating disorders have risen alarmingly in the last three years. In this conversation and Q&A, Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, discusses the link with ADHD, how to recognize eating disorders, how to talk about body image with teens, and more.

Oct 31, 2022
427- ADHD Is a Whole-Life, Whole-Body Experience

As Linda Roggli, PCC, explains, ADHD is more than the sum of its parts. Rather than a collection of symptoms that can be compartmentalized and treated to mitigate their impact on school or work, ADHD is a 24/7 companion that impacts every aspect of our being.

Oct 28, 2022
426- When ADHD Triggers Emotional Outbursts: Scripts for Your Flashpoints

People with ADHD may experience emotional flooding (whether fear, anger, etc.) and say or do things we later regret. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., teaches us how to identify and work with our triggers and make intentional choices about words and actions.

Oct 26, 2022
425- Ready to Launch: Setting Middle and High School Students on the Road to Independence

Research shows that ADHD can delay a young person's maturation and executive functioning by as much as three years, complicating the leap to middle school (or high school, or college). Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., offers strategies to smooth the transition.

Oct 19, 2022
424- Why Is Time So Slippery? Understanding Time Blindness in People with ADHD

Time management is a crucial life skill. People with ADHD know this, but struggle to hit deadlines and get places on time. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, explains how ADHD impacts the way you see time, and shares strategies to manage time more effectively.

Oct 06, 2022
423- The 2e Playbook for Nurturing Gifted Students with ADHD

2e, or twice exceptional, students are undeniably bright, but often plagued by inconsistent performance due to interfering symptoms from ADHD or another diagnosis. Learn how to help 2e students strive and thrive from Lisa Dieker, Ph.D., and Joshua Dieker.

Sep 29, 2022
422- Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: Current Guidelines for Treatment and Behavioral Interventions

Children who have ADHD are at an increased risk for developing chronic tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome. John Piacentini, Ph.D., presents an overview of symptoms, co-occurring conditions, and treatment and behavioral interventions.

Sep 26, 2022
421- The Right Questions to Ask Before, During, and After an ADHD Diagnosis

ADHD evaluations can be time-intensive and expensive, so it’s important to be educated about what options exist and what to expect. Norrine Russell, Ph.D., gives parents the questions they need to ask during and after the process.

Sep 19, 2022
420- The Power of Positive Reinforcement: Why Rewards Trump Punishments for Students with ADHD

Punishment may keep a child with ADHD on task in the short term, but it may carry serious long-term consequences for children with weak emotional regulation. Gail Tripp, Ph.D., shares positive reinforcement strategies to use at school and at home.

Sep 12, 2022
419- The ADHD Tax: How to Avoid the Late Fees & Other Costs of Forgetfulness & Impulsivity

Have you incurred late fees on bills? Went to buy sneakers and came home with a kayak? Had to replace misplaced items? Rick Webster explains how emotions underlie spending decisions, and strategies to overcome financial obstacles caused by ADHD.

Sep 01, 2022
418- Why Will No One Play with Me? Social-Emotional Skills for Children with ADHD

Does your child have a hard time with friends? Should you step in? And do what? As parents know, there is a fine line between interfering and supporting. Learn how to coach your kids toward greater social skills from Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.

Aug 30, 2022
417- What Is Hoarding vs. ADHD Clutter? Defining Characteristics and Strategies to Help

The clutter that accompanies ADHD is often confused with a hoarding disorder. Learn the guidelines for diagnosing hoarding disorder, the link with ADHD, and treatment best practices from Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and Randy O. Frost, Ph.D.

Aug 23, 2022
416- Mental Health Out Loud: The Mental Health Fallout from Social Media Use

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., shares what research tells us about social media use and mental health among kids and teens, including the elevated risk for depression, anxiety, self-harm, and more adverse outcomes among neurodivergent youth.

Aug 22, 2022
415- Relieving Back-to-School Anxiety: Strategies for Caregivers and Educators of Anxious Students

For students with anxiety, a new school year may elicit excessive worry and fear. If left unchecked, these anxieties can interfere with learning, growth, and happiness. Learn from Beverley Holden Johns how to identify and address a student's anxiety.

Aug 15, 2022
414- Lifestyle Changes with the Biggest Impact on Kids with ADHD

Lifestyle changes may help to manage ADHD symptoms in children, according to research. Sanford Newmark, M.D., offers tips on building healthy exercise and nutrition, time in nature, screen time management, and more into your child's day.

Aug 09, 2022
413- Meet the Teacher: How to Build Relationships This Back-to-School Season

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., will guide parents in sharing information about ADHD and their child's strengths with the teacher. Educators will learn how to support their students. And parents and teachers will learn how to communicate openly and collaborate.

Jul 28, 2022
412- Maladaptive Daydreaming vs. ADHD: Important Similarities and Distinctive Differences

Maladaptive dreaming (MD) is gaining scientific recognition, though it is not yet a psychiatric diagnosis. Nirit Soffer-Dudek, Ph.D., defines the condition and highlights similiarities to and differences from the mind-wandering seen with ADHD.

Jul 26, 2022
411- Integrated Care for Children with ADHD: How to Form a Cross-Functional Care Team

Sheryl Morelli, M.D., Leslie F. Graham, MSW, & Douglas Russell, M.D., explain the integrated care model for ADHD—when primary care providers, behavioral health professionals, and school officials collaborate—and how it improves outcomes.

Jul 14, 2022
410- Gaslighting, Love Bombing & Beyond: How to Recognize (and End) Toxic Relationships with ADHD

Some research and plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people with ADHD may be more vulnerable to toxic relationships. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., explains why — and how to avoid being a target of gaslighting, love bombing, or other emotional abuse.

Jul 08, 2022
409- Mental Health Out Loud: How to De-escalate Explosive Stress Reactions

Emotional dysregulation is a core facet of ADHD, and is exacerbated by the elevated stress and trauma youth today are experiencing. Learn how to recognize and de-escalate your child or teen's strong reactions from William Dodson, M.D.

Jul 01, 2022
408- Nurturing Resilience and Motivation in Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD often display low self-esteem and a general sense of pessimism. Robert Brooks, Ph.D., discusses how parents & professionals can counter these feelings with a strength-based approach that highlights a youngster’s "islands of competence."

Jun 30, 2022
407- Mental Health Out Loud: How Stress and Trauma Affect the Brain

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D., explains how trauma, stress, anxiety, and fear can disrupt and delay brain development, and what caregivers can do at home to help a child or teen move forward and avoid long-term adverse impacts on health, learning, and more.

Jun 27, 2022
406- Virtual Mental Health Providers: How to Get Quality ADHD Care Online

How can patients know whether they’re getting quality online care for ADHD that is safe and effective? Maggie Sibley, Ph.D., explores best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD and in the delivery of telehealth and teletherapy.

Jun 23, 2022
405- For Dads With (and Without) ADHD: How to Understand and Support Your Kids

ADHD can complicate the father-child relationship. Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., discusses how dads with and without ADHD can set a calmer tone at home, distinguish between a reason and an excuse in terms of ADHD and behavior, improve their relationship, & more.

Jun 19, 2022
404- Mental Health Out Loud: Youth Traumas and Anxieties Today

Today's youth are facing a mental health crisis fed, in part, by a string of horrific school shootings & the ongoing trauma of the pandemic. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., helps parents talk with neurodivergent kids and keep them safe without increasing anxiety.

Jun 15, 2022
403- When Dyslexia and ADHD Overlap: Symptoms, Misconceptions, and Interventions

About half of people with ADHD also have a learning disorder, the most common of which is the language-based LD dyslexia. Learn about key signs of ADHD and dyslexia, similarities and differences, and effective interventions from Cheryl Chase, Ph.D.

Jun 06, 2022
402- The Unexpected Link Between Migraine Headaches and ADHD

Sarah Cheyette, M.D., shines a light on the connection between migraine headaches and ADHD, explains factors that may lead to or worsen headaches in people with and without ADHD, and women in particular, and shares strategies to reduce or stop migraines.

May 27, 2022
401- Anxiety in Children: Overlooked Signs and Effective Supports

Anxiety is the most common mental health concern among children and teens, and it is not something they outgrow. Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., discusses how to identify anxiety, what can worsen kids’ worries and associated behaviors, and strategies that help.

May 20, 2022
400- A Parent’s Guide to the Best School Options for Students with ADHD and LD

Public school, private school, parochial school, charter school, homeschool, or tutors? Kathy Kuhl discusses the pros and cons of different school options, factors to consider, and how to determine which one is best for your child and your family.

May 16, 2022
399- Caring for YOU So You Can Care for Your Child: Strategies and Support for Moms with ADHD

Parenting a child with ADHD can be stressful — especially if the parent also has the condition. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D., teaches mothers how to manage the challenges specific to households with ADHD and how to promote own emotional health.

May 07, 2022
398- How Emotional Dysregulation & ADHD Complicate Teen Relationships

The ability to regulate emotions exists on a continuum, and teens with ADHD are twice as likely as their neurotypical peers to struggle with emotional dysregulation. Learn evidence-based interventions proven to help from Ellen Littman, Ph.D.

Apr 29, 2022
397- "I Can't Focus!" When ADHD Impacts Your Child's Math & Writing Performance

Math and writing are often difficult subjects for students with ADHD because both require extensive working memory. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares research-based math study skills, how to help your child get their thoughts down on paper, and more.

Apr 25, 2022
396- Why Adults with ADHD Abandon Medication — and How to Improve Treatment Outcomes

The vast majority of adults who start ADHD medication stop taking it within a year. The reasons have to do with the nature of ADHD itself or the myths surrounding medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers strategies for consistent symptom management.

Apr 19, 2022
395- Start with 'Hello': How to Reduce Social Anxiety and Foster Connections

As Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explains, many adults with ADHD hold back from participating in the relationships they truly desire due to fears of embarrassment or rejection. Learn to participate in social situations with more confidence, manage RSD, and more.

Apr 08, 2022
394- What Is Your Child's Sensory Profile? Strategies for Supporting Children with ADHD and SPD

Parenting a child with ADHD and sensory processing disorder (SPD) requires an understanding of the child's needs. Candace Peterson, M.S., OTRL, teaches parents how to determine their child's sensory profile and equips them with tools that will help.

Apr 01, 2022
393- "I Didn’t Mean It!" How ADHD Affects Communication — and Strategies to Improve It

ADHD is more than an attention disorder. It impacts our executive functions, and deficits in this area can negatively impact communication. Learn practical solutions for communicating with greater clarity and less reactivity from Mark Bertin, M.D.

Mar 29, 2022
392- Regret and Resolve: How Women with ADHD Can Transform the Challenges of a Late Diagnosis

Middle-aged women with ADHD face all the typical challenges of aging, plus a wide range of ADHD-related complications. Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., helps women learn to accept their ADHD, reduce their lifelong struggles, and build a fulfilling life.

Mar 17, 2022
391- Top 10 IEP & 504 Plan Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

Parenting a student with an IEP or 504 Plan sometimes feels like playing a game of "Whack-a-Mole" — resolve one issue, and another one pops up. Susan Yellin, Esq., provides answers to the top 10 questions parents have about IEPs and 504 Plans.

Mar 09, 2022
390- Raising Socially Smart Tweens and Teens

When kids with ADHD struggle socially, people assume they are "missing social cues." In truth, the struggle is often due to lagging social executive function skills. Learn how to identify and bolster thse skills from Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW.

Mar 04, 2022
389- 7 Insights Into the ADHD Brain That Transform Lives

ADHD coach Jeff Copper has seen lives transformed by a focus on self-awareness and mindset — not by strategies & tips. He shares several Aha! insights about the ADHD brain that have helped those with ADHD find solutions to their toughest problems.

Feb 28, 2022
388- Build Your ADHD Emotional Resilience: Strategies for Adults Who Feel Things Deeply

Adults with ADHD can overreact with intense emotion. We can't always stop "big" feelings from welling up, but Tamara Rosier, Ph.D., helps us find healthier ways to express them and keep them from damaging relationships.

Feb 22, 2022
387- Bonding Activities: Effective, Practical Relationship-Building Ideas for ADHD Families

ADHD can sometimes obscure your child’s true self and prevent joyful family connections. Norrine Russell, Ph.D., shares fun, relationship-building games and activities for ADHD families.

Feb 11, 2022
386- Nail Biting! Skin Picking! Hair Pulling! Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and ADHD

Body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) is a common (but rarely discussed) comorbid diagnosis related to ADHD. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., talks about how to recognize BFRB, the physical and emotional consequences, and recommended treatments.

Jan 28, 2022
385- Perfectionism and ADHD: Making ‘Good Enough’ Work for You

Behaviors like setting unrealistic goals and insisting on personal flawlessness point to a cycle of perfectionism. Join Sharon Saline, Psy.D., to learn more about the relationship between anxiety, perfectionism, and ADHD and how to nurture a growth mindset.

Jan 21, 2022
384- Focus on Inattentive ADHD: The Under-Diagnosed and Under-Treated Subtype

The "Predominantly Inattentive" (PI) ADHD subtype can lead to significant functional impairment and distress, yet may go undiagnosed into adulthood. Mary V. Solanto, Ph.D., explains how to recognize PI and about effective treatments.

Jan 12, 2022
383- Optimizing Executive Functions in Children and Adults with ADHD

What are ‘executive functions’? The abilities to reason and creatively problem-solve, exercise self-control, think before you speak, stay focused, and more. The good news is that EFs can be improved at any age. Learn how from Adele Diamond, Ph.D., FRSC.

Dec 20, 2021
382- Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: How to Break the Cycle of Delayed Sleep and Stress

Christine Li, Ph.D., and Tracy Otsuka, JD, LLM, AACC, discuss why women with ADHD are especially prone to revenge bedtime procrastination — pushing back bedtime to give yourself some "me time" — and how to build healthier sleep habits.

Dec 11, 2021
381- How Involved Parents Can Foster a Child’s Self-Advocacy Skills

Decades of research tell us that a parent’s close bond and engagement with their child leads to academic success. Join Michael Nakkula, Ph.D., to learn how this engagement can also unlock vital self-advocacy skills for children with learning differences.

Dec 10, 2021
380- Menopause and ADHD: How Estrogen Changes Impact Dopamine, Cognition, and Women’s Health

Many women, ADHD or not, report increased difficulties with organization, memory, & mood during menopause. Jeanette Wasserstein, Ph.D., discusses estrogen loss during middle age, how it impacts cognition, and how it may worsen or even “create” ADHD.

Nov 23, 2021
379- A Parent’s Guide to Problem-Solving School Behavior Struggles

You get a phone call informing you that your child is having behavior issues at school. Now what? Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, walks parents through the next steps — gathering information and implementing an effective behavior action plan.

Nov 16, 2021
378- What Did You Say? Differentiating Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) from ADHD in Children

A child with APD can hear, but may miss details and have trouble distinguishing similar sounds. This can result in struggles socially and at home and school. Beverley Holden Johns explains how to differentiate APD from ADHD and shares proven strategies.

Nov 08, 2021
377- Shedding Labels, Shedding Shame: How to Increase Acceptance of ADHD Accommodations

By high school, many teens with ADHD and LD who qualify for accommodations avoid using them for fear of being labeled ‘different.’ Tom Bergeron discusses how educators & parents can foster acceptance and and continued use of beneficial resources.

Nov 03, 2021
376- ADHD Ages & Stages Part 3: Common Challenges and Practical Strategies for Adults with ADHD

ADHD is a chronic, life-long condition that impacts individuals through the school years and into their adult lives. Meg Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, surveys the common challenges for adults with ADHD and offers practical strategies.

Nov 02, 2021
375- ADHD Awareness Month: 7 Common ADHD Misconceptions and the Insights to Refute Them

Few conditions suffer from more caricature and disinformation than ADHD. Ned Hallowell, M.D., and Sari Solden, M.S., discuss the most common stereotypes about the condition and help you counter these mistaken ideas with facts.

Oct 18, 2021
374- The Whole-Person Treatment Approach to ADHD

Learn about combining integrative strategies alongside conventional psychiatric treatments to cultivate physical and emotional wellbeing in living with ADHD from Lidia Zylowska, M.D.

Oct 09, 2021
373- ADHD Ages & Stages Part 2: Common Challenges and Practical Strategies for Teens and Young Adults

Adolescence is marked by dramatic changes — physical, emotional, and social. Meg Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, surveys the unique challenges of ADHD for teens and young adults and shares research-based strategies and resources.

Oct 01, 2021
372- Social Confidence: How to Help Students with ADHD Re-Acclimate to In-Person School & Friends

Social anxiety is real. When ADHD — and a long-term absence of in-person socializing — are factored into the mix, feelings of trepidation make all the more sense. Learn how to help your child re-acclimate from Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.

Sep 20, 2021
371- Help for College Students with ADHD: A Parent's Guide to Improving Outcomes

The abrupt loss of parental support and increased demand for self-management can be devastating for teens with ADHD as they transition to college. Kevin Antshel, Ph.D., teaches parents how to prepare during high school and access services on campus.

Sep 16, 2021
370- ADHD Ages & Stages Part 1: Common Challenges & Practical Strategies for Children

Children work to develop a range of behavioral, academic, social, and emotional skills. ADHD touches all of these milestones. Meg Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, surveys the unique challenges of ADHD during childhood and shares research-based strategies & resources.

Sep 02, 2021
369- Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation: The Overlooked ADHD Symptom That Impacts Everything

Deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) is an integral part of ADHD and can have serious negative effects on daily functioning. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., discusses the ADHD-emotional dysregulation link and effective treatments.

Aug 30, 2021
368- "I Forgot My Homework… Again!" Fortifying Executive Functions to Solve School Disorganization

Children with ADHD struggle with executive functions — brain-based skills that tell us what to do, and when. Susan Kruger, M.Ed., offers practical strategies to reduce morning chaos, organize papers & digital files, and "make the invisible, visible."

Aug 25, 2021
367- Caregivers with ADHD: How to Help Your Children Thrive While Meeting Your Own Challenges

David Anderson, Ph.D., explains how ADHD symptoms affect the daily rhythm of parenting — impairing our abilities to organize, prioritize, and manage emotions around our children — and how to ensure a mindful approach to caregiving.

Aug 16, 2021
366- Quelling Math Anxiety: How to Identify and Effectively Teach Students with Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes it difficult to do math — and often leads to math anxiety. Renee Hamilton-Newman, M.Ed., discusses how to identify and teach students with dyscalculia, and address any resulting anxiety.

Aug 10, 2021
365- Family Ties: Managing and Advocating for Your Child with ADHD in the Extended Family

How do we help relatives understand our children with ADHD — and why do these interactions sometimes trigger our own feelings of shame? Learn communication and advocacy skills to use with extended family from Janette Patterson, MSW, LMFT.

Aug 09, 2021
364- Motivation at School: Finding the "On" Switch for Your Child with ADHD

Wish your child with ADHD would display more intrinsic motivation for school? Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., teaches parents how to shift excitement about other activities to schoolwork — and how to motivate the child who doesn't want to do anything.

Jul 27, 2021
363- 9 Ways to Prime Your Child with ADHD for a Positive School Year

The past year of remote, pandemic learning was tough for students with ADHD (and their parents). Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., share what you can do to help your child recoup learning losses and ensure a productive 2021-22 year.

Jul 22, 2021
362- Inattentive ADHD: Why ADD Is Misdiagnosed and the Best Ways to Treat It

People with inattentive ADHD (formerly 'ADD') have difficulty focusing on important non-preferred tasks, like schoolwork or work, but CAN pay attention to activities that interest them. Learn more from Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., and Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP.

Jul 14, 2021
361- The Healthy Habits Playbook: How to Make Meaningful Changes Actually Stick

You can and already have formed habits — they just may not be the ones you want. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., teaches us how to adjust our existing habits, identify healthy new habits we want to form, and how to keep positive changes in place

Jul 06, 2021
360- Complex ADHD: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Comorbidities in Concert

Seventy-five percent of people with ADHD have at least one additional psychiatric diagnosis. Theresa Cerulli, M.D., discusses the emerging guidelines that factor in common co-existing conditions for simultaneous diagnosis and treatment.

Jun 28, 2021
359- Six Super Skills to Build Executive Functioning in Adults with ADHD

Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., outlines the six super skills that unlock stronger executive function in adults with ADHD, increasing your ability to plan, take action rather than procrastinate, stay focused, regulate moods, and more.

Jun 18, 2021
358- Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders in Children and Adults with ADHD

Eating disorders often co-occur with an ADHD diagnosis. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at the clinical features of various eating disorders and body image problems, and outlines recommended treatment strategies.

Jun 17, 2021
357- Make a Summer Comeback: How Students with ADHD Can Regain Lost Academic Ground and Have Fun

After a year+ of minimal individualized instruction and virtual learning fatigue, you may worry about helping your child retain academic skills while feeling pressure to plan summer fun. Ann Dolin M.Ed., guides parents in striking the right balance.

Jun 04, 2021
356- The Missed Diagnosis: ADHD and Autism in Smart Kids and Adults

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., describes his work with high-IQ individuals who excelled early in school, but struggled academically and socially later in life. Many had unrecognized ADHD and autism, including signs formerly associated with Asperger syndrome.

Jun 01, 2021
355- Got a Picky Eater? How to Solve Unhealthy Food Challenges in Children with SPD and ADHD

Picky (and unhealthy) eating is common in kids with ADHD — whether due to sensory issues, medication side effects, or a feeding disorder. Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND, helps us recognize causes of "picky eating" and shares healthy eating strategies.

May 21, 2021
354- Do I Have Autism? ADHD? Both? An Adult’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Benjamin E. Yerys, Ph.D., shares the latest research about co-occurring ADHD and autism, the best strategies for diagnosis, the most effective treatments, and future directions to support adults diagnosed with both conditions.

May 13, 2021
353- Discipline with a Twist: How to Manage Challenging Behavior Problems in Children & Teens with ADHD

Difficult behaviors may be a child's way of telling us something isn’t working for them: They are confused, tired, or afraid. Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT, can help you understand your child's behavior and increase their self-esteem & your own joy in parenting.

May 10, 2021
352- Equity in ADHD Care: Strategies for Improving Diagnosis & Treatment Among Black and Latinx Children

Inequities in ADHD care for Black and Latinx children can lead to long-term negative impacts on health and education. Tumaini Rucker Coker, M.D., MBA, leads clinicians and professionals in exploring ways to recognize and reduce these disparities.

Apr 30, 2021
351- The Latest Science on Improving Sleep in Children and Teens with ADHD

Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D., discusses the prevalence and types of sleep problems in youth with ADHD, explains how poor sleep may further impair daily functioning, and shares cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve your child's sleep.

Apr 23, 2021
350- Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity: When a Child or Teen with ADHD Explores Gender

For children with ADHD, the executive functioning challenges or emotional dysregulation that come with ADHD may further complicate gender exploration or transition. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., & Julie Mencher, MSW, guide parents in offering the right support.

Apr 19, 2021
349- How Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Ruptures Families — and How to Manage It

Children and adults with ODD are neurologically hardwired to oppose anyone they perceive as telling them what to do, which leads to lives filled with conflict. William Dodson, M.D., explains how this condition overlaps with ADHD, and how to treat both.

Apr 08, 2021
348- ADHD, Clarified: New Research and Essential Strategies for Thriving with ADHD

Our understanding of ADHD has evolved. Based on 30 years of working with patients, Ned Hallowell, M.D., and John Ratey, M.D., provide new strategies and lifestyle hacks designed to minimize the downsides and emphasize the benefits of ADHD.

Mar 29, 2021
347- Is It Bipolar Disorder or ADHD Moodiness? Getting the Right Diagnosis & Treatment

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., and Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, explain why so many with ADHD are misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, how to differentiate the emotional dysregulation of ADHD from bipolar disorder, and treatment options for both conditions.

Mar 11, 2021
346- Discipline Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children with ADHD

Parents raising children with ADHD need discipline approaches that go beyond shouting and punishment. David Anderson, Ph.D., shares productive, practical strategies to improve communication and handle today’s meltdowns, defiance, and strong emotions.

Mar 08, 2021
345- 6 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

Russell Barkley, Ph.D., shares important principles — culled from the latest research and his work with thousands of families — for improving behavior and communication and providing the unwavering support children with ADHD need.

Feb 28, 2021
344- The Science Behind Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Older Adults

David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, discusses the symptoms and daily impairments associated with ADHD in older adults, medical issues to consider when investigating cognitive symptoms, the benefits ADHD medication may or may not provide, and more.

Feb 24, 2021
343- The OCD-ADHD Link: What You Should Know When You Have Both

Learn about the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the differences between OCD and ADHD, how either condition can be misdiagnosed as the other, and recommended treatments from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

Feb 22, 2021
342- When Stress Ignites Strong Emotions in Teens with ADHD

Brendan Mahan, Ed.D., M.S., discusses how ADHD, anxiety, and adolescence affect emotions, and shares proven strategies for teaching teens how to manage anger, frustration, and other dysregulated emotions at home.

Feb 03, 2021
341- Time Management in a Pandemic: Better Productivity, Even When Every Day Could Be Monday

Many adults with ADHD are sleeping later, staying up later, exercising less, and getting less done because the pandemic has robbed us of clues for "when" to do things. Linda Walker, PCC, helps us learn how to combat time blindness and structure our days.

Jan 29, 2021
340- A Parent’s Guide for Managing Language Processing Disorder

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D., explains how language and learning disabilities overlap with ADHD and affect social skills, how to find a professional who can help with these challenges, and how to support children with slow processing speed at home and at school.

Jan 29, 2021
339- Time to Reset: Simplify Your ADHD Life in the New Year

Linda Roggli, PCC, takes us through a step-by-step process to shake off the confusion, anxiety, and stress of 2020 and reset our ADHD lives. Learn how to edit out mental chatter and physical clutter and simplify instead of "complexify."

Jan 14, 2021
338- How Adults with ADHD Can Relieve Pandemic Stress with Mindfulness

John Mitchell, Ph.D., explains why pandemic distress can take an especially serious toll on adults with ADHD, shares the latest research on the benefits of mindfulness, and teaches meditation strategies to help manage anxiety.

Jan 13, 2021
337- ADHD Is Different for Women: Gender-Specific Symptoms & Treatments

Do symptoms look different in girls and women? Why are so many women misdiagnosed? How do hormone levels impact ADHD? How do executive functions and co-existing conditions affect outcomes and treatment? Ellen Littman, Ph.D., answers these questions.

Dec 22, 2020
336- Mid-Year Motivation Guide: Help Your Child Persist with Hybrid or Online Learning

Children with ADHD want to do well, but often lack the resources and confidence to do so — and hybrid and online learning have increased the challenges. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., shares strategies to re-invigorate and motivate your child this school year.

Dec 16, 2020
335- How Music Sparks, Soothes, and Optimizes the ADHD Brain in Children

Music therapist Patti Catalano, MM, MT-BC, shares research on how music benefits the ADHD brain, and how parents can use music to help their child learn more at school, improve self-confidence, and overcome ADHD-related challenges to achieve life goals.

Dec 08, 2020
334- ADHD Anger, Tantrums, and Mood Shifts: Effective Treatments for Emotional Dysregulation

Standard treatments for ADHD are designed to optimize attention, but, as Joel Nigg, Ph.D., explains, emotional dysregulation is an integral part of the condition. Learn about effective treatments for managing anger, mood shifts, and more.

Nov 30, 2020
333- Why Are You So Sensitive? How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects the ADHD Brain

Do you find it hard to tolerate sensory input or get easily emotionally overwhelmed? You may be a highly sensitive person (HSP) with Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS). Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., discusses the overlap with ADHD and how to manage SPS.

Nov 30, 2020
332- Eat This, Not That: Better Eating Habits for a Healthier ADHD Brain

Healthy eating can improve brain health, yet this is truly challenging when WFH near a stocked kitchen. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why ADHD is a risk factor for obesity & shares practical strategies for shopping, cooking, and managing cravings.

Nov 18, 2020
331- ADHD in Older Adults: From Late Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., discusses how to distinguish ADHD symptoms from mild cognitive decline, the primary life challenges for older adults with the condition, and key considerations when treating this population.

Nov 16, 2020
330- Better School Behavior: How to Design and Implement a Positive and Effective Behavior Plan

A comprehensive Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) provides the starting point for constructive behavior change at school. Learn how to design and implement an effective PBSP for your child with ADHD from Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D.

Nov 12, 2020
329- The Middle School Survival Guide for Students with ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

Marydee Sklar teaches parents how to help preteens with ADHD become more aware of time, use a school planner, and generally develop the EFs needed to manage the demands of multiple teachers, longer-term projects, and more.

Oct 27, 2020
328- How Stress and Trauma Affect ADHD in Children of All Colors — and How to Heal the Wounds

Nicole M. Brown, M.D., discusses the role adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) play in ADHD symptoms and diagnosis, and why the definition must be expanded to include racial discrimination and other traumas uniquely experienced by children of color.

Oct 22, 2020
327- How CBT and ADHD Coaching Can Help Adults Manage Their Symptoms Naturally

ADHD coach David Giwerc and J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD, will highlight the similarities, differences, and opportunities for combining these therapies to better manage symptoms.

Oct 16, 2020
326- Distance Learning Tools, Technology, and Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., fills in parents, teachers, and students about the most effective accommodations and tech tools to support students with ADHD and learning disabilities and help them make the most of remote learning.

Oct 07, 2020
325- How to Distinguish ADHD Warning Signs from Typical Toddler and Preschooler Behavior

Most toddlers and preschoolers are easily distracted and/or extremely active from time to time as part of normal, healthy development. Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., helps parents distinguish neurotypical behaviors from the patterns associated with ADHD.

Oct 01, 2020
324- Social Emotional Learning for Children with ADHD in Quarantine

Social distancing has isolated and stressed all of us, but it has caused kids with ADHD to lose valuable opportunities to practice social skills, and make and keep friends. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, advises parents on what they can do at home.

Sep 21, 2020
323- Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adults

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., surveys the latest research on ADHD in adults, how to ensure an accurate diagnosis, how to identify the detailed risks within each domain of impairment, and key recommendations and treatments to address symptoms.

Sep 15, 2020
322- “My Child’s Handwriting Is So Messy!” Strategies for Improving Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia impairs handwriting & keyboarding, but also fine motor functions (like tying shoelaces), and so can affect self-esteem as well as academics. Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, shares practical strategies for children with this learning disability.

Sep 08, 2020
321- Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Adolescents

As Timothy E. Wilens, M.D., shares, preventive education, a proper diagnosis of ADHD and comorbid conditions, and the identification of “stress points” will ease the transition to adulthood and set teens up for a successful launch.

Aug 28, 2020
320- 2e 101: Understanding and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children

Michael Postma, Ed.D., shares the latest research on the twice-exceptional brain, why children who are gifted and have a learning disability or disorder like ADHD often struggle with social-emotional growth, and how to best support them.

Aug 26, 2020
319- Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Children

Adelaide S. Robb, M.D., discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, how to identify and manage common challenges, and best practices with an eye to improving children's outcomes in school and social life.

Aug 18, 2020
318- Rev Up Your Child’s Executive Functions for a Successful School Year

If you've tried teaching executive function skills that never seem to “stick,” there is good news: You can train your child’s ADHD brain to pay attention and follow through with these strategies from Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC.

Aug 13, 2020
317- Ready, Set, Pivot: How to Prepare Your Kids (and Yourself) for an Unfamiliar School Year

As schools prepare to reopen with some hybrid mix of in-person and remote learning — and a whole lot of uncertainty — Sharon Saline, Psy.D., helps parents address anxiety and set up daily routines that reduce conflict and build skills for independence.

Aug 06, 2020
316- "You're So Emotional!" Why ADHD Brains Wrestle with Emotional Regulation

Emotional dysregulation is often seen in people with ADHD, starting in childhood and lasting into adulthood. Understand how anger problems fit into attention deficit and effective treatments for learning emotional control from Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

Aug 05, 2020
315- A Parent's Guide to Advocating Objectively at School When Behavior Impedes Learning

Children with ADHD are often labeled at school. Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, informs parents what to expect from a functional behavior assessment and how to advocate for objective language in your child's behavior intervention plan.

Aug 04, 2020
314- Cultural Considerations in Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in African-American Children

Sarah Vinson, M.D., explores some of the cultural considerations that do and/or should impact treatment of ADHD in African-American children and families, including over- or under-diagnosis, systemic racism in health care, and more.

Jul 27, 2020
313- Living in Uncertain Times: Coping Strategies for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

For adults on the autism spectrum, the loss of routines and expectations is especially damaging, often leading to high levels of anxiety. Stephen Shore, Ed.D., shares practical, strengths-based solutions for coping during this unsettled time.

Jul 16, 2020
312- A Parent’s Guide to Summer Routines, Screen Limits, and Safe Social Outings

Many families of children with ADHD are scrambling to navigate the summer without camps and other activities. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., offers practical advice on creating effective routines, managing screen time, and arranging safe peer interactions.

Jul 14, 2020
311- Coping with Anxiety and Adult ADHD in the COVID-19 World

Learn about the interplay between ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety (which has peaked for many these past months); coping strategies during these unprecedented times; and how to achieve a resilient mindset from J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

Jun 29, 2020
310- Relationship Rehab for ADHD Couples Challenged by the Pandemic

COVID-related stress, disruptions to routines, and spending SO much time together have strained many ADHD-impacted relationships. Melissa Orlov offers guidance as you move into the next phase of your lives together.

Jun 25, 2020
309- How to Balance and Structure the Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer for Children with ADHD

The last four months have been challenging enough — learning at home, missing friends — and now summer is here. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies for balancing free time with some learning to prevent an academic slide.

Jun 10, 2020
308- Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain

Sleep disturbances and disorders are one of the most common comorbidities associated with attention deficit disorder. Mark Stein, Ph.D., discusses the impact of poor sleep on ADHD throughout the lifespan, plus strategies for treatment.

Jun 08, 2020
307- Fighting ADHD Stigma: How to Defend Your Diagnosis and Build Your Self-Esteem

Rick Green, a TV writer & comedian explains how he has used positivity and humor to enlighten ADHD doubters, bust myths, eliminate shame, increase acceptance, and transform how the world views people with the condition.

Jun 03, 2020
306- Understanding the New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Children

Pediatricians Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, tell parents what they can and should expect based on the revised AAP guidelines for ADHD, and clarify the role clinicians can play in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.

May 27, 2020
305- "I Thought I'd Be More Productive!" Why Women with ADHD Are Struggling During Quarantine

What women with ADHD don't need during a pandemic? The pressure of internalized messages about being and doing "enough." Michelle Frank, Psy.D., reminds us that we don't need to be perfectly productive or organize our garages under quarantine.

May 26, 2020
304- Sensory-Smart Strategies for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD

Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, & Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., teach practical strategies for helping children with SPD with grooming, dressing, and more at home, plus on-the-spot interventions for settings like the playground or birthday parties.

May 13, 2020
303- "My Life with ADHD" – Reassessing Goals and Priorities After a Pandemic

Wasn't life already challenging enough for folks with ADHD? But could this ‘Global Pause’ actually afford a rare opportunity? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., on how to weather the current situation — and redefine what you would like your new "normal" to look like.

May 06, 2020
302- Game-Changing Strategies for Raising Teen Boys with ADHD

Teen boys with ADHD lag behind peers cognitively and socially while grappling with greater challenges at school and home and increased risk-taking behaviors due to rising testosterone levels. Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., helps you support your son through this time.

May 05, 2020
301- Fix My Family’s Morning Routine! Expert Solutions to Your Worst ADHD Schedule Problems

Your morning routine is broken — and exhausting. Your child with ADHD wakes up grumpy or groggy, and you need to nag nag nag to get through the daily list of tasks. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., solves listeners' specific A.M. trouble spots.

Apr 29, 2020
300- Anxious? Overwhelmed? Worried? Nurturing Positivity During the COVID Crisis

The pandemic is seeping into every nook and cranny of our ADHD lives, disrupting our carefully crafted routines — and creating anxiety and worry like never before. Ned Hallowell, M.D. shares strategies for managing fears, avoiding loneliness, and staying positive.

Apr 23, 2020
299- Medicating Your Child with ADHD: Making Peace with Your Decision

There isn't a more agonizing decision than the one to medicate your child with ADHD. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses how to come to peace with your decision and explain it to your child and others (if you choose to).

Apr 22, 2020
298- The Isolating Effect of Social Distancing for Teens with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression

Whether they have a wide circle or a few close friends, teens are social creatures. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., discusses the impacts of social distancing on adolescents with ADHD, particularly when comorbid depression or anxiety are part of the picture.

Apr 15, 2020
297- Everyday Habits for ADHD Brains That Unlock a Longer, Healthier Life

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why ADHD makes it harder to diligently follow good habits, like getting enough sleep, exercising, and treating other medical conditions, and shares strategies that will help you stick with a healthier lifestyle.

Apr 14, 2020
296- QuaranTeens with ADHD: Keeping Your Impulsive Teen Safe at Home

Got an impulsive teen who's chafing against stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, or may even be sneaking out to see friends? Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., helps parents explain and enforce social distancing and maintain harmony at home.

Apr 08, 2020
295- It's School Time, Not Screen Time! Keeping Teens with ADHD Motivated to Learn from Home

Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett covers a range of pressing topics for parents of teens with ADHD, including a total lack of motivation to do schoolwork at home, the loss of a daily routine, managing constant distractions from siblings and screens, and more.

Apr 06, 2020
294- Marijuana and the ADHD Brain, Part 2

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., revisits some of the most important topics asked by listeners in the Feb. 26, 2020 webinar on cannabis use in teens and adults with ADHD, and answers additional questions submitted by listeners.

Apr 02, 2020
293- The Secret to Making Friends: A People Skills Guide for Adults with ADHD

Understanding the ADHD brain and how it affects social skills can decrease the shame and increase opportunities for meaningful connection. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., presents research-based strategies for improving your people skills.

Mar 26, 2020
292- Coronavirus Crash Course for Parents: Keeping Kids with ADHD in 'Study Mode'

Your child's school has canceled classes, and you are worried about an academic freefall and/or having to play the homework police all day — while working from home. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., helps parents learn how to structure this unstructured time.

Mar 24, 2020
291- The Latest Science on ADHD and Food Dyes, Nutrition, and Supplements

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., discusses the types of dietary changes hypothesized to affect ADHD symptoms, the science behind synthetic food dyes’ effect on ADHD, and how adults or parents can remove food dyes from the diet.

Mar 16, 2020
290- Optimize Your Child's Summer Schedule: Fun, Learning, and Connection

During the school year, your child puts in superhuman effort to meet academic expectations. You don't want him to lose the progress he's made, yet know he needs a break. Susan Kruger, M.Ed., explains how to strike the right summer balance.

Mar 10, 2020
289- How to Become an Executive Function Detective at School and at Home

Maureen Bechard, M.S., and Karen Huberty, M.Ed., teach parents how to pinpoint their child's or teen's executive function deficits, and how to work with them to address those areas of weakness together.

Mar 05, 2020
288- Marijuana and the ADHD Brain: How to Identify and Treat Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis is one of the most widely abused substances among people with ADHD, yet many parents & adults erroneously assume that using it is safe — even medicinal. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses the effects of marijuana on the developing brain.

Mar 04, 2020
287- Hacking the Science of Your ADHD Brain: 5 Secrets to Productivity

In our go-go-go society, productivity tips abound — but most won't work for your ADHD brain's wiring. Linda Walker, PCC, shares the science that explains why you struggle — and unique strategies that really will help you get more done.

Feb 25, 2020
286- Move Forward: How Exercise Optimizes the ADHD Brain

Patrick LaCount, Ph.D., presents research on exercise's influence on our brains' structure and function, making the case for physical activity as a natural treatment. Listeners will also learn practical strategies for building exercise into their lives.

Feb 24, 2020
285- Moms with ADHD, Unite! How to Shape a Peaceful, Organized Life for You and Your Kids

Parenting a child with ADHD is challenging — even more so when Mom has ADHD, too. Overwhelmed parents often wonder: How do I help my kids stay organized when I’m always losing things? Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, offers strategies — and reassurance.

Feb 07, 2020
284- Screen Use and Abuse: Create a Healthy Video Game Diet for Your Child with ADHD

Gaming delivers multimodal stimulation and immediate feedback, which explains why so many children with ADHD can spend hours zoned out in front of a screen. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley share practical strategies for setting screen limits.

Jan 30, 2020
283- A Parent's Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)

ADHD and autism affect peer relationships – and many children have symptoms of both. Mark Bertin, M.D., guides parents in sorting out what is causing your child's friendship challenges, and how to best support social skills growth and success.

Jan 24, 2020
282- Secrets of the ADHD Brain: How Brain Imaging Helps Us Understand and Treat Attention Deficit

Jonathan Posner, M.D., discusses recent advances in the neuroscience of ADHD, including how neural systems and brain regions differ from those in individuals with a neurotypical brain, and how ADHD treatments impact those brain systems.

Jan 23, 2020
281- Conquer Clutter, the ADD Way: 7 Practical Steps to Organizing a Messy House

We don’t have time to fold T-shirts into precise squares; we need strategies and tricks that will get us back on track to acceptable tidiness. Linda Roggli, PCC, explains why ADHD brains are predisposed to disorganization and how to create a system that works for you.

Jan 21, 2020
280- How Mindfulness Helps You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Be More Productive

People with ADHD often struggle with anxiety, either as a co-occurring or a secondary disorder. This anxiety drains your energy and makes managing your ADHD even more difficult. Lidia Zylowska, M.D., shares mindfulness techniques to dial down the worry.

Jan 16, 2020
279- Overcome Your Student's Toughest Daily Challenges and Get the School Day Back on Track

Now is the perfect time to regroup and make changes that will ensure a more successful second half of the school year. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., shares strategies for better mornings and bedtimes, managing screen time, avoiding homework hassles, and more.

Dec 31, 2019
278- The Flip Side of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: Tapping Into ADHD Energy & Motivation

Edward Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D., highlight the counterpoint to Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) — the soaring enthusiasm and energy of Recognition Responsive Euphoria (RRE). Learn how to tap into RRE and share its gifts.

Dec 24, 2019
277- How to Optimize ADHD Medication to Achieve Better Symptom Management

Few clinicians receive adequate training in how to use ADHD medications. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to work with your doctor to fine-tune your medication and dose for optimal performance and minimal side effects.

Dec 17, 2019
276- After the Diagnosis: Achieving ADHD Acceptance, Treatment, and Momentum

A new diagnosis of ADHD can bring relief from understanding the neurological roots of your or your child’s actions and behavior — but also confusion, overwhelm, and questions. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., answers many of the most common ones.

Dec 12, 2019
275- CBT and DBT for ADHD: How Talk Therapies Reduce Symptoms and Boost Confidence

John Mitchell, Ph.D., explains the similarities and differences between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the structure of sessions and skills taught, and the typical time frames for seeing benefits.

Dec 11, 2019
274- "My Partner Has ADHD?!" 5 Strategies for Living Happily After a Diagnosis

An ADHD diagnosis can explain, finally, all those struggles over household chores and daily misunderstandings. Melissa Orlov elucidates why there's so much frustration and anger, and offers communication strategies that can tame it.

Nov 26, 2019
273- The Best Life Hacks for Adults and Children with ADHD

Are you exhausted by the time you leave the house in the morning? You are not alone! The challenges individuals with ADHD face on a daily basis add up. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., shares proven strategies to help you meet these challenges and live happily.

Nov 25, 2019
272- The ADHD-Depression Connection: Understanding the Link and First-Line Treatments

If you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses the link between these conditions, and first-line psychopharmacological and psychotherapy treatments.

Nov 14, 2019
271- Time to Unplug? How Screen Time Impacts the ADHD Brain

Research suggests that screen use impacts ADHD symptom severity at two distinct developmental stages — at younger ages and in the teen years. David Anderson, Ph.D., teaches actionable strategies to manage screen time at home and in school.

Nov 13, 2019
270- Get Things Done: ADD-Friendly Productivity Strategies for Adults

People with ADHD have to think outside the neurotypical box to boost productivity; we need to be interested in the task and use tools that are in sync with our differently wired brain. Linda Walker, PCC, shares ADHD-specific approaches to get things done.

Nov 07, 2019
269- The Adult Guide to Shedding ADHD Shame

Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may come to believe that we are fundamentally flawed. This shame impairs our self-esteem, our relationships, and our outlook on life. Join Linda Roggli to learn how to forgive yourself and leave shame behind.

Nov 06, 2019
268- Engaging Career Paths for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD brings enormous strengths — as long as the job is a good fit. As Rick Fiery, M.S., MBA, discusses, college is not the best next step for all. Learn how to set your teen or young adult with ADHD on a career path that will lead to success.

Nov 01, 2019
267- A Parent's Guide to Evaluating and Troubleshooting Your Child's IEP or 504 Plan

Susan Yellin, Esq., helps parents understand whether or not an IEP or 504 Plan is truly meeting the needs of your child with ADHD or LD, how to make minor changes, what to do if educators aren't following the plan and offering accommodations, and more.

Oct 31, 2019
266- What to Eat, What to Avoid: The ADHD Guide to Food and Nutrition for Children

The food your child eats affects how his or her body and ADHD brain work. Sanford Newmark, M.D., outlines the basic dietary principles for ADHD, key nutrients your child may be lacking, sensitivities to certain foods and food additives, and more.

Oct 30, 2019
265- Having the Talk: How to Explain ADHD to Your Child, Family, and Friends

Too many kids (and parents) feel ashamed about having ADHD — most often because they've never received a clear explanation of the disorder. Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, provides empathetic, practical ways to talk about ADHD with your child and loved ones.

Oct 21, 2019
264- 7 No-Fail Strategies for Getting Homework Done on Time and Without Drama

Ann Dolin M.Ed., shares research-based strategies for guiding your child through homework — and encouraging independence. Would life be better without homework? Quite possibly. Will you reduce stress by using these techniques? Almost certainly.

Oct 16, 2019
263- What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with ADHD

Teachers may think that children with ADHD who act out or fail to complete schoolwork do so "on purpose." Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., provides educators the tools they need to understand and guide these students with patience and encouragement.

Oct 15, 2019
262- Time for Bed! Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain

Adults and children with ADHD often struggle with sleep for many reasons, everything from circadian rhythm and neurological abnormalities to engaging in overstimulating activities late at night. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., offers explanations and solutions.

Oct 14, 2019
261- Tech to the Rescue: Create a Technology Toolbox for Students with ADHD and LD

Tapping into the right technology can make the difference between success and failure at school for students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., discusses the most popular and effective assistive technology (AT) tools.

Oct 04, 2019
260- What Is ADHD? Everything You Need to Know Before and After a Diagnosis

Educating yourself and your family about ADHD is tougher than you may think. Most physicians receive little training in ADHD, and may not explain the disorder and treatments thoroughly. William Dodson, M.D., helps listeners fill in those holes.

Oct 03, 2019
259- The Best Kind of Discipline: Behavioral Parent Training for Children with ADHD

You are at your wit's end — exhausted by your child's disruptive and wholly frustrating daily behaviors. Tried-and-true parenting advice doesn't work — but this will. Learn the basics of behavioral parent training (BPT) from Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D.

Oct 02, 2019
258- "Could I Be on the Autism Spectrum?" – ASD in Adults

A growing population of adults suspects they may be on the Autism spectrum. Theresa Regan, Ph.D., shares facts (and myths) about autism in adults, why getting a correct diagnosis at any age makes a difference, effective supports, and more.

Oct 01, 2019
257- All the Feels: An ADHD Guide to Emotional Dysregulation & Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely, more frequently, and more suddenly. In fact, one third of adults with ADHD name this as the most impairing aspect of the condition. Learn more about out-of-control emotions from William W. Dodson, M.D.

Sep 30, 2019
256- Everything in Its Place: The ADHD Guide to Better Organization

Do you walk into a disorganized room and find yourself paralyzed? Do you spend time and money on organizing solutions that don't work? Lisa K. Woodruff will teach you how to start working with your ADHD brain, not against it, to get organized.

Sep 18, 2019
255- A Parent's Guide to Changing Schools for Your Student with ADHD or LD

School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow, but certain school environments may not be a good fit for kids with ADHD and learning disabilities. Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses when is it might be time to consider a new school.

Sep 17, 2019
254- Worry Less: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ADHD

Anxiety is common among school-aged children, and those with ADHD are at higher risk than their peers. Learn from renowned pediatricians Eileen Costello, M.D., and Perri Klass, M.D., how children and families can talk about and manage anxiety.

Sep 16, 2019
253- Vaping and Teens with ADHD: What Parents Need to Know

Vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, AHCNS, explains why stimulation-seeking teens with ADHD are at an increased risk of vaping. Learn how to discuss vaping and help a teen who may be addicted.

Sep 13, 2019
252- How to Optimize ADHD Stimulant Treatment for Children and Adults

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., discusses how to determine the "sweet spot" between too small and too large a dose, safely extend ADHD stimulant medication coverage from morning until evening, manage the "rebound effect," and more

Sep 12, 2019
251- Mindfulness and Self-Regulation Strategies for Children with ADHD

Have you ever tried to calm a child in the throes of an ADHD meltdown? Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, explains how to build and enhance self-regulation with ADHD meditation and shares mindfulness exercises designed to calm an unsettled child.

Sep 11, 2019
250- Beyond Shame and Guilt: Transformative Strategies for Women with ADD

As a woman living with ADHD, you are no doubt familiar with shame — and its dear friends guilt, fear, and self-limitation. Michelle Frank, Psy.D., discusses how to break free of this pattern and create space for new choices and behaviors.

Sep 10, 2019
249- The Social Lives of Boys with ADHD

Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, shares realistic solutions to help your son with ADHD mature into a healthy, happy young man — from establishing and maintaining friendships to mastering executive function to taking responsibility for his own actions.

Sep 09, 2019
248- The Gift of Grit: Helping Children with ADHD Overcome Failure, Fear, & Disappointment

Brendan Mahan's "Wall of Awful" tool helps parents and children visualize and talk about the effects of repeated failure and disappointment — and overcome the fear, shame, and anxiety that are often associated with ADHD.

Sep 06, 2019
247- Teaching Executive Functions to Children with ADHD: A Course for Teachers (and Parents)

Most teachers and parents recognize weak executive functions (EF): disorganized projects, incomplete homework, last-minute cramming, forgotten chores. Karen Huberty, M.Ed., & Maureen Bechard, M.S., offer strategies for strengthening EFs.

Sep 05, 2019
246- The Exercise Rx for ADHD

Powerful evidence shows that exercise improves not only physical health, but attention, working memory, behavior, mood, and executive functions. John J. Ratey, M.D., explains how to use movement to ease symptoms of ADHD.

Sep 05, 2019
245- Find Your Path: A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different

When ADHD is in the picture, the leap to college often overwhelms, but, as Rick Fiery points out, this isn’t the only path. Learn about post-H.S. options for your teen with ADHD, and how to increase the likelihood of college success.

Sep 04, 2019
244- How ADHD Shortens Life Expectancy: What Parents and Doctors Need to Know

ADHD may lead to social, academic, & organizational challenges—but did you know that the disorder's increased health risks may shorten longevity? Russell Barkley, Ph.D., discusses why ADHD is not just a mental health disorder, but a public health disorder.

Sep 03, 2019
243- The ADHD-ODD Connection

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental health disorder characterized by a well-established pattern of behavior problems. David Anderson, Ph.D., helps parents understand their child’s ODD diagnosis and find effective interventions.

Aug 27, 2019
242- ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction

An estimated 15 to 25 percent of adults with a lifetime history of substance abuse disorder (SUD) also have ADHD. Timothy Wilens, M.D., explores this link and outlines best treatments for managing an SUD and how to reduce the risk.

Aug 22, 2019
241- New Supplement Strategies: Using Trace Minerals and Plant Extracts to Treat ADHD

Addressing key nutritional imbalances with an integrative treatment plan has proven effective in treating ADHD, as has using natural, plant-derived compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Learn more from James M. Greenblatt, M.D.

Aug 22, 2019
240- How to Communicate and Connect with a Defiant, Explosive Child

How do you connect with a child or teen who doesn’t want to talk with you—and who is defensive or angry? Parenting expert Kirk Martin offers practical strategies for turning explosive situations into opportunities to build trust with your child.

Aug 22, 2019
239- Sleep and the ADHD Brain: Why It's Critical and How to Get More

Sleep is vitally important for brain development and learning in children, teens, and adults—yet few of us get enough. Joel Nigg, Ph.D., & Elizabeth Super, M.D., review the optimal amount by life stage, and offer solutions to common sleep challenges.

Aug 09, 2019
238- Expert Guidelines for Getting an Accurate ADHD Diagnosis

Some professionals insist that an ADHD evaluation requires a full battery of neuropsychological testing, brain imaging, and computerized tests. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., disagrees. Learn which diagnostic tests are valuable, and which aren’t.

Aug 08, 2019
237- From ADHD Shame and Stigma to Pride and Truth

What if a person can’t conform because of his or her neurology? Leading experts Ned Hallowell, M.D., and William Dodson, M.D., explain why shame so often accompanies ADHD, how to correct misperceptions, and how to take pride in your ADHD.

Jun 04, 2019
236- Is It ADHD, Autism, or Both? A Parent’s Guide to Social and Emotional Health

When your child struggles to make friends, and you don't know why or how to help, it's heart-wrenching. Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how ADHD and autism spectrum disorder impact kids socially, behaviorally, and emotionally, and effective interventions.

May 28, 2019
235- Girls and Women with ADHD: Unique Risks, Crippling Stigma

A generation ago, ADHD was considered a condition for boys. We now know that both sexes are at equal risk for developing ADHD—but, as Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., discusses, that women and girls face delayed diagnoses and greater stigma.

May 21, 2019
234- IEP or a 504 Plan: Which Is Best for Your Child?

Matt Cohen, Esq., explains the key advantages and disadvantages of IEPs and 504 Plans for students with ADHD; how to identify the solution best suited for your child; and how to create a bulletproof IEP or 504 Plan and ensure that it's implemented.

May 14, 2019
233- Tech Tools That Help Children with ADHD Learn More

Your child's IEP or 504 Plan includes the use of assistive technology. Smart. But how do you ensure that the best technology is implemented consistently, used correctly—and whether or not it's working? Janet DeSenzo offers guidelines.

Apr 23, 2019
232- Getting It Done: Help Your Child with ADHD Start—and Finish—Homework

Do you dread the nightly homework battles? Are your evenings spent hovering, hand-holding, and helping your child with ADHD through assignments? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Leslie Josel offers solutions.

Apr 17, 2019
231- The ADHD Guide to Productive Parent-Teacher Cooperation

When parents and educators work together, everyone benefits—especially the student. Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., shares best practices for parent-teacher meetings and explains how to help teachers understand ADHD and address symptoms at school.

Apr 09, 2019
230- Organized and Motivated: Executive Function Fixes for Teens with ADHD

Reduce your teen's school-related stress by taking a collaborative, strength-based perspective. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explains how to set goals, create systems, and sharpen your teen's organization, planning, and follow through.

Apr 02, 2019
229- Life Skills Every High School Student Should Learn Before Graduation

Research shows that students who learn to advocate for themselves in high school are more likely to succeed in college. Theresa E. Maitland, Ph.D., describes how to help your teen understand her needs, learn what to ask for, and how to ask effectively.

Mar 05, 2019
228- How to Use Brain Science to Increase Motivation in Children with ADHD

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., explains the difference between “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” motivation and why traditional motivational methods miss the mark for ADHD brains—and shares very practical strategies that will get your kids going.

Feb 26, 2019
227- How to Build a Better IEP or 504 Plan for Your Child with ADHD

The key to an effective IEP or 504 Plan is to truly understand your child’s strengths & challenges. Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., share specific strategies to help with common challenges, explain what to do if things aren’t working, & more

Feb 19, 2019
226- Improve Your Child’s Social Smarts with YouTube, Video & Board Games

Anna Vagin, Ph.D., teaches parents how to use visual supports to help children with ADHD build their skill sets (and reduce your nagging); recommends YouTube videos to review social concepts and board games to practice cooperation; and more.

Feb 12, 2019
225- Parent Different: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

Parenting a child with ADHD or another neuro-difference is complicated work. It is also important and fulfilling beyond your imagination. Deborah Reber discusses how to parent from a place of confidence, joy, and possibility instead of fear.

Dec 11, 2018
224- Understanding Dyscalculia: Is It Math Anxiety or a Learning Disability?

Though dyscalculia is nearly as common as dyslexia, it's neither well known nor fully understood. Daniel Ansari, Ph.D., describes the common signs of this life-long learning disability as well as supports to help a child who struggles with number skills.

Dec 04, 2018
223- How to Parent Your Child or Teen with ADHD Like a Coach

Do you shoulder most of the responsibilities in your ADHD household? Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, and Diane Dempster teach parents how to shift to a "coach approach" and create systems and structure to make life run more smoothly.

Nov 27, 2018
222- Your Back-to-School Plan for Academic, Behavioral, and Organizational Success

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., explains how to educate yourself, your child, and the teacher about ADHD, understand ADHD’s manifestations in the classroom, establish home routines that will maximize your child’s chances of school success, and more.

Nov 20, 2018
221- ADHD Plus: Diagnosing and Treating Comorbid Conditions in Children

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have a comorbid condition. Mark Bertin, M.D., discusses how an initial ADD evaluation should address the possibility of additional diagnoses, how symptoms can look similar, which condition to treat first, & more.

Nov 13, 2018
220- Beyond Rewards & Consequences: A Better Strategy for Teens with ADHD and ODD

ADHD + oppositional defiance sound like an explosive combination — but it doesn't have to be, with Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.'s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions parenting model. Learn how to influence, not control, your adolescent's behavior.

Nov 06, 2018
219- Train the ADHD Brain: Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functions & Processing Speed

Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley discuss popular games, apps, and technologies that can be used to improve executive functions and processing speed in children and adults with ADHD—and how to transfer brain training skills to the real world.

Oct 30, 2018
218- ADHD Over 50: Old Age, ADHD, or Something Else?

David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, leads a discussion for clinicians: Learn how to identify ADHD symptoms in adults over age 50, how stimulants fit into a treatment regimen for patients who are taking multiple medications, and more.

Oct 23, 2018
217- How Diet, Sleep, Exercise & Behavioral Interventions Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Children

Sandy Newmark, M.D., discusses a range of natural ADHD treatment options and considerations, including optimal nutrition, how food sensitivities affect symptoms, the importance of sleep, the benefits of exercise, behavioral strategies, and more.

Oct 16, 2018
216- The Teen Years with ADHD: A Practical, Proactive Parent’s Guide

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., shares helpful, hands-on ways to address a range of issues facing parents of teens with ADHD — from homework struggles to unpredictable emotions, road safety to the refusal to take medication, and more.

Oct 09, 2018
215- High School Prep: A Strategic Transition from Middle School to Higher Grades

Middle school is no cake walk, with multiple teachers, personal schedule responsibility, and long-term assignments. In ninth grade, that reality gets kicked up a notch. Learn strategies to ease the transition to high school from Ann Dolin, M.Ed.

Sep 18, 2018
214- Screen Time Rules and Systems for Teens with ADHD

Technology powers advancements in organization and information gathering—but it's also really, really distracting for teens with ADHD. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., advises parents on how to rein in video gaming and balance it with other activities.

Aug 28, 2018
213- You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens with ADHD Without Threats or Arguments

Does your teen take forever to get started, whether it’s homework, chores, or extracurricular projects? Sharon Saline, Psy.D., teaches a strengths-based, collaborative approach to successfully motivating adolescents with ADHD.

Aug 21, 2018
212- How to Get, Afford, and Refill Your ADHD Prescriptions with Minimum Hassle

Laurie Dupar shares insider strategies to help you take control of your ADHD treatment plan, including how to manage refills, deal with uncooperative pharmacists, and save money on your prescriptions.

Aug 14, 2018
211- Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Mindfulness Guide for Teens with ADHD

Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence; increases attention; minimizes stress and anxiety; and boosts happiness. Want your teen to harness these benefits? Learn how to integrate mindfulness into everyday life from Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Aug 07, 2018
210- A Summer Schedule for Kids with ADHD: How to Balance Fun, Independence & Structure

Children with ADHD thrive on structure. Instead of entirely lazy summer days, Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D., helps parents take a measured approach to the season by working with their child to establish schedules and goals while fostering fun and relaxation.

Jul 31, 2018
209- Boosting Your Teen's Executive Functions and Building Independence — Together

On top of raging hormones and escalating academic demands, teens with ADHD are navigating executive skill challenges. Peg Dawson Ed.D., offers parents the new tools they'll need to manage these turbulent years and transition their teen to adulthood.

Jul 03, 2018
208- 9 Ways Occupational Therapy Tackles the Symptoms of ADHD

OT can improve the skills kids need for daily living and give them the confidence to succeed in life. Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, explains how to break down tasks into manageable steps, sensory interventions to increase focus, and more.

Jun 26, 2018
207- How to Support Loved Ones with ADHD

Russell A. Barkley Ph.D., offers guidance on helping a partner, sibling, parent, or grown child accept his or her ADHD and pursue effective treatment — while maintaining a strong, positive relationship.

Jun 19, 2018
206- How to Transform Your ADHD Into a Strategic Advantage at Work

Tap into your ADHD strengths and start excelling on the job. Edward Hallowell, M.D., and Peter Shankman offer career-changing tips, including: How to navigate office politics (even though you hate doing it) and how to defeat procrastination.

May 08, 2018
205- How to Get More Done with a Lot Less Stress!

Do you spend more time worrying about tasks than actually doing them? Susan Lasky gives you the tools you need to increase your productivity, including how to eliminate common time-wasters and the two magic words for getting more done.

May 01, 2018
204- How ADHD Shapes Your Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation

The textbook definition of ADHD fails to reflect the condition's complexity. William Dodson, M.D., discusses why we must be interested in order to start a task, why feelings of shame are so common among adults with ADHD, and more.

Mar 27, 2018
203- How ADHD Can Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Potential

It's not a coincidence that many of the world’s top CEOs have ADHD. Learn why from successful entrepreneur Ken "Bucky" Buckman, who feels that his "symptoms" turned out to be business advantages.

Mar 20, 2018
202- Your Teen Is Not Lazy! How to Best Motivate an Adolescent with ADHD

Are you over-parenting your teen with ADHD? Instead, learn from Adam Price, Ph.D., how to become his (or her) biggest ally as he develops greater independence and discovers the keys to self-motivation.

Mar 13, 2018
201- Stronger Than You Think: A Guide to Empowering Women with ADHD

As a woman with ADHD, it’s easy to lose yourself in day-to-day chaos. Linda Roggli explains how to "reframe" negative ADHD behaviors, rebuild your self-compassion, and gather the courage to live your passions, without apology or regret.

Mar 06, 2018
200- You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! Empowering Lessons for Adults with ADHD

Peggy Ramundo, a pioneer in the effort to raise awareness about ADHD, shares the lessons and insights she's gleaned from three decades of hands-on experience working with adults with the condition.

Feb 27, 2018
199- Mindfulness Goes to School: How Meditation Helps Students with ADHD Thrive

Mindfulness activities can promote more focused and collaborative learning for students with ADHD. Elliott Buck, M.Ed., discusses how teachers, parents, and caregivers can incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and yoga into the school day.

Feb 20, 2018
198- How to Unleash Your ADHD Teen’s Superpowers

Stacey Turis explans how parents can encourage their teens to embrace their ADHD traits and understand that true strength comes from within, and maintain healthy minds and bodies, so they can discover their superpowers.

Feb 13, 2018
197- How to Energize Your Child’s Education with Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Susan Kologi, Ph.D., gives an overview of PBL, which lets students interact with the concepts they are studying—a much more conducive educational approach for children with ADHD—and advises on setting up PBL experiences at school and home.

Feb 06, 2018
196- College Accommodations for Students with ADHD and LD

High school IEPs and 504 Plans don't carry over to college and students don't receive educational support unless they ask for it. Elizabeth Hamblet explains how disability services work in college, and how to request accommodations.

Jan 30, 2018
195- How to Support (Not Enable) Children with ADHD at School

Is homework hijacking your evenings? Do you lie awake at night worrying about your child’s success at school? Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster help parents of children with ADHD step back and stop "helping" more than they should.

Jan 23, 2018
194- Homework Tools and Solutions to Lower Stress for Students (and the Rest of the Household)

Many parents of children with ADHD say homework is one of the biggest sources of family stress during the school year. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., presents research-supported strategies to end power struggles and help your child focus and finish.

Jan 16, 2018
193- Beyond Genes, Part 2: How Sleep, Diet & Exercise Impact a Child’s ADHD

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the latest scientific evidence that is changing the way we think about the role of sleep, exercise, and diet on a child’s development, and how lifestyle changes can balance out ADHD symptoms.

Jan 09, 2018
192- Assistive Technology and Tech Tools for a Better School Year

Janet DeSenzo explains the difference between educational technology and assistive technology (AT) and recommends the best tech tools to include in your child's IEP or 504 Plan to help him or her meet learning goals.

Nov 21, 2017
191- The College Transition Guide for Teens with ADHD

Executive function demands increase as teens with ADHD leave the watchful gaze of their parents. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how you can avoid a rocky adjustment to college by planning and preparing during high school.

Nov 14, 2017
190- From Crushed to Confident: 10 Ways to Help Your Child Soar in School

Back-to-school time incites anxiety for many children with ADHD or LD, who may struggle to meet others’ expectations. Kirk Martin helps parents bolster their kids' confidence and give them tools to succeed socially and in the classroom.

Nov 01, 2017
189- Best Behavior: Classroom Strategies for Students with ADHD

Education specialist Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, shares parent-teacher guidelines for managing ADHD behavior at school, such as trouble handling transitions, interrupting, losing focus (and distracting others in the class), and more.

Oct 17, 2017
188- Beyond Genes: How Environment and Lifestyle Impact ADHD

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., shares the latest science behind ADHD, including the interplay of genes and environmental factors, how the ADHD brain connects and wires itself, and how lifestyle changes can improve your child’s journey with ADHD.

Oct 10, 2017
187- Beyond Dyslexia: Overcoming Reading Challenges for Children with ADHD

Robin McEvoy, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia and other reading disabilities, shares do-it-yourself strategies for helping a struggling reader and making reading fun, and advises parents on accommodations and a back-to-school reading game plan.

Oct 04, 2017
186- Practical Organization and Time Management Strategies for Middle and High Schoolers with ADHD

Students today have more demands, distractions, and busier schedules than ever. Professional organizers Michelle Cooper and Michelle Grey recommend strategies and resources and outline organizational systems that make sense to the ADHD brain.

Aug 22, 2017
185- Boost Your Child's Social Smarts: A Parent’s Guide for Children with ADHD and ASD

ADHD and autism spectrum disorder can impact social skills, affecting friendships and family relationships. Christine Lang, Ph.D., shares tools to help children to pick up on social cues, stay on topic in conversation, and be less emotionally reactive.

Aug 15, 2017
184- Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why adults with ADHD are at higher risk for obesity—we may impulsively choose junky foods, and emotional overwhelm can lead us to self-soothe with carbs—and shares more mindful approaches to eating and food-shopping.

Aug 08, 2017
183- "What Do You Mean?": Language Processing Disorders in Children with ADHD

A language-processing deficit impairs a child's ability to attach meaning to verbal input and respond appropriately. Gail Richard, Ph.D., helps us differentiate between language deficits and ADHD and advises on addressing challenges at home and at school.

Aug 01, 2017
182- Summer Screen Limits and Apps that Promote Physical Activity and Social Skills

Downtime during the summer months is OK, but unfettered device usage isn't healthy. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., advises parents on how to set screen time limits, recommends apps that build fitness and social skills, and how to promote other types of activities.

Jul 25, 2017
181- The Benefits of Art Therapy for Children with ADHD and LD

Art therapy uses creative processes to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and address behavior. Stacey Nelson, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, teaches parents about this alternative therapy and describes projects they can do with their children at home.

Jul 18, 2017
180- Is It Really ADHD? Dr. Brown's Definitive Diagnosis Plan

In the absence of any definitive test for ADHD—blood analysis, brain scan, genetic screening, etc.—doctors who don't specialize in the condition may struggle to identify it. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing ADHD.

Jun 06, 2017
179- What Parents Should Know About Neurofeedback for ADHD

Proponents of neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, say it trains people with ADHD to maintain focused brainwave activity. David Rabiner, Ph.D., and Edward Hamlin, Ph.D., provide an overview of this treatment, including cost, duration, and existing research.

May 23, 2017
178- It’s About Time: Understanding the Science of Time Management with ADHD

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., takes a deeper look at the science of time awareness to understand why procrastination, time blindness, and tardiness are such big problems for people with ADHD—and teaches strategies to help us "see" and "feel" time.

May 16, 2017
177- Dyslexia: Understanding the Condition, Plus Recommended Treatment Interventions

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability—symptoms, similarities to and differences from ADHD, the most effective interventions, and how to talk with your child about the diagnosis.

May 09, 2017
176- Beyond Hello: Building Conversation Skills in Children with ADHD

As Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains, the sustained attention and give and take required in face-to-face interactions can present challenges for children with ADHD. She offers strategies for parents and teachers to help kids improve their conversational skills.

Apr 26, 2017
175- Overcoming Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Dysgraphia and written expression challenges are common in children with ADHD. For these kids, staring at a blank page can feel like torture. Literacy specialist Kendra Wagner, M.A., shares strategies to help children with LD get their thoughts on paper.

Apr 20, 2017
174- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Video Games—How Parents Can Take Action

Video games can teach problem-solving skills and critical thinking—and also suck a child’s attention from real people and experiencesd. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., and Ryan Sipes explain how to choose the best games and set reasonable restrictions.

Apr 12, 2017
173- Nonverbal Learning Disorder: An Overlooked LD in Kids with ADHD

NVLD is poorly understood, and is underdiagnosed in children with ADHD. Amy Margolis, Ph.D., explains the condition, how to distinguish symptoms from those of ADHD, and the strategies that can help these children in school and social settings.

Mar 21, 2017
172- An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Students with ADHD

Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains the impact of stress and anxiety on learning and beahvior, and offers insider tips for teachers of students with ADHD—from modifying assignments and learning environments to managing disruptive behavior.

Mar 14, 2017
171- 7 Ways to Be More Productive and Crush It at Work

Too many individuals with ADHD have been called an underachiever or a slacker, despite having the brains and ideas to achieve greatness. Productivity coach Alan Brown shares strategies to quiet your mind, set priorities, stay on task, and get things done.

Mar 07, 2017
170- Lessons Learned—and Shared—By Families Homeschooling Children with ADHD

Parents who homeschool their children with ADHD say that it can nurture strengths, improve academic performance, and boost self-esteem. Kathy Kuhl explains how all families can customize their child's education and benefit from a "homeschool view."

Feb 28, 2017
169- Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain

In working with ADHD patients over 27 years, James Ochoa, LPC, identified what he calls Emotional Distress Syndrome, and the extent to which it affects everyday life. He shares tools for weathering emotional storms and building self-esteem.

Feb 07, 2017
168- Positive Parenting Strategies: How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD

By age 12, a child with ADHD may receive 20,000 more negative messages than her neurotypical peers. Kirk Martin teaches parents how to stop power struggles and meltdowns, replace negative messages about ADHD, and spark a sense of can-do in their kids.

Jan 31, 2017
167- The Happiness Project for Women with ADHD

Many women and girls with undiagnosed ADHD grow up mistaking their symptoms for personal faults. Sari Solden explains how a diagnosis can unlock serious healing, helping you to redefine "success" and focus on unfulfilled dreams rather than a to-do list.

Jan 24, 2017
166- Born This Way: Building a Healthy Relationship with Your Adult ADHD

Emily Anhalt, Ph.D., spent two years interviewing ADHD adults who have achieved financial, occupational, and emotional success without using medication, and shares what she learned about leveraging the condition as a positive force.

Jan 17, 2017
165- "What Are You Saying?" Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Speech and language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children and distinguish it from ADHD, and the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD.

Dec 13, 2016
164- Comeback Kids: Building Resilience in Students with ADHD

Research suggests that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages than do their neurotypical peers by age 12, impacting self-esteem and initiative. Anna Vagin, Ph.D., describes how to counter this negativity and build resilience.

Dec 06, 2016
163- ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame

Myths about ADHD—it's made up; it's an excuse for laziness—still abound, and it's woefully easy to internalize the shaming messages. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome ADHD stigma, and how to change others' minds.

Nov 22, 2016
162- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Unlock Positivity and Productivity for ADHD Adults

As J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can equip people with ADHD and executive-function deficits with the skills to overcome disorganization, poor time management, and workplace challenges.

Nov 16, 2016
161- College Standouts: How to Empower Your Teen with ADHD/LD to Succeed on Campus

College students with ADHD/LD may struggle to balance term papers, laundry, getting exercise, and so on—and parents often fall into the role of concierge. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how to avoid this trap and help your teen learn to self-manage.

Oct 25, 2016
160- A Back-to-School Nutrition and Exercise Plan for Children with ADHD

Your child's activity level and daily menu can have a measurable impact on his behavior and ability to learn. Laura J. Stevens, M.S., discusses foods to avoid, and healthy alternatives, and presents strategies designed for busy families and picky eaters.

Oct 18, 2016
159- How to Solve Your ADHD Child's Homework Problems

In ADHD households, homework is often loathed by kids and parents. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., offers tips for children who come home exhausted after a long day of executive function challenges, and for parents who are weary of nagging and micromanaging.

Oct 11, 2016
158- Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Academic Motivation for Children with ADHD and LD

Does your child begin the school year enthusiastically—only to say he "hates school" two weeks later? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., discusses why motivation tapers off and how to end this cycle by increasing resilience, bolstering study skills, and using rewards.

Oct 04, 2016
157- How to Fight for Your ADHD Child's Rights—and Happiness

Do you know your child's legal rights at school and how to secure them? How to get the doctor to address your child's challenges? Penny Williams shares real-life advice that will transform you into an effective advocate for your child with special needs.

Sep 27, 2016
156- Ready, Set, Work: Help ADHD Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work

For many students with ADHD, the first step is the hardest. As Cindy Goldrich explains, the trick is often feeling ready—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to begin. She shares practical strategies to help kids get started at home and at school.

Sep 20, 2016
155- "My Child Is Being Bullied at School. What Do I Do?"

Learning that your child is a victim of bullying is heartbreaking. These children often suffer depressed self-esteem and academic performance, and dread going to school. Michele Borba, Ed.D., provides strategies for addressing this serious problem.

Sep 06, 2016
154- How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized

ADHD often brings serious executive function challenges that impact school performance. Susan Lasky, M.A., shares organizing systems and tools students can use to declutter their backpacks, turn in assignments, manage long-term projects, and more.

Aug 30, 2016
153- Preventing the Summer Slide: Parent Strategies for Year-Round Learning

During the summer months, children with ADHD and LD can lose academic skills and forget facts—a frustrating step backward for kids who work hard all year long. Ann Dolin, M.E., shares fun, hands-on ways to keep kids’ minds sharp during vacation.

Aug 23, 2016
152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.

Aug 02, 2016
151- Bipolar Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD: Detecting and Treating a Misunderstood Condition

Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, but bipolar is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses symptoms of the disorders that overlap, and how to ensure the best treatment.

Jul 27, 2016
150- Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis

Few clinicians understand the powerful emotional component of ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to distinguish ADHD emotional shifts and rejection sensitive dysphoria from bipolar and depression, and how to address patients' challenges.

Jul 19, 2016
149- ADHD Medication Management: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely

William Dodson, M.D., shares ADHD medication treatment guidelines for clinicians. Learn about the different stimulant formulations, how to optimize the dose while minimizing side effects, and which ADHD impairments don't respond to medication.

Jul 12, 2016
148- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adolescents and Adults

SPD can make clothing tags unbearable, loud music intolerable, perfume sickening. Whatever your specific symptoms, daily living is a challenge. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., offers practical coping strategies and longer-term treatment options.

Jun 28, 2016
147- Beyond Meds: A Parent's Guide to Using Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

Many parents wonder if they can reduce (or replace) the role ADHD medication plays in their child’s life. William Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., details how to do that by implementing behavioral therapy at home and at school.

Jun 21, 2016
146- No More Paper Planners! Apps and Websites for Students with ADHD

Get organized…remember assignments…stay on-task…all without writing anything down? Janet DeSenzo reviews the latest technology, tools, and plug-ins that can help teens and tweens succeed in middle school and beyond.

Jun 14, 2016
145- Five Lessons That ADHD Medication Can't Teach (But Parents Can!)

A balanced ADHD treatment plan should entail more than taking a pill. Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., offers at-home strategies for teaching the life skills that medication cannot: conversation skills, confidence, strength, empathy, organization.

Jun 07, 2016
144- The Case for a Gap Year: Taking a Year "Off" Can Translate into Gains in Life Skills and Perspective for ADHD Teens

Many teens with ADHD benefit from taking a year between high school and college to explore interests, learn independent living skills, and clarify their direction in life. John Willson, M.S., OTR, explains how to structure a successful gap year.

May 24, 2016
143- Are Depression or Anxiety Hiding Behind Your ADHD? Recognizing and Treating Overlapping Conditions

Many doctors assume that anxiety or depression are side effects of ADHD—or they fail to diagnose ADHD in their patients with anxiety or depression. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., helps untangle co-existing conditions.

May 17, 2016
142- Beyond Minecraft: The Best Games and Apps for Kids with ADHD and LD

What makes Minecraft so appealing to kids with ADHD—and can it really improve problem-solving, executive function, and emotional control? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain, and recommend other games with similar benefits.

May 10, 2016
141- A Parent’s Guide to Managing ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism in Children

Each child with ADHD, autism, and anxiety will have unique needs. Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D., explains how to understand your child's diagnoses and fine-tune your own strategies for managing treatment and everyday life.

Apr 26, 2016
140- Is It ADHD—or Age? Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Midlife and Beyond

ADHD is not a childhood disorder. But, in older adults, symptoms may be difficult to differentiate from the forgetfulness and "brain fog" that often come with age. Linda Roggli explains how, and shares treatment advice for ADHDers over the age of 55.

Apr 19, 2016
139- Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD

Executive function deficits manifest as procrastinating, forgetting homework assignments, and so on. If your preteen or teen faces such challenges, learn from Sarah Ward, M.S., and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., how to help him build stronger EFs.

Apr 12, 2016
138- Ned Hallowell's Step-by-Step Guide to Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Ned Hallowell guides adults through recognizing ADHD symptoms and getting a proper diagnosis later in life, then explores strengths-based approaches to treating ADHD symptoms and harnessing the condition's positive aspects.

Apr 05, 2016
137- "I Can Do This!" How Mindset Impacts Learning in Kids with ADHD

Children make much greater progress at school when they see themselves as learners. ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich teaches parents how to foster a "growth" mindset in your child and how to frame mistakes as learning experiences.

Mar 15, 2016
136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.

Mar 08, 2016
135- Engage Your Brain: How to Defeat Boredom and Get Things Done

When interested in something, ADHDers can be enormously productive. When bored, we cannot find the motivation to start or continue. Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA, explains how to engage your brain to make even the deadliest tasks fly.

Mar 01, 2016
134- Women with ADHD: How to Let Go of Guilt and Shame and Live Your Life

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, delves into the inner lives of women with ADHD. She discusses how to let go of guilt about perceived shortcomings or worry about societal expectations as you balance home, work, and relationships.

Feb 23, 2016
133- Social Learning Through YouTube: Teaching ADHD Kids to Talk About Feelings and Relate to Friends

Children with ADHD may have trouble reading facial expressions and understanding how their actions affect others. Speech/language pathologist Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains how parents can use YouTube videos to teach critical social skills.

Feb 09, 2016
132- 5 Ways to Be a Better Dad: Parenting Strategies for Men with ADHD

Disorganization, angry outbursts, and the poor self-esteem that often accompanies ADHD make parenting hard. Terry Dickson, M.D., offers special strategies that can help the more than 4.5 million American fathers with the condition be their best.

Feb 02, 2016
131- Screen-Smart Parenting: Reap Technology's Benefits While Setting Reasonable Limits

Does your ADHD child seem to have a tablet or game controller glued to his hand? Jodi Gold, M.D., discusses how to use technology to your advantage and and raise a smart "citizen of the digital world," while setting realistic screen time limits.

Jan 19, 2016
130- What Really Causes ADHD—and What's the Best Way to Treat It?

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead to ADHD, and provides an overview of the best behavioral, medicinal, and natural treatments for children and adults.

Jan 12, 2016
129- Top 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Taking ADHD Medication

You or your child just started taking ADHD medication—but how can you make sure it's working optimally? Laurie Dupar explains how to determine if you're taking it at the wrong time, taking the wrong dosage, or even the wrong med.

Dec 29, 2015
128- Kirk Martin's Best Strategies for Stressed-Out Moms of ADHD Kids

Mental and physical exhaustion are common in parents of special-needs children. Kirk Martin shares strategies that will help moms who "do it all" to simplify their lives, make themselves a priority, and teach their kids to be more self-reliant.

Dec 22, 2015
127- Language and Auditory Processing Problems in Children with ADHD

Language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain, so problems in these areas often co-occur. Neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., discusses how to take advantage of the brain's amazing plasticity to bring about improvements.

Dec 15, 2015
126- How Your Child's Diet Can Improve (or Worsen) His ADHD Symptoms

The food your child eats can have a big impact on behavior. Laura Stevens, M.S., discusses common food sensitivities, the importance of essential fatty acids, elimination diets, and how artificial food colors, flavors, and preservatives affect us.

Dec 08, 2015
125- Just Diagnosed? How to Succeed with Adult ADHD

It's not too late to turn around your career, relationships, and day-to-day life after an adult ADHD diagnosis, but it will take time. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., advises on finding the right professionals, treatment, and skills that will lead you to success.

Nov 24, 2015
124- Screen Time Limits & Transitions: Making Sure Homework Gets Done Before Minecraft

Does your child want to play Minecraft for hours, and have a meltdown when you tell him to stop? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., offers tips on getting homework done before gaming, setting sane screen time limits, and keeping the screen-free transition calm.

Nov 18, 2015
123- Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom

Pay attention. Be quiet. Stop squirming. These school 'rules' can be tough for any child, but they can be especially challenging for children with ADHD. Chris Dendy, M.S., explains why, and offers solutions for parents and teachers.

Nov 10, 2015
122- Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last

No more lost assignments and school supplies or missed due dates! Shari Gent tells parents how to implement a system that works with their child's organizational style, and recommends her favorite organizing products for kids with ADHD.

Nov 03, 2015
121- "Why Don't I Have a Best Friend?" ADHD Children & Social Skills

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than hearing from her child that "no one will play with me at recess" and seeing him passed over for playdates. Fred Frankel, Ph.D., shares strategies for helping your child foster true friendships.

Oct 27, 2015
120- Technology Supports for Middle and High School Students with ADHD and LD

Assistive technology can help students with ADHD or learning disabilities leverage strengths to compensate for weaknesses. Shelley Haven discusses available devices and technology, and how to match them to your child's learning profile.

Oct 13, 2015
119- Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD

Are you ready to stop the daily homework battles with your ADHD child? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., takes the "work" out of homework with her tips for creating a study sanctuary, avoiding careless mistakes, and minimizing ADHD distraction.

Oct 06, 2015
118- Assessing Your Child's ADHD Medication Treatment as the School Year Begins

Last year's treatment plan may not provide the coverage your child needs for this school year. David Rabiner, Ph.D., explains how to assess the plan, adjust accordingly, and involve teachers in monitoring the medication's effectiveness.

Sep 24, 2015
117- Your Legal Rights at School: Get the IEP or 504 Plan Your Child Is Entitled To

Special education attorney Matt Cohen, Esq., interprets the "legal speak" of evaluations, IEPs, and 504 Plans, and equips parents to secure the accommodations and services their child is entitled to by law.

Sep 15, 2015
116- How to Stop Hovering: Teaching ADHD Preteens Independence

Parents of ADHD and LD children are used to going the extra mile. In middle school, however, you need to start empowering your preteen to plan, organize, and manage her own time. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to foster independence.

Sep 08, 2015
115- IEP/504 Plan Back-to-School Checkup

Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses how to make adjustments to your child's accommodations as the school year begins, ensure that this year's teacher will follow the plan, and how to switch from a 504 Plan to an IEP, if needed.

Sep 01, 2015
114- Are You Sure, Doc? ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Mistakes Doctors Make

ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety, bipolar, OCD, depression, or a sleep disorder, and doctors may not know how to fine-tune medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers guidance for ensuring the correct diagnosis and best treatment.

Aug 18, 2015
113- Brain Training: Neurofeedback and Cognitive Training for ADHD

Naomi Steiner, M.D., explains the science behind neurofeedback (NF) and cognitive training (CT), and how computer-based brain training can help children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder.

Aug 11, 2015
112- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and ADHD in Children

Is your child irritated by tags and seams in clothing, car alarms, pungent smells? Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains the hallmarks of sensory processing disorder (SPD), why it often travels with ADHD, and how to treat it.

Aug 04, 2015
111- Healing the ADD Brain: Treatment Options That Work

There's no one-size-fits-all approach for treating ADHD. Daniel G. Amen, M.D., explains a range of interventions, including medication, supplements, diet/exercise, neurofeedback, focused breathing, personal coaching, and more.

Jul 28, 2015
110- Summer Learning Strategies That Won't Overwhelm ADHD Kids

Every parent of an ADHD child worries about academic backsliding over the summer, but also wants to let their kid rest and rejuvenate away from the stress of school. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett helps us find the right balance.

Jul 21, 2015
109- Decluttering Made Easy for ADHD Adults and Kids

Tired of living and working amidst clutter? Professional organizer Susan C. Pinsky shares simple steps for eliminating excess, then outlines systems that will help you keep your life clutter-free.

Jul 14, 2015
108- Let's Talk About ADHD: How to Answer Questions from Doubters & Explain It to Your Child

Ned Hallowell, M.D., brings ADHD into the light of day. Learn how to address skeptical or hurtful comments from doubters, and how to boost your child's self-esteem and talk openly about his or her diagnosis.

Jun 30, 2015
107- Sex, Love, and ADHD: What Your Teen Needs to Know

Raging hormones and teen angst plus ADHD impulsivity and immaturity can lead to poor decisions. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., offers advice for talking with your teen, openly and without judgment, about sex and love.

Jun 23, 2015
106- Be On Your Own Team: 7 Self-Defeating ADHD Behaviors and How to Stop Them

Alan Brown identifies seven common unproductive ADHD behaviors—such as too much screen time, guilt and blame, the tendency to multitask—and presents the fixes that will help you stop sabatoging yourself.

Jun 16, 2015
105- The Well-Behaved Student: Solving ADHD Children's Behavior Challenges at School

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., helps parents understand the root causes of ADHD children's behavior problems at school, why time-outs and sticker charts don't work, and suggests strategies that will bring real improvement.

Jun 02, 2015
104- Improve Your Mental Clarity: Mindfulness for Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD either battle continual distractions or feel they have to go on "auto-pilot" to get things done. Mark Bertin, M.D., teaches us how to reduce stress and live life in real-time through mindfulness.

May 27, 2015
103- Stress at School: How It Impacts Learning and Behavior in Kids with ADHD

Many school-day tasks—organizing, focusing for long periods, taking tests—create high levels of stress for ADHD and LD kids. Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how stress negatively impacts learning and behavior, and how to reduce it.

May 19, 2015
102- OCD in Focus: Recognizing Symptoms and Getting the Best Treatment

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at obsessive-compulsive disorder—what is OCD, how is it different from ADHD, why do doctors frequently miss OCD, and what treatments are most effective.

May 12, 2015
101- Raising a Child with Special Needs: Letting Go of Expectations

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD or another special need, it's normal to go through a "mourning" period. Mother-daughter duo Gina and Katie Gallagher discuss how to give up your need for control and celebrate your child's successes.

May 05, 2015
100- ADHD Driver's Ed: Help Your Teen Avoid Accidents and Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

All parents blanch at the thought of their teen driving, but ADHDers are more likely to speed and get into accidents. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., explains why, and outlines safe-driving strategies to pass along before you hand over the car keys.

Apr 29, 2015
99- ADHD and Gifted? Helping Twice-Exceptional (2e) Kids Succeed

When a child who is gifted also has ADHD or LD, he or she is more likely to fall through the cracks. Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca Banks-Cull share their "whole-child" approach to helping 2e kids achieve their potential.

Apr 22, 2015
98- Just Get Started: How ADHD Adults Can Turn Intentions Into Actions

We all know what we need to do, but getting started and finishing the job are more easily said than done. J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., shares ADHD-proof strategies for initiating tasks and managing interruptions.

Apr 14, 2015
97- Being the Best ADHD Mom You Can Be Doesn't Mean Being Perfect

Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., explain why it's counterproductive for mothers with ADHD to always put others' needs before their own, and how to let go of the pursuit of perfection.

Apr 07, 2015
96- Your Brain on Music: How Sound Therapy Can Unlock Your Child's True Potential

Sharlene Habermeyer explains why music is such a powerful catalyst for development and learning, and shares fun ideas for incorporating sound therapy into your ADHD child's routine.

Mar 31, 2015
95- Identifying and Treating Bipolar Disorder in ADHD Adults and Kids

Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the most common misdiagnosis in people with ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains why, how to tell the difference, and how to treat the conditions when they coexist.

Mar 24, 2015
94- Minecraft and ADHD Kids: Brain Busting or Attention Boosting?

Could all those hours your child spends breaking blocks be good for his ADHD brain? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain how Minecraft and other video games can be used as learning tools, and how to set screen time limits.

Mar 17, 2015
93- How to Teach Your ADHD Child to Become Time-Aware

When kids with ADHD struggle with the concept of time, they are unfairly labeled "lazy" or "unmotivated." Marydee Sklar explains how to teach your child to manage time—and drop the labels.

Mar 10, 2015
92- Stick to Your Resolutions and Make Your Goals Reality

Tired of giving up on New Year's resolutions and abandoning personal goals? Make this the year change happens! Judith Kolberg shares behavior modification and organizing tips that work for ADHDers.

Mar 03, 2015
91- Managing Mood Disorders and Depression in Adults and Children with ADHD

ADHD adults and children are at greater risk for developing mood disorders than their non-ADHD peers. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to identify the symptoms and treat comorbid depression.

Feb 24, 2015
90- ADHD Weight-Loss Guide: Take It Off...and Keep It Off!

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., identifies the cognitive, biological, and emotional risk factors that usually lead to diet failure, and outlines his proven mindful eating system for helping ADHD adults lose weight.

Feb 18, 2015
89- Why So Worried? Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in ADHD Adults and Children