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Are We the Meat and Potatoes Generation?

Meghan Waitzer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Teen
Meghan Waitzer

Our attention spans are becoming shorter. I personally find it difficult to sit through a two-hour movie that has a lot of character development -- I'm always wondering when they'll get to the point.

Interview With Dr. Ari Tuckman on Adult ADHD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in diagnosing and treating children, teens, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Speak Up for Kids Mental Health This Week

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The public perception of child and adolescent mental illness hasn't changed along with the possibilities that have opened up to treat or even prevent it.

A Race Car Brain With Bicycle Brakes: One Vision of ADD With Edward Hallowell

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

For me, one way of thinking about children with ADD (adults deserve their own piece and the center deals with them too) is that they are more fiercely democratic than other kids who will easily adhere to strict rules and regulations with a passive attitude.

Fast Ain't Necessarily Better

Michele Willens | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

A man once explained he'd grown a beard because not shaving saved him ten minutes every morning. He then shaved it off because "it turned out I had nothing to do for ten minutes." I get it.

ADDitions to Teaching, Parenting, Learning and Caring

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.06.2012 | Education
Carol Smaldino

People with ADD are known for being oppositional but frequently (and I suggest is the case with the rest of us too) there is perfectionism lurking around the corner.

Why It Bugs Me When People Say: "I Must Have A.D.D.!"

Lori Day | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Lori Day

There seems to be an outbreak of self-diagnosed A.D.D. among individuals who simply have no manners. What is going on? Do I need to put Ritalin in my tic-tac dispenser and offer it to the afflicted?

ADHD: The Medication Helps Daddy, Too

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Kergan Edwards-Stout

We finally decided to try the pharmaceuticals available, only to be met with warnings from countless well-meaning people, none of whom actually had children with ADHD. I began to feel as if, in some small way, they were judging our parenting skills and finding fault.

The Good News About ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

The fact that the child's social context may play a part in causing the attention, focusing and behavior problems that we call ADHD can actually be interpreted as good news for parents.

Maybe Private School Is Cheaper Than Ritalin

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Holly Robinson

Your child needs to be learning in a place that will support his strengths rather than view him as a problem. For children who are bright or anxious, active or inattentive, simply changing how and where they learn can make all the difference.

Do You Know Someone With Adult ADD/ADHD?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.19.2012 | Fifty

Even when Tillie Feldman of Los Angeles was a child, she knew she was different than other kids. She feared nothing, showed no deference to authority ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: This Is Your Brain On ADHD | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

2011-12-30-caracarafjgkfgjkfjgirjgijfigfjgifjgjirjgjrijgifjgfjgjfkjcara.jpgAre more kids showing symptoms of ADHD? Or have they always had the disorder, but now more and more kids are being appropriately diagnosed?

How ADHD Could Be Affecting Your Marriage

Melissa Orlov | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Melissa Orlov

Yes, your spouse does love you, but because he or she is too distracted to pay attention to you, it sure doesn't feel like love, and that's a very real problem. If you don't fix it, there's no way you can have a healthy relationship.

Applying To College With ADD

Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

Besides the usual stress over getting good SAT scores, writing a powerful personal statement, and making the perfect college list, having a learning d...

Women With ADD

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

Women with ADD are often overlooked when they are young girls and, unfortunately, are not typically diagnosed with the disorder until they are adults.

Entertaining Our Kids, Have We Gone Too Far?

Abi Cotler | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Abi Cotler

If we choose to let a marketing department decide what's entertaining for our kids, we could unwittingly be playing a high stakes game that doesn't end until they go off to college with a laser show, just to be sure they're paying attention.

Tea and the Art of Distraction -- 4 Simple Steps

Jesse Jacobs | Posted 12.17.2011 | San Francisco
Jesse Jacobs

Whether it's tea or anything else you can find to wake up, I believe that we need all the weapons available to fight distraction. Distraction keeps us from living fully and making a real difference in the world.

Are American Kids More Likely To Have ADHD? | Posted 12.13.2011 | Parents

Whether you call it hypochondria or American exceptionalism, the numbers are plain: Americans lead the world in diagnoses of mental health problems. ...

A Prescription For America's ADHD Epidemic

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

The United States of Adderall will continue at least into the near future until our values change substantially or, more ominously, we experience some social catastrophe from the adult use of these drugs.

A Day in the Strife of a Writer

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Eliezer Sobel

On my way to the studio I notice the path is partly blocked by an overgrown shrub, so I put the pliers down, go to the tool shed to get hedge clippers and trim back the intrusive plant. I go in and sit at my desk to prepare for the class.

What Could -- And Couldn't -- Be Causing America's ADHD Epidemic

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I believe epidemic a fair description for a drug that has multiplied in use ten-fold from 1996 to 2009, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Ritalin Wars: Understanding America's Adderall Obsession

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Children with extreme degrees of impulsivity, distractibility and hyperactivity are easy to diagnose with ADHD. However because these behaviors vary (from none to many) in a bell shaped distribution curve, most of ADHD diagnosed in this country is of the mild variety.

7 Natural Ways To Help Your Child's ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

About three weeks into the school year, I start getting calls from parents who are worried that their child might have attention deficit disorder.

5 Tips For College Students With ADHD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

In many college classes, it is "sink or swim." You get with the program, or you get kicked out of the program. Not exactly conducive to the success of the college student with ADHD.

The Girl Who Played With an Imaginary Rope

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Teachers need to empower students with confidence rather than creating an environment of "learned helplessness" by placing the majority of the emphasis on "weaknesses" and "fixing problems."