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#BreakTheStigma: 3 Mental Disorder Myths We Need to Stop Using

Lissette Calveiro | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Lissette Calveiro

Look left, look right, look in front of you, look behind you, and look in the mirror. One of you is affected by a mental health condition. Each year millions of Americans are facing the reality of a mental disorder of different nature and severity.

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse

Allen Frances | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

If we want to understand the past history, current status, and future trajectory of ADHD, Dr Conners is the man.

Why Are So Many College and High School Kids Abusing Adderall

Allen Frances | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

During the past 15 years, there has been a remarkable transformation in the drug trade. It used to be dominated by the illegal drug cartels. Now it it is dominated by the legal drug companies.

Adderall Empire: The Little Orange Pill That Delivers Fake Focus

Andrew K. Smith | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew K. Smith

Everyone is curious about Adderall. Young people abuse it, adults are addicted to it, teachers wish their students would take it. For me, the little orange pills were nothing more than fake focus that robbed me of my creativity -- not quite the solution for someone aspiring to be a writer.

Marriage Conflict May Create ADHD-Like Symptoms

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 08.19.2015 | Weddings
Shlomo Slatkin

We often spend so much time focusing on the surface level of a relationship, yet the true key to healing is to go to the root of the problem. It is easy to dismiss a spouse and give up hope on the relationship because of the "facts on the ground," but once we actually probe beneath the surface, we discover why the relationship is failing and how it can be revitalized.

What It's Like to Have ADHD As a Grown Woman

The Cut | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
The Cut

You don't grow out of ADHD. It's a lifelong thing. But these days I don't mind that so much. The disorder has its upsides: creativity, a tendency to view the world from odd angles. And the blaring anxiety I used to feel just trying to get through the day is slowly quieting, turning into the regular white noise of a life.

Seven High-Peformance Tips for Adults with ADHD

Scott Shapiro, MD | Posted 07.18.2016 | New York
Scott Shapiro, MD

Being more productive doesn't necessarily mean working longer hours or working faster. To me, it means working more efficiently and effectively. Below are 7 tips that I teach my patients to help them be more productive.

How I've Hacked My Life to Use My ADHD to My Advantage (Part 1)

Peter Shankman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Shankman

To get to a certain level of "me-time," I have to do several things, all of which help me depending on the circumstance. A lot of these tips involve organizational skills, time management hacks, and doing things in advance to prevent negative things from happening later on. (When did Noah build the ark? Before the rain.)

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About ADHD

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Despite an increase in diagnoses, plenty of stigma still surrounds attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Adults with ADHD (or parents of ...

The New ADHD Debate Every Woman Should Know About

Posted 12.17.2014 | OWN

In the past few years, the use of ADHD medication among adults has risen more than 50 percent -- and the numbers are even higher for women. Is the sus...

7 Questions To Ask If You Think You Have ADD

Posted 08.13.2014 | OWN

It might be your situation...or it might be your brain. While a trained professional is the only one who can tell you for sure, here are some question...

Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus, Part 3: The Importance of Adult Diagnosis for the Whole Family

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

With diagnosis, 40+ years of contradictions fell into place. A smart girl who didn't cause trouble, with just enough anxiety to propel me to action, I had flown under the radar screen for four decades.

The Attention Deficit Trap

Lauren Salkin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

During the early Salkin years, I often took head trips in elementary school. My mind and I escaped the institutional brick walls for a day at the beach, body surfing in aquamarine waves, lost in the opiate haze of a daydream. An adolescent problem I had thought until my seaside getaways continued through my teenage years and beyond.

Mind Games: Surprising News About ADHD Medication

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Note: This post has been revised since its original publication. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ADD over 10 years ago, as the result of a co...

How Parents Can Protect Kids From the ADHD 'Epidemic'

Allen Frances | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Drug companies were given the means, the motive, and the message to disease-monger ADHD and blow it up out of all proportion. They succeeded beyond all expectations in achieving a triumph of clever advertising over common sense. Fortunately, the press and the public are beginning to catch on.

13 Ways To Improve Your Focus At Work

Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may have a more difficult time on the job than most. The limited...

Childhood ADHD May Lead To Bigger Issues Later On

Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK | Mon Mar 4, 2013 12:07am EST (Reuters Health) - Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention defici...

Professional and Living With ADHD: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Q: "At 31, I've just been officially diagnosed with adult ADHD, which is not surprising at all. My doctor thinks I've gone undiagnosed my whole life. I believe having my temperament and sensitivity, although not easy in my business, has made me successful."

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Interview With Mary Solanto, Ph.D.

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

"Just like learning to play an instrument, or learning a new language, or developing a muscle, learning new habits of the mind requires continued practice."

Adult ADHD: A Little Awareness Goes a Long Way

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

There is also something trivializing about it, a sense that ADHD is either not worth addressing or maybe not a valid concern to have as an adult. And yet, people may be selling themselves short by not addressing what is in fact a chronic medical condition.

ADHD and Marriage: An Interview With Gina Pera

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Gina Pera is the author of the award-winning book Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? She speaks internationally on adult ADHD and writes three blogs, including one devoted to relationships: "You and Me -- and Adult AD/HD."

How Mindfulness Training Can Help With ADHD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Typically, when we first practice mindfulness, we find how really busy our mind is (and even more so for someone with ADHD). Successful practice is becoming fully aware of what is, and then using that awareness to choose where you place the most attention.

ADHD and Marriage: An Interview With Melissa Orlov

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and one of the top experts in how ADHD affects relationships. "An evaluation is the gateway to a wide variety of resources that can help you improve your lives together."

The ADHD Maverick: An Interview with Jennifer Koretsky

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Adult ADHD doesn't have to be a bad thing. When you manage it properly, you can use it to your advantage.