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Adult Adhd

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

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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...

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 limit...

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 de...

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."

Study: ADHD Medicines Help Curb Criminal Behavior In Older Teens And Adults

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen

-- Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from S...

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.

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.

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?

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?

10 Organizational Tips for Managing ADHD

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

Many people with ADHD have added difficulties with organization, often because they fear they won't become perfectly organized. If you are someone in need of support to become more organized, the following tips may help.

Can Mindfulness Help Manage ADHD?

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

When I recommend patients consider starting a mindfulness meditation practice, usually the first objection I hear is, "Oh, I could never mediate -- I'm too restless to be able to sit still long enough."

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.

Is It ADD Or Your Blackberry?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a real thing, or is it just a byproduct of the times we live in? We have overcommitted, over-scheduled and overextended ourselves. Have we been conditioned to be an ADHD/ADD society?