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Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders

An international team of scientists has unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Use This Letter to Help Teachers “Get” Your Child

Copy this sample letter to help your child's teacher better understand his strengths and weaknesses — and implement strategies that really work.

Addicted to Social Media? Here's What Might Help

Need a hand limiting your time on social media? Here's what readers say works for them, from blocking apps to time outdoors.

Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids with AD/HD

ADDitude reviews an invaluable tool for helping kids with ADHD manage strong feelings.

Get Unstuck Now: Adults with ADHD Share Their Procrastination Fixes

ADDitude asked: What are your best strategies for beating procrastination? Here are some of our favorite reader answers.

Plan. Trust. Hug. Your Mantra for Raising a Tween with ADHD

Parents worry that adolescence will introduce more turbulence, drama, and challenges to family life. Not necessarily. Use these 10 strategies to help your tween or teen grow and mature.

“Mom, I’m Failing the First Semester!”

College is a time for freedom, fun, and friends — and for some students, all that pesky homework just gets in the way. If your kid comes home from break and tells you she's failing her classes, don't panic — follow these tips to get her back on track and (if necessary) secure an ADHD diagnosis.

8 Reasons Teachers Should Rethink Homework

Ask your child's teacher to consider and implement these good homework practices to make nightly learning simpler and more effective — for everyone.

My Daughter, ADHD, and How Things Got Better

ADHD — combined with trichotillomania, anxiety, and the challenges of learning Japanese — turned my daughter into a shadow of her former self. But a year later, much has changed.

Back From the Brink: Two Families' Stories of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is a serious, family-straining condition often associated with violet outbursts, persistent disobedience, and school expulsions. Here, read the stories of two mothers who traveled down long roads of therapy, medication, tears, and breakthroughs to help their sons with ODD live better lives.

“I Love You, Mom”

My son may struggle with meltdowns or flightiness due to his ADHD, but he still has many emotional gifts. Hearing him say he loves me reminds me of that.

"I'm Overloaded!" Responding to Sensory Dysfunction

Use these brain-and-body activities to help a child with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder who has fallen out out of sync.

Fidgeting — It's Not Just for Kids

Fidget toys or games can help adults with ADHD keep their eye on the prize, too.

"I Thought I Was a Crazy Kid" Loyle Carner, British Musician, on Life with ADHD

Read what musician and recording artist Loyle Carner has to say about growing up with ADHD — and coming to terms with it as an adult.

Sleep, Protein & Water: 3 Necessities for an ADHD Brain

When you're tired or hungry, your ADHD symptoms flare up — and your brain shuts itself down. Stay in control by keying into your body and figuring out what you need to get back in the game.

Hidden Treasures: The Qualities We Love Best in Our Kids

ADHD gets a bad rap, but anyone who knows and loves a child with the condition understands that there's much more to them than meets the eye. Here, parents talk about the most endearing qualities in their quirky kids — from their joie de vivre to their knack for coming up with silly songs.

How Learning to Listen Might Save Your Marriage

Whether you're married, dating, or in a long-term romantic relationship, ADHD can take a serious toll on both partners' communication skills. A new kind of couple's therapy may be the solution.

Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

CBT is backed up by clinical results and research evidence showing that the therapy delivers real-world benefits for adults with ADHD — namely higher self-esteem, productivity, and happiness. Learn more about 'cognitive distortions' and how to unravel them with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Workplace Hacks to Stave Off Boredom and Apathy

If your job is sedentary, lacks social interaction, or involves repetitive tasks, chances are it bores you — even if you love what you do. Here's how you can turn those moments of apathy into motivation.

Coach or Therapist: Who Should You See First?

You might feel like all of your problems would be solved if you could just figure out how to manage your time, but don't be fooled: not everyone with ADHD is ready to start coaching right away. If you struggle with difficult emotions or the role your diagnosis plays in your life, you might be better off with an understanding therapist.

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