Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 02/23/2017. ADHD Marriage: Start here Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD Recently a poster suggested that ADHD is not real - and that those who have ADHD only exhibit the symptoms because they think they have ADHD - in other words, they convince themselves into having ADHD. Show More Summary
ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 22, 2017 Quote of the Week “What I mean by love is the capacity of a person to be fully present with another person or a situation or an environment.” - Subagh Singh Khalsa Love and Presence A couple...Show More Summary
Recently diagnosed with ADHD? I want to offer three ‘truths’ you should know. Had I been told these things 15 years ago, when I was first diagnosed, I would have avoided a lot of upset and frustration. And I’m big on avoiding upset and frustration.
ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 16, 2017 Quote of the Week “Habits and rituals create a shared sense of closeness and identity, an oasis of “we” in the desert of “so much to do.” - Clinical psychologist Cheryl Fraser Rituals IShow More Summary
By Ava Green (Yes, I’m Rick’s wife) I didn’t always believe that adult ADHD is real. That might surprise you. Especially since I’ve had a hand in almost everything TotallyADD...
You understand that your spouse's or child's ADHD symptoms are not the result of laziness or defiance. But, still, they are sometimes tough to live with. Here, ADHD expert Russell Barkley, Ph.D., explains how to replace criticism with compassion.
Not every teen is ready for fly the coup. Many could benefit from a few more years of transition into adulthood. Here's how to nurture and instill independence in your teen — without helicoptering or overwhelming her.
During the tumultuous teen years, not many parents feel appreciated by their moody kids. For this mom, a few unprompted words (and a hug) from her daughter was proof enough that she was doing parenting right.
My diary serves as my therapist, my coach, and my best friend, all rolled into one. Here's why I started journal writing — and how I keep the habit going.
If you are a recent or forthcoming high-school graduate, you are mature enough to begin managing your own ADHD medication. This treatment to-do list will help keep you on track in college and beyond.
These fun gift ideas aren't real — yet. But if they were, they would help those of us with ADHD manage our moods, our relationships, and our chaotically cluttered houses. We can dream, can't we?
You need not helicopter to help your child make friends — in fact, too much parental interference can do more harm than good, especially in middle school. Follow these strategies to boost your tween's confidence and skills in the most challenging settings and scenarios.
Relaunching your career in mid-life is never easy — and that's doubly true when you have ADHD. Read up on how these trailblazers overcame layoffs, depression, and other setbacks to find jobs that suited their passions, in their 50s and beyond.
Thousands of kids are being underdiagnosed and undertreated for ADHD — due in large part to their race or ethnicity. Why is this happening, and what needs to be done to fix it?
ADHD is often missed when it co-exists with depression or anxiety, and vice versa. Here's what to look for — and how to ensure you get a thorough and accurate diagnosis.
Some days, no matter how hard you try, you just can't get started. Here's how to stop procrastinating — yes, right this second — and get your brain back in gear.
Art projects — like these creative suggestions — enable a child with ADHD to see her strengths in a world that too often criticizes.
At times, it feels the ADHD brain is never sated — particularly when it comes to common sources of stimulation like video games, sex, and substances. Here's why your brain craves these things — and how it affects your day-to-day behavior.
Tutor Jan Rowe uses a student's words and feelings guide her in steering that child toward academic success.
Sometimes, multitasking works. Other times, it's a counter-productive way to avoid boring or overwhelming tasks that leads to more stress and missed deadlines. Learn how one executive began using meditation and ADHD-friendly prioritizing strategies to boost her productivity — calmly.