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Telehealth for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

Daily life during this pandemic continues to be unsettled and disrupted. Here are some suggestions if you find it affecting the emotional well-being of family members in this age group. by Carey A. Heller, PsyD     How is your teen or young adult with ADHD doing? Does she feel anxious about the uncertainties due…

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You Can Manage ADHD and Anxiety During This Public Health Crisis

Many people with ADHD and co-occurring anxiety feel as though the symptoms of both conditions are increasing, as they cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Children in at least 35 states are now learning at home. Adults are working from home or may be dealing with furloughs or layoffs related to the pandemic. Concerned about work,…

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Where Can Adults with ADHD Find the Best Treatment?

Alberto was working with an ADHD coach who suggested that medication would add to the progress he was making. Gabrielle was diagnosed with ADHD by a psychologist. Her primary care doctor dismissed the report, because “if you have a law degree, you can’t have ADHD.” Micah took an online quiz that urged him to talk…

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Men: Treat ADHD to Improve Your Health

Your health is important. Why do so many men wait to get help when something hurts, or simply skip their annual check-up? Roberto Olivardia, PhD, says boys and men are taught not to pay attention to their bodies and to power through aches and pains. Add in the executive function challenges of ADHD and far…

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19 Tips for Finding Low-Cost ADHD Treatment

En español “Help! How can I get an ADHD assessment when my insurance doesn’t provide adequate coverage? Many doctors in my area don’t take new patients or don’t participate in my insurance plan or they charge way too much. I’m not rich enough to pay for it myself.” “How can I get my child evaluated…

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Tips for Finding an ADHD Specialist

Join the discussion. You suspect your child may have ADHD–just as you do. Finding a specialist who can conduct an evaluation for your child, or one who treats adults, can be a difficult endeavor. In many communities, it’s common to have to drive an hour or more to a professional or a hospital or university…

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Telemental health: Can it help for ADHD?

Join the discussion. Question: Our family lives in a rural county. The nearest city with a teen ADHD program is two hours away. I’ve been reading about telemental health services, but what are they, do they work, and how can they help my son and his ADHD? –Far afield  Answer: “Telemental” is a relatively new…

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Finding Help for ADHD and Domestic Violence

Join the discussion. This past May, the hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou was shared widely on Twitter, stressing how damaging emotional abuse by an intimate partner can be. Social media posts primarily from women displayed the abuse they received from the people who claimed to love them. Included among the Twitter posts were: #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he belittles your…

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Professionals Who Diagnose and Treat ADHD

When seeking an evaluation or treatment for ADHD, it is important to see a qualified, licensed healthcare professional. In addition to ensuring that a particular professional has the required training, it is also important to work with a professional who has experience in dealing with this disorder. There are several types of professionals who typically…

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Transitioning to Independence for Adolescents with ADHD

Podcast Transcript Transitioning to Independence for Adolescents with ADHD Listen on PodBean Podcast date: Learning Objectives: Learn the transition process and how to support adolescents with ADHD into adulthood. Understand the purpose of transition planning. Know the possible barriers to a successful adult transition. Explore the components of a successful adult transition. Understand the intellectual…

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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mothers and ADHD—Permit Yourself to Breathe

Podcast Transcript Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mothers and ADHD—Permit Yourself to Breathe Listen on PodBean Podcast date: May 12, 2020 Learning Objectives Gain an understanding of the challenges faced by women with ADHD who are mothers. Learn coping strategies for daily ADHD challenges and the challenges added by uncertain times. Understand how to support children…

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New Guidelines for ADHD and Complex ADHD

AAP Revises ADHD Guidelines by Karen Sampson Hoffman, MA The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its updated guidelines for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD. The updates place a greater emphasis on identifying ADHD in preschool-aged children and on addressing co-occurring conditions in children and teens. The guidelines are written for pediatricians and…

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