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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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Guidance for Uncertain Times

Guidance for Uncertain Times Amid the uncertainty of this novel coronavirus global pandemic, everyone in our community is facing tremendous pressures, and CHADD and its National Resource Center on ADHD are here to help. We are committed to continuing to be the ADHD resource on which you can rely. Concern about COVID-19 can cause stress,…

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Celebrating the 2019 CHADD Research Awards

THROUGH its Young Scientist Research Awards program, CHADD has supported emerging researchers for twelve years, encouraging excellence in the field and broadening our understanding of ADHD. The recipients of the 2019 Awards—Rosanna Breaux, PhD, and Samuel J. Eckrich, MS—were selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants by a team of seasoned ADHD researchers, which…

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NRC Digital Box

Diagnosis and Treatment for Families TOOLKIT Fact Sheets Expand AboutADHD ADHD and Coexisting Disorders Articles Expand Infographics Expand ADHD in Preschool: What Parents Should Look For Homework Help for ADHD: Tips For Getting Started Watch/Listen Expand Is ADHD Hereditary? Expand Are you worried that if you have ADHD, you may pass it on to your…

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More Than Refills: The Importance of Regular Follow-Up Visits

DESPITE LIFE’S COMPLEXITIES, regular ADHD follow-up visits are very important. I recommend scheduling a visit with your ADHD doctor at least once every season; fall, winter, spring, and summer. If your prescriber is your pediatrician, then one of these quarterly visits could be incorporated into the yearly well-child care visit. If your prescriber is a…

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10 Tips

10 Tips for Finding Low-Cost ADHD Treatment Attention magazine Editorial Advisory Board To help you find affordable evaluations and treatment when insurance coverage is lacking and fees are too high, the members of Attention‘s editorial advisory board put their heads together. They compiled these tips out of their collective wisdom and experiences. TIP #1 If…

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