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Find Your Theme or Dream for the Year

ADHD Weekly

Resolutions are hard to keep, especially for those with ADHD. Instead, set a theme or a goal to guide you through 2022.

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Prioritize Your Sleep for Good Health

ADHD Weekly

Missing out on a night’s rest not only leaves you feeling sleepy, but it can also make your ADHD symptoms much worse.

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Webinar: Live in the Present, Don’t Dwell on Your Past Mistakes

CHADD Webinars

Dr. Arthur Robin will outline the major domains of daily life and give examples of the kinds of mistakes in these domains that adults with ADHD dwell on, and illustrate how to translate these mistakes into reasonable goals for change in the present. He will suggest cognitive strategies they can use to build a more positive present and future.

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Webinar: Live in Harmony—Tips for Understanding a Partner with ADHD

CHADD Webinars

When your partner has ADHD and you don’t, you may misunderstand each other’s point of view. Learn what you can do to increase positive interactions, help your partner with ADHD to be more aware of your needs, and find a common ground.

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Coping with Sensory Overload

Coping with Sensory Overload

By Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC

For people with ADHD of all ages, overstimulation amid social situations can be painful and problematic—especially during the holidays. Five strategies can help them stay connected.

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New Research Shows ADHD Symptoms Can Go Up and Down

By Margaret Sibley, PhD

What does this mean for individuals with ADHD and their treatment providers?

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Find Gifts from the Heart This Season

ADHD Weekly

ADHD symptoms can spur generosity, but at bigger cost than anticipated this time of year. We have some ideas to help you make gift giving special again.

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Anxiety, Perfectionism, and ADHD

CHADD Webinars

When you think about ADHD, perfectionism may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but many describe adults with ADHD as being perfectionists. This webinar will help you better understand why you put an enormous amount of time and energy into trying to be perfect. Learn ways to get unstuck and move forward with confidence.

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Plan Holiday Spending to Avoid Impulsivity ‘Minefields’

ADHD Weekly

Shopping for gifts can quickly drain your budget. You can prevent a holiday disaster with a few easy tips.

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Your Gift to CHADD Makes It All Possible!

ADHD Weekly

Support from our ADHD community helps further CHADD’s ability to help others during difficult times.

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Podcast: Tips for Managing Stress During the Holidays

All Things ADHD Podcast

The holiday season can be overwhelming for anyone, but even more so if you have ADHD. An expert on relationships offers ideas for dealing with holiday stress.

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Get Ahead of Holiday Stress and Enjoy the Season

ADHD Weekly

The holidays can be stressful, but knowing that lets you make different decisions so you can create a better season this year.

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Emotions That Disrupt Life Can Be Part of ADHD

ADHD Weekly

Overwhelming emotions can be an outsized symptom of adult ADHD. Knowing how to handle them can make daily life go a little more smoothly.

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Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Survival Skills for the Non-ADHD Partner

By Susan Tschudi, LMFT

With guidance and practical suggestions, you can strengthen your ADHD-affected relationship.

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ADHD and Recreational Marijuana: What’s the Attraction?

By David Teplin, PsyD, CPsych

Anecdotes touting benefits are popular, but there’s little clinical research to support the claims.

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CBD Oil for ADHD: What the Research Says

By Karen Sampson Hoffman, MA

We asked an expert whether there’s any evidence behind the product promotions.

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19 Tips for Finding Low-Cost ADHD Treatment

By Attention's Editorial Advisory Board

Our editors share their collective wisdom and guidance to helpful resources.

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ADHD, Self-Harm, and Suicide

By Jocelyn Meza and Samantha A. Chalker

Learn why individuals with ADHD are at higher risk for self-harming behaviors, what to look for, and what actions to take.

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Inattentive Women with ADHD

By Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD

Many of these women go undiagnosed, live in a state of stress, lose confidence, and underachieve.

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Understanding Meltdowns: The ADHD Volcano Model

By Monica Hassall, BN

Dealing with poor self-esteem, yelling, rage, or tears? A new model helps to explain challenging and sometimes explosive behaviors.

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Women in Midlife and ADHD

ADHD 365 Podcast

Carol Ann Robbins, PhD, provides an understanding of the challenges women face in midlife with ADHD, coping strategies, and the importance of reaching out when help is needed.

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Who Are the Social Media Influencers Reducing ADHD Stigma?

ADHD Weekly

Who are you following on social media? Popular influencers can help to shape your understanding of ADHD.

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ADHD Community Comes Together for Annual Conference

ADHD Weekly

The annual International Conference on ADHD kicks off with sessions that have something for everyone.

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ADHD Awareness Month Encourages a Year of New Perspectives

ADHD Weekly

ADHD awareness is more than just one month. CHADD offers ideas and suggestions on how you can continue reframing ADHD throughout the year.

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Time for a New Perspective on ADHD

ADHD Weekly

Sometimes a new perspective helps us grow in our understanding. This ADHD Awareness Month, expert videos and trusted information offer opportunities to gain a better view of what we think we know.

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Managing ADHD and Tourette Syndrome at School, College, Work and in the Community

CHADD Webinars

Join CHADD and the Tourette Association of America for a collaborative webinar for ADHD Awareness Month on the intersection of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome.

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Embracing ADHD

Midwest Regional Center Webinars

In honor of ADHD Awareness month, CHADD’s Midwest Regional Center is hosting a free webinar, featuring information on the realities of ADHD, treatment options, educational accommodations, social media use, and CBT for adults.

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Do You Have a Career Blueprint?

By Michelle Raz, MEd

Thriving as an adult with ADHD requires a career path that brings out the best version of yourself. Begin with your passion and purpose.

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Disclose Your ADHD? What to Consider First

By Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Relationships of all kinds do best with the right level of disclosure.

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Habits That Serve You Are Key to Success When You Have ADHD

ADHD Weekly

ADHD can be an advantage for some people. You’ll find it essential to build habits that help you stay on track and headed toward your goals.

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Podcast: Adult ADHD and Suicide Prevention

All Things ADHD

Researchers say adults with ADHD have a high prevalence of attempted suicide. But is there a direct link between ADHD and suicide? What other risk factors are involved? Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman shares insight and understanding of risk factors and other conditions that often coexist with ADHD, increasing suicidal thoughts and attempts.

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How to Deal with Situational Variability

By Vidya Guhan

Without understanding the ADHD brain, it is easy to think adults with ADHD “could do it if they wanted to.”

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ADHD Can Mean Underemployment for Some Adults

ADHD Weekly

Research is again showing that adults with ADHD struggle to reach their workplace and earning potentials. Effective treatment can improve employability.

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Webinar: Providing Perspective Through My ADHD Story

Ask the Expert Webinar Series

Life presents a lot of mountains to climb—ADHD doesn’t have to be one of them. Mallory Band struggled with her ADHD like so many other children. She learned how to overcome those challenges and wants to share her story with teens and young adults.

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What If I’d Been Diagnosed Sooner?

By Katherine Frost, PhD

A psychologist talks about the emotions behind these words and her search for the thoughts behind them.

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Internet Addiction and ADHD

By Todd Love, PsyD, JD, LPC, BCC

Why are adults with ADHD susceptible to this biologically based medical issue? What kind of treatment is available?

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Cigarettes and ADHD

By John Mitchell, PhD

It’s a robust relationship that’s hard to break. Why do people with ADHD struggle to quit smoking and what can help them?

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Mindfulness Can Help You Manage ADHD at Any Age

ADHD Weekly

Looking for an additional tool to help manage ADHD symptoms? Mindfulness offers many benefits and new smartphone apps can help you begin practicing.

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CHADD Honors Emerging ADHD Scientists

Young Scientist Awards

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Young Scientist Research Awards.

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Introducing Pocket MD

Attention

In collaboration with the CDC, CHADD now provides podcast-based training and continuing education for healthcare professionals.

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Choosing the Best Medication for Adult ADHD

By Oren W. Mason, MD

Finding the best regimen is a process, largely based on trial and error.

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Where Can Adults with ADHD Find the Best Treatment?

By Oren W. Mason, MD

The variety of specialists who treat adult ADHD can be dizzying. Here’s what you need to know.

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An ADHD Assessment Might Set You Free

By Laura MacNiven

No matter your age, the diagnostic process will help you dig into yourself so you can take the steps you want to take.

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ADHD in High-Achieving Individuals

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

Most resources focus on the obvious challenges of ADHD, so these adults often feel alone in their inner struggles.

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Focusmate: Virtual Coworking

By Mark Katz, PhD

Some adults with ADHD find they can stay focused on important tasks when they have a virtual accountability partner who is simply there as a reminder.

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Self-Acceptance at Midlife Is Key

ADHD Weekly

Life after forty brings challenges, but it can also be a time when ADHD is well managed.

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Could AI Be the Future of ADHD Diagnosis?

ADHD Weekly

Researchers are exploring the use of artificial intelligence to aid professionals in ADHD evaluations.

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Would an ADHD Coach Make Sense for Me?

By Katherine McGavern

Our quick introductory guide answers questions frequently asked by adults with ADHD who want to better manage daily living.

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Evidence-Based Coaching for Adults with ADHD

By Lisa Joy Tuttle, MA, BCC, NBC-HWC

By providing proven methods that can help those who want to learn to thrive with ADHD, this modality complements treatment with medication and psychotherapy.

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ADHD Can Increase Risk of Suicide

ADHD Weekly

ADHD, especially with co-occurring depression, is a known factor in the risk for suicide. Friends and family members can help when someone struggles with feeling suicidal.

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Finding Telemedicine Services

ADHD Weekly

If you want to find a telehealth service for ADHD care, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind as you search.

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Make This Your Time to Thrive with ADHD

ADHD Weekly

Advances in technology can improve your ability to manage ADHD symptoms. New tools and skills help many adults get a better handle on time and tasks.

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The Science of Salt Lamps for ADHD

ADHD Weekly

Pink salt lamps remain popular, and some people claim they benefit a person’s ability to focus. We looked to scientific research to shed light on this fad.

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Are You a Hotline Hothead?

By Marie S. Paxon

We asked our favorite group of experts—the ADHD community—for suggestions on what to do before, during, and after you call a customer service representative.

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Planning or Hoping for a Pregnancy? Talk About Medication with Your Doctor

ADHD Weekly

Medication during pregnancy is discouraged. Women who are considering pregnancy need to know the risks and benefits of medication and their options to continue treatment.

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Brain Reward Response Linked to Binge Eating and ADHD

ADHD Weekly

ADHD and eating disorders often co-occur. Researchers are beginning to understand how these conditions are related.

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Professional Webinar: Your Non-Adherent Patients in Primary Care. Could It Be ADHD?

Public Policy Committee Webinar

Groundbreaking research estimates life expectancy of adults with ADHD is reduced by 8.4 years, often the result of poorly managed co-occurring medical conditions, including obesity, substance abuse, and smoking.

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Your Lifestyle Will Determine Your Future

By Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD, and Kathleen Nadeau, PhD

Takeaways from the keynote address by Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, at the 2020 Virtual International Conference on ADHD highlight the path to satisfying, functional, and healthy living for adults with ADHD.

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What’s Up with Suggestions of Marijuana or CBD Oil for ADHD?

ADHD Weekly

"I’ve been reading in social media that marijuana could help ADHD," a caller asks. "What do the experts think?"

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ADHD and Suicide Risk Factors

Annual International Conference on ADHD

Research shows that children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD are at elevated risk for suicide. Learn why—and what you can do about it—in this educational video.

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Parent ADHD Unmasked

By Dan Shapiro, MD

Perhaps it’s time to consider why you were able to tread water before, but find you’re drowning now.

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Telehealth Expansion Means Doctors Can Prescribe Across State Lines

ADHD Weekly

The federal government’s response to the pandemic has made it easier for doctors to prescribe ADHD medications for out-of-state patients.

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My ADHD Helped Me Pivot a Business

By Marc Sickel

How could we adapt our indoor adaptive gym, with its state-of-the-art exergaming equipment, during a pandemic?

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