Healthy Eating and Meal Planning with ADHD

Featuring Kim Arrey, BSC, RD Do you, like many adults with ADHD, struggle with symptoms that create barriers to eating a healthy diet? Do you turn to convenience foods, especially when you’re busy? Are you bothered by stress eating, chaotic food shopping, or kitchen disorganization? The good news is that you can take charge of…

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You’re Not Too Old for an ADHD Diagnosis

The change for Emma Tregoning was stunning. “It’s like someone tuned in the radio,” she says. Tregoning had just received an ADHD diagnosis for the first time—in her late forties. Her son had recently gone through the evaluation process, and, like many parents, she saw herself in the description of ADHD the doctor offered when…

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Understanding Girls with ADHD

Featuring Ellen B. Littman, PhD   Girls with ADHD confront unique challenges every day. In this ADHD Awareness Month 2023 podcast, you’ll learn what you can do to support and empower them. This podcast was originally recorded as part of CHADD’s Ask the Expert Webinar Series. CHADD, the ADHD Coaches Organization, and the Attention Deficit…

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Apps Can Help Girls Manage When Hormones Affect ADHD Symptoms

When girls with ADHD enter puberty, the changes they experience extend beyond the descriptions offered in health class. The fluctuations and physical changes brought on by hormones in adolescence can make managing symptoms difficult. These, in turn, affect executive functions like focus, motivation, impulsivity, and the ability to regulate emotions. One tool available to manage…

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ADHD Doesn’t Have to Make You Older

Age may be more than a number; it can also be how fast your body ages compared to your peers. And untreated ADHD, especially in the teen years, can play a role in faster aging and possibility a shorter lifespan. Accelerated aging related to teen physical and mental health Biological aging refers to how old…

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Is It ADHD? Disparities in ADHD Care of Black Children

Remote Learning for Children with ADHD

Featuring Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD Stigma and cultural challenges affect the diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community. Black parents often struggle to find culturally competent help for their children. Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, discusses how ADHD symptoms affect daily functioning, how ADHD is perceived within different communities, and why Black Americans…

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Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Featuring Napoleon Higgins, MD Black adults with ADHD face barriers when seeking diagnosis and treatment. There are cultural concerns that need to be addressed for them to receive proper evaluation and effective treatment. Psychiatrist Napoleon Higgins, MD, discusses mental health stigma within the Black community, the cultural values that may affect treatment, and ways to…

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Heading Off Seasonal Depression When You Have ADHD

February’s arrival denotes the end of the ten darkest weeks of the calendar year. The lengthening days are exactly what many people need right now. Seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that tends to occur during the darker months of the year, frequently co-occurs with ADHD. Experts estimate it occurs in about thirty percent…

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Black History Month 2024: Celebrating Strengths and Creativity

Black History Month 2024

CHADD is spotlighting resources focused on the experiences of African Americans who live with ADHD for Black History Month 2024. This year the theme of Black History Month is “African Americans and the Arts.” The goal is to emphasize the creative abilities and contributions of Black people throughout history in literature, fine arts, fashion, performance,…

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Strategies to Help You and Your Child Develop Healthier Social Media Habits

The lure of breaking news, adorable dog videos, and life hacks—how to style your hair, increase your pickleball score, and paint your nails like a professional—is hard to avoid. It’s no wonder that many adults, teens, and even children have a hard time avoiding social media and may spend hours a day on their smartphones,…

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Help Your Teen with ADHD Prepare for and Navigate College

      Featuring Judy Bass, Certified Educational Planner College isn’t for every student graduating from high school. How do you know if it is the right choice for your teen with ADHD? Judy Bass talks about career options for students with ADHD after high school, how to evaluate colleges to find the right fit,…

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Section 504 and IEPs: Setting Your Child with ADHD Up for School Success

School-Based Interventions for Adolescents with ADHD

Featuring Jeffrey Katz, PhD Children with ADHD need accommodations that are customized to their specific needs to have the best experience during their school life and the support they need to learn. Jeffrey Katz, PhD, discusses comorbid learning disabilities, the difference between a Section 504 and an Individualized Education Program plan, and the distinct roles…

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