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Attention Magazine April 2003

Coaching for Success

Harriet Steinberg

This article describes the ways coaches can assist individuals with ADHD. It presents the relationship of a coach with nursing experience and a couple and the steps they took to make coaching pay off.

Dealing with the Impact of ADHD on Marriage

Michael T. Bell

This article offers suggestions that assist in handling ADHD behaviors in the context of a marriage or committed adult relationship. It cautions against assuming that ADHD factors are the cause of marital problems and suggests contacting a counselor with knowledge of ADHD.

Divorce in an ADHD Family

Michael Heicklen

Divorce is difficult and is made more challenging when one of the parties is ADHD. This article suggests using a mediator who is knowledgeable of ADHD issues to help work through this difficult life experience. This article references several Websites.

Nurturing the Family Through Divorce

Marcianna Shogan

This article discusses the impact divorce can have on children with ADHD. It provides five strategies to help a child work through this change, talks about related treatment issues, and covers signs of distress.

Is it ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome?

Edward B. Aull

This article describes the symptoms associated with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), a disorder often found in children who have been diagnosed as ADHD. The author presents information about behaviors associated with AS, acknowledges the difficulties associated with finding treatments that work, and the challenges families face.

From the Clinician: Maximizing the Benefits of Stimulant Medication Treatment for Children with ADHD — Part 2

David Rabiner

This follow-up article discusses four guidelines for the use of medication for ADHD in a community setting based on the results of the MTA Study. The author notes that as new research occurs and new medications become available, best practices may change. He urges parents to be sure that their child’s treatment is aligned with current best practices. Part 1 was published in the February 2003 issue of Attention!.