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Attention Magazine April 2010

Why Empathy Matters

Robert B. Brooks

Why do so many people with ADHD struggle with developing a quality vital for successful relationships? Learn to recognize roadblocks and practice strategies for strengthening empathic skills.

Raise Your Child’s Social IQ – How to help when ADHD impacts people skills

Cathi Cohen

Does you child have difficulty with making and keeping friends? Here’s how to help when ADHD impacts people skills.

ADHD and (Mis)Perception of the Truth, (Mis)Interpretation, and Other “Honest Lying” Behaviors

Jeffrey Bernstein

ADHD-related communication challenges sabotage relationships. These strategies can prevent problems and provide damage control.

Changing Minds about the Brain – Gina Pera interviews Nora Volkow, MD

Gina Pera

Imaging studies demonstrate incontrovertibly the brain changes that are associated with psychiatric disease, says Nora volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Identifying Treatments, Addressing Stigma – Gina Pera interviews Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Gina Pera

Knowledge won’t be enough to reduce negative attitudes about mental illness, says Berkeley’s Stephen Hinshaw, PhD. Even more important are contact, empathy, and intidiscrimination policies.

KIPP: An Innovative Network of College-Preparatory Charter Schools

Mark Katz, PhD

Thousands of children who once believed college was beyond their reach now know it’s well within their grasp, thanks to the Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP.

Emotional Stressors of Parenting a Child with ADHD

Andrea M. Chronis

Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Maryland in College Park, answers questions from parents about dealing with the stress of parenting children with ADHD.

Worldwide Incidence and Prevalence of ADHD

Sam Goldstein

A review of several studies examining the incidence and prevalence of ADHD worldwide.

CHADD Testifies to the SSA on ADHD and Employment

Cynthia A. Smith

CHADD is working to have the Social Security Administration recognize ADHD as a disability that can inhibit the ability to work and to ensure that reasonable job accommodations and supports are available for individuals who cannot engage in substantial and meaningful employment without them.