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Attention Magazine December 2018

CHADD’s Guide to Finding a Summer Camp

CHADD Staff

Trust us: Starting your search now will pay off.




A Novel Treatment for Severe Irritability: Exposure-Based CBT for DMDD

Melissa A. Brotman

Scientists at the NIMH developed and are investigating a new approach for the treatment of severe irritability in youth, now understood to be a significant public health issue.




Inattentive Women with ADHD

Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD

A teacher and coach helps us understand what it’s like to live with inattentive ADHD.




The ReThinkStress Program

Mark Katz

NO DOUBT, stress can have negative consequences on our health, our productivity, and our emotional well-being. But according to Stanford psychologist Alia Crum, PhD, research also shows that stress can potentially have positive effects in these areas as well–if, that is, we can change our mindset about the very nature of stress.Our stress mindset, according…



ADHD Treatment in School-Aged Youth

Lauren Haack PhD

THIS RESEARCH UPDATE focuses on two related questions about youth and adolescents with ADHD. The first study aims to identify rates of ADHD treatment (in general and related to demographic and clinical factors) in a national survey. The second aims to summarize and integrate recommendations from multiple studies of school-based services across developmental levels.Which treatments…



Stay Cool Through the Yule

Clare B. Jones

Families coping with the challenges of ADHD may find the holiday season even more stressful. Here’s a guide to help you prevent the overwhelm this year.




Living with Inattentive ADHD

Barbara Luther MCAC, MCC, MA

A teacher and coach helps us understand what it’s like to live with inattentive ADHD.




Create Calm: It Really Matters!

Cindy Goldrich EdM, ACAC

Your child’s ability to process information, perform effectively, and regulate emotions is impacted by what she or he is expected to manage. How can you build a supportive foundation of serenity at home?




Cardiovascular Risk and Stimulant Medication

Ashraf Harahsheh MD, FACC, FAAP

Current evidence highlights the safety of these ADHD medications at the current doses in pediatrics. What do parents need to know?




Focus on One Cognitive Training Approach: An Interview with LearningRx

Attention Editors

Enough data is emerging to consider these interventions promising while not yet proven. Here’s a look at one program.




CBD Oil and ADHD Management

Karen Sampson Hoffman

It’s being promoted everywhere as an intervention for a host of ailments—including ADHD. What is CBD oil, and does it have any benefits for managing ADHD? We asked an expert and he’s skeptical.