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Attention Magazine February 2010

Along for the Ride: Conditions that Co-Exist with ADHD

Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA

Overlapping symptoms complicate the lives of many adults with ADHD, making it difficult to get a correct diagnosis and adding to the complexity of effective treatment.

Compulsively Impulsive/Impulsively Compulsive: The Tug-of-War that Goes on When One Person Lives with Two Very Different Disorders

Bryan Goodman

A woman describes her experience of living with ADHD and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

ADHD, Substance Abuse, and Addiction: When the Solution Becomes a Problem

Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA

Teens and adults affected by ADHD are more likely to engage in addictive behaviors than their peers.

Insights from the Addiction Battleground

Marie S. Paxson

A mother shares tips for people who seek treatment for substance abuse and addiction when ADHD is part of the equation.

The Movement of Imperfection: A Celebration of Human Differences

Mark Katz, PhD

The Movement of Imperfection helps “imperfect parents” of “imperfect children” learn to see their children’s differences in a new light.

Treating Co-Occurring Conditions

Adelaide Robb

Adelaide Robb, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who practices at children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services. She is also board certified in general (adult) psychiatry. Much of her clinical work focuses on treating individuals with ADHD diagnosis.

ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sam Goldstein

A review of recent studies on the relationship between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Priorities for 2010

Cynthia A. Smith

In late fall, CHADD’s public policy department decides on specifc priorities for the following year based on what appears to be feasible within the political climate. In 2010, CHADD’s advocacy work will focus on six activities.

Yes, You Can Take Family Field Trips…with ADHD

Karen Sampson

Some families affected by ADHD hesitate to plan day trips, short vacations, or an afternoon at a museum, out of concern that the symptoms will spoil the fun. It is possible, though, to have these short adventures if you do a little planning ahead of time.