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Attention Magazine June 2008

From Defiance to Compliance: What Parents Need to Know to Transform Resistance into Obedience.

Terry J. Illes

Imagine how much easier life might be if your child actually complied with your commands without first making you maneuver through an obstacle course of resistance and conflict.

De la Resistencia al Obediencia: Lo que los padres necesitan saber para transformer la resistencia en obediencia.

Terry J. Illes

Imagine cu�nto m�s f�cil ser�a la vida si su hijo, en efecto, cumpliese con sus mandatos sin primero hacer que usted tenga que maniobrar por una pista de obst�culos llena de resistencia y conflicto.

A Journey of Ideas

Anne Teeter-Ellison

Responding to Literacy Needs: Lindamood-Bell’s School Services and Professional Development Workshops

Mark Katz, PhD

Mental Health Courts: A Giant Step Forward

Robert M. Tudisco Esq

The goal of this rapidly expanding program is to identify defendants with mental illnesses and divert them, if appropriate, from incarceration into treatment–or to provide services and therapeutic support when incarceration is unavoidable.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: Fostering Resilience and Self-Esteem in Children and Adults with ADHD and Related Disorders

Giselle Faubel

Working with, being with, and riding horses is particularly beneficial for some individuals with ADHD. Learn about one psychologist’s journey into a promising field.

ADHD Medication and Drug Abuse

Bryan Goodman

The results of two recent studies indicated that treating children as early as age six or seven with stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is not likely to increase the risk of substance abuse when they are adults. The studies, both sponsored by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), also showed treatment with stimulants did not prevent substance abuse later in adulthood. The studies, conducted by researchers at New York University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School were published in the April 2008 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Bryan Goodman, MA, executive editor of Attention magazine, talked with Nora Volkow, MD, director of NIDA, about what the results of the studies mean to parents and their children with ADHD.