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Attention Magazine October 2011
Rating Scales: Help or Hindrance in the Diagnosis of ADHD?
Patricia O. Quinn MD
Rating scales are not as accurate as one might expect. Many emphasize external symptoms such as hyperactivity and impulsivity. They are extremely subjective and can yield very disparate results. Objective testing can play an important role in a comprehensive clinical assessment.
ADHD Medication Essentials
Understanding the various medications used to treat ADHD can save you months or even years of misunderstandings and setbacks.
ADHD Medication Resources
Where can you go to get detailed information about ADHD medications? Here is a guide to the medication guides available for parents, patients, and professionals.
Track Your Progress: A Free Toolkit to Help You and Your Doctor
You can’t move past your challenges until you identify them and have a way to track and tweak your progress. Check out the toolkit developed by the Canadian ADHD Research Alliance.
The Medication Diary: A Useful Tool for Monitoring ADHD Treatment
Does vagueness characterize med checks with your doctor? Become a vital and proactive partner in your treatment by tracking and documenting medication dosage, duration of action, frequency of symptoms, side effects, and so forth.
High-Tech Health Records
Steven Peer former CHADD President
There are many new ways to manage your personal health data electronically–from digital bracelets to comprehensive online platforms that can be shared with anyone you choose.
A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Model for Adults with ADHD
Mark Katz, PhD
Treatment and the Teen Years
Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA
A chat with Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA.
Saving SSI for Children with ADHD
A report on CHADD’s advocacy work to save the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children with ADHD.
Our First Year with ADHD
K. C. Freeman