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Attention Magazine October 2018

ADHD & Obesity: An Under-Recognized Problem

Roberto Olivardia PhD

EATING is one of the most routine things people do, yet healthy eating and weight regulation remain a challenge for many individuals. This is especially true for those with ADHD. Several recent research studies looked at the relationship between ADHD and obesity, citing it as an under-recognized problem. A longitudinal study found that men with…



Ask The Expert

Karen Sampson Hoffman

DID THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR start off well for your family? Many students with ADHD are excited to go back to school but find they start to struggle after the first few weeks. Last semester, our Ask the Expert webinar series featured educators and practitioners who focus on student success. We’ve highlighted some of the…



Benefits and Risks of Medication Treatment

Kelsey Wiggs PhD

THE DECISION TO MEDICATE A CHILD WITH ADHD IS DIFFICULT. Likewise, deciding whether someone should begin or stop treatment for ADHD as an adult can also be hard. There is a lot of conflicting information. The news and social media have accounts of people benefiting from medication, while there also are stories extolling grave dangers…



Empowering Children Who Learn Differently in Pakistan

Farah Aftab MS

WE’RE ALL FAMILIAR with that distracted, uninterested fellow who just did not sit still in school. He was annoyingly chatty and quite often failed his examinations. We presumed him clueless, lacking the desire to study. In Pakistan, many of these children leave school at an early age. Some become entrepreneurs. Others continue the traditional educational…



The Gifted Child with ADHD

Mark Bertin MD

ADHD affects the ability to manage life–particularly when situations require sustained effort, consistency, and planning. ADHD can undermine health, social relations, self-esteem, efficiency, and far more. Because of that broad impact, grades are not the bottom line for evaluating ADHD, even in school. Educational law states that impairments related to ADHD, not specific grades, are…



Lived Experience

Lou Brown

WHEN I WAS ABOUT TEN YEARS OLD, my mum gave me a book called Look Before You Leap. Although I didn’t read the book (I couldn’t sit still that long), the message was clear. She wanted me to stop being so impulsive. Yep, from the moment I could walk I was constantly on the move;…



19 Tips for Finding Low-Cost ADHD Treatment

Attention Editorial Advisory Board

En español “Help! How can I get an ADHD assessment when my insurance doesn’t provide adequate coverage? Many doctors in my area don’t take new patients or don’t participate in my insurance plan or they charge way too much. I’m not rich enough to pay for it myself.” “How can I get my child evaluated…



19 Consejos para encontrar tratamiento para el ADHD a bajo costo

Attention Editorial Advisory Board

¡Ayuda! ¿Cómo puedo obtener una evaluación para el TDAH si mi seguro de salud no me proporciona una cobertura adecuada? Muchos doctores en mi área, no aceptan nuevos pacientes o no participan en mi plan de seguro de salud o quieren cobrar demasiado. No tengo mucho dinero para poder pagarlo yo mismo.   ¿Cómo puedo…



Project FOCUS: Helping Military Family Members Grow Stronger

Mark Katz

UCLA’s PROJECT FOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress) is a trauma-informed, skills-based prevention model designed to build upon the resilient qualities of military family members, many of whom endure enormous stress as a result of their service to our country. Considering the added stresses associated with attention or learning challenges for children growing up in…



ADHD and Family Stress

Meghan Miller

THIS RESEARCH UPDATE focuses on the impact of ADHD on parenting and family stress. The reviewed studies also examined whether reductions in parenting stress follow ADHD treatment. How are early ADHD symptoms associated with family stress? Prior studies have documented higher levels of stress among parents and families of children with ADHD. This study sought…



The Genetics of ADHD

Russell Schachar MD

DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS have long known that ADHD runs in families, and plenty of parents have suspected it. In fact, many parents first realize they might have ADHD after going through the process of their child’s assessment. The science of genetics Genes play a role in everything that makes us individuals, from eye color to…



Training in the Trades

Jennifer Phillips, MS, CRC, and Julia Frost, MS

Worried about the traditional college route? Learn about the positive realities of this option for students with ADHD.   SAM COMES FROM A FAMILY of high achievers. Everyone in his family who is older than him has gone to college, and everyone who is younger is expected to go as soon as they graduate from…