Could improvements in these critical skills be one of the silver linings for children attending school remotely? Here are strategies and tools that can help to offset weaknesses related to ADHD and foster independence.   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   With the continued pandemic, many children have to be responsible for logging into Zoom…

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by Robert J. Cattoi   The US Food and Drug Administration recently asked CHADD CEO Robert Cattoi to provide comments regarding the development of abuse-deterrent ADHD stimulant medications. Below is a summary of the comments he presented to the joint meeting of the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management…

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During ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD shines a spotlight on the heightened impact of the pandemic on children and adults with ADHD.   A report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association in September found that symptoms of depression have become three times more prevalent in the United States since the COVID-19…

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by Joyice Robinson   CHADD launched the Adult to Adult training program this summer with its first course, ADHD & Adults. This fall, A2A releases its second course: Independent Adult Living—training for young adults with ADHD who are transitioning to independent adulthood or who have recently established themselves as independent adults. These self-paced courses give…

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What is your family navigating this fall—remote learning, hybrid school schedules, working from home, or a return to your workplace? If ADHD is also in the mix, you’ll need to create structure to handle all the competing demands.   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   We’ve now entered the fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, following…

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Look on the bright side: You can attend this year’s ADHD conference from a treadmill, desk bike, mountain top, or any other location—stationary or moving—as desired.   by Carey Heller, PsyD   Do you—or does someone you know—have trouble sitting still, focusing, and tolerating being in front of a computer for an extended period of…

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Six Steps to Successfully Vote by Mail   Guest blog by Debbie Tracht, MA, ACAC   Last Tuesday, August 11, was Primary Election Day in my state of Vermont. As I hand-delivered my mail-in ballot, an alarm went off in my head. November’s presidential election is not going to be ADHD-friendly. It may involve requesting…

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Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC, the former chair of the CHADD Northern Virginia and DC (NoVA/DC) chapter of CHADD, was installed as president during CHADD’s annual board of directors meeting in June. CHADD is the nation’s largest organization for individuals and families affected by ADHD.  It has 107 local groups throughout the United States and…

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Are you—and members of your family—overwhelmed, burnt out, tired of this pandemic? For people of all ages, the key to improving life in the now normal is to find some inner calm and spaciousness and hang out there for a bit.   by Sharon Saline, PsyD   Summer is supposed to be fun and carefree,…

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by Joyice Robinson   CHADD is proud to introduce Adult to Adult (A2A), its newest ADHD education and training program. The newly established program is modeled after CHADD’s exclusive Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD. During the self-paced A2A training, adults will have access to best practices, strategies, and research-based information on adult ADHD.…

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Daily life during this pandemic continues to be unsettled and disrupted. Here are some suggestions if you find it affecting the emotional well-being of family members in this age group. by Carey A. Heller, PsyD     How is your teen or young adult with ADHD doing? Does she feel anxious about the uncertainties due…

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How do you structure an alternative summer with activities your child or teen (and you) can enjoy? These strategies offer the added benefit of helping to improve their executive function skills.   By Carey A. Heller, PsyD   My previous post shared some ideas for developing a summer plan as well as an example of…

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