ADHD

Does Brain Training Work? ADHD Brain Games and Neurofeedback Under Scrutiny
February 2, 2023
Your newsfeed is overloaded with programs, apps, and interventions that claim to effectively treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some are complementary treatments designed to augment an existing medication regimen; others suggest they should replace medication. Without rea...
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Substance Use Disorders and ADHD: 5 Key Facts and Additional Resources
February 1, 2023
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders (SUD) overlap considerably. About a quarter of adults with SUD have ADHD, and individuals with ADHD are three times more likely to develop a SUD.1 ...
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“Multitasking Is a Farce. Use These Task-Switching Strategies Instead.”
February 1, 2023
Does this sound familiar? Instead of completing one task before starting another, you find yourself multitasking while fending off distractions and interruptions from coworkers, friends, or ...
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Relationship Rescue for ADHD Couples
February 1, 2023
Unique challenges can sink a marriage when one or both partners have ADHD.
Here, our relationship experts provide solutions for common problems when one or both partners have ADHD and offer guidance for...
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“Lessons from ‘The Explosive Child’ That Helped Our Son Flourish”
January 31, 2023
It was the first week of Third Grade when I found my son, Owen, curled up under a tree in his school playground. We’d agreed to meet there during recess, a particularly overwhelming part of his day for him. From his ragged breathing, silent sobs, and shaky hands, I knew that my son was hav...
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TikTok Tics: What’s Causing a Surge in Tic Disorders Among Teens?
January 31, 2023
When emergency room visits for tic disorders tripled among adolescent girls during the pandemic, the medical community got worried. Was this yet more mental-health fallout from COVID? Was social media partly to blame?
Since 2020, a record number of teens with dramatic and unusual disp...
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High Expectations — and Frustrations: Stories of Twice Exceptional Students Desperately Seeking Support
January 28, 2023
A 2e student’s high IQ often overshadows or camouflages their neurological or learning challenges — confusing teachers, parents, and clinicians alike. Twice-exceptional students perform above average in one or more subject areas, and below average in others. Accelerated intellectual grow...
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A New Year’s Resolutions Re-Start Guide for ADHD Brains
January 28, 2023
You were determined to choose your New Year’s resolutions with care and to keep them this time. You had a plan, you had the motivation, you were off to a great start. So why did you lose momentum within weeks or months?
If it’s any comfort, you’re not the only one struggling to ...
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Survey: ADHD Prescriptions, Medication Use Jump Among Teens
January 27, 2023

ADHD prescriptions and medication use among 12th grade patients hit an all-time high last year, according to a new study that found 15% of high school seniors reported stimulant or non-stimulant ADHD medication use in 2022 compared to 11% in 2021. The annual published by ...
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6 Essential Summer Camp Criteria for Kids with ADHD
January 27, 2023
The right summer camp experience pushes kids in all the right directions — toward new friendships, new challenges, and new perspectives. In my experience, camp can be a tremendous confidence builder for kids with ADHD, who may otherwise automatically say “no” to anything unfamiliar. Ca...
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