ADHD

Preconception Experiences of Moms — and Dads — May Influence Babies’ Development
February 9, 2024
To what extent can parents’ experiences before conception influence their offspring’s development, behavior, and long-term health? It’s an increasingly common question that scientists can’t answer — at least not yet.
The link between parental experiences and child outcomes i...
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“Foods Can’t Touch on My Plate:” On Life with ARFID and Food Aversions
February 9, 2024
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Untangling Treatment for Trauma and ADHD
February 8, 2024
Q: Does a history of trauma contribute to ADHD, and, if yes, how is this treated?
Small studies suggest that an individual with trauma may be predisposed to ADHD, just as anyone with a history of trauma is predisposed to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
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Postpartum Care for Mothers with ADHD: A Guide for Clinicians
February 7, 2024
New mothers with ADHD face distinct postpartum challenges that are as ubiquitous as they are unstudied. Despite the executive functioning strains exacerbated by ADHD medication cessation during pregnancy and nursing, postpartum women must learn to provide steady care for their newborns. All ...
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What a Patient-Provider Relationship Should Look Like, According to Readers
February 6, 2024
Finding a healthcare provider who is both well-versed in ADHD and a good fit can is the Number One barrier to quality ADHD care, according a recent ADDitude reader survey. The right p...
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ADHD Medication Costs Soar: Price Report
February 3, 2024

As if the ADHD medication shortage wasn’t frustrating enough, patients are now forced to contend with higher prices that could further derail treatment. Certain ADHD medications have doubled or tripled in cost since the shortage began in October 2022, according to a report publishe...
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Co-Parenting After Divorce: A Guide for ADHD Families
February 3, 2024
The gold standard for a great divorce when you have kids with ADHD is one in which both parents are working together, amicably. In an ideal world, all parents adopt the same healthy approach to managing ADHD, along with the same schedule and routine.
But this smooth, coordinated ideal...
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How to Co-Parent a Child with ADHD: Solutions from Readers
February 2, 2024
Co-parenting requires cooperation, communication, and organization across households, especially when caring for children with ADHD, who thrive on structure. But it’s rarely a smooth operation. When we polled readers about c...
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“What Happens When You Give a Tape Recorder to a Chatty Kid”
February 1, 2024
I’ve always been long-winded.
As a chatty kid, I saw myself (I’m embarrassed to say) in Donkey, the talkative motor-mouth and sometimes annoying character from Shrek who could not and would not shut up. I suppose the rest of my family and friends, to my chagrin, also saw t...
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“Riding Motorbikes and Contemplating Death with ADHD”
January 31, 2024
Death is terrifying, in part, because it’s impossible to imagine ‘nothing.’ Instinctually, our brains and bodies actively reject the unknown. I suspect this is why so many cultures and religions have formed beliefs and stories about the afterlife — to give death some boundaries, some...
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