The ADHD Weekly Blog from ADHD Experts

  • ADHD Coaching an Integral Component of Effective Comprehensive Treatment for Adults with ADHD

    ADHD Coaching is a significant and important adjunct to ADHD treatment as part of a multi-modal approach. ADHD coaches are very adept at motivating their clients who have ADHD, while partnering with them to develop and practice newly learned personal, soc
  • African American Adults with ADHD – Cultural Barriers and Reduced Access to Care

    Cultural history and bias between psychiatry and the African American community lead to less recognition of the symptoms of ADHD, less use of ADHD medication, and reduced access to care.
  • Risk of Suicide in ADHD

    Suicide is one of the most feared outcomes of any psychiatric condition. Although its association with depression is well known, a small but growing research literature shows that ADHD is also a risk factor for suicidality. Suicide is difficult to study. Because it is relatively rare, large samples of patients are needed to make definitive statements. Studies of suicide and ADHD must also consider the possibility that medications might elevate that risk. For example, the FDA placed a
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  • ADHD and Suicide

    ADHD medications, stimulants in particular, have a protective effect against suicidality. As well, stimulant medications lower risks for traffic accidents, smoking, and substance use disorders.
  • ADHD Medication and Parenting

    Raising children is not easy. I should know. As a clinical psychologist, I’ve helped parents learn the skills they need to be better parents. And my experience raising three children confirmed my clinical experience. Parenting is a tough job under the best of circumstances but it is even harder if the parent has ADHD. For example, an effective parent establishes rules and enforces them systematically. This requires attention to detail, self-control and good organizational skills. Given
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  • ADHD Diagnosis Collateral Retrospectives

    Part of the ADHD diagnosis includes gathering information from third parties, such as parents, spouses, family members, teachers, and school reports. Third party input can help corroborate information the clinician collects in determining a diagnosis
  • Collateral Information in Adult ADHD

    Breda,V;, Rovaris, DL; Schneider Vitola, E.; et al. Does collateral retrospective information about childhood attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms assist in the diagnosis of attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults? Findings from a large clinical sample. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1–9, DOI: 10.1177/0004867415609421. Collateral information is commonly used in making the diagnosis of ADHD in a child or adolescent. The role of
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  • ADHD in College Students

    ADHD in college students is important because college is the first time an ADHD adult is out on his/her own, with the protective oversight of parents. The ASRS screener and 18 point symptom checklist are good ways for students and clinicians to keep track of symptoms and the effects of ADHD medications.
  • ASRS in College Students

    Gray et al. (2014), The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): utility in college students with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder. PeerJ 2:e324; DOI 10.7717/peerj.324 There has been ongoing interest in the identification of ADHD in college students; many transitional adults will present with ADHD related symptoms and problems with the transition to post-secondary education and the related demands on attention and executive function. This investigation examined the utility of the
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  • ADHD and Broken Bones

    ADHD results in higher rates of accidents, broken bones, and traffice accidents. This is why ADHD is called a disorder. ADHD medications and cognitive behavioral therapy can both improve attention and reduce impulsivity.