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ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Talking Brains Episode 2: Sex & ADHD with Ari Tuckman PsyD

By |2018-11-29T12:36:22-05:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: ADHD, Sex, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation with Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA. ADHD can really take a toll on your sex life and your relationship. We haven't had a lot of research on ADHD and sex - until now. Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA conducted a 3,000 person survey of people with ADHD and their non-ADHD partners about their [...]

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The Overlap of ADHD and GAD

By |2017-07-01T01:07:54-04:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Anxiety|Tags: , , |

The Overlap of ADHD and GAD Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can share similar symptoms and treatments.  You are also more likely to have anxiety if you have ADHD. What is GAD? Symptoms of GAD include persistent and uncontrollable worrying, feeling on edge, and experiencing irritability and insomnia.  People with GAD may feel anxiety more frequently about finances, health, relationships, and work. The diagnosis of GAD occurs [...]

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Is It ADHD or a Thyroid Disorder?

By |2017-06-27T12:29:36-04:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Health|Tags: , , |

Is It ADHD or a Thyroid Disorder? Symptoms of ADHD and a thyroid disorder can be very similar.  You may also be more likely to have a thyroid disorder when you have ADHD.  Read on to find out more about both disorders. What is ADHD? ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—a neurological, genetic, and biological disorder [...]

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ADHD & Michael Phelps: Medication is Not a “Crutch”

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-05:00August 14th, 2016|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Sports|Tags: , , , |

A fellow blogger at Psychology Today wrote a post on Michael Phelps' ADHD not being a true disorder, and stating that stimulant medication for ADHD is a "crutch". Here is my response. One of the greatest disservices to children and adults with mental health issues is marginalizing those who need medication. In Marilyn Wedge's blog post [...]

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New Book Giveaway at Goodreads.com!

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-05:00June 8th, 2015|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books|Tags: , , , |

My new book, Natural Relief for Adult ADHD:Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and  Motivation With or Without Medication, is now available. New Harbinger Publications, Inc. is giving away a copy at Goodreads - enter here by June 15th: Natural Relief for Adult ADHD Giveaway

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: the New Landscape of ADHD Treatment?

By |2016-10-05T06:45:45-04:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: |

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as parents of children with ADHD, are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for new treatment options.  Continue reading...  

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CBT for Adult ADHD: An Interview with Mary Solanto PhD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00October 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mary V. Solanto, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the ADHD Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Solanto has worked extensively with adults and children with ADHD. Her research and publications address the cognitive and behavioral functioning of individuals [...]

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French Kids Do Have ADHD: An Interview with Elias Sarkis MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00September 22nd, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moliere described ADHD in his play L'Étourdi ou Les Contretemps (The Blunderer) in 1655. However, the concept of ADHD as a serious disorder is still not fully accepted in France. However, ADHD impacts the functioning of 3.5% of the population of France (Lecendreux, et al. 2011). In addition, ADHD is just as prevalent in other countries [...]

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ADHD Women: Higher Rate of Self-Harm & Suicide Attempts

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00September 21st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Hinshaw et al. published by the the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2012) shows that women who were diagnosed with ADHD as young adults, in are more likely to attempt suicide or report injuring themselves than comparable young women in a control group. In the first of the studies, 228 girls [...]

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