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ADHD & Marriage: An Interview with Melissa Orlov

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00June 7th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Dating, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and one of the top experts in how ADHD affects relationships. She has been writing and speaking about the topic since 2007, researching it since 2005. She has worked with Edward Hallowell MD since 2004, writing ADHD articles and newsletters, and assisting with educational programs delivered by Dr. Hallowell and [...]

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Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00June 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Movies/Music, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible that the impulsivity and quick-thinking that accompanies ADHD may also boost creativity? And what role does medication have in that creative process? Does stimulant medication hamper creativity, or boost it? The ADHD brain may not be held back as much by constraints on thinking. In a study by Abraham et al. (2006), adolescents [...]

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5 Things to Know About Your New ADD Diagnosis

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 23rd, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I've written an article for New Harbinger's "Off the Couch" series: Approximately 4 percent of the U.S. population has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – that’s 13 million people. If you find out you are one of these 13 million people (welcome to our exclusive club, by the way!), here are the top 5 things that [...]

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My Books on Adult ADD: The Excitement of Helping Others

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 15th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

People often ask me, "How have you been able to write 4 books on adult ADD?" I tell them this: 1) I have a passion for writing. 2) I have a passion for helping others. 3) By writing books on ADD and by disclosing I have ADHD, I can let people know that they are not [...]

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Proposed DSM-5 Changes for ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 14th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, will have a new edition published in 2013. This edition will be called the DSM-5. (This is a departure from previous editions, because a roman numeral will not be used in the title.) The DSM is used by clinicians to determine [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Genetic variant that can lead to severe impulsivity identified

By |2016-10-05T06:45:51-05:00December 29th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-27) -- Scientists have found that a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are under the influence of alcohol. The researchers sequenced DNA of the impulsive subjects and compared those sequences with DNA from an equal number of non-impulsive Finnish control subjects. They [...]

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Virtual Reality Classrooms as an Assessment for ADHD

By |2017-01-10T00:00:39-05:00March 16th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Continuous-performance tests (CPTs) are assessments that measure sustained attention, selective attention, and impulsivity. They can be used as part of an evaluation for ADHD. The "old school" CPTs use actual paper, pencil, and a stopwatch. The newer generation of CPTs were software applications that allowed the computer to keep track of variables. The latest CPTs use [...]

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