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Smokers with ADHD

If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are you more likely to be a smoker as well? And if you are, does ADHD make it harder to quit? What is the relationship between ADHD and smoking? ...(more)

Juvenile Delinquency and ADHD

Are kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) more likely to become juvenile delinquents than their peers? And if so, why? Is there any way to turn these kids around? ...(more)

How to Drive Safely with ADHD

Much has been made recently of the dangers of texting while driving. In fact, it is against the law in most states. But what about driving when you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? How dangerous is that? And what can you do to make it safer? ...(more)

Eating Disorders and ADHD

Did you know that people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop an eating disorder than someone who does not have ADHD? For certain individuals, some of the symptoms of ADHD can contribute to developing an eating disorder. ...(more)


What to Do After Your ADHD Diagnosis

Most people who learn that they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) leave their doctor's office in a state of shock. Some feel relief at finally figuring out why they struggle so much, but still, there is a strong sense of confusion and the overarching question, "Now what?" ...(more)

Is It Really ADHD?

With the increasing awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the seeming rise in diagnoses, how can you be sure that you really have ADHD? Could your symptoms be something else? ...(more)

Diagnosing ADHD

It is not uncommon for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to go undiagnosed into adulthood. Getting a diagnosis for ADHD can often be life changing, especially if the diagnosis comes in adulthood. This article offers an overview of the diagnostic process. ...(more)


Are You Disabled?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is recognized in the U.S. as a disability under Federal law. Does the term "disabled" resonate with you? Do you feel disabled? ...(more)

Embracing Neurodiversity with ADHD

Neurodiversity is a term that refers to the fact that brains, such as those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), may be wired differently but come with their own set of gifts and talents. It is an effort to take away the negative view and see ADHD in more positive terms. ...(more)

Understanding People Who Live With ADD

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) involves inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity or a combination. It can be frustrating to live with a person with ADD if you don't know what it's like to have it. Understanding ADD is easier if you know this general information about the disorder....(more)

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Brenda Nicholson

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Brenda Nicholson is an ADD Coach who has consulted with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the Anderson Cooper Show, Noven Pharmaceuticals and others on the subject of Attention Deficit Disorder. One of her proudest accomplishments was developing an ADD Coaching Program for students in the Learning Assistance Center at Schoolcraft College.She first became... Read More

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