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5 Ways to Find Something You Put in a Safe Place

If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), chances are you've had the experience of putting something in a safe place only to forget where that place is located. Come up with a system to keep track of what you do with important items before you put them away for safekeeping. ...(more)

The ADHD Morning Rush

When you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), getting out the door on time each morning is a challenge. Once you put a few habits and rules into place, however, your mornings will be a breeze. ...(more)

How to Establish Routines

Routines are a vital part of making life with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) easier. They help put things on autopilot so that forgetting them is no longer an issue. How can you create routines that work for you? ...(more)

Team Sports and ADHD

People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have poor social skills as well as a lack of coordination. Why then, would participating in team sports be a good idea? Team sports are good for so many reasons, including giving someone with ADHD a chance to grow and develop. ...(more)

Diagnosis

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)

ADD vs. ADHD

ADD vs ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are two different illnesses. Although many people have a combination of the two, this is not always the case so it is important to separate and understand the differences between the two disorders. If you are concerned about someone you know who has ADD and ADHD symptoms, here are a few things to look out for....(more)

Differentiating Factors of ADD and ADHD

The signs of a person's inability to pay attention, loss of focus, and learning difficulties are commonly derivative to a disease called attention deficit disorder (ADD). There is another disease that has similar traits called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When diagnosing either disease, which usually affects children, it is paramount that the correct determination is reached. Misdiagnosis can result in the wrong medication and treatment prescribed. Physicians are trained to identify the differences between the two disorders. However, parents must become more educated about the differences between ADD and ADHD as well....(more)

A Description of ADHD Symptoms

You have probably heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but it can be hard to pinpoint an accurate description of this condition. This is a chronic neurological disorder that starts in childhood, usually before age 7, but many people never outgrow it even as adults. This condition can be managed, often through medication and therapy, but it cannot be cured. Whether you are wondering if you have this disorder or are just curious about what it is, it is helpful to consider the symptoms that come with it....(more)

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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