As you learn more about ADHD you will start to recognize names of the well known leaders in the field of research and education on it. This is a good skill to have as it helps to cut down on your research and study time. We have put together a partial list of a few of the more familiar names.
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. – Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist and researcher in brain disorders and the director of Amen Clinics located across the United States. He is recognized for his work in brain SPECT imaging and the author of numerous books.
Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS – Chris has worked in a number of different fields over the years which include classroom teacher, a school psychologist, lobbyist and consultant on children’s issues to name a few. She is an author, speaker and a mom to two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD. Her website offers information on teens who have ADHD.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – Dr. Hallowell is a nationally recognized leader on ADHD and has been to St. Cloud in the past. Some of you may have seen him on Oprah, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Fox and Good Morning America to name a few television shows. His book Driven to Distraction was co-authored with John J. Ratey, M.D. and was a best-seller. Dr. Hallowell has written many books on different aspects of the disorder and travels the country giving workshops. He has a positive attitude towards ADHD and that is bound to have a positive affect on you.
Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW – Terry is a psychotherapist and consultant who specializes in working with adults who have ADHD. Along with being the director of addconsultants.com, she contributes articles to ADDitude Magazine and is the author of the book Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-Its.
Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. – (along with Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females. She is a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C. area and travels all over giving workshops on a number of different topics. Dr. Nadeau has authored many books on ADHD for adults, college students and teens. She works with adult ADHD and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Quinn.
Melissa Orlov – Melissa has a blog on marriage when one or both partners have ADHD. She wrote the book The ADHD Effect on Marriage with the foreword of the book written by Dr. Hallowell.
Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. – (along with Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.) was one of the first to focus on girls and women with ADHD and co-founded the first national ADHD organization for females. She is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C. She travels across the country giving workshops and has appeared on numerous television shows and is the author of the best-selling book Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for kids ages 8 to 12 and there is a workbook also. She continues her work in focusing on the disorder in girls and women and co-founded the ADDvance website with Dr. Nadeau.
David Rabiner, Ph.D. – Dr. Rabiner is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. In 1997 he began publishing Attention Research Update which provides parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators a way to stay informed on the latest research on ADHD. The subscription is free.
John J. Ratey, M.D., – Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a well known international expert in Neuropsychiatry. He has authored eight books that have been translated into 14 languages including the best-selling book Driven to Distraction which he wrote with Dr. Hallowell. Dr. Ratey is an established world authority on the brain-fitness connection.
Nancy Ratey, Ed.M, MCC. SCAC – Nancy is a specialist in working with executives, entrepreneurs and professionals who have ADHD. She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on coaching adults with ADHD. Her new ADHD self-coaching book is now available – The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks and Talents.
Sandra F. Rief, M.A. – Sandra is a speaker, an educational consultant and a best-selling author on how to reach and teach kids and teenagers who have ADHD and Learning Disabilities. She travels all over the country giving workshops to parents, educators and mental health care providers.
Larry Silvers, M.D. – Dr. Silvers is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area along with being a Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. If you are a regular reader of ADDitude magazine then you are familiar with his frequent articles on ADHD and related issues. He has over 150 published articles and numerous books – Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD: Second Edition
Sari Solden, MS, LMFT – Sari is a psychotherapist and known for her pioneering work in the field of counseling of men and women on the “strengths and struggles of ADHD”. Along with being the author of two well known books and a speaker, she is currently the editor for the newsletter for ADDA (the national Association for Adults with ADHD).
John F. Taylor, Ph.D. – Dr. Taylor is a frequent workshop presenter in St. Cloud, Minnesota on ADHD and all the related issues that can accompany the disorder. His workshops are for parents, health care and mental health care providers and educators. In September 2014 A-D-A-MSM co-sponsored an evening parent workshop with Resource Training and Solutions which was attended by 120 people. He is best known for identifying a problem area and then breaking it down for parents so you know exactly how to overcome it and help make your child successful. His books, CD’s and workbooks are parent friendly and will make you successful in dealing with ADHD behavior.
Scientific, safe and reliable information is a must as you start down the road to learning to live with and successfully treat and manage ADHD. There is no cure. It is a life long learning process. Here are some suggested resources you may want to check out.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How is ADHD diagnosed? Who can diagnose ADHD? CHADD The National Resource on ADHD – www.chadd.org – provides a complete and thorough educational section on the
disorder in Understanding ADHD. The About ADHD section will walk you through basic ADHD information such as diagnoses, treatment, professionals who can diagnose and treat it and much more. This is an important place to start if you or your child is newly diagnosed. Getting good ADHD information is crucial as you begin to lay the foundation for learning about the disorder and working with your ADHD treatment and management team. We encourage you to take time to also read the sections For Parents & Caregivers, For Adults and For Professionals
Is ADD/ADHD Genetic? Genes as a Cause of ADD/ADHD by Maximilian Muenke, Ph.D., Kate Berg, Ph.D.