2020 General ADHD Resources

These 2020 general ADHD resources are gathered here for the use of anyone. These are general resources you may find useful, some of which have been featured in our monthly “Positive Steps” newsletter.

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October

ADHD Lifestyle

23 Productivity Apps for ADHD Brains

ADHD Editorial Board, ADDitude Magazine, Updated September 16, 2020

Brainstorm

New Insights Into Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

William Dodson, MD, LF-APA, ADDitude Magazine, Updated August 5, 2020

ADHD Basics

How ADHD Can Affect Your Family

WebMD Medical Reference, Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD, July 15, 2018

What Is ADHD? Meaning, Symptoms & Tests

ADHD Editorial Board, Medically Reviewed by William Dodson, MD, LF-APA, ADDitude Magazine, Updated August 4, 2020

The Full Library of ADHD Tests and Assessments for Related Conditions

Penny Williams, Medically Reviewed by William Dodson, MD, LF-APA, ADDitude Magazine, Updated January 20, 2020

When It’s Not Just ADHD: Symptoms of Comorbid Conditions

Larry Silver, MD, ADDitude Magazine, Updated June 17, 2020

September

ADHD Lifestyle

How to Feel Carefree When You Have ADHD

Edward Hallowell, MD and Theresa Lavoie, PhD, ADDitude Magazine, Update 03/08/2019

additudemag.com/relaxation-adult-adhd-help-overthinking/


ADHD Life Rules: 15 Tips to Stress Less and Live Better

Wayne Kalyn, ADDitude Magazine, Updated, January 16, 2020

additudemag.com/adhd-life-rules-15-tips-to-stress-less-and-live-better/?src=embed_link

Brainstorm

ADHD Neuroscience 101

Larry Silver, MD, ADDitude Magazine, Updated December 19, 2019

additudemag.com/adhd-neuroscience-101/

ADHD Basics

ADHD? Learning Disability? It May be Both

CHADD ADHD Weekly August 31, 2017

chadd.org/adhd-weekly/adhd-learning-disability-it-may-be-both/


Is ADHD a Learning Disability?

Bob Cunningham, EdM, executive director of learning development at Understood

understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/is-adhd-a-learning-disability

August

ADHD Lifestyle

Managing Stress When You Have ADHD

CHADD, Oct. 17, 2019

chadd.org/adhd-weekly/managing-stress-when-you-have-adhd/


3 Stress-Management Techniques for Adults with ADHD

Sandy Maynard, ADDitude Magazine, July 1, 2020

additudemag.com/3-stress-management-techniques-for-adhd-adults/#:~:text=Smile%20and%20relax.&text=Sit%20up%2C%20or%20stand%20up,unnecessary%20tension%20from%20your%20body


Slow Down and Live Stress-Free

Jennifer Koretsky, ADDitude Magazine, June 29, 2020

additudemag.com/stressed-out-adhd-symptoms-anxiety/

Brainstorm

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Janice Rodden, ADDitude Magazine, Feb. 24, 2020

additudemag.com/what-is-sensory-processing-disorder/


Please Don’t Hug Me! Seriously. And More Weird Things That Trigger My Hypersensitive ADHD

Judith Gorsuch, ADDitude Magazine, June 2, 2020

additudemag.com/hypersensitivity-triggers-adhd-brain/

ADHD Basics

Use This Checklist to Assess Doctors and Clinicians

Anni Layne Rodgers, medically reviewed by Sharon Saline, Psy.D., ADDitude Magazine, July 24, 2020

additudemag.com/choosing-a-doctor-for-treatment/

July

ADHD Lifestyle

ADDitude Free Webinar Replay: Healthy Habits for the ADHD Brains: Everyday Activities That Unlock a Longer, Healthier Life

presented by Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, April 9, 2020

https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/healthy-habits-adhd/


Optimal Exercise and ADHD

Jeff Copper, PCC, PCAC, MBA, CHADD Attention Magazine, PDF Download, Feb. 2016

https://chadd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ATTN_02_16_OptimalExercise.pdf

Brainstorm

All in the Family? The Genetics of AD/HD

by Maximilian Muenke, Ph.D. and Kate Berg, Ph.D., ADDitude Magazine, Nov. 1, 2019

https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/653.html


FDA Approves Video Game-Based Therapy for Kids with ADHD

by Troy Brown, RN, Medscape for Nurses

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/932440

ADHD Basics

Coexisting Conditions, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

(CHADD), Fact Sheet Available, 2015

chadd.org/about-adhd/coexisting-conditions/


If You Love Me, Please Take This Seriously

by June Silny, ADDitude Magazine slideshow, 1998-2020

additudemag.com/slideshows/i-have-adhd-need-support/


ADHD Comorbidities & Related Conditions

ADDitude Magazine

additudemag.com/category/adhd-add/related-conditions/#:~:text=ADHD%20Comorbidities%20%26%20Related%20Conditions,disorder%2C%20and%20oppositional%20defiant%20disorder.

Experts agree that 50% – 80% of kids with ADHD will have a learning disability. Here are additional organizations for information and support: