2020 General ADHD Resources

These 2020 other ADHD resources are gathered here for the use of anyone. These are general resources you may find useful.

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August

ADHD Lifestyle

For those with ADHD stress is with them most of the time and it can be hard to manage. Successful management requires learning steps you can take to reduce it.

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

Do you know someone with ADHD that seems to be too sensitive? Did you think their behavior was over dramatized? It’s not. It’s called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

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

The most important step in determining if you have ADHD is to get an accurate diagnosis. Here is an article that can help you in your search for an expert physician.

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/

Did You Know

In Case You Missed It

Get the most recent information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for ADHD for children in preschool, elementary, and adolescence.

Webinar: ADHD Diagnosis & Treatment Guidelines – Information for Parents | ADHD and the AAP: 2019 Clinical Guidelines, Max Wiznitzer, M.D., CHADD, March 21, 2020

chadd.org/webinars/ask-the-expert-adhd-diagnosis-treatment-guidelines-information-for-parents/

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:

Did You Know

Parental Criticism May Worsen ADHD Symptoms, Devon Frye, ADDitude Magazine, Feb. 22, 2017

https://www.additudemag.com/parental-criticism-may-worsen-adhd-symptoms/#:~:text=Recent%20research%20indicates%20that%20it%20may%20lead%20to%20more%20challenging,parental%20criticism%20of%20a%20child 


ADHD and the Epidemic of Shame, William Dodson, M.D., ADDitude Magazine, 1998-2020

https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/adhd-and-shame/#:~:text=For%20people%20with%20ADHD%2C%20shame,as%20fundamentally%20different%20and%20flawed


The most frequently asked questions we have received over the years from parents and adults with ADHD is whether or not to use medications in the treatment of ADHD. It is a tough decision because no one wants to take medication if they don’t have to. You have the right to have questions and concerns. Our organization has the policy that we will never advise anyone with ADHD to use or not to use medication. We believe that decision is personal and private between the parents and their physician or the adults and their physician. We encourage you to read and learn about the different medication options in treating ADHD and to discuss all of your concerns and questions with your physician.

Talking to Children about Medication for Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD, by David Rabiner, Ph.D., Research Professor, Duke University, 2006

http://www.helpforadd.com/talking-to-children/

In Case You Missed It

Free Webinar Replay: Marijuana and the ADHD Brain Part 2, Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., April 14, 2020

additudemag.com/podcast-marijuana-and-the-adhd-brain-part-2-olivardia/


Many kids with ADHD have trouble making friends and their parents have a hard time knowing how to handle this challenge. In this 2017 CHADD webinar you will gain insights to this difficult social challenge from someone who has ADHD and is a parent to a child with ADHD. Caroline Mcguire is a nationally recognized expert in the area of social skills development and training. Ms Mcguire is certified by the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) and she works with parents, children, teenagers, clinicians, and professionals from many different fields. She is also the author of Why Will No One Play With Me? – 2019

Ask the Expert: 5 Solutions to Common ADHD Social Struggles, speaker Caroline Maguire ACCG, PCC, MEd, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Webinars, Oct. 4, 2017

chadd.org/webinars/5-solutions-to-common-adhd-social-struggles/