May We Introduce You To: ADDitude Magazine & Website
by Lee Gehrls R&D Coordinator (Volunteer)
One of the most popular and in demand ADHD information and service resources is ADDitude Magazine and website. For some of you it may be a new learning option and for others it is an often go to resource in their ADHD toolbox or ADHD library. Our organization has called ADDitude a one-stop shopping site for years because they provide a never-ending learning opportunity for our ADHD community globally. The magazine which you can get in print or digital is a quarterly publication that is written and distributed by New Hope Media located in New York, NY. The official website for ADDitude Magazine began in April 2007. Both the magazine and website provide a vast amount of information on the many aspects and issues of ADHD, the co-existing conditions, and a directory of ADHD service providers, and much more at https://www.additudemag.com/.
Ellen Kingsley founded ADDitude in 1998 for parents and adults who were living with ADHD. The print magazine was launched two years later, and she started the website a few years after the magazine when her son was diagnosed with it. On March 8, 2007, Ms. Kingsley died from breast cancer. To honor her years of dedication and tireless work in providing resources, the magazine established the Ellen Kingsley Award for ADHD Advocacy in 2007.
ADDitude fits into the hectic often chaotic and demanding ADHD lifestyle we can have at home and at work. For professionals who work with ADHD it is a resource they can give their patients and clients at the time of their appointments. ADDitude maintains a scientific advisory board which reviews all of the research and medical information that is printed in the magazine before it is published. The advisors are nationally known experts in the field and include many names you would recognize. ADDitude relaunched the website in 2017 where you can find free information in their large archive and all the resource options. The quickest and easiest way to access the vast array of information on their website is to use their toolbar on the homepage – https://www.additudemag.com/. The tool bar can help you find out:
- What ADHD looks like in kids, adults, and women
- The symptoms and tests for ADHD and some of the co-existing conditions
- Treatment options
- Sections on ADHD parenting & ADHD adults
- The latest ADHD news, guest blogs, the discussion forums, the Ask the Experts, & ADHD videos
- Their vast education section of downloads (charts, specific topics of interest such as medication, morning routines, foods to eat & to avoid improving your ADHD symptoms, and much more) newsletters, podcasts, webinars, the directory, & the ADHD shop
- A professional section for clinicians, educators, the latest research updates and their ADHD Directory
- Magazine subscription information for print or digital or to give a gift subscription
Additional Resources From ADDitude Magazine & Website
You have your choice of seven weekly newsletters and three special newsletters in this section which includes one for educators and one for professionals. You can also indicate your primary area of interest if you like – https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-newsletters/
They are free and are given by experts from across this country. The important thing to remember is if you can’t watch the webinar at it’s schedule time, sign up anyway because ADDitude will send the webinar to you later in the day and you can watch the replay at your convenience – https://www.additudemag.com/tag/webinar/
These are free and cover all different ADHD issues and topics given by well-known ADHD experts. You can find them on the podcast apps Apple iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, Pocket Casts, or Overcast – https://www.additudemag.com/category/adhd-podcast/
Here are several important and helpful features about ADDitude’s articles. The articles are user friendly. The reader can gain a lot of useful information in easy and fairly short reads. Each article can also give you more in-depth information by clicking on the links that are embedded in every article. Using these links can save you hours of further searching. ADDitude articles are made for taking to your doctor or therapist appointments, sharing with your child’s teachers, sending to family members, or sharing at support group meetings.
If you are a beginner in your journey to learn about ADHD or you have been dealing with it and the coexisting conditions for years ADDitude Magazine along with their website will be there to help guide you on your search. As we have told people and all professionals for years ADDitude is one-stop shopping where you can spend hours learning about ADHD and how to successfully manage it.
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