ADD and Relationships

Maintaining fulfilling relationships can be a challenge for people with attentional problems. Because they are easily distracted, they may not appear to be listening to loved ones, or they may forget social plans or important errands.

Because close relationships are so crucial to happiness and well-being, it's important for those with ADD to be aware of the effects of their condition on others, and to develop skills for building stronger social ties.

Recent Posts on ADHD

Treating Erectile Dysfunction Without Pills

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on May 28, 2015 in Save Your Sex Life
Treating Erectile Dysfunction Without Drugs

Can Our Brains Work On Autopilot?

Have you ever been so consumed with what happened at work that you find yourself in your driveway with no real recollection of how you got there? What price are we paying for a life on autopilot?

The Surprising News about Children's Mental Health

How mentally healthy are today’s children and teens? A comprehensive new survey shows that the current generation of young people are in better shape than we’ve realized. However, trends in medication use continue to draw concern by mental health experts.

7 Ways Yoga Helps Children and Teens

Yoga helps teens by developing their strength, creativity, discipline, and awareness. Find out 7 ways yoga helps children and teens.

Cause and Effect in Wine Drinkers’ Health

We think we know what causes what. But research shows we are greatly mistaken, and often confuse correlation with cause.

What Is “Medical Food” for ADHD?

What is “Medical Food” for ADHD? Do Omega Fatty Acids Play a Role in ADHD Symptoms?

To Screen or Not To Screen?

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on May 18, 2015 in In Therapy
Should we keep screens away from kids? Or give them full access and let them work it out? Is there a middle ground?

ADHD

Questions about ADHD for parents to ask psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists

ADH—Squirrel

A college student on why she is happy to be living with ADHD even though it's a struggle

New ADD Treatment

There is a new medicinal/nutrient for ADD -- learn more about it.

Thank You Notes

Now that my final grades are turned in and I have found some time to sit at my computer, “if you wouldn’t mind” I wanted to first get caught up on a few overdue Thank You notes. Yes, this short blog is inspired by the always entertaining and witty Thank You Notes ritual Jimmy Fallon does on the Tonight Show every week.

Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition

Even if someone with ADHD is not overweight, executive function may impact healthy eating. And poor eating habits do not only affect nutrition. Difficulty with planning, distractibility, and time management frequently have a domino effect.

12 Ways Eye Movements Give Away Your Secrets

Eye movements unconsciously give away your secret personal information.

ADHD Kills

There was a two fold increase in death rates for those with ADHD.

Boss of the Internet Playground

Parents seeking to control what kids do online find resources to help.

If You Tend to Get Scattered, Check for Adult ADD/ADHD

Children with attention deficits tend to be recognized by parents, pediatricians and teachers. Adult ADD sufferers by contrast often go undiagnosed. Yet adult ADD can destroy relationships at home and at work.

ADHD as a Continuum, Inside and Out

Some call ADHD a true brain disease while others call it pure nonsense. New evidence supporting the idea of ADHD as an extreme of normal trait variation demonstrates how everyone might be wrong.

A Workover: Be an ADHD Coach or Occupational Therapist?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 30, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

What's New with Mac n' Cheese?

American kids deserve the same treatment that European children have been enjoying for decades.

9 Important Technology Rules for Children

The unhealthy relationship children have with technology is a mounting epidemic with uncharted consequences. These nine steps below will help keep your family balanced amidst this technology-addicted world.

Rocket Science for Space Cadets

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on April 21, 2015 in The Gift of ADHD
If you take your "unrealistic" ideas and remind yourself the stakes are high for following through and focus on completion, you can make your own reality. Stop shooting yourself in the foot by pretending the stakes are not high.

10 Tips to Change From Reactive to Proactive in Situations

All of us encounter experiences in life when we may be temporally overwhelmed by a negative emotion, be it anger, pressure, nervousness, despair, or confusion. In these situations, how we choose to “master the moment” can make the difference between proactive versus reactive, and confidence versus insecurity. Here are ten ways to be less reactive in difficult situations...

Motor Activity Improves Working Memory in Children with ADHD

A new study suggests that a majority of students with ADHD could perform better on classroom work, tests, and homework if they were allowed to sit on activity balls or exercise bikes while learning.

Mindfulness and ADHD

Can Mindfulness help with ADHD?

Great Apps for ADHD

Six apps to help manage your adult ADHD!

Tired of Being 'Stuck' in Your Relationship?

There is an art to creating and embracing change so you can reinvigorate your relationship.

7 Secrets to Hitting Your Reset Button

Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author with Dr. Oz on the best-selling YOU series, has just published a new book, “This is Your Do-Over.” The book provides 7 secrets to better physical health. Fortunately, these same secrets are the pathway to positive mental health, happiness, and well-being.

Faulty Reporting on ADHD

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on April 11, 2015 in Side Effects
Newspaper of record criticized for its tardy response to overmedicalization.

Are We Medicating the True Selves of Boys?

We seem to be asking boys to conform to a standard of behavior that in the past would have been more appropriate for girls.

A Strength-Based Approach Helps Children

The positive psychology movement has started to ask "what is healthy," "what is working," and "what are a child’s strengths" as central—and often more important—than what is wrong or what disorder or illness does a child have... and this can change lives.