A.D.H.D. Is Everywhere

Did you think A.D.H.D. was an American invention? The rest of the world is catching up.

French Kids DO Have ADHD

An Internet myth lives on—compounding ADHD stigma

The Three Most Dangerous Myths About ADHD

Is ADHD an explanation or an excuse?

Got Distraction? And Cash?

When it comes to ADHD remedies, let the buyer beware.

Depressed? Let Me Count the Ways!

How to tell if it's really depression, and what to do if it's not.

All That Distracts Is Not ADHD

For patients' safety, doctors need time and attention to make differential diagnoses

Sooty Wings

Looking back on a lifetime of serious distraction, and how I learned to cope.

ADHD Primer

In an age of increasing distraction, ADHD is more prevalent than ever—but how much do we really know about it?

ADHD: a Blessing, or a Curse, or Both, or Neither?

The only real curse is rigidly black-and-white thinking....

The Art of Doing Nothing

Impulsivity isn't always wrong, but it's wise to learn how to separate impulse from action.

The ADHD Tax

ADHD is costing Americans tens of billions of dollars every year.

Where Adam Lanza Might Have Found Compassion

“A child needs your love most when he deserves it the least,” wrote the columnist Erma Bombeck, yet I was curious how she might have reacted to a Mendota inmate I’ll call Brandon: a plump, freckled, red-haired sex-offender of 14, with pale-lashed, narrow blue eyes. He wound up at Mendota with a long rap sheet, including charges that he’d assaulted an employee at school...

Double Duty: When Parent & Child Share Attention Deficit Disorder

A parent's distraction is the elephant in the room when we talk about ADHD.