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Editorial – The Worst Rankings in the Country


by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources For Five States A Black Mark in Mental Health Services With Washington ranking 48, the other states that had the greatest need for mental health services and the poorest access to these services were Louisiana (47), Nevada (49), Mississippi (50) and Arizona (51). The overall rankings for all […]

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3 Reasons Why It’s Tough to Find an Adult ADHD Medical Provider


Editorial by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources | Why is it so tough to find a medical provider that understands Adult ADHD? This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the Puget Sound Region and it’s evident all across the country. Where are the medical providers that are trained in diagnosing and treating Adult ADHD and […]

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I’m Not in the Mood |By Kimberly Castelo, MS LMFTA


Couples go through seasons of feeling too tired to be intimate.  Let’s face it: We are in a society where we are always rushing and have very little down time for ourselves.  Talking hours on the phone with a friend has now been condensed into a few seconds of texting.  We don’t have a lot […]

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I’ve been diagnosed with….. | By Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFTA


When you go to a therapist or a doctor, you are given a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, you may think your situation is no big deal or you could find it worrisome. Diagnoses can be concerning things. Truth be told, it can be easy for society to see you as a diagnosis, as a […]

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20 Years a Fan of ADD Resources

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by Joan Riley Jager Just after I graduated from college at age forty, I found a note posted in the public library about a support group for adults with ADHD. I’d just read You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Crazy or Stupid by Peggy Ramundo and Kate Kelly. Maybe ADHD was one of the reasons it had taken 18 […]

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What is the Truth about ADD Medication?

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By ADD Coach Marla Cummins, CAC I would never tell someone to take medication. I respect everyone’s right to make the best choice for themselves. However, I would encourage you to make your decision based on information from reputable sources.

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Adult ADHD: An Update


by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.Salt Lake City, UT The existence of ADHD as a clinically impairing condition is irrefutable. Though the etiology of the condition and precise symptom profile remain debatable concepts, presenting symptoms and impairing consequences are easily observed and measured. In light of current theories portraying ADHD as a condition of impaired development, it […]

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ADHD in Older Adults


written by George M. Kapalka, PhD, ABPP ADHD is a disorder of which we have been aware ever since Hoffman, in the mid-1800’s, described a case of “Fidgety Phil” whose distractibility and hyperactivity disrupted others around him and interfered with his education.

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Who can Diagnose ADHD?


Psychiatrist: An MD who treats the brain, can diagnose and prescribe medication. Don’t assume they have experience with ADHD though. Ask questions and if they’re not the one for you- ask for a reference. You’re looking for someone who will understand your challenges and work with you. Note: Child psychiatrists often have more experience with […]

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Long-Term Outcomes for Children with ADD and ADHD


David Rabiner, Ph.D. Durham, N.C.  It is now clear that many children with ADHD will not simply “outgrow” their symptoms when they reach adolescence.

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