Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, and Megan Kniskern, R.D., discuss how to help teens with eating disorders build healthier nutrition habits, including how to address binge eating and anorexia, and how to know when a teen needs professional help.
Different thinkers require different strategies for getting things done (GTD) on the job. Linda Walker, PCC, shares workarounds that can help people with ADHD stay focused, communicate, meet deadlines, and reach peak productivity at work.
When deficits in executive functioning and motivation cause stress, many teens with ADHD check out. Maggie Sibley, Ph.D., teaches parents how to teach skills to compensate for EF challenges and how to build their teens' motivation and confidence.
ADHD often impacts social skills, which can lead to peer rejection. But we can change this. Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S., shares how parents can work collaboratively with kids to rehabilitate their image, and how to enlist help from teachers.
Reports of eating disorders have risen alarmingly in the last three years. In this conversation and Q&A, Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, discusses the link with ADHD, how to recognize eating disorders, how to talk about body image with teens, and more.
As Linda Roggli, PCC, explains, ADHD is more than the sum of its parts. Rather than a collection of symptoms that can be compartmentalized and treated to mitigate their impact on school or work, ADHD is a 24/7 companion that impacts every aspect of our being.
People with ADHD may experience emotional flooding (whether fear, anger, etc.) and say or do things we later regret. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., teaches us how to identify and work with our triggers and make intentional choices about words and actions.
Research shows that ADHD can delay a young person's maturation and executive functioning by as much as three years, complicating the leap to middle school (or high school, or college). Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., offers strategies to smooth the transition.
Time management is a crucial life skill. People with ADHD know this, but struggle to hit deadlines and get places on time. Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, explains how ADHD impacts the way you see time, and shares strategies to manage time more effectively.
2e, or twice exceptional, students are undeniably bright, but often plagued by inconsistent performance due to interfering symptoms from ADHD or another diagnosis. Learn how to help 2e students strive and thrive from Lisa Dieker, Ph.D., and Joshua Dieker.
Children who have ADHD are at an increased risk for developing chronic tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome. John Piacentini, Ph.D., presents an overview of symptoms, co-occurring conditions, and treatment and behavioral interventions.
ADHD evaluations can be time-intensive and expensive, so it’s important to be educated about what options exist and what to expect. Norrine Russell, Ph.D., gives parents the questions they need to ask during and after the process.
Punishment may keep a child with ADHD on task in the short term, but it may carry serious long-term consequences for children with weak emotional regulation. Gail Tripp, Ph.D., shares positive reinforcement strategies to use at school and at home.
Have you incurred late fees on bills? Went to buy sneakers and came home with a kayak? Had to replace misplaced items? Rick Webster explains how emotions underlie spending decisions, and strategies to overcome financial obstacles caused by ADHD.
Does your child have a hard time with friends? Should you step in? And do what? As parents know, there is a fine line between interfering and supporting. Learn how to coach your kids toward greater social skills from Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.
The clutter that accompanies ADHD is often confused with a hoarding disorder. Learn the guidelines for diagnosing hoarding disorder, the link with ADHD, and treatment best practices from Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and Randy O. Frost, Ph.D.
Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., shares what research tells us about social media use and mental health among kids and teens, including the elevated risk for depression, anxiety, self-harm, and more adverse outcomes among neurodivergent youth.
For students with anxiety, a new school year may elicit excessive worry and fear. If left unchecked, these anxieties can interfere with learning, growth, and happiness. Learn from Beverley Holden Johns how to identify and address a student's anxiety.
Lifestyle changes may help to manage ADHD symptoms in children, according to research. Sanford Newmark, M.D., offers tips on building healthy exercise and nutrition, time in nature, screen time management, and more into your child's day.
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., will guide parents in sharing information about ADHD and their child's strengths with the teacher. Educators will learn how to support their students. And parents and teachers will learn how to communicate openly and collaborate.
Maladaptive dreaming (MD) is gaining scientific recognition, though it is not yet a psychiatric diagnosis. Nirit Soffer-Dudek, Ph.D., defines the condition and highlights similiarities to and differences from the mind-wandering seen with ADHD.
Sheryl Morelli, M.D., Leslie F. Graham, MSW, & Douglas Russell, M.D., explain the integrated care model for ADHD—when primary care providers, behavioral health professionals, and school officials collaborate—and how it improves outcomes.
Some research and plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people with ADHD may be more vulnerable to toxic relationships. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., explains why — and how to avoid being a target of gaslighting, love bombing, or other emotional abuse.
Emotional dysregulation is a core facet of ADHD, and is exacerbated by the elevated stress and trauma youth today are experiencing. Learn how to recognize and de-escalate your child or teen's strong reactions from William Dodson, M.D.