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Moving Forward: An Interview with ADHD Coach Linda Walker

By Judy Brenis As an ADHD Coach, Linda Walker gives her clients hope that they can turn their lives around. Rather than spending time trying to overcome their challenges, Walker helps adults with ADHD focus on their strengths and use creativity to create routines that work for them. “My strength is seeing and bringing out […]

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PART II – Celebrating 20 Years of Women with ADHD: A Conversation with Sari Solden, M.S., LMFT

By Michelle Frank, Psy.D.  *A note on the use of the terms ADD and ADHD: As research and understanding of ADHD has grown over the decades, the diagnosis name and description has evolved. As a result, many people, especially those who were diagnosed with ADHD or worked with individuals with ADHD before the publication of the […]

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The Secret Life of Diane McLean

The ticket stub on my refrigerator reads “Sat 12/28/2013.” It all began that day during the 1:05 pm showing of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In the movie, Walter decides to leave his mundane job and daydream world of adventures to step out into a real-life quest and discover his passionate, authentic, courageous self. […]

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Later-Life ADHD Diagnosis: Life Sentence or Turning Point?

I had a textbook adult ADHD diagnosis. Like many women with primarily inattentive ADHD, I did not receive a diagnosis until after I started researching ADHD for my daughter. The more I read, the more I thought, “This is me!” I took an online quiz and found I scored well above the threshold for adult […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Women with ADHD: A Conversation with Sari Solden (Part I)

*A note on the use of the terms ADD and ADHD: As research and understanding of ADHD has grown over the decades, the diagnosis name and description has evolved. As a result, many people, especially those who were diagnosed with ADHD or worked with individuals with ADHD before the publication of the DSM-IV in 1994, […]

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Message from the Editor: We Reveal How to Set Yourself Up for Success with ADHD!

Each of the articles in this month’s edition, along with upcoming ADHD Awareness Month, have led me to reflect on what it takes to truly set yourself up for success with ADHD. In this issue, we’ve got articles to help you “accomodate yourself” at work, how to cope with the upcoming fall and winter season […]

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Beat the Blues! How Adults with ADHD Can Recognize and Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Here in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, we had record-breaking high temperatures over the Labor Day weekend. The days that followed were hot and humid. Friends and neighbors started to complain that they were ready for fall. “Not me,” I replied. “I’ll miss the sunlight!” Just one week later, there was no denying that fall had unofficially arrived. My Facebook […]

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In the meantime…Self-directed Accommodations for ADHDers in the Workplace

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking” Buddhist Proverb According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive Market Research of 503 adults with ADHD, 77 percent stated that they believe the condition makes it difficult to achieve success at work. Few perceived employers as being […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Women with ADHD: A Conversation with Sari Solden

*A note on the use of the terms ADD and ADHD: As research and understanding of ADHD has grown over the decades, the diagnosis name and description has evolved. As a result, many people, especially those who were diagnosed with ADHD or worked with individuals with ADHD before the publication of the DSM-IV in 1994, […]

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Zandra’s Dream, An Interview with Zandra Maffett

By Judy Brenis Zandra Maffett dreams of the day there is no stigma attached to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD). The day a person hears ‘ADD’ and knows “it’s real, it’s diagnosable, and it’s treatable.” Zandra recounted a story about her oldest son, John, now 28, who attended a private high school, “For all […]

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