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Linda Lambdin Has Her Own Beat: Rock On!

By Judy Brenis Linda Lambdin marches to the beat of her own drum and wouldn’t have it any other way. In her own words, Lamdin’s a dreamer and a visionary: “I’m very intuitive. My way of seeing and acting in the world has a deep and positive affect on many people.” Lambdin believes these strengths […]

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Do What Makes You Happy

  By Judy Brenis At the age of 32, Michael Camoin was fired from his job as a school social worker, and then diagnosed with ADHD and depression. It was a tough year. Eighteen years later, he is a leader in independent film production in northeastern New York and co-founder of Upstate Independents, Inc., a […]

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An Interview with Dr. Julie Schweitzer – Part I

By Rheba Estante Dr. Julie Schweitzer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, California. She conducts brain-imaging research on ADHD in children and adults using behavioral- neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. She also studies the correlation between reinforcement in learning strategies in clinical populations. We sat […]

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Strategies for Easing Transitions

I don’t know about you, but I get a little bit annoyed to see reminders of the back to school rush and fall holidays too early in the summer. The last thing I want to see in August is an advertisement for Halloween decorations! I want to be soaking in the last days of sunshine, […]

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Back to School – Back to Basics: Strategies for Parents with ADHD

About this time each August, my friend Maureen, mother of four active sons, two with AD/HD would often say, “I can’t wait for school to start!” I think her lament was typical of many families. On the one hand, we love the more carefree, lazy days of summer. But on the other, we know the […]

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Meal Planning when Mom Has ADHD

Moms with ADHD face a double whammy; they try hard to keep their ADHD symptoms at bay while teaching their children skills they themselves may lack. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked: “How can I teach my child organizational skills when I can’t get my own act together?” Changing Expectations is […]

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Message from the Editor: How to Keep Your Head, Even When It’s Spinning

Regardless what the calendar says, it feels like summer is winding down and it’s time to get busy. While we’re trying to squeeze out the last few drops of summery goodness, our thoughts turn (should I say “spin!?”) to getting organized for back-to-school and back-to-work. No other time of the year is more fraught with […]

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ADHD in the Workplace: Still Much to Do

By Linda Walker Most adults with ADHD find their challenges most daunting in the workplace. This is not to say ADHD is not an issue in other areas of life, it certainly is, but work related problems often spill over into other domains. When you’re struggling to keep up with demands, working long hours and […]

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Recent Research on Mindfulness and ADHD

Last month we reviewed the benefits of developing regular mindfulness practices. This month we take a look at the science that proves it. But first, let’s review mindfulness. Mindfulness simply means having full awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions in the present moment. The more you practice mindfulness exercises, the easier it can become […]

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ADHD and Body Acceptance

What if trying to make yourself “better” is actually making you worse? When you have ADHD, it is easy to get stuck in a pattern of criticizing yourself and punishing yourself for your challenges. It is easy to fall into the unhelpful belief that if we push ourselves harder and are stricter with ourselves, then […]

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