Author: Michelle Frank, Psy.D.

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Sharing the Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive: An Interview with Bob Madonna and Adam Cohen

By Judy Brenis “Attitude is a decision,” says Bob Madonna, principal and EVP of Sales and Marketing for McCoy Enterprises, and a recent speaker at ADDA’s May 16, 2012 Webinar titled, Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive. “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading