What Every High School and College Kid Needs to Know About Their ADHD Medication

As High School and College students embark on their journey into a new school year, whether in-person/on-campus, virtually, or a combination of both, I’d like to offer this very important reminder regarding ADHD stimulant medication, and its use, misuse, overuse, and safekeeping. We know that a significant number of kids take stimulants, either not prescribed to them or prescribed inappropriately, in an effort to deal with academic pressures. Some also use stimulants as part of a weight-loss strategy or to … Read more

ADHD Diagnosis, Therapy, & Treatment Guide

Science has come a long way in the last decade. Mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organizations have concluded that ADHD is a real, brain-based medical disorder. Getting a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment can significantly improve the lives of those who struggle. This guide will help clarify what is involved in getting a proper diagnosis and the various treatment options that have been recognized as effective. What is involved in a proper diagnosis? A proper diagnosis is dependent on a … Read more

Parenting An ADHD Child In The Age of Covid

I know that for most of you the school year is finally ending.  I hope you are all healthy and safe and have an opportunity to relax a little bit. I have been working with many families on navigating the summer plans given the restrictions and challenges.  Please reach out if you would like some support. The people of CHOOSEesteem (a free emotional, mental, and behavioral health and wellness app that helps families navigate through emotional and behavioral challenges) recently … Read more