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

Interesting New Treatment Idea for Treating ADHD

Here is something interesting, and a possible opportunity for you and your family.Last year I had the opportunity to consult with the Akili Interactive team as they prepared to introduce their new program, Endeavor™- A Digital Attention Treatment. It is designed to help parents support their kids with ADHD. During my three days with them, I had the opportunity to learn about the research and science behind their program.  I walked away intrigued and optimistic that what the Akili Interactive … Read more

What is Involved in Getting an Evaluation for ADHD and Learning Disabilities?

Now that the school year is in full swing, I am often asked by parents if they should seek an evaluation for their child to address concerns that either they have or that someone at their child’s school has raised. I have asked a licensed psychologist, Dr. Cynthia Johnson, if she could answer a few questions to help parents determine when, where, and how to go about having their child evaluated. If a parent tells you that his or her … Read more