Some Psychologists Say ADHD Sufferers Are Actually ‘Indigo Children’

A rising number of American psychologists have suggested that children who are diagnosed as suffering from ADHD or ADD may actually be “Indigo Children” who possess special psychic powers.  Since the 1990’s, a growing number of medical professionals have dismissed the traditional ADHD diagnoses associated with long-term social and behavioral health problems, and have instead…

When Women Battle ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is marked by volatility, seemingly manipulative behaviors, and crushing anxiety. It’s difficult for family and friends to understand, and for doctors to treat — particularly when it affects women living with ADHD. Here’s what patients and clinicians should know about this less common comorbid condition. Jessie had been impulsive and prone…

20 Gut Health Tips for Kids with ADHD

ADHD is prevalent these days, wreaking havoc on personal lives, families, and kids in school. There are drugs on the market to deal with it, and lots of different natural remedies for ADHD, but what if there was a way to deal with it from the root — from the inside out—by considering gut health and ADHD…

ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know

At a Glance Kids with ADHD feel the same emotions as their peers. Emotions are more intense with ADHD and impact everyday living. ADHD makes it hard to manage emotions. If your child has ADHD, you probably know about the major symptoms. Trouble focusing. Impulsivity. And in some cases, hyperactivity. But many kids with ADHD (also known as ADD)…

ADHD Tips for Your Life – The 15 Rules of Living With ADHD

If you apply these 15 ADHD tips to your own life, I’m confident that your life will change in big ways. Ready for a dose of reality? Just keep reading to see the complete list of tips for living with ADHD. ADHD Rule 1. Don’t tell most people that you have ADHD I rarely tell people…

How I Take Advantage of My ADHD With Hyperfocus

Adapted from Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain by Peter Shankman, published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Peter Shankman. Our modern concept of ADHD as defined in the American Psychiatric Association’s bible, the DSM-IV-TR,…

8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD

From the minute we entered the restaurant with my 6-year-old son, I knew we were in for a tough time. The room was packed and noisy. It wasn’t kid-friendly, and my son has ADHD. We sat down at a table, and within minutes, he was fidgeting in his seat. He grabbed the salt and pepper shakers…

3 Defining Features of ADHD That Everyone Overlooks

The textbook symptoms of ADD — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — fail to reflect several of its most powerful characteristics; the ones that shape your perceptions, emotions, and motivation. Here, Dr. William Dodson explains how to recognize and manage ADHD’s true defining features. The DSM-V – the bible of psychiatric diagnosis – lists 18 diagnostic criteria for…

Effective Consequences for ADHD Kids

Imagine this scene: Your 7–year–old won’t stop teasing his little sister. You give him a 10 minute time out, but he refuses to comply and has a total meltdown. Or suppose you tell your 13–year–old to do her homework and stop texting her friend or else she will lose TV privileges for the week. She…