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ADHD Goes to College

We see many individuals who find themselves getting less out of college than they expected, or had to take time off to regroup. Among the many lessons of school, one of the more important ones for people to master is how to learn the best way for them. There are a few things clients with […]

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Longitudinal Course of ADHD in College Students

If someone with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can get into college, they should be just as likely as the next person to successfully earn their college degree, correct? Unfortunately, research findings paint a very different picture. When compared to their non-ADHD counterparts, college students with ADHD tend to earn lower grades, take longer to earn a […]

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Mindfulness Meditation: Enhancing Consciousness of Persons Affected by ADHD

By Roberta Waite and Meghan S. Leahy In the 1970’s, Kabat-Zinn popularized mindfulness meditation (MM) as many people sought non-medication interventions for a variety of conditions. Consequently, mindfulness interventions are increasingly used to address many health-related concerns. Today, MM is seen as a practical skill to use that benefits well-being, including being viewed as an […]

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Neuroimaging of ADHD: Disorder-Specificity and Translation Into Neurotherapy

The presentation by Prof Katya Rubia reviews the state of the art of the evidence for brain abnormalities in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD has been investigated with brain scanning experiments more than any other childhood disorder. ADHD is still today often reported in the media as a “myth” or as “naughty” […]

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Overview and Recommendations for Future Coaching/Therapeutic Research

Newark, P. E., Elsässer, M., & Stieglitz, R. (2016). Self-esteem, self-efficacy, and resources in adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 279-290. doi: 10.1177/1087054712459561 Background: Even though therapy studies indicate beneficial effects of focusing on resources and Positive Psychology stresses the importance of a resources-oriented view in psychotherapy, these sorts of resources have played […]

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Navigating Facebook as an Adult With ADHD

Amori Yee Mikami, PhD Associate Professor | Department of Psychology University of British Columbia Much has been written about social skills and peer relationship problems among youth with ADHD. However, peer interactions change dramatically as children age, and considerably less is known about the social worlds of adults with ADHD. Online social networking websites such […]

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ADHD in College Students

Dr. Kevin Antshel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Syracuse University. Dr. Antshel also directs the ADHD Lifespan Treatment, Education and Research (ALTER) program at Syracuse University. He will be chairing a symposium at the 2017 APSARD Annual Meeting on “ADHD in College Students”. ADHD […]

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A Mindfulness Intervention for ADHD in Adulthood

Dr. John Mitchell, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke ADHD Program. He will be presenting at the 2017 APSARD Annual Meeting on “A Mindfulness Intervention for ADHD in Adulthood Workshop” Mindfulness-based interventions, or MBIs, involve the teaching of mindfulness meditation practices. The […]

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Gender Differences in Associations Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: This changes our preconception of ADHD in women as somehow more benign. Gender Differences in Associations Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Cæcilie Ottosen, BSc, Liselotte Petersen, PhD, Janne Tidselbak Larsen, MSc, Søren Dalsgaard, MD, PhD Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Abstract Objective: To […]

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