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This Is Important Stuff

March 15th, 2010 Comments off

Understanding ADHD is really important-I mean really understanding, not just superficial stuff. (One year anniversary episode!)

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Brain Scans: Not Enough Science, Too Much Fiction

March 8th, 2010 Comments off

Although a small number of clinicians use brain scans to diagnose ADHD, there just isn’t enough research available on this technique for it to be considered reliable. So save your money.

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Proposed Changes to the Diagnostic Criteria: Actually Very Important

March 1st, 2010 Comments off

The proposed changes to the official diagnostic criteria have been made public. It’s interesting and really important, so we’ll discuss why as well as hit the highlights.

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How Much Medication Should I Take? Finding the Right Dose

February 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Your prescriber will probably start you at a low dose and move you up until you find the amount that’s best for you, based on balancing desired effects with side effects. (Third episode in a three part series on medication.)

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Potential Medication Benefits: Somewhere Between Placebo and Miracle

February 15th, 2010 Comments off

Adults who take medication for their ADHD tend to find that it enables them to focus on one thing at a time, stick with uninteresting tasks, listen better, and think before acting impulsively. (Second episode in a three part series on medication.)

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To Take Medication or Not to Take Medication: It Depends

February 8th, 2010 Comments off

Some people eagerly choose to take medication, whereas others decide against it. It’s a personal decision based on many factors, including how well you can otherwise handle the demands in your life. (First episode in a three part series on medication.)

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Two Tools to Stop the Flood

February 5th, 2010 Comments off

The web can be a giant source of temptation. I talk about two programs to help you reduce the amount of time on unproductive sites.

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Stop the Flood: Conquer Information Overload

February 1st, 2010 Comments off

Information is everywhere, and we all need to find a way to stay on top of it all. These tips can help you keep your head above water.

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The Right Tool for the Job: Using Technology for Good, Not Evil

January 25th, 2010 Comments off

There are all sorts of tools out there to help us be more productive. Tools and technology can be part of the solution, but they can also be part of the problem. We’ll talk how to use them for good.

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The Relief of Being Diagnosed: Wow, That Explains a Lot!

January 18th, 2010 Comments off

After years of falling short, it can be a relief to have an explanation for those difficulties that isn’t a character indictment. This is equally true for the person with ADHD as it is for his family members.

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