The Best ADHD Health Blogs of the Year

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  • A Look at the Year's Best

    A Look at the Year's Best

    ADHD is a disorder characterized by trouble focusing and concentrating, as well as hyperactive behaviors. Many children and adolescents are diagnosed with this disorder, but adults can have it too. There’s a world of information waiting for you if you’re an adult with ADHD or the parent of a diagnosed child.

    Check out the best blogs on ADHD that the Internet has to offer. Some will give you support and hope, while others will have you rolling with laughter. The tips, advice, and sense of community provided here are invaluable for anyone impacted by this disorder.

  • ADD/ADHD at About.com

    ADD/ADHD at About.com

    Keath Low is the author and guide for the ADD/ADHD page at About.com. She’s a psychotherapist specializing in helping children with ADHD and their families. Low’s experiences in assessing, treating, and supporting the children and families who struggle with this disorder give her a unique perspective. 

    Check out this site regularly for practical tips and solutions for managing day-to-day life with a child diagnosed with ADHD. You’ll also get advice for finding the right doctor, sorting through treatment plans, and educating yourself about your options.

  • An ADD Woman

    An ADD Woman

    Any adult who has received an ADHD diagnosis later in life should be reading the blog An ADD Woman. Author Brenda Nicholson got her surprising diagnosis at the age of 42 while having her children evaluated. Nicholson learned to live with her disorder and now helps others cope by working as a life coach specializing in adult ADHD. 

    At An ADD Woman, you’ll find advice and support along with information about ADHD, reviews for products, and suggestions for natural remedies that have worked for Nicholson and her clients.

  • ADDitude

    ADDitude

    ADDitude magazine was founded in 1998. It’s an all-in-one resource for everything related to ADD and ADHD. The magazine is available in both print and online formats. Turn to the ADDitude blog for regularly updated information on parenting children with ADHD.

    Here you can find posts written by a variety of guest bloggers who bring a range of experiences and expertise on the subjects of ADHD and being a parent. From stories about discovering the early signs of ADHD in a child to tips for making your life easier, you won’t be disappointed by the content.

  • ADDitude: The Experts

    ADDitude: The Experts

    The Experts is another collection of blog posts from ADDitude magazine, with blog posts by experts in the field of ADHD. Pediatricians, psychologists, educators, and more are available to answer your questions about anything related to ADHD.

    Skim through the posts to find answers to questions that others have asked. Or, you can also pose your own question and have it answered by someone in the know.

  • Totally ADD

    Totally ADD

    Totally ADD has everything you need to survive as an adult with ADHD. The site provides support and information to adults feeling lost and confused after receiving an ADHD diagnosis.

    Totally ADD makes great strides in breaking down the stigma of adult ADHD and does so with humor and fun. Why just learn about your disorder? Get an education and learn to laugh about it by enjoying the posts and social interaction at Totally ADD.

  • My ADD/ADHD Blog

    My ADD/ADHD Blog

    Put My ADD/ADHD Blog on your reading list for an incredibly thorough set of resources on everything ADHD. Author Tara McGillicuddy is an adult with ADHD and a certified ADHD coach. She’s taken her own struggles with the disorder and turned them into effective strategies for helping others.  

    You’ll find posts with useful and practical tips for coping with ADHD on her blog. McGillicuddy also provides information about apps and other products to help you on a daily basis, along with opportunities to attend conferences, seminars, and training sessions.

  • Dr. Hallowell

    Dr. Hallowell

    Dr. Edward Hallowell is an author, psychiatrist, speaker, expert on ADHD, and blogger. He has experience working with both children and adults and has a wealth of knowledge to share with his readers. He’s also highly sought after by television and radio shows for his expertise.

    Check in to Hallowell’s blog for nearly daily updates with information about ADHD, tips for living a happier life, and notices about upcoming events related to ADHD. There are also guest posts by noted experts.

  • ADHD Roller Coaster

    ADHD Roller Coaster

    Being an adult with ADHD is like riding a roller coaster. So says ADHD Roller Coaster blogger and adult ADHD expert Gina Pera. After her husband was diagnosed as an adult, Pera made it her mission to help shed light on the too often unrecognized problem of adult ADHD.

    Today Pera is a successful author and expert on adult ADHD. She hosts a blog that will help keep you up to date on the latest news related to ADHD in adults. You’ll also enjoy her personal and thoughtful essays on the topic.

  • A Mom’s View of ADHD

    A Mom’s View of ADHD

    Kelly Schmidt has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, experience with special education, and a son with ADHD. As a professional and a mom she has a unique perspective on parenting children with ADHD and she shares it with her readers on her blog, A Mom’s View of ADHD. Head to her blog for useful tips on the keeping the big picture in mind, advice for getting through day-to-day activities (like finishing homework), and other resources for you and your child. Schmidt also features guest posts from friends and colleagues, so there’s a variety of material.

  • ADD Consults

    ADD Consults

    Terry Matlen knows firsthand how difficult it can be to live with ADHD. She has it herself — and so does one of her children. Women with ADHD face unique challenges, especially when they become parents. Matlen is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and ADHD coach and has dedicated her career to helping other women deal with their ADHD in a healthy way. Her blog ADD Consults focuses on lifestyle strategies for women with ADHD and adds a touch of her own humor.  

  • Untapped Brilliance Blog

    Untapped Brilliance Blog

    According to blogger, author, and ADHD coach Jacqueline Sinfield, one of the most common issues that adults with ADHD face is how to reach their full potential. She shares strategies on how to minimize negative ADHD symptoms and unlock your talents on her blog at Untapped Brilliance. Sinfield talks about everything from common frustrations to life hacks, such as how to get up in the morning and declutter. You can also book coaching sessions and classes with her. 

  • Marla Cummins

    Marla Cummins

    Marla Cummins has over 20 years of experience helping college students and adults with ADHD use healthy techniques to minimize negative symptoms and be more productive. She also offers group coaching as well as individual sessions, which you can book from the website. 

    The blog tackles important life skills, such as how to manage money, keep anger and frustration in check, and how to accomplish tasks from start to finish. Her detailed posts are informative and well organized, with lists, bullet points, and bold lettering to highlight important words and phrases.

  • Getting Support for ADHD

    Getting Support for ADHD

    The most important thing you can do if you or your child is struggling with ADHD is to get an accurate diagnosis and learn about treatment options. You can also turn to these informative blogs for help and support. The resources, hope, and community within these blogs will make a huge improvement in how you cope with ADHD.

References:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (2013, March 29). Retrieved from http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=25 
  • Mayo Clinic Staff. (2013, March 5). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children: Symptoms. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/basics/symptoms/con-20023647 
  • What you need to know about ADHD. (2013, October 24). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/features/adhd/
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