We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as hyperactivity as well as difficulty staying focused, paying attention, and controlling behavior. It is commonly diagnosed when children are between 3 and 6, and can continue into adulthood.
The disorder can mimic anxiety, learning disabilities, as well as other conditions, and can be hard to diagnose properly. Treatments include taking medication, going to psychotherapy, receiving training, or a combination of treatments.
Children and adults who have ADHD or attention deficit disorder (ADD) face a variety of challenges — as do their caregivers. It is vital to feel supported by a community of others going through the same experiences. These blogs offer real life insights that can motivate and empower.
ADD and ADHD Advice from Verywell
Join Jacqueline Sinfield, Verywell’s expert on ADD and ADHD, as she shares tips for living with these disorders. She offers book reviews, details on medical studies, and information for ADD and ADHD patients, both children and adults, as well as tips for their caregivers and family members. Sinfield wrote the book “Untapped Brilliance, How to Reach Your Full Potential as an Adult with ADHD.”
Tweet her: @JSinfield
Catch up with Terry Matlen, a psychotherapist, writer, consultant, and ADHD coach who specialized in helping adults who have ADHD. She lives with the disorder herself, as does one of her children. Along with lifestyle strategies, specifically geared toward women with ADHD, comes her own touch of humor. The blog features a directory of support resources as well as an online store where you can purchase her book, “The Queen of Distraction.”
Tweet her: @TerryMatlen
Gina Pera was on to something when she compared ADHD to being on a rollercoaster. She FIRST delved into learning about the disorder after her husband was diagnosed with it — and now she shares strategies for how to live with it. Her essays and posts cover the latest news and research about ADD and ADHD, myth busting, and personal coping strategies. Pera also offers web events and trainings so others can learn more.
Tweet her: @GinaPera
An ADD Woman
Sometimes, the best form of support you can receive is from people who have walked in your shoes. If you are a mother of a child who has ADD or ADHD, Brenda Nicholson invites you to read her diet tips, organization and coping strategies, and more. As an ADHD coach, Brenda’s creativity and breadth of topics will be sure to inspire and support you.
CHADD Leadership Blog
People with ADD and ADHD face many challenges, and the leaders of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHAAD) share their thoughts on these issues on their blog. Along with updates from the organization is information on research, news, events, and other developments.
When you are looking for good advice on ADD or ADHD, Dr. Edward Hallowell’s blog is an essential resource. Hallowell is an author, psychiatrist, and speaker on both conditions, as well as an advocate for people who have them. Along with his own guidance, he also shares other helpful content from around the web, and connects readers with potentially helpful workshops, testing services, and more.
Take it from moms who have been there. Diane and Elaine teamed up to create a website, book, and blog based on their own experiences raising children with ADHD. In addition to information about their parent management and training programs — which provide behavior therapy for parents — they also share tips for helping your children thrive with their ADD or ADHD. They share articles pertaining to both disorders, as well as posts from guest bloggers in the industry.
Tweet them: @ImpactADHD
Marla Cummins has helped many college students and adults with ADHD take charge of their lives. In addition to group coaching and individual sessions, her blog focuses on how to maximize your potential in all areas of life. Her posts are filled with insight on coping strategies, brain games, research news, and more.
My ADD/ADHD Blog
This blog is written by Tara McGillicuddy, who has ADHD and is a certified ADHD coach. She shares tips for coping with ADHD, and spotlights new products that might be able to assist others who have the disorder or know someone who does. Be sure to check out her podcast, ADHD Support Talk Radio, which we named one of the best ADHD podcasts of last year!
This blog has made our list again because it is geared specifically toward adults with ADHD. It takes a humorous tone at times to engage adults who have just learned they have ADD or ADHD, while providing good information on living with these disorders through webinars and items for purchase, such as books.
Tweet them: @TotallyADD
Jacqueline Sinfield, who also runs the About.com page for ADD and ADHD, blogs here about how adults can successfully live with either condition. She shares information on the disorder, as well as ideas for how to reconcile it with other facets of life, including work and family. Sinfield also offers coaching and classes, discusses how supplements and medications can affect either condition, responds to reader queries, and more.
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