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ADDA Webinar: Rethink ADHD

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Please join me tonight (June 13th 2012) for a free webinar for ADDA.

My topic: “Rethink ADHD: Changing the Discussion”

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Time:  9:00 – 10:00 pm EDT

Registration link: http://bit.ly/handelman6-13g

Normally these events are for members of ADDA only, but because you’re a subscriber or reader of my blog, ADDA is letting me open up the presentation for you as well.

We are in interesting times when it comes to the public view and the public discussion around ADHD. Stigma, misperceptions, judgement and ignorance abound.

We have an interesting paradox between the research we have around the benefits of diagnosis and treatment, and the challenges that people have accessing these treatments.

And then people have to defend and explain themselves because of the misconceptions that others have. This webinar will discuss the issues of stigma and judgement, and provide some insight into what the discussion about ADHD should be about.

We need to move the discussion of ADHD from: – ‘Does ADHD exist’ to ‘how do we make sure people are getting proper assessments and diagnosis?’

From: ‘Are medications for ADHD safe?’ to ‘Ensuring you have a comprehensive treatment program, including medication, therapy, alternatives, and coaching’. -

From: ‘Is treatment improving inattention?’ to ‘Let’s not just treat core symptoms, let’s treat the whole individual, and ensure that quality of life improves.’

From: ‘Judging adults with ADHD’ to ‘moving toward compassion, support and understanding.’

ADDA has a special surprise for you this evening, too. So I hope to “see” you Wednesday night.

Warmly,

Dr. Kenny

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ADHD Medication Free Webinar Training

At the end of March 2012, I did a webinar training for ADD Resources.org, called “ADHD Medication Update”.

I’m sharing the video here, and it’s broken into 4 different video segments:

1) Introduction – this is the introduction, and let’s you know what I’ll cover during the training.

2) This is the main teaching – during this session, I cover WHY we use ADHD medications, and help you to understand that there are really only 4 types of ADHD medication – a) methylphenidate medicines, b) amphetamine medications, c) non-stimulant atomoxetine, d) non stimulant guanfacine.

We’ll cover how to make decisions around changing or adjusting medication, as well as a discussion about tolerance to ADHD medication

3) In the third video, I share some information on the ADHD Medication Shortage in the US, and strategies you can use to help yourself during this struggle.

4) In the fourth and final video, I share a summary of the ‘Ritalin Gone Wrong’ article, and share some responses to that.

I hope you enjoy the videos. Please feel free to pass them along, and type any comments in below.

Best,
Dr. Kenny

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ADHD and Marriage

When adults with ADD/ADHD get into long term relationships or get married, certain things can happen (because of the ADD/ADHD). There is a pattern of behavior and interaction that can develop which can undermine the relationship.

This can be very hard for the adult with ADHD, and also for the spouse or partner who doesn’t have ADD/ADHD.

The good news is that by understanding the nature of the challenges, and by developing the right strategies, things can improve significantly.

Watch the video below to see how ADD Coach Lynne Edris, ACG explains the problem, and gives you some ideas to get you started on improving your relationship:

(just click play to start the video:)

Click here for the iPhone/iPad version of the video

The coaching call will be live on Monday February 13th at 9:15 pm eastern time. Members of the ‘Insiders’ will be able to participate live, or get the recording after the call.

If you find this information helpful, and you’d like to join us for the live coaching call, click here to join the ‘Insiders‘.

Please share any thoughts or comments below.

Best,

Dr. Kenny

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Family Meetings For Parenting ADHD Kids

As a parent of a child or teen with ADD/ADHD, you’re likely always looking for parenting strategies that work. If you’re like many parents that I work with, you find some that work, and then after a while, your child (gotta love ‘em :-)) goes and changes, and then you feel like you’re back to the drawing board.

One of the strategies that can be very helpful, and is often not taught – is having family meetings. Family meetings – when they are done well – can be very helpful (and if they are done poorly, they can really back fire!).
That’s why I’ve interviewed ADD Coach Diane O’Reilly for this coaching video for you. She discusses how to run a Family Meeting to help your family to function better. And not only is Diane a trained, expert coach, but as you’ll hear – she has 4 boys – three of whom have ADHD (and one is on the ‘borderline’, she says), and she herself has ADHD. So Diane knows how to use this strategy to make family life run better.

Just click play to watch this video:

Click here for iPhone/iPad compatible video.

If you’ve found this video helpful, and you’d like to join our coaching training call on Monday February 13th at 8 pm Eastern time (or even if you can’t make it live, you can get the recordings), just click here to join the “Insiders” program:
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Ritalin Gone Wrong Response

A recent article in the New York Times entitled: “Ritalin Gone Wrong” was very critical of the current treatment for ADD/ADHD. There are significant problems with the arguments forwarded in the article. I was interviewed on the News about this issue, on Thursday February 2nd, 2012. Here’s the video. I will write a more detailed response on this blog for your shortly.

To start the video, just click the button below:

For iPhone/iPad video, click here.

Please feel free to share this video with others who may want to know this information, and please share your thoughts and comments below.

Best,

Dr. Kenny

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Stop Your Child’s Negative Thoughts

Kids and teens with ADD/ADHD often have what we can call: “Gremlins”. These can also be called: ANTS = Automatic Negative Thoughts.

Everybody gets these, but automatic negative thoughts can be particularly difficult and damaging to kids and teens with ADHD.

And, most of the time, parents feel helpless (or helpless and frustrated) when they can’t seem to help their kids get past these negative thoughts.

ADD Coaching Diane O’Reilly (from Indigo Tree Coaching) is featured in this video which discusses this issue and will help parents to better understand the issue of ‘gremlins’ and also give you some strategies to help you to help your teens.

Step 1: Watch this video:

Step 2: Join us for a live ADD Coaching call for the Attention Difference Disorder Insiders Membership site. The live call is on: Monday November 21st at 8 pm Eastern Time.
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We hope this information will help you to get your kids ‘unstuck’ from their gremlins.
Best,
Dr. Kenny
p.s. There are many more benefits to being an ‘Insider’. Click here to learn more.

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Adult ADHD: Surviving The Holidays

The Holidays can be a very stressful time for everyone – but it’s especially difficult for Adults with ADD/ADHD.

There are so many details to take care of, including:

  • Decorations
  • Cards
  • Gifts
  • Events
  • Food…
  • And the list goes on and on…

And the worst part is that many adults with ADD often get overwhelmed, and then down when they feel that they have messed up for yet another year…

Why not start off the holidays with some strategies that can help you out?

Adult ADD Coach: Lynne Edris (from Coaching ADDvantages), can help you with some strategies to help you to do better this holiday season.

Steps to help you out:

First: Watch this video where Lynne shares some specific strategies to help you out:

Second: Join us for the live coaching call on Monday November 21st at 9:15 pm eastern time. Just click here to join the Insiders Membership Site.

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And, we hope you have a great holiday season icon smile Adult ADHD: Surviving The Holidays

Best,

Dr. Kenny

p.s. there are many benefits to being an ‘Insider’. Click here to find out more.

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Procrastination in ADHD Kids and Teens

Does your ADD or ADHD child procrastinate a lot? If you’re like most parents, the answer is yes. And it likely leads to frustration, hassles, and maybe even battles.

And most parents are thinking: ” This whole thing could have been avoided, if my son (or daughter) didn’t leave this till the last minute!”

Procrastination is a complicated issue. There isn’t a one size fits all answer to it. To fully understand what’s going on with procrastination, and to help you to find solutions for it, I’ve interviewed Diane O’Reilly, from Indigo Tree Coaching below. She’ll help you to understand what’s going on with clutter, and also how to develop strategies to improve it.

To Join The Attention Difference Disorders Insiders Membership and

Participate in the Coaching Call for Parents

of Kids and Teens with ADD/ADHD:

“Overcome Procrastination”

>> CLICK HERE NOW <<

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Conquering Clutter

Clutter is a universal problem for adults with ADD/ADHD. When there’s trouble dealing with the boring need to clean up little things, piles begin to build up.

Paperwork is often a big issue, as well as impulsively buying something that seemed great at the time, and now is just filling up more space.

And then clutter can get overwhelming…

It can lead to embarassment, and it can contribute to social problems – you don’t want people to come over because of how embarasing your clutter is. And then you may feel bad about your kids not having their friends over because of it.

And this can lead to guilt and shame.

On this post – I interview ADD Coach Lynne Edris (From Coaching ADDvantages) about how to clear clutter.

(watch the video until the end – you’ll not only hear me mess up (and have a good laugh over it), you’ll learn how you can get specific strategies and skills to conquer your clutter)

Join Us For the ADD Coaching Class: Conquer Your Clutter
On Monday October 24th at 9:15 pm Eastern Time

By joining the ‘Attention Difference Disorder Insiders Membership Site’
>>Click Here To Find Out More<<

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Age Activated ADD

This is a humorous video from Youtube about ‘Age Activated ADHD’. Although this is a funny ‘sketch’, it describes what many people with ADD/ADHD feel like when they go about their day.

Watching it can help parents of kids/teens with ADD/ADHD, and spouses of adults with ADD/ADHD understand what is really going on for people who have this condition.

Enjoy!

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