By Peggy Maslanka I often hear ADHD referred to as “a disease of motivation,” but my ADHD clients belie this description. They are highly motivated to achieve their dreams; in fact, they are so wedded to this future version of
by Peggy Maslanka Margaret, a woman with ADHD, always tried so very hard to achieve her ideal of the perfect holiday. She cooked, entertained, and bought presents according to this ideal, not only for her own husband and children, but
By Peggy Maslanka You know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your child is smart and talented. Standardized tests may even support your opinion. Yet, you don’t see your child’s gifts reflected in his or her school performance. Teachers
By Jayson Blair At the end of last year, an interesting article appeared in The New York Times. In essence, it said that everything we knew about treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was wrong. The child psychiatrists quoted in the
A mother relates the difficulties encountered in raising a child with a developmental disorder. Letting a child grow up is difficult enough; letting a child grow up who has a developmental disorder can be painful. Read this mother’s story. New
A study recently published in the New England Journal of medicine suggests a link between crime and older teenagers with attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Past studies have suggested a link between crime and the impulsiveness problems
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