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Forgetfulness: Alzheimer’s or ADHD?

Forgetfulness in Mature Adults May be ADHD, not Alzheimer’s If you’ve misplaced your keys or forgotten what someone said to you 15 minutes ago, don’t panic. These may be common occurrences that frighten mature adults and their families. They may wonder, even jokingly, if they’re getting Alzheimer’s. Now there’s growing body of thinking on what […]

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Drug Free Approaches to Childhood ADHD

Embracing Curiosity Can Bring Out the Best in Kids with ADHD Kids will be kids and when left to choose their own activities, most of them probably wouldn’t sit in a chair at a desk for six or seven hours a day, even with breaks for lunch or gym. They’d even be less inclined to […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NARRATIVE THERAPY

I was first introduced to Narrative Therapy in graduate school and its beliefs and core values resonated strongly with my own. I was fortunate to attend a workshop with one of its founders, the late Michael White during which he shared several video recordings of his own therapy sessions with clients. I was in awe! […]

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Grief of Lost Dreams for Adults with ADHD Healed through Self-Compassion

There often comes an “Aha!” moment for some adults newly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder when they realize what the teacher in first grade meant with the note , “He could be doing so much better” or “She could be doing so much more.” With that adult understanding frequently comes grief for lost relationships, […]

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