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The Attention Deficit Disorder Gift List
What are the "gifts" of Attention Deficit Disorder? Each of us has a different definition of what we consider as a gift. In the Attention Deficit Forum at BellaOnline, we generated a list of some of the "gifts" of ADD. The result is an often quirky list of traits that can enrich our lives.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition with Text Revisions (DSM-IV-TR) is used in the United States to diagnose mental health disorders. Having a common system to consult for diagnosis helps the clinician to standardize the diagnostic criteria that are examined.
The Gifts of Attention Deficit Disorder
How do you perceive Attention Deficit Disorder? Do you just see it as a problem in all areas of your life? Are there good things in your life because of ADD? What gifts has ADD given to you? Gifts! How can ADD bring gifts to you? This article shines a different light on ADD!
The Hidden Curriculum and ADD
Social rules are often unstated. People learn them by observation as small children. What happens if you don’t learn them? People who don’t learn these rules have all areas of their lives impacted by negative interactions with others. Learn what the “hidden curriculum” is and how it can be taught.
The Hidden Curriculum Revised and Expanded Review
Some teens and young adults seem to know what to do in social situations; others seem clueless about social events. The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults by Myles, Trautman, and Schelvan gives guidance for social interactions.
The National Resource Center on ADHD Review
Where do you go to get the facts about Attention Deficit Disorder? BellaOnline's ADD site provides a personal perspective.The National Resource Center on ADHD is a comprehensive and easily accessible collection of information about ADD/ADHD. It is the BellaOnline ADD Website of the Month.
The One-Minute Organizer Book Review
On a scale of 1-10, with a perfect 10 meaning really organized, where are you on the scale? The One-Minute Organizer by Donna Smallin will help you trend closer to the 10 than the 1! With over 200 pages of easy-to-read tips, this is a must-read for anybody who wants to organize their life and space.
The VOICES Study and Attention Deficit Disorder
What do adults ask kids with ADD/ADHD about their condition? Questions center around the possible side effects of medication. The VOICES Study suggests that parents, schools, and medical professionals would help the children more by teaching them about how this condition affects the child's life.
Time Saving Pumpkin Muffins and ADD
Tasty food is one of life’s joys. The only thing that I like better than food that tastes great is something that makes my life easier. Our family has several foods, like these pumpkin muffins, that help calm the chaos of daily life with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Treating Mothers for ADD
Women with undiagnosed ADD may have trouble with organization, impulsivity, distraction, and inattention. Often their symptoms are diagnosed as depression and treated with antidepressants. Getting ADD treatment for women who are mothers of children with ADD may improve the outcomes for the family.
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