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Living with ADD/ADHD

Want to learn more about living with ADD or ADHD? What is it like to have ADD/ADHD? What are the psychological and emotional issues surrounding ADHD? What about family and friends? How can relapses be prevented? All your questions about living with ADHD are answered here.

Sleep Tips for Kids and Adults with ADHD
Many children and adults with ADHD experience sleep problems. These often include problems falling asleep at night, frequent awakening at night, trouble waking up in the morning, and difficulty maintaining alertness during the day. Learn strategies for addressing common sleep disturbances associated with ADHD.

Sleep Problems Associated with ADHD
Learn about sleep problems that are often associated with ADHD.

New Year's Resolutions
A new year means new beginnings. I’d love to compile a list of your New Year’s resolutions and specifically resolutions that are related in any way to ADHD. Your own resolutions may help to inspire others.

Remember What Read - Tips for Remembering What You've Read
For many people with ADHD reading and remembering can be a real challenge. Learn tips from About.com readers to help improve reading comprehension, focus, and memory.

Reading and Remembering
For many people with ADHD reading and remembering can be a real challenge. Learn tips to help improve reading comprehension, focus, and memory.

Practice Optimism
Whenever life feels topsy turvy - as it often can if you or a loved one has ADHD - take some time to think about all the things that make you feel happy and appreciative.

ADHD Symptoms and Marriage - Dealing With ADHD Symptoms and Marriage
ADHD symptoms can create stress in any marriage or relationship. Both partners must work together to make things better.

How Can Someone With ADHD Understand Those Without ADHD?
By communicating with one another, we are more accepting and understanding of our individual differences. Communication is key.

Summer Living - Summer Living and Pace of Life
How does you pace of life change during the summer months?

Success Stories - Adult ADHD Success Stories
Readers share how they have found success with adult ADD ADHD.

Strategies for Sticking with Those Resolutions
Here are a few very simple strategies to help you stick it out and reach those goals.

Healthy Living with ADD/ADHD
Tips for a healthy life with ADD/ADHD. Advice for daily life and living with ADD/ADHD.

Doctor Shares His Own Experiences Growing Up with ADHD
Personal story of growing up with ADHD - Mark Batshaw. Growing up with ADHD and finding success as an adult with ADHD.

Understanding Teens and ADD
Understanding ADD ADHD in teens. Learn more about ADD ADHD during the teen years.

Living with ADD - ADHD
Understanding ADD - ADHD. What's it like to live with ADD/ADHD?

How to Practice Positive Thinking
Practice positive thinking. Many adults with ADHD get stuck in negative self talk. It is so important to consciously practice positive thinking.

ADD and Memory: The Doctor's Visit
Memory is often an issue for those with ADD. Imagine going to the doctor and having trouble remembering what he said. This is often an issue for those affected by ADD.

Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
Sleep is also an issue for those with ADD or ADHD. Read on to learn tips for getting a good night's sleep if you have ADD.

The ADHD Experience: Part 1
What's it like to have ADHD or ADD? Readers share some of their personal experiences with ADHD and ADD.

The ADHD Experience: Part 3
What's it like to have ADHD or ADD? Readers share some of their personal experiences with ADHD and ADD.

The ADHD Experience: Part 2
What's it like to have ADHD or ADD? Readers share some of their personal experiences with ADHD and ADD.

Ready, Set…Go!
Why is it often so hard for those with ADD or ADHD to get tasks started? Once started, why is it so hard to get them completed? Ned Hallowell explains and provides tips for getting those to-do lists done.

The Importance of Sleep
Many people with ADD or ADHD have difficulty getting the sleep they need. Why is sleep so important? The National Sleep Foundation and sleep expert, Dr. Helene Emsellem, provide some answers.

ADHD, Adderall and Sleep
Can Adderall have an effect on sleep patterns for individuals with ADHD or ADD? Dr. Helene Emsellem provides some answers. Read on to learn more.

From One Father/Husband to Others:
An ADHD husband and father shares about how ADHD, ADD has impacted his life, including how it has affected his family relationships, feelings of self blame, and negative attitude. He also shares how treatment has changed his life for the good.

Profiles in ADHD: Artist and Sculptor Robert Toth
Robert Toth is a famous artist with ADHD and dyslexia. Read more about how he found strength and creativity in his ADHD and dyslexia.

Taking Care of Ourselves
Taking care of ourselves – this sounds so basic, so simple, but many of us neglect this important notion. Our days are busy. Responsibilities are pulling us in so many different directions. If something has to give, our self care is usually the first to go…but it really shouldn’t be!

Coping with Holiday Stress
What is it about holiday season that can be so much fun, yet so disruptive at the same time? Holidays are filled with family, love, and celebration, but holidays can also create stress. This time of year can be a particularly disruptive time for children and adults with ADHD?

Living with ADD/ADHD
What is it like to live with ADHD on a daily basis? Distractibility, restlessness, difficulty organizing self, tendency to act or blurt out before thinking, frustrations, forgetfulness, difficulty maintaining long term relationships, isolation - these are just a few of the issues individuals with ADHD and their loved ones must learn to cope with and develop strategies for navigating.

Celebrating ADD/ADHD
So often the diagnosis of ADHD is viewed as negative, as a shortcoming, a defect. Its own name uses the term “disorder”- Attention Deficit “Disorder”. The truth is some of the most creative and innovative people are known to have ADHD. So if you have ADHD, you are in great company!

Living with ADHD as a Child
What's it like for a child living with ADHD?

Living with ADHD as an Adolescent
What's it like to be an adolescent living with ADHD?

Living with ADHD as an Adult
What's it like to be an adult living with ADHD?

Parenting a Child with ADHD
What's it like parenting a child with ADHD?

When Your Spouse Has ADHD
What's it like when your spouse has ADHD?

What Affect Does ADHD Have on Relationships?
Living with ADHD can be tough on a relationship. It is important to be open and communicative with your partner. Read on to learn ten tips to help improve relationships.

Managing Time - Managing Time on the Computer
Tips for Managing Time on the Computer

Reducing Holiday Stress - Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress When You or a...
Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress When You or a Loved One Has ADHD

Unwanted ADHD Advice - Tips for Handling Unwanted ADHD Advice
Tips for Handling Unwanted ADHD Advice

Impact of ADHD on Siblings - What is the Impact of ADHD on Siblings
Impact of ADHD on Siblings - What is the Impact of ADHD on Siblings

ADHD and Sleep - ADHD and Sleep Tips
Sleep is important. Unfortunately, many people with ADHD experience sleep problems. Whether you are a parent of a child with ADHD or an adult with ADHD yourself, please share ideas you've found helpful for getting to sleep and staying asleep all night long.

Adult ADD and Saying Things Without Thinking
Adult ADD and Saying Things Without Thinking

Writing Difficulties and ADHD
Parents of children with ADHD and adults with ADHD share about writing difficulties associated with ADHD.

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