Adverse Childhood Experiences – The Silent Crisis

There is a large, ongoing crisis that gets surprisingly scant attention in the media or from politicians. It is pervasive throughout the nation, affecting every demographic. It exacts a huge toll in terms of human misery, ruined lives and financial cost to society. It is the ACE crisis. Fortunately, we as individuals can play an important role in combating the toxic effects of childhood maltreatment.

Tips to Overcome ADHD Time Insensitivity

If you have ADHD, time insensitivity can create many problems. But it doesn’t have to. Gaining an understanding of time insensitivity and having strategies to manage it can help you manage your activities, be more productive and keep your commitments. Here are some tips to help you overcome ADHD time insensitivity.

Smoothing the Transition from Summer to College When You Have ADHD

For a student with ADHD, summer offers a calmer, slower pace, free from the demands of study and homework. Making the transition back into school can be difficult, particularly for college-bound students where the demands and stresses are much higher. Here are some tips to make the transition go more smoothly.

New Research Pinpoints the Genes Responsible for ADHD

A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. This knowledge may lead to the development of more effective treatments for all 5 conditions.

Paul Orfalea – Turning Learning Challenges Into Business Opportunities

Paul Orfalea, the founder of Kinko’s could easily have been a victim of ADHD, but managed to leverage it into successful career as an entrepreneur. He didn’t know initially that he had ADHD. But he learned to use the particular characteristics of his ADHD brain to develop a successful enterprise that has become an icon of American business life.

The Higher Risks for ADHD Teen Drivers

A new study shows that new teen drivers with ADHD are more likely to experience a car accident or be cited for traffic violations. The reason? Researchers found that these teens are much more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors, especially right after receiving their driver’s license. Education is an important part of reducing driving risks. Self-awareness of symptoms allows teens to understand how it affects their driving.

Patterns of Adult ADHD and Comorbid Conditions

Recent research shows that about 60% of adults with ADHD have comorbid psychiatric conditions including: mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. The  presence of these other conditions can often complicate the process of diagnosing and treating ADHD in an adult. Early recognition and treatment of ADHD and its comorbidities has the potential to change the trajectory of these psychiatric conditions later in life.

The Power of Resilience, Coaching and Caring

Last week the Seattle Times ran a front-page story on Vincenzo Di Salvo, a Tacoma School District student who received Edge coaching in middle school and triumphantly graduated high school. Next fall he will become the first in his family to attend college. Vincenzo credits Pam Frazier, his Edge coach, as the single biggest reason he was able to turn his life around and graduate. His is an inspiring story of the power of resilience, coaching and caring to overcome even the most difficult challenges.

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