How Toxic Stress Derails the Developing Brain

Scientists are discovering the physiologic connections between adversity, stress and academic performance. Children living in poverty are particularly at risk. They often endure toxic stress from adverse experiences, such as exposure to violence, abuse, neglect, loss of a loved one … Read More

The 4 most common anxiety disorders associated with ADHD: Anxiety and ADHD – part 2

Editor’s note:  Last month we talked about how anxiety occurs more frequently in ADHD community than in the mainstream population.  This month we’ll look a little deeper into 4 types of anxiety most commonly occurring for people with ADHD. The … Read More

ADHD and Anxiety: non-drug treatments everyone can try

Common forms of anxiety are much more common in people who have ADHD than the general population. Half (52%) of adults with ADHD will experience general anxiety disorder during their lifetimes. There are a few easy, everyday things you can do that will help control anxiety without taking another pill. And you can start right now!

5 criteria to use to find an ADHD friendly college

If you or your child has ADHD and is starting to think about finding a college to attend, you’ve probably been Googling “ADHD friendly colleges” and “ADHD college programs” hoping to find the perfect program for your needs. Here are five factors you can use to help you evaluate if the potential schools you find will be a good fit for ADHD.

Find out your ADHD parenting style: are you a warrior, repairman or director?

Editor’s Note:  Edge Foundation’s Founding board member, Dr. Patricia Quinn, has a new book out, Ready for Take-Off. We are pleased to peek inside the book and share some of its nuggets with you. Edge: There are a lot of … Read More

13 skills every ADHD students needs to learn before leaving home

Editor’s note:  This college readiness checklist included in yesterday’s interview with Dr. Patricia Quinn deserves to be repeated and stand on it’s own. “To ensure success, students need to make sure that they have achieved independence in daily living, study and self-advocacy skills,”  … Read More