ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and is usually considered when an individual displays certain symptoms, including the inability to focus, hyperactivity, difficulty controlling behaviour and increased relentlessness in comparison to peers of their own age. These symptoms are typically common enough to interfere with the daily functions of home, school, or work life. Most often, ADHD becomes apparent in children during preschool and early school years and carries on into adolescent and adult life. Symptoms of the condition can change over time. There are many options available to help individuals cope with ADHD, ranging from medical treatments and therapies, to naturopathic remedies, to self-help resources. Do you have a child who may be exhibiting the signs and symptoms of ADHD? Or a friend or family member whose everyday family or work life is being made difficult by their increased hyperactivity or inability to pay attention? Would you like more information about ADHD, or help finding a professional who can properly diagnose the condition? You’ve come to the right place.

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ADHD

This book provides an overview of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, describing what it is, the history of the disorder, what it is like to live with ADHD, and some of the available treatments.

100 Questions & Answers About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls

If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or the parent of a girl with the condition, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this disorder. Written by a renowned ADHD specialist, this book presents important information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, management, and sources of support for women and girls with ADHD. An invaluable resource, this book provides the necessary tools for anyone coping with the emotional turmoil caused by ADHD.

The Other Side of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Exposed and Explained

The author deals with some of the controversial aspects of ADHD that help maintain its status as the most hotly debated subject in children's mental health. The book draws together the many issues that ADHD raises, clinically, socially, philosophically, ethically and politically. The result is a challenge that goes far beyond this diagnostic label, and reaches into just about every aspect of our lives.

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

ADHD

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is now recognized as one of the most common causes of learning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children. Symptoms may include poor concentration, forgetfulness, poor organization, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low self-esteem, and defiant behaviour. Despite growing awareness of ADHD among parents and health professionals, it is still widely misunderstood. This second edition of ADHD: The Facts provides information on how ADHD is diagnosed, on conventional medical and alternative therapies, and on ways of helping children to improve their own behaviour, self-esteem, and academic results. Written by an experienced paedtiatrician, this book features practical advice to help parents understand their child's difficulties and how to overcome them. With detailed explanations of the cause of ADHD, its nature, and the treatments of the condition that have proved effective over time, this new edition includes developments in the understanding of conditions that often co-exist with it, as well as the problems experienced by adults with ADHD. ADHD: The Facts will be of invaluable assistance to parents of children with ADHD and to teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors wanting an authoritative, up-to-date, and practical review of the condition.

ADHD

The Great Misdiagnosis

This new edition includes a complete revision of the chapter on medication, detailing when to use certain drugs and the side effects that can be expected, and includes a thorough review and update of older medications.

Adhd

Short attention span, lack of focus and organizational skills, failure to listen-these are among the many symptoms that characterize ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For years, the disorder has been largely viewed as "incurable" or treatable only with amphetamines like Ritalin. In this booklet, author Lane Williams outlines how to identify ADHD and its causes, and he discusses treating the condition, not only with drugs, but also with natural and practical methods.

What Causes ADHD?

Understanding What Goes Wrong and Why

Synthesizing a wealth of recent neuropsychological research, this groundbreaking book focuses on the multiple pathways by which attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develops. Joel T. Nigg marshals the best available knowledge on what is actually going on in the symptomatic child's brain and why, tracing the intersecting causal influences of genetic, neural, and environmental factors. In the process, the book confronts such enduring controversies as the validity of ADHD as a clinical construct. Specific suggestions are provided for studies that might further refine the conceptualization of the disorder, with significant potential benefits for treatment and prevention.

ADHD

The Facts

A developmental pediatrician provides practical advice to parents while discussing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and includes coverage of symptoms, causes, treatments, and the conditions that often co-exist with it.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals

Do you: Have trouble paying attention and staying on task? Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness? Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration? Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through? In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work? If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement. This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.

The ADHD Explosion and Today's Push for Performance

Myths, Medication, and Money

Debunks myths and misconceptions about ADHD, and discusses the controversies surrounding skyrocketing rates of diagnosis and medication treatment as well as the condition's cost to society.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Research Developments

ADHD is characterised by learning and behavioural problems including short attention span, impulsivity, hyperactivity and impairments in perceptual, language and motor skills. Between 4-10 per cent of school-age children are believed to have it with boys outnumbering girls 2-3 to one. An adult form is also now recognised. The symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are caused by a neurological dysfunction within the brain. The underlying physiological mechanism which causes Attention Deficit Disorder is still not thoroughly understood and remains under intense scientific study. It is presumed that brain chemistry is out of balance and that specific chemicals called neurotransmitters may be lacking in individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder. Leading-edge research from around the world is presented in this new volume.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support

Adult ADD/ADHD

children with ADHD

Adults with ADD/ADHD

Women with ADHD

ADHD Parent Power Support Group - Mailing Address

Meetings include:
* varying topics which are explored with open discussion in a supportive environment
* ADHD-related educational presentations

ADHD Parent Support Group of Cambridge

Parent support group for parents of children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) * adults with ADHD are also welcome

ADHD and Asperger's / ASD Support Group

Support group members address concerns related to ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. Participants learn coping strategies and gain tools connected to life skills, medication, alternative therapies, and managing impulsive behaviours.

Common issues discussed include self-care * addictions * making and keeping friends / romantic partners, study skills * procrastination * perfectionism * entrepreneurialism * stigma * finding the right work environment

ADHD and Asperger's / ASD Support Group

Support group members address concerns related to ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. Participants learn coping strategies and gain tools connected to life skills, medication, alternative therapies, and managing impulsive behaviours.

Common issues discussed include self-care * addictions * making and keeping friends / romantic partners, study skills * procrastination * perfectionism * entrepreneurialism * stigma * finding the right work environment

Wildwood Academy

In addition to providing structured, challenging academic programs for all of its students, Wildwood is also designed to provide the support that children with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to achieve their goals.

* programs are tailored for children with three distinct placements
* teacher ratios of 14:1 allowing teachers to cater not just to students' academic needs but also to their behavourial and social needs
* curriculum is presented through Direct Instruction (D.I.) programs and methodology

Wildwood Academy

In addition to providing structured, challenging academic programs for all of its students, Wildwood is also designed to provide the support that children with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to achieve their goals.

* programs are tailored for children with three distinct placements
* teacher ratios of 14:1 allowing teachers to cater not just to students' academic needs but also to their behavourial and social needs
* curriculum is presented through Direct Instruction (D.I.) programs and methodology

Camp Kodiak - Camp for Children with Special Needs

Private summer camp (located near Parry Sound) for children with special needs such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); learning disabilities; high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger Syndrome) and nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) * offers individualized educational maintenance program, a social skills program and over 50 sports and activities * transportation to camp provided

Nelson Youth Centres

Major services:
Children's After School Treatment Program: (for ages 6-14)
* group therapy based
* Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown
* focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, social competences and managing peer conflict
* children/youth may have a diagnosis of ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disability
* attend once a week for a twelve week session

Family Support Program:
* parent support group offered in conjunction with the After School Treatment Program
* focuses on effective parenting strategies, promoting positive behaviours and parent child relationships

Half Day Intensive Program: (for ages 7-13)
* for children with severe social/emotional issues struggling to stay in school
* one half day a week during school year
* focuses on development of effective social/emotional skills and learning strategies that enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community

Individual and Family Counselling:
* various counselling formats focusing on effective parenting, family functioning and emotional/behavioural difficulties experienced by the child in the home, school and community

Reconnecting Youth:: (for ages 12-17)
* community based treatment program for youth
* enhances effective community involvement and life skills
* addresses issues such as emotional regulation; mood disorders; social competencies and peer conflict
* individual and family therapy

Saturday Social Skills Program: (for ages 8-12)
* for children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
* operates four times a year, eight week sessions
* teaches essential interpersonal and communication skills
* interactive group recreational programming

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Provides resources, services, information and advocacy for people with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, parents, teachers and other professionals * encourages research

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Provides resources, services, information and advocacy for people with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, parents, teachers and other professionals * encourages research

Nelson Youth Centres

Major services:
Children's After School Treatment Program: (for ages 6-14)
* group therapy based
* Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown
* focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, social competences and managing peer conflict
* children/youth may have a diagnosis of ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disability
* attend once a week for a twelve week session

Family Support Program:
* parent support group offered in conjunction with the After School Treatment Program
* focuses on effective parenting strategies, promoting positive behaviours and parent child relationships

Half Day Intensive Program: (for ages 7-13)
* for children with severe social/emotional issues struggling to stay in school
* one half day a week during school year
* focuses on development of effective social/emotional skills and learning strategies that enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community

Individual and Family Counselling:
* various counselling formats focusing on effective parenting, family functioning and emotional/behavioural difficulties experienced by the child in the home, school and community

Reconnecting Youth:: (for ages 12-17)
* community based treatment program for youth
* enhances effective community involvement and life skills
* addresses issues such as emotional regulation; mood disorders; social competencies and peer conflict
* individual and family therapy

Saturday Social Skills Program: (for ages 8-12)
* for children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
* operates four times a year, eight week sessions
* teaches essential interpersonal and communication skills
* interactive group recreational programming

Niagara Neuropsychology

Offers both neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Offer services directly to patients or for third parties (e.g., IME companies, lawyers, occupational health/safety departments of various organizations, sports teams, the WSIB, nursing homes, police services, professional organizations/colleges, and family physicians, neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, and other physicians).

Specialize in psychological (e.g., depression and anxiety) or brain-based difficulties (e.g., concussion, TBI, stroke, seizure disorders, ADHD, age-related cognitive changes, early stages of Alzheimer's disease/dementia).

Offer applied neuroscience and neuromodulation techniques including neurofeedback (i.e., EEG biofeedback), peripheral biofeedback, and electrical brain stimulation [CES, tDCS]. Dr. Friesen is board certified in EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA-BCN).

Also specialize in evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).