Rank #1: 56- Defuse Defiance: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids and Adults
Standard discipline tactics, like offering rewards for good behavior, don't work for kids with ODD. Dr. William Dodson describes the medications and behavior programs that do make a difference, and why parents shouldn't delay treatment.
Rank #2: 72- Why So Sensitive? Why ADDers Have Extreme Emotions, and How to Manage Them
Zoë Kessler, diagnosed in mid-life, knows firsthand that adults with ADHD experience emotions and even physical sensations in the extreme. She explains the phenomenon, and shares personal advice on managing sensitivities.
Rank #3: 1- 'Why Does He Do That?' - Dr. Russell Barkley on Understanding and Improving Your ADHD Child's Behavior
How does attention deficit disorder affect your child's behavior and development? Dr. Russell Barkley explains, and offers insightful tips on providing structure, consequences, and rewards.
Rank #4: 204- How ADHD Shapes Your Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation
The textbook definition of ADHD fails to reflect the condition's complexity. William Dodson, M.D., discusses why we must be interested in order to start a task, why feelings of shame are so common among adults with ADHD, and more.
Rank #5: 239- Sleep and the ADHD Brain: Why It's Critical and How to Get More
Sleep is vitally important for brain development and learning in children, teens, and adults—yet few of us get enough. Joel Nigg, Ph.D., & Elizabeth Super, M.D., review the optimal amount by life stage, and offer solutions to common sleep challenges.
Rank #6: 45- Dr. Amen on the 7 Types of ADHD: Understanding Your Type and the Best Way to Treat It
Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Healing ADD, discusses his proposed seven types of attention deficit disorder. Learn which type you or your child may have, and the best way to treat symptoms.
Rank #7: 136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection
Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.
Rank #8: 178- It’s About Time: Understanding the Science of Time Management with ADHD
Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., takes a deeper look at the science of time awareness to understand why procrastination, time blindness, and tardiness are such big problems for people with ADHD—and teaches strategies to help us "see" and "feel" time.
Rank #9: 23- Secrets of the ADHD Brain, Revealed: Understanding Core Symptoms and Working with Strengths
Dr. William Dodson takes us on an insider's tour of the ADHD nervous system. Learn how to build on your strengths to function at remarkable levels, get engaged in a task you find boring, and more.
Rank #10: 98- Just Get Started: How ADHD Adults Can Turn Intentions Into Actions
We all know what we need to do, but getting started and finishing the job are more easily said than done. J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., shares ADHD-proof strategies for initiating tasks and managing interruptions.
Rank #11: 152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain
Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.
Rank #12: 65- Overcoming ADHD Shame: Why We Feel It and How to Manage It
Leading ADHD expert Ned Hallowell, M.D., explains how to accept your ADHD as a neurobiological condition, not a character weakness, and how to surround yourself with people who believe the same.
Rank #13: 24- Love, Marriage, and ADHD: Improving Communication and Finding Balance in Your Relationship
Marriage consultant Melissa Orlov offers relationship-saving advice on communicating clearly and fighting productively, allocating household duties, helping a partner who denies ADHD, and more.
Rank #14: 162- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Unlock Positivity and Productivity for ADHD Adults
As J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can equip people with ADHD and executive-function deficits with the skills to overcome disorganization, poor time management, and workplace challenges.
Rank #15: 180- Is It Really ADHD? Dr. Brown's Definitive Diagnosis Plan
In the absence of any definitive test for ADHD—blood analysis, brain scan, genetic screening, etc.—doctors who don't specialize in the condition may struggle to identify it. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing ADHD.
Rank #16: 109- Decluttering Made Easy for ADHD Adults and Kids
Tired of living and working amidst clutter? Professional organizer Susan C. Pinsky shares simple steps for eliminating excess, then outlines systems that will help you keep your life clutter-free.
Rank #17: 125- Just Diagnosed? How to Succeed with Adult ADHD
It's not too late to turn around your career, relationships, and day-to-day life after an adult ADHD diagnosis, but it will take time. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., advises on finding the right professionals, treatment, and skills that will lead you to success.
Rank #18: 149- ADHD Medication Management: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely
William Dodson, M.D., shares ADHD medication treatment guidelines for clinicians. Learn about the different stimulant formulations, how to optimize the dose while minimizing side effects, and which ADHD impairments don't respond to medication.
Rank #19: 217- How Diet, Sleep, Exercise & Behavioral Interventions Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Children
Sandy Newmark, M.D., discusses a range of natural ADHD treatment options and considerations, including optimal nutrition, how food sensitivities affect symptoms, the importance of sleep, the benefits of exercise, behavioral strategies, and more.
Rank #20: 104- Improve Your Mental Clarity: Mindfulness for Adults with ADHD
Adults with ADHD either battle continual distractions or feel they have to go on "auto-pilot" to get things done. Mark Bertin, M.D., teaches us how to reduce stress and live life in real-time through mindfulness.