Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Compassion for the ADHD Brain

Do you have a relative or friend who just doesn’t want to “believe” in ADHD? Do you know someone who just doesn’t get it? You just want them to understand so that they can empathize with the gargantuan effort of trying to fit in, and can show a bit of compassion to the turbo thinker. Here’s a quick slide show that outlines how the ADHD brain affects everyday life.

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Mind Coach NOLA on Dr. Ned Hallowell's Advice

Last week I attended a talk by Tulane graduate Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of the classic international best seller, Driven to Distraction. After a trip down memory lane recalling his Tulane days, he shared his New England childhood struggles with learning differences and how those led to his years of research and successful treatment of both children and adults with ADHD.

One thing that sets Dr. Hallowell apart from other experts in the field is his emphasis on the power of connection. While this may seem obvious, as humans, we all need connection; Dr. Hallowell links it to learning...

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Recommended Reading From Mind Coach NOLA: ADHD Treatment Success

"ADHD's Common Denominators: 11 Hidden Truths That Unlock Treatment Success" over at ADDitude Magazine is a superb summary of how to approach treatment for ADHD or executive function disorder. My favorite:

Mainstream Solutions Aren’t Helpful

"Pills do not give skills. If patients normalize their symptoms with medication, but continue to approach the tasks of life with neurotypical techniques that will never work for them, nothing changes."

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