Developing new resources is an important aspect of managing your ADD/ADHD. The internet is abundant with resources, some good some, some not. Not all the information you’ll find on the internet is accurate especially information posted on the online chats and forums. Nevertheless, you’ll find some very good information.
The Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS)
The following questionnaire can be used as a starting point to help you recognize the signs/symptoms of Adult ADHD but is not meant to replace consultation with a trained healthcare professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through a clinical evaluation. Regardless of the questionnaire results, if you have concerns about diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD, please discuss your concerns with your physician.
Click on Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener if you’d like to complete the screening tool.
After completing the (ASRS) feel free to contact me about your assessment results. Contact Me.
NOTE: This Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener is intended for people aged 18 years or older.
ADD CRUSHER – ADD-friendly DVD’s and tools
ADD Crusheris an innovative and effective alternative treatment approach that provides ADD-friendly videos & tools to help you CRUSH your ADHD. It’s also a great tool to use in tandem with CoachRudy’s ADHD coaching.
Check it out! www.ADDCrusher.com.
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Adult ADHD Video’s
All In the ADHD Family –
ABC News aired this Special Report about Adult ADHD. The program follows two undiagnosed ADHD adults who discuss the challenges, disappointments and lost dreams they endured before being finally being diagnosed. Both adults were well into their adult lives (42 and 50 years old) before being diagnosed. This is a remarkably tender and evidenced based presentation that also shows how some adults with ADHD may turn their lives around following accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Click here to view: All In the ADHD Family
Adult ADHD: Regaining Focus – (25min video)
In Adult ADHD: Regaining Focus patients describe how ADHD has altered their lives, and share how they have worked to overcome its effects. Leading medical experts in the field explain how the human brain misfires in people with ADHD and what new treatment options are helping adults finally gain control over this condition.
Click here: Adult ADHD: Regaining Focus – (25min video)
ADHD Epiphany: Adults Prosper With Diagnosis [6:48min video]
Good Morning America – Interviews adults who discover their ADHD in adulthood. GMA also interview Dr. Ned Hallowell. A very good and informative interview regarding adult ADHD.
Click here to view: ADHD Epiphany: Adults Prosper With Diagnosis
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
Judith Kolberg, Kathleen NadeauOrganizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do so in a cursory fashion and on a very small scale in what are usually long books on the subject. This is a book that has ADD-friendly advice with the ADD-er in mind. It offers organizing advice that ranges from self-help to utilizing the help of non-professionals; to using professional assistance. Thus it permits the reader to decide where they are personally in the organizing process, and what level of support will be most beneficial to their unique situation.
2002, Brunner-Routledge, 208 pages, ISBN 1583913580
Understanding Women with ADHD
Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. and Patricia Quinn, M.D.Treatment options—including medication, psychotherapy, coaching, and organizing—are discussed, along with other critical, but overlooked issues for women, such as the use of medications during pregnancy and the interaction of hormones and ADHD symptoms. Conditions often associated with ADHD in women, including anxiety, depression, problem eating patterns, addictions, learning disabilities, and fibromyalgia are addressed, as well as ways to treat them.
2002, Advantage Books, 480 pages, ISBN: 0-9660366-4-6
Is It You, Me or Adult ADD? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder – by Gina Pera. This is a must read for couples dealing with ADD/ADHD relationships. The author is the non-ADD partner offers a real-life and powerful exploration of ADHD relationships after realizing her brilliant husband had ADD. The author shares extensive research and shares real-life experiences for numerous support groups for the non-ADD partners.
ADDitudemag.com – This is one of my most favorite sites. A wonderful resource of articles (children, parenting, adults, relationships, etc.), expert webinars and more…
ADHD Support – This site is sponsored by Shire Laboratories (manufacture of pharmaceuticals). Regardless, they provide general information as well as links to Parenting, Child ADHD, Adult ADHD, Education, Clinical Info, Treatment, and a Resource Library. It’s worth checking out.
Totally ADD / ADD & Loving It? For those of you who have viewed the award winning documentary movie, “ADD & Loving It?”, this website is the home of the movie and several additional resources, videos, webinars, forum and more…
A.D.D. Warehouse – Since 1990, we have built the world’s largest collection of ADHD-related books, videos, training programs, games, professional texts and assessment products. Because of it’s tremendous depth, and the quality of the products we carry, our catalog is a recommended source of help in practically every book written on ADHD
CHADD (Association for ADHD children, adults and families) www.Chadd.org
Olson Huff Center – Asheville, NC Pediatric ADHD and learning disabilities http://www.missionhospitals.org/huffcenter
ADDA – Association for adults with ADHD. www.add.org
ADDitude Magazine – Articles and resources for children, parents, teachers, relationships and adults www.Additudemag.com
ADHD Center for Success – www.adhdcenterforsuccess.com