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  • January « 2012 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    large scale medication of children feeds into a societal view that all of life s problems can be solved with a pill and gives millions of children the impression that there is something inherently defective in them It is a statement cited so endlessly as to become an accepted truth that we live in a society that believes all of life s problems can be solved with a pill But have you ever met anyone who actually does believe that I haven t Furthermore 19 out of 20 people who come to me for help for themselves or their child adamantly oppose the use of medication Only when they fully understand the medical facts do many of them change their minds Far being predisposed to the use of medication the people who come to see me are predisposed in precisely the opposite direction Furthermore no enlightened clinician prescribes the medication and leaves it at that allowing the parent and child to imagine they have something inherently defective in them I go to great lengths not only to present the medical facts but also to create a framework of understanding that describes ADHD in strength based terms I tell the child that he is lucky in that he has a race car for a brain a Ferrari engine I tell him he has the potential to grow into a champion I tell him assuming it is a he but he could just as easily be a she that with effort he can achieve greatness in his life and then I tell him about the billionaires CEO s Pulitzer Prize winners and professional athletes with ADHD I ve treated over the years But I also tell him he does face one major problem While he has a race car for a brain he has bicycle brakes I tell him I am a brake specialist and one of the many tools I can use to strengthen his brakes is medication I remind him he will have to do much more than take the medication to strengthen his brakes but if we re lucky the medication will help him in that effort The child and parents leave my office full of hope Far from feeling defective the child feels like a champion in the making Which he most certainly can be Finally the illusion that children s behavior problems can be cured with drugs prevents us as a society from seeking the more complex solutions that will be necessary Drugs get everyone politicians scientists teachers and parents off the hook Everyone except the children that is Once again Dr Sroufe assumes the clinician parent and society at large all buy the notion that children s behavior problems can be cured with drugs and that such a belief gets us off the hook as if we politicians scientists teachers parents and heaven knows who all else were so sweetly deluded and so uncaring that we welcome any excuse to get us out of doing the

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  • December « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 June 2008 January 2008 July 2007 June 2007 April 2007 March 2007 sign up for Dr Hallowell s newsletter Back to site Dr Hallowell s Blog Archive for December 2011 Monday December 5th 2011 ADHD Self Assessment Quiz Smartphone app If you or someone you know have trouble focusing and completing tasks it could be ADHD Adults and children living with untreated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have trouble focusing remembering things and completing tasks once they begin Often they don t realize there is anything they can do they think it s just the way they are and will always be Yet ADHD is one of the most treatable mental health issues we have To help people start the process of learning about ADHD and its potential affects on them Dr Hallowell created the Dr Hallowell s ADHD Self Assessment Quiz The iPhone app is available on iTunes and the Smartphone version is now available in the Goggle App Store Visit our apps page

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  • November « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    2008 January 2008 July 2007 June 2007 April 2007 March 2007 sign up for Dr Hallowell s newsletter Back to site Dr Hallowell s Blog Archive for November 2011 Tuesday November 29th 2011 Worry Anxiety Learn how to deal with it Watch interview with Dr Hallowell for tips on dealing with Anxiety Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments Monday November 14th 2011 SHINE for Doctors CLA Summit Dr Hallowell recently launched an ADHD Certification course for chiropractors called SHINE for Doctors Special Help for Integrating Neurological Experience This exclusive certification course for chiropractors was developed to provide the chiropractor a rich subtle and clinically vivid wealth of information they can use to gain a deep understanding of ADHD For more information please visit www shinefordoctors com To watch the highlights of Dr Hallowell s presentation at the CLA Summit on 11 5 11 please click below http www youtube com watch v TmxJGfGOKP0 feature related Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment Friday November 11th 2011 Feeling Lonely in your Relationship It could be ADHD Great article on ADHD and relationships by Melissa Orlov Marriage consultant Author The ADHD Effect on Marriage Please click here to read article http www huffingtonpost com melissa orlov post 2491 b 989233 html Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Wednesday November 2nd 2011 Dr Oz Interview on ADHD Marriage Dr Hallowell and his wife Sue were interviewed by Dr Oz on ADHD Marriage If you have a spouse or significant other with ADHD then click to watch Dr Hallowell s interview on Dr Oz If your significant other has ADHD and or you re more distant from your spouse than you d like to be Dr Hallowell recommends the following books Married to Distraction Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption by Edward Hallowell

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  • October « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    is an invaluable resource for couples in which one of the partners suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD It authoritatively guides couples in troubled marriages towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by ADHD and to look at the disorder in a more positive and less disruptive way Going beyond traditional marriage counseling which can often discount the influence of ADHD this straight forward discussion offers advice from the Melissa Orlov s personal experience and years of research and identifies patterns of behavior that can hurt marriages such as nagging intimacy problems sudden anger and memory issues through the use of vignettes and descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions This resource encourages both spouses to become active partners in improving their relationship and healing the fissures that ADHD can cause Also included are worksheets and various methods for difficult conversations so that couples can find a technique that fits their unique relationship and improve their communication skills To purchase a copy please visit Amazon com Posted in ADHD No Comments Saturday October 29th 2011 ADHD Tip Understand mood changes Understand mood changes and ways to manage these Know that your moods will change willy nilly independent of what s going on in the external world Don t waste your time ferreting out the reason why or looking for someone to blame Focus rather on learning to tolerate a bad mood knowing that it will pass and learning strategies to make it pass sooner Changing sets i e getting involved with some new activity preferably interactive such as a conversation with a friend or a tennis game or reading a book will often help Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Friday October 28th 2011 ADHD Tip Learn symbols slogans sayings Learn symbols slogans sayings as shorthand ways of labeling and quickly putting into perspectives slip ups mistakes or mood swings When you turn left instead of right and take your family on a 20 minute detour it is better to be able to say There goes my ADD again than to have a 6 hour fight over your unconscious desire to sabotage the whole trip These are not excuses You still have to take responsibility for your actions It is just good to know where your actions are coming from and where they re not Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Wednesday October 19th 2011 Are Americans More Prone to A D H D Dr Hallowell was recently interview about ADHD for the New York Times online forum To read the article go to http www nytimes com roomfordebate 2011 10 12 are americans more prone to adhd Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Friday October 7th 2011 ADHD Tip Exercise vigorously and regularly Exercise vigorously and regularly You should schedule this into your life and stick with it Exercise is positively one of the best treatments for ADD It helps work off excess energy and aggression in a positive way it

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  • September « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    know whether I have ADD or not I do however have blueroses4me Dr Hallowell Your book Driven to Distraction was Ingrid I try to be clear with my son that we evolutionarily selecte NIcole Dr Hallowell in response to your advice on connectedness ARCHIVES April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 June 2008 January 2008 July 2007 June 2007 April 2007 March 2007 sign up for Dr Hallowell s newsletter Back to site Dr Hallowell s Blog Archive for September 2011 Tuesday September 6th 2011 Inside Personal Growth SHINE interview Inside Personal Growth interviewed Dr Hallowell on Shine Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People To watch the podcast click here Posted in Uncategorized No Comments FEATURED SHINE In Shine bestselling author psychiatrist and ADD expert Edward Hallowell draws on brain science performance research and his own experience helping people maximize their potential to

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  • August « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 June 2008 January 2008 July 2007 June 2007 April 2007 March 2007 sign up for Dr Hallowell s newsletter Back to site Dr Hallowell s Blog Archive for August 2011 Saturday August 20th 2011 If ADHD impacts some of the couples you are counseling click here to learn more In all likelihood ADHD impacts at least some of the couples you are currently counseling This seminar taught by four of the world s top experts in the topic Dr Ned Hallowell Sue George Hallowell LICSW Dr Kevin Murphy and Melissa Orlov will provide the information counselors need to improve their effectiveness when treating ADHD impacted couples The 6 session workshop begins January 10th and ends February 13th and earns 21 CU credits To learn more go to http www adhdmarriage com seminars adhd effect couples Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment Thursday August 11th 2011 Are you distracted in your relationship Relationships take work focus and intention but busy lifestyles children demands of the job and technology can chip away at the focus Communication360 interviewed Dr Hallowell about what happens when your distracted in your relationship To listen to the interview go to webtalkradio net Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Tuesday August 2nd 2011 Are you able to disconnect from your cell while on vacation When Guests Check In Their iPhones Check Out Dr Hallowell was interview on the above topic recently by Anne Tergesen for The Wall Street Journal To read the article click here Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Monday August 1st 2011 Buzz A Year of Paying Attention I want to call your attention to Katherine Ellison s superb book Buzz A Year of Paying Attention A Pulitzer Prize winning

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  • July « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 June 2008 January 2008 July 2007 June 2007 April 2007 March 2007 sign up for Dr Hallowell s newsletter Back to site Dr Hallowell s Blog Archive for July 2011 Wednesday July 27th 2011 August 16 Back to School Night with Dr Hallowell SORRY EVENT IS FULL A free Back to School night with Dr Edward Hallowell Tuesday August 16 th 7 00 9 00 p m A new school year will be upon us soon so let s help our children shine Join us at our new location in Sudbury on August 16 2011 at 7 00 9 00 p m for a lecture and discussion with Dr Hallowell In an effort to help parents of children with ADHD prepare for a more successful school year Dr Edward Hallowell will speak on RACE CAR BRAINS BICYCLE BRAKES HOW TO CHANGE ADHD FROM A TRIAL INTO A TRIUMPH Dr Hallowell is renowned for his many books which provide answers understanding and a positive perspective on ADHD in children and adults Other talks will include tips on managing stress getting homework done improving attention and

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  • June « 2011 « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health
    know whether I have ADD or not I do however have blueroses4me Dr Hallowell Your book Driven to Distraction was Ingrid I try to be clear with my son that we evolutionarily selecte NIcole Dr Hallowell in response to your advice on connectedness ARCHIVES April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 June 2008 January 2008 July 2007 June 2007 April 2007 March 2007 sign up for Dr Hallowell s newsletter Back to site Dr Hallowell s Blog Archive for June 2011 Monday June 13th 2011 Everyday Health Spotlight on Dr Hallowell Click here to find out what inspired Dr Hallowell s work on ADHD and mental health and who are his personal health heroes Posted in Uncategorized No Comments FEATURED SHINE In Shine bestselling author psychiatrist and ADD expert Edward Hallowell draws on brain science performance research and his own experience helping people maximize their potential to

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