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Regular Features

Dr. Steven Richfield provides articles on many different aspects of raising a child with ADHD.                                   

Each month we our advocate will be answering questions from our visitors about yours and your children's rights in the educational system.    

A mother is trying to help her teenage son learn anger management.   

Five great ideas for motivation, including The Shoe Race, Trading Places and more.  

Organize your child at home, and maybe find some tips that will help you as well.  

Headlines about ADHD, Learning Disability and Mental Disorders

Study on ADD and TV
The recent study published on watching television between the ages of one and three and the possible link to ADD/ADHD did not take many considerations into account. The author of the study even admits that he cannot conclude that television watching and ADD/ADHD are linked.

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Co-Morbid Conditions


Bi-polar Disorder


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Tourettes Syndrome


Alcoholism and Other Dependencies



Depression In The News-Recent headlines concerning Depression.

Symptoms of Depression-Some common symptoms and how to spot if you or someone you love is depressed.

Let's Talk About Depression-Article geared toward children and teens to help them in understanding depression.

Facts vs. Myths-Separate the facts from the myths

Treatments for Depression-What are some of the current treatments available for depression

My Life As A Depressive-One individual that suffers from depression shares her story.


Bi-polar Disorder

Bi-Polar Disorder In The News-Recent headlines relating to Bi-Polar Disorder

DSM Criteria-APA criteria for diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Early Intervention-Diagnosing and identifying bipolar disorder early may help in later treatment.

Bipolar Challenges-Article on the history and current challenges facing individuals with Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar Story-How one individual copes with the daily struggles involved in living with Bipolar.

The Mood Disorder Questionnaire-Online screening for depression, bipolar and other mood disorders.



Autism In The News-Recent headlines relating to Autism.

What Is Autism-From The Autism Society Of America, detailed information on Autism.

Common Characteristics-Some of the characteristics of a person with Autism

Characteristic Behaviors-Some of the common behaviors of Autistic Children.

Mercury Poison and Autism-Is there a link between mercury poisoning and autism?


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In The News-Recent headlines relating to OCD.

What Is OCD?-From The OCD Resource Center, a description of symptoms of OCD.

Treatment Guidelines-A panel of experts create recommendations for treatment of OCD.

Treatments-How is OCD treated and what current treatments are available?

Diagnosis-Online screening test. Not to be used for diagnostic purpose but may tell you if further medical treatment should be sought.

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Overview of ODD- An overview of ODD, including symptoms, treatment, differences between ADHD and ODD and parent strategies. 

Indicators for ODD-Common behavioral traits of children with ODD.

Diagnostic Criteria-From Internet Mental Health criteria used in the diagnosis of ODD

Treatment-Current treatment methods for ODD

Tourettes Syndrome

Tourette's Syndrome In The News-Recent headlines relating to Tourette's Syndrome.

The Fact's About Tourette's Syndrome-Detailed site with alot of information on Tourette's Syndrome.

FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions about Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette Trivia-Interesting facts and history on TS.

Diagnostic Criteria-diagnostic criteria for several different tic disorders.


Learning Disabilities In The News-Recent headlines on LD.

Dyslexia In Teens-The demands of high school can be very difficult for teens with dyslexia.

Common Characteristics-37 Common Characteristics of individuals with dyslexia.

Online Screening-Online screening test to determine if further testing for dyslexia is required.

Dyslexia In The Workplace-Much of the literature written about dyslexia concerns children and schoolwork. This article describes some of the difficulties adults encounter at work.

Identifying Dyslexia-Written for teachers but can be used by parents as well, tips on identifying children with dyslexia.

Alcoholism and Other Dependencies

Alcoholism-Teens with ADHD may be of more risk of alcoholism.

ADHD and Cocaine Use-The use of stimulant medication may actually lower the risk of later drug abuse.

Learning Disabilities and Drinking-Addressing learning disabilities early can prevent children from using alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs.

ADHD and Smoking-Cigarettes may be a form of self-medication for those with attention deficiencies.

Parents can always read teenage alcohol abuse articles online if they want to know the signs and symptoms of alcoholism.