Earlier, I had read "The South Beach Diet," bought all the stuff, made lists, followed it perfectly... until I lost interest....

Mary Lou Michaels, who lost 80 pounds after her ADHD diagnosis

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DISCIPLINE STRATEGIES
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SCHOOLWORK
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL
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THE ADHD DIET
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ADD in Women Do your symptoms of depression or anxiety point to ADD?
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ADHD PARENTING
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RELATED CONDITIONS
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SLEEP PROBLEMS
Why She Won’t Sleep And what you can do about it. Learn more ►

ADHD TREATMENT
Kids' Natural Therapies From fish oil and zinc, to brain training and behavior therapy. More ►

INSIDE THE ADHD BRAIN
Why We Act the Way We Do Why ADHD adults hyperfocus, obsess, doubt our abilities, and more. Learn more ►

ADHD TEENS
High School Survival Guide Help your teen grow more independent, self-sufficient, and trustworthy.
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ADHD TREATMENT
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