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Information everywhere!  Sometimes it feels as if we will all be buried with it!  With this newsletter we try to accomplish two things.  First, we want to let you know that we are there to answer your questions about your family's health.  We really do want you to feel free to contact us with questions.

Second, we try hard to bring you the most actionable, interesting and relevant information about ADHD and mental health.  We hope we can lighten a bit of your information overload by pointing you to some of the best resources out there!

Though it is last minute, don't miss our link to an ADDA seminar on ADHD and financial management TONIGHT, as well our FAQ on the same topic.

Melissa Orlov, editor

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Hallowell Centers Strength-Based Philosophy:
First we search for what is good, strong and healthy in a person, then what is in need of remediation. 

The Hallowell Centers integrate the latest research on brain, body and heart. We help people with emotional issues and learning disabilities lead happier, more productive lives through a positive, balanced treatment approach.

Coaching via SKYPE is available at each Center

Want to Learn More? Simply place a call to one of our new patient specialists:

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Upcoming Events

April 10 
Learning & The Brain  Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
Presentation: Igniting Every Child's Full Potential

April 16 

June 21 & 22

"Creating a Connected Life" Institute of Lifestyle Medicine @ Harvard Medical School

July 15-19 
Dr. Hallowell's  ADHD Summer Enrichment Camp at Leelanau School
Students entering grades 5 thru 12 and parents.
August 12-16
Cape Cod Institute
Presentation: Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span.
Click here to Learn about Dr. Hallowell's Speaking Services. 

Trouble focusing? -
Check this Working Memory Quiz to see if your score warrants further investigation. Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC, speech/language pathologist and neurotherapist is offering free 15 minute phone inquiry sessions to discuss how Cogmed Working Memory Training (a very powerful executive function) can help you. Contact the Hallowell Center or call 978 287 0810.

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CrazyBusy Workshop April 8 - May 13 - Reduce stress, anxiety, and physical/mental distress through the use of mindfulness, breath-work, sound, movement and visualization techniques so that you can listen to your innate intelligence and slow down and unsnarl your frantic life. Learn more here.

Calm and Collected Starts April 10 - Parenting Your Child with ADHD - Learn the tools to support your child's success in school, at home, and in life! Afternoon or evening. Learn more here.

ADHD Focus Diet Webinar April 17 - This uniquely created program deals effectively with gut health, inflammation, and blood sugar. Register here.
ADHD & Marriage

Couples' ADHD Effect In-Depth, Starts April 9 -
Turn your relationship around and learn to thrive! This 7-session seminar will help you apply the ideas from The ADHD Effect on Marriage to your own relationship. Learn more here.

ADHD and Sex, May 13 
- This live and interactive webinar addresses the sexual issues related to ADHD, what the top sexual 'complaints' are, and what you can do about them. Learn more here.
Dr. Hallowell Store

The Dr. Hallowell Store has books, videos, products, iphone apps, etc on ADHD and other topics. New items are added regularly, so keep checking back!

Product of the Month: 

  The iLS Pillow   iLS Pillow

Many individuals with ADHD have a variety of sleep problems, including an increase in daytime sleepiness, which may severely impact ADHD symptoms. Adults often become lethargic with lack of sleep, while children may overcompensate and speed up. 

Treating sleep problems may improve your ADHD symptoms and your quality of life. iLS has  
been working for years to develop a product which will reduce anxiety and assist with sleep.  Visit iLS website to learn about the research, the iLs Pillow's 3D Music technology, the parent and professional feedback, and the 30-Day Free Trial. Use Code DRHPILLOW at checkout to receive $70 off the current price of $295 for the iLs Pillow.  
Dr. Hallowell Speakers Bureau


Dr. Hallowell, a seasoned and passionate speaker, is pleased to offer his customized, entertaining, and research-driven talks to your audience. He has expertise on a wide range of topics relevant to parents, couples, children, educators, doctors, managers and people with ADHD. Click here to book Dr. Hallowell

Presenter Topic of the Month: 

The Emotional Currency of Money-
This presentation is based upon Dr. Hallowell's first published book, What Are You Worth?: Coming to Terms With Your Feelings About Money.  Most people have deep feelings about money. While we all want more money, we do not all feel the same way about it. Some of us feel guilty when we get near money.  Others of us feel excitement, even frenzy. Some of us feel guilty when we get paid; others of us feel cheated, no matter how much we're given.  Read more here.
Dr. Hallowell Professional Programs:

A Note from Ned
I recently began a correspondence with a smart, sophisticated New Yorker who happens to have ADD. She told told me that since the Newtown tragedy, she senses more of a tone of forgiveness and a desire to understand, than the tone of anger and blame that we've grown accustomed to. I wonder how many of you who receive this newsletter agree. I'd love to hear from you.  My email is drhallowell@gmail.com

One of the reasons I collect email addresses at my talks and send out this newsletter is to connect with you all.  We live in what I call "the modern paradox," namely, we are more connected electronically than ever before in human history, but we are disconnecting interpersonally.  This newsletter is part of my small effort to combat disconnection and promote connection.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on that, as well. Read More Here.

Q:   My granddaughter has difficulty managing her money.  Is this common for people with ADHD?  Do you have suggestions on how I can help her with money management skills?

A: Spending money impulsively is common in people with ADHD. I suggest you see this as similar to someone with a reading problem. She needs a tutor to regularly show her how to manage her money. If she has trouble balancing her checkbook, deal only in cash for now and close out her checking account if she keeps overdrawing. Let her know this is not a punishment, but a safeguard against herself. Just as you do not want to drive a car until you can drive it without getting into an accident every drive, you do not want to have a checking account until you can manage it without overdrawing regularly. Work on the issue with a sense of humor, but also with the realistic knowledge that money management is an important life skill, a skill that you, or whoever tutors her, intends to work on with her until she is able to handle it on her own.

This may take a year or two. Don't give up, and above all, don't turn it into a struggle full of anger and reproach. Think of it as a problem you can solve together, which you can!!! 
- Dr. Hallowell

P.S    Register for tonight's ADDA webinar: "How to Curb Impulsive Spending: Money & ADHD" with Stephanie Sarkis here.

P.P.S.   Read about the Emotional Currency of Money below in the Presenter Topic of the Month.
Pediatrics Study: ADHD Effects into Adulthood - Dr. Hallowell Responds
Edward Hallowell, M.D.
A recent study indicates that ADHD diagnosed in childhood often persists into adulthood, and often brings with it various other negative conditions, such as substance abuse, bi-polar disorder, major depression, anti-social personality disorder, and anxiety disorders. 

A very important piece of research, this landmark study shows how critical it is to diagnose ADHD as early as possible, and to follow the person who has it well into adulthood.  To prevent the severe ravages of untreated ADHD, including an increased risk of incarceration and even suicide, it is imperative that parents join with doctors and teachers in an organized effort to diagnose and then treat and follow indefinitely all who have this potentially devastating condition.  Learn More
Afraid of "No"? A Dose of Rejection Therapy May Do the Trick
Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC
Yes  Do you put off making cold calls, requesting a raise, or asking someone out on a date because of the risk of hearing: "No."

Rejection deflates, demoralizes, and can even cause physical pain.
  Learn More
ADHD and Children, Teens and Young Adults
Tutors Can Help Children Excel -
Successful tutoring focuses on the process of learning, instead of the emphasis on re-teaching academic content to fill discrete knowledge gaps. Students become empowered by understanding how their unique learning styles and preferences can be effectively applied to their schoolwork and interpersonal relationships. Download the free audio of the successful teleseminar "4 Essentials to Successful Tutoring" and schedule an Academic Coaching Consultation at The NYC Hallowell Center. 

2nd National ADHD Youth Leadership Summit - June 22-23, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania. Adults and Youth will find important programs on empowerment, self-esteem and the latest research on ADHD. Find out more at ADHDSummit.

LeelanauView ADHD Summer Camp for Children and Parents with Dr. Hallowell - 
Designed for children in grades 5 - 12 and their parents, this camp helps families build stronger bonds in a beautiful setting. July 15-19, 2013.  Watch the video and learn more here.  
ADHD and Adults
Educators and Parents - Help Students with ADHD Succeed in School
Dr. Hallowell will again share his unique approach on how to view this most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder of childhood at the Cape Cod Institute August 12-16th. Read his thoughts on ADHD here and find out more about Cape.org here

Babble's "Top 11 books I wish I had read as a new mom"-
Dr. Hallowell's The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness has been chosen as one of the books for new parents that offers real world parenting advice to inspire confidence.  Read more at babble.com

Career Advice for Adults with ADHD 
Before taking that new job, or preparing to climb the corporate ladder, be sure to check these tips on how to effectively manage your environment at work.  Implement some of these tips now and see your work environment in a new way. Read more at ADDitude Magazine.
How to Find an ADHD Therapist - Are you looking for a therapist that can help you manage your ADHD symptoms? Learn what questions to ask, what experience to look for and how to spot the red flags at psychcentral.com.

11 Clues Your Partner Does NOT have ADHD - Terry Matlen makes us laugh out loud as we recognize ourselves and our partners in this humorous blog post at ADDConsults.com.

Tips for Keeping The Cost of ADHD Treatments Low - Being without insurance or a well-padded wallet doesn't have to mean you can't make progress against ADHD.  These two articles contain valuable information to help keep the cost of treatment as low as possible: adhdmarriage.com and ADDitude Magazine.
CrazyBusy Tips
Taxes and Organization

CrazyBusy Top 50 Do you dread tax season?  Kitchen tables around the country are piling up with documents and folders as the April 15th scramble approaches.

21 hours is the amount of time the average person spends assembling and completing his or her annual tax return.  Add 11 hours to that if they own a business or rental property.

Avoid mistakes and missed deductions by keeping all of your tax documents in an envelope throughout the year. As you get closer to tax time, separate the documents into categories such as business expenses, charitable donations and office supplies to make everything easier to find later.  You can also scan paperwork - it takes more time on the front end, but could save you time when you file.

If by the beginning of April you still have an unwieldy pile, you could probably use some organizational help. The CrazyBusy iPhone app pro-version has a new "To-Do" feature that will help you tackle this problem, save time, and possibly avoid missing out on a big deduction.  Using the right tools to organize your taxes could mean the difference between sending hundreds, or even thousands, of extra dollars to Uncle Sam.

Download the FREE CrazyBusy Tips iPhone app for CrazyBusy advice tailored just for you. The Pro Version, for $1.99, includes the helpful TO DO list to help you tackle your life.
CrazyBusy Tips are available in book, CD, MP3 format
and as an iPhone App
Click here to learn more

Quote of the Month:

"Most teachers and adults could benefit from pretending that all kids in their class have ADHD - what is good for kids with ADHD is good for all kids."

- Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.


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