According to the CDC, more than 6 million American kids have been diagnosed with ADHD. The annual rate of growth of ADHD diagnosis continues to increase and has exceeded 10%. A great percentage of these 6 million are teens with ADHD - just like me. We "ADDYTeens" are a part of a large community, but we do not have the help and support we need to learn to manage and adapt to our condition.
ADHD has become a national challenge. Sadly, most health insurance only covers basic medication and professional therapy is often financially out of reach for a majority of ADDYTeens in the U.S.A. Experts agree that medication alone is not sufficient to help most ADDYTeens cope with their daily ADHD-related emotional, organizational, educational, and social challenges. It is a shame that so many ADDYTeens feel isolated and left to their own devices to figure out how to survive and thrive with ADHD.
For this reason, and many others, I authored my guide - Embracing Your ADHD - which offers teen-friendly and highly practical advice about thriving in school and in life despite our ADHD. Reading Embracing your ADHD is a great first step for ADDYTeens to feel less isolated and more communicative about their experiences with ADHD. Just click on the image to the right to start the download. Embracing Your ADHD is totally free to your family, friends and schoolmates.
"Grace Friedman 'tells it like it is' to be a teen with ADHD. "Embracing Your ADHD" is at once emotion-laden, with no punches are pulled about the difficulties ADHD can cause, and no-nonsense, as Grace shares realistic and practical tips and strategies. Families, peers, medications, self-doubts, and hidden strengths: nothing is off-limits in this readable, compelling, and ultimately optimistic and inspiring account. Highly recommended! " Stephen P. Hinshaw Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley Vice-Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco