Is This Behavior Related to ADHD or OCD?

The OCD spectrum includes a number of related disorders, including hoarding, specific body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), Tourette’s Syndrome (impulsive vocal utterances or motor tics); and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD, obsessive preoccupations with perceived flaws in body image leading to repetitive… Read the rest

Organization 101: Start with the Backpack

By Daniel Franklin, Ph.D. Getting and staying organized requires a broad range of executive functioning skills, time, and energy that your child may not have. Routinely engaging in organizational tasks with you, your child will become familiar and comfortable with… Read the rest

Is It ADHD, OCD, or Both?

Most people think of ADHD and OCD as polar opposites on a spectrum. Typically, kids with ADHD are impulsive, spontaneous, disorganized, easily distracted, and oblivious to social cues. Those with OCD are overly cautious, focused and attentive planners who think… Read the rest

Kids Do Not Outgrow ADHD

A recently published study in the American Journal of Psychiatry confirms what many parents of kids with ADHD have learned through experience: While children with ADHD may go through periods of remission as they move toward adulthood, the majority experience… Read the rest