Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

July 2013

Why ADHD Medications Don’t Make Kids Smarter or Improve Academic Outcomes

Why ADHD Medications Don’t Make Kids Smarter or Improve Academic Outcomes
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The ADHD news has been afire lately with a growing body of research showing that ADHD medications do not improve academic outcomes. It’s no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There’s little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. (Wall Street Journal) You know, I’m not surprised by the research, and frankly anyone who reads into the results shouldn’t be too surprised either. ADHD medications are not a take 2 and call me in the morning type of treatment, and clearly not a cure for ADHD by any means. One of the reasons I wrote 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD is because medication alone isn’t a complete solution and the research is showing how true this really is. ADHD medications in my opinion […]

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Music Heals

Music Heals
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This is a video sent to me by the mother of the musician in the video. He is creating music with his band to help others through difficult times. I was so touched by the video that I wanted to share it with you. After you watch it, I hope you feel compelled to share it, too. I’ve known for years that music helps my ADHD mind focus and it was always music I turned to when times weren’t great. It’s nice to know people are out there with the goal of making music to heal. Isn’t it? My latest on Positive Writer: The One Factor that Will Determine Your Creative Success

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