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The 100-100 Effect

The best response to ADHD treatment is not medications and not non-medication therapy but both together.

Posted in ADD, ADHD, medications, treatment

I Need My Medication When…

Some sentences begin so badly that it’s impossible to finish them well.  The classic, of course, is “I’ll stop beating my wife when…”  There’s no good way to finish that sentence.  There are others.  “Whenever I lose my cell phone, I

Posted in ADD, ADHD, medications

The Story of a Lost Phone

I lost my phone in either Europe or Africa, but I don’t think it was in Asia. My wife, Chris, and I were sightseeing on the European side of Istanbul, and took the ferry across the Strait of Bosporus to

Posted in ADD, ADHD, forgetfulness

A Break Took Me

This is the first post I’ve written since my wife and I went to Africa in January. I meant to take a small break from writing, but only planned on a couple weeks. It’s good to plan breaks, but sometimes

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, motivation

Focus Feels So Good!

When depression doesn’t respond to treatment, undiagnosed ADHD may be the culprit. Kathy, a busy mother who cares for several special needs family members, was describing how completely her long-time battle with depression had resolved since starting treatment for ADHD.

Posted in ADD, ADHD, attention, depression

Can I Get My Medication ‘Well Done’?

“I had a horrible piece of steak at that restaurant, and will never go there again!!” We’re supposed to learn from experience, so this response is entirely reasonable.  If you have more than one good restaurant nearby, there’s no need

Posted in ADD, ADHD, medications, side effects

Hunting, Novelty and the Myth of a Natural Fix for ADHD

“People with ADHD have novelty-seeking brains that are better-adapted to hunting for prey on the savanna than for attending school.” This time-worn gospel truth was recently repeated in the New York Times in “A Natural Fix for ADHD”, and it

Posted in ADD, ADHD, ADHD myths
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Oren Mason MD
Oren Mason MD

Oren Mason MD

Physician specializing in diagnosis and management of attention deficit disorders and related conditions.

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