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GinaPera

san diego, California
As a veteran journalist, wife to a man with ADHD, and longtime volunteer in the ADHD community, I saw the need 10 years ago for a book on Adult ADHD and relationships.  So, I started researching and writing, surveying 164 partners of adults with ADHD, moderating a 600-member online... Full Bio
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Join Me in Mexico City 10/2-4/14 by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD If you have been seeking in-depth Spanish-language information on a variety of ADHD topics, I hope you can join me and a stellar line-u ... Read on »
Dr. Barkley and Gina, Vancouver 11/1-2/14 by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Here on the U.S. West Coast, we definitely have a harder time finding solid ADHD expertise, especially compared to our friends in the ... Read on »
Beach Retreat for Women with ADHD 9/14/14 by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD “Day to day living can deplete your heart reserves. Here, you will find yourself being filled back up to overflowing. You w ... Read on »
Annoying Things People Say About ADHD by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Thank you to readers who entered The ADHD Explosion book giveaway contest !  I am showcasing all 20 comments here, and will announce ... Read on »
The ADHD Explosion—Explained In New Book by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Enter to win a copy of this remarkable new book; leave a comment on this post with your idea of the most-often repeated wrong-heade ... Read on »
Can Stimulants Normalize Iron Uptake? Maybe by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   My husband is the real scientist in our house, a molecular biologist by training and profession. But he contends I have strong ... Read on »
10 Ridiculous Things #ADHD Makes Me Do by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Katy Rollins This week’s guest post comes from my friend Katy Rollins, who writes one of my favorite blogs abo ... Read on »
“They Don’t Believe I Am ADHD? Oh NO!!” by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   Thanks to Tom Nardone for allowing me to re-print this post, originally entitled They Don’t Believe I Am ADHD? Oh NO!! What Eve ... Read on »
“ADHD Roller Coaster” Top ADHD Health Blog by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   I’m happy to learn that my ADHD Roller Coaster blog has been named one of 12 top ADHD Health blogs by Healthtime.com. My since ... Read on »
Pt. II: The Truth Behind “10,000 Toddlers” Report by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   While The New York Times‘ Alan Schwarz seeks sensation in the “click-bait-osphere” by relying on media gadflies as sources (e.g ... Read on »
ADHD in Toddlers? Yes, in Babies, Too! by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   A Facebook friend writes to me, below, after the latest “click bait” from The New York Times’ Alan Schwarz ran on Sunday. The s ... Read on »
The Late ADHD Diagnosis of An American Girl by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   With all the media hand-wringing about the alleged over-diagnosing of boys with ADHD, you’ll find little mention of the under-d ... Read on »
We Did It! Concerta Generics on FDA Watch List by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   To all ADHD Roller Coaster blog readers who took the time to complete the FDA’s complaint form after experiencing adverse effec ... Read on »
How Esquire Got ADHD Wrong: My Rebuttal by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   When a headline features the word “drugging,” the report about ADHD that follows will not be well-balanced. Such was the case w ... Read on »
New Research Casts Doubt on CogMed for ADHD by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD The Working Memory Training bandwagon could soon be screeching to a halt, at least when it comes to much-promoted viability for ADH ... Read on »
Watching A Mind Falling Apart — In Reverse by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It’s unsettling, at best, this idea that you might not notice the return of ADHD symptoms when you decide to stop medication. ... Read on »
Young Australian responds to “Kids on Speed?” by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   Now that the Australian show Kids on Speed? has aired, how was it?  Despite the sensationalistic, stigmatizing name and ... Read on »
Research: Nutrients Improve ADHD Functioning by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD New Zealand researchers have found preliminary evidence for vitamin and minerals improving the functioning of study subjects with adu ... Read on »
Tell Australia’s ABC1 “No” to “Kids On Speed?” by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   When a so-called documentary maker in Australia entitles a show about ADHD “Kids on Speed?” no one can possibly believe the goa ... Read on »
“Brain-training” Games Deemed Ineffective by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   Readers often ask my opinion on the various “brain-training” programs–computer-based activities that ostensibly improve brain f ... Read on »