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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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Dr. Russell Barkley on “ADHD and Creativity” by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   Understanding complex issues requires complex thoughtand tedious research. Yet, the online world skews towards simplistic opinio ... Read on »
Victory! Concerta Generics Downgraded! by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   The best news! The FDA announced today that the two approved generic versions of Concerta manufactured by Mallinckrodt P ... Read on »
Generic Concerta in Canada: Parallel Problems by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   This past weekend, I presented at the CADDAC ADHD conference in Vancouver, where I learned that Canadians are dealing with th ... Read on »
NYTimes’ Unnatural Opinions on ADHD by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   The New York Times has made Sunday a day of un-rest for people with ADHDand the people who love them. It is always the Sunday e ... Read on »
Talking Back to The New York Times by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   Following this post , where I provide a little background on the problems with The New York Times viewing ADHD not as a legitim ... Read on »
New. Free. “You, Me, ADHD” Book Club! by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   I’m very excited to announce a new “book club” as a weekly feature of this ADHD Roller Coaster blog. The first book in the se ... Read on »
A Swell Review—And Book Giveaway Contest by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD You know that marvelous feeling you get, when you stop hitting yourself in the head with a mallet? That’s how I felt on Septem ... Read on »
Marijuana, ADHD, and… Oh, look! Cows! by GinaPera Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD   If you or someone you love is using cannabis to cope with ADHD, it’s time to learn the facts. Sometimes a video is worth a ... Read on »
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 »