ADD Research

Explore the intricacies of ADD and ADHD through insightful and evidence-based research findings. We provide valuable resources for understanding and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Negative Thought Patterns Living life as an adult with ADHD can be challenging. As you grow older, one takes on more responsibilities with getting the first career, pursuing higher education, romantic relationships, and personal responsibilities. With all these new obligations, there are more opportunities for symptoms of ADHD to cause impairment: trouble getting to work […]

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Outgrowing ADHD … or growing into it?

ADHD across the life span About 1/3 of children who are diagnosed with ADHD are said to no longer meet criteria for it when they reach adulthood. Still, this leaves a majority of the children diagnosed with ADHD, experiencing the symptoms throughout their life time. Children with more severe impairments or co-morbid conditions (such as

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ADHD and Creativity

What is creativity? Creativity, according to, is  “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work”. Creative people are generally described as people who are good at coming up with new ideas, generating novel solutions and in general thinking “outside of the box”. When one thinks of

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ADHD and Productivity

ADHD and Productivity Challenges While people with ADHD face challenges due to increased distraction and difficulty with attention, they can succeed in the work place with the proper treatment and strategies. Adults with ADHD, especially those who are not diagnosed or not in treatment, are susceptible to start tasks and not finish them. Moreover, people

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Inattentive ADHD [a.k.a ADD]

There’s a young girl in elementary school always day dreaming in her own world and taking home lower test grades. During parent teacher conferences, the teacher tells her parents that the child needs to make more of an effort, care more about her studies and try to focus. Now in the same class is a

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ADHD and Substance Abuse

Co-Morbidity between ADHD and substance abuse As ADHD has been increasingly diagnosed amongst children, many people know about the main symptoms of ADHD and how it can cause someone to feel distracted, procrastinate or fidget excessively. Recent studies have also pointed to another important aspect of ADHD— it can actually be a risk factor for

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ADHD and Planning

ADHD and planning… or not planning? Imagine this: you’re at work, and your boss comes over to you, letting you know she wants you to create a potential proposal for the upcoming project. In about one week, at the next company meeting, you will have the responsibility to stand up in front of the room

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Social Media and Addiction

Can social media and addiction really be linked? Upon googling the term ‘addicted”, this was the definition that appeared: to be physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects.  Many people are probably thinking, no way am I addicted to social media. Addiction is something

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Child Therapy & Family Therapy at Sachs Center

Child Therapy & Family Therapy at Sachs Center Children need therapy options just like adults and adolescents. Here at Sachs Center, we are dedicated to helping your children and family feel better so you can get the most out of life. Several children suffer from emotional issues and behavioral problems that can improve with the

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What Sachs Center Can Do For Your Family

What Sachs Center Can Do For Your Family Here at Sachs Center we are proud to be a full service center that is dedicated to testing and treating ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, and other conditions found commonly in children, teenagers, and even adults. I am Dr. George Sachs, PsyD. Myself, along with my outstanding staff, are

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Can Smart People Have ADHD?

Yes, they can. Being smart does not protect a person from the difficulties of having Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADD/ADHD, respectively. A study led by Dr. Thomas E. Brown featured 117 children and adolescents with IQ scores of 120 or higher who placed in the top ninth percentile of their age group. Some of the

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To Better Manage ADHD, Reduce Glucose Levels to Increase Self-Control

To begin this article, let’s explain what ADHD is, and what it is not. Contrary to popular belief, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not a lack of focus and attention, but a self-regulation disorder affecting the self-control or functions of those who have it, according to Russell Barkley, Ph.D.  Dr. Barkley, whose research includes childhood defiance, believes

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