Please find here helpful resources on Adult ADHD for clinicians and clients.
Online Courses for Consumers & Professionals
Award-Winning Book: Adult ADHD, including in Relationships
We recommend Gina’s award-winning book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder.
With a foreword by Russell Barkley, PhD, it is available in Kindle format, paperback, and audio.
This guide put the issues around Adult ADHD relationships “on the map.” It remains a comprehensive guide, including for Adult ADHD evidence-based treatment strategies.
- Many couples have found benefit in taking turns reading the book aloud to each other, one or two chapters at time.
- For couples who are severely distressed, it might be helpful to start with Part III of the book: Success Strategies.
Private Consultations with Gina Pera
Gina offers limited and short-term telephone consultations with clients. She does not provide therapy but information and validation, and helps to point clients toward resources. Write to her using the “Contact” form at the top of this page.
Online Support for Partners of Adults with ADHD
In 2004, Gina started a free online support/discussion group for the partners of adults with ADHD. More than 10,000 members passed through over that time.
Then COVID hit, bringing to the fore long-unrecognized or neglected ADHD-related challenges.
In 2022, Gina expanded the group features to include access to Zoom peer-group calls (Gina facilitates). One group is solely for men with female ADHD Partners.
The discussion groups are private and moderated. Messages to this group cannot be read by the public.
Members apply for membership and submit an introduction summarizing their reasons for wanting to join the group, including specific ADHD-related challenges they are experiencing in the relationship.
This procedure helps ensure legitimate requests for membership, helps the members to know each other’s stories, and helps new members to shift from swirling around in emotional chaos to starting to name their specific challenges.
Learn more here: Gina Pera ADHD Partner Community
Free Adult ADHD Group, Palo Alto
For more than a decade, Gina has co-moderated (with an adult who has ADHD) this Palo Alto-based group for adults with ADHD. It is a drop-in group, free and open to the public. Click here: Silicon Valley Adult ADHD Group signup
Other Resources Cited in the Book
We recommend other books for targeted issues in the Resources section of Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions.
The organizations that serve as resources are hyperlinked to their websites.
Reading comprehension can present a challenge for some adults with ADHD, and having the time or inclination to read about Adult ADHD can present a challenge for the partners. Resistance to reading about one’s own or a partner’s “brain disorder” is another impediment to psychoeducation.
One documentary, ADD & Loving It?!, has aired extensively on PBS stations nationwide. It employs humor and interviews with experts to convey basic information about Adult ADHD in a non-threatening manner. This is how you introduce the topic of ADHD to those otherwise reluctant.
You can watch this hit show for free here: ADD & Loving It?!
The creator and co-star, Rick Green, also a high-quality free YouTube Channel: Rick Wants To Know
Green, A., & Green, R. (2009). ADD & Loving It?! \
United States: Local chapters of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD.org) offer volunteer-led meetings. CHADD offers online seminars for parents of children with ADHD, free “Ask the Expert” sessions online, and Attention magazine. CHADD holds educational conferences.
Canada: The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA.ca) is open to physicians, psychologists, and allied health professionals. The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC.ca) provides national leadership in public education and advocacy.
Mexico: Proyectodah (cerebrofeliz.org) offers Spanish-language information and training for parents, teachers, and professionals. It holds an annual congress in Mexico City, featuring experts from Spanish-speaking countries and the United States (with simultaneous translation).
United Kingdom: The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS.co.uk) is a British charity providing information and resources about ADHD to the public, including teachers and health professionals.
Europe: ADHD-Europe (adhdeurope.eu) promotes evidence-based treatment, including public and professional education, and supports the efforts of its members throughout Europe.