What makes some ADHD blogs better than others?
It depends on the type of blog for which you are searching. They tend to fall into different, but equally interesting and helpful, categories.
You will most likely relate to a blog written by a writer with similar challenges, background, etc.
Perhaps you are a college student dealing with the challenges of ADHD. Or maybe you are a parent of an ADHD child looking for ways to manage your child's behavior.
The good news is that there's a blog for everyone.
The First-Person Account
These are first-hand account blogs written by those who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Writers detail their challenges, sometimes with great humor, and often document how they successfully manage the disorder.
When well done, this type of blog is a gripping and enlightening human account that have a personal touch that is lacking in academic articles about the disorder.
As result of first-person accounts, readers tend to develop empathy and understanding for those with ADHD, learning about the author's daily challenges and what he or she did to overcome them.
This is valuable to readers, in particular other sufferers
of ADHD, because readers can usually relate to the writer's challenges
and can also learn from others' experiences. In addition, there is power in knowing that that sufferers of ADHD are not alone, and a social network is available.
The different perspectives are helpful for those who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or those who care about them.
My own blog is written from the perspective of a doctor who specializes in treating ADHD and as the mother of a son with ADHD. It contains both personal and clinical experiences.
News And Information Blogs
These types of blogs provide educational resources about ADHD, the most recent ADHD news, breaking scientific information, and other information. They are highly useful for ADHD sufferers, parents, teachers, other caregiver, mental health professionals, and anyone who wishes to learn more about ADHD.
They can highlight the latest research outcomes, the newest treatment techniques, and more.
As you can see, the different types of blogs compliment each other, and can provide a great resource to those with ADHD and their loved ones.
Where To Find Good Blogs
ADDititude magazine's blog section is probably the largest on the internet. It offers a wide range of blogs written from various perspectives: parents, adults with ADHD, adolescents with ADHD, doctors, researchers, and more.
PsychCentral's Favorite ADD Blogs also contain a wealth of quality writing from differing perspectives, mostly target toward an adult audience.For adults, PsychCentral can be a very helpful lifeline.
Finally, the 40 Best ADD/ADHD Blogs is a dandy comprehensive list featuring the very best of different categories such as parenting, education, science and research, inspirational blogs, and more.
Well, you have quite large reading list at your disposal. I know you will find some blogs that you will visit often. Happy reading!