Video Series

Watch our new video series: finding your focus, understanding the interaction between depression and attention

"Getting Unstuck" - The Book

Getting Unstuck is a groundbreaking first look at the complex interaction between attention, depression and the traumatic experiences of childhood.

New Projects

Please see our current projects: Individual and Family Coaching for Nuerodiverse Adults, The Adult ADHD peer subspecialist Network & our live, free, Hypnotically assisted meditation seminar.

New Focus

I am pleased to announce an alliance between The Attention Doctor & ADHD Mike Patterson’s organization “Unite & Conquer”.

Mike is a talented and highly productive ADHD content creator who has built a substantial and ever growing coalition of neurodiverse adults throughout social media. Mike has convinced me that the work of creating comprehensive therapies to accompany medication and the treatment of ADHD for highly intelligent, neurodiverse adults with anxiety and depression is needed now more than ever.     

In a world where prescribers hardly make eye contact with patients and insurance networks avoid sub-speciality therapists the work of the Attention Doctor must change form once again to address the needs and challenge the outside limitations placed on our diverse community.   

With that in mind Mike and I have decided to organize and share The Attention Doctors extensive Archive and use it to create a group of peer specialists who are dedicated and trained in the counseling of neurodiverse adults.

Please look at our current projects and follow us where you can. As part of the collaboration between The Attention Doctor & ADHD Mike we are now offering a free downloadable copy of the “Getting Unstuck” the Book.


Our Approach

Medication, Meditation, Procrastination and Disorganization: The Four Step Program for Adults With ADD and Depression

Latest Blog Posts

Stirring in Attentionland: Dr. Don Goes Video

Howdy one and all; long time no blog! Once again, against my better judgment, I am going to subject myself to the harsh glare of the camera, this time to create a record of the work I am doing (and doing and doing and doing). As the environment for stimulant...

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The Doctor is ‘In’! Psychiatric Stand-Up Jan. 29

As ever, mental health threads itself through the media landscape in one form or another. A few weeks ago New York Mayor DiBlasio announced a new mental health focus at Riker's Island prison, which is much needed as everyone knows we closed our asylums and moved these...

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Peter Kramer in the N.Y. Times

The front page article in the Sunday review section of the Times today is by Peter Kramer, of "Listening to Prozac" fame, a fellow Brunonian, (the attention doctor was Class of ’76). He's one of us aging prescriber therapists; but I'd be surprised if you can use...

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Regulatory Juggernaut Attacks Attentionland

Many readers of this material are current or former patients of mine, and as such they have already experienced the misery of rolling stimulant shortages, shifting co-pays, unresponsive byzantine insurers whose live employees know less than their automatons. They have...

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Audio: Improving Focus & Functioning

An hour-long talk about Dr. Don’s revolutionary new approach to managing AD/HD in Adults. Recorded live on November 3rd, 2008 at a meeting of the New York chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

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Audio: Treating AD/HD Adults

This is an audio recording of Dr. Kerson’s live address to the 2013 New Jersey state convention of the NASW. Dr. Don describes his four-part program for treating adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

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