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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.

Changing Focus

After 30 years of continuous research and treatment with adults with ADHD, Dr. Kerson, our founder and creator of the content on this site, is retiring from direct clinical and prescriptive practice as of April 30, 2019. 

In the interest of continuing to support our community, we are working to identify therapists and prescribers who provide effective and integrated treatments with reasonable fees for individuals with attentional and mood disorders.

If you are seeking treatment, please fill out our contact form and we will be in touch to further assess your needs and recommend you to a treatment provider.

Access to our collection of written and video resources, and information regarding the new work that Dr. Kerson is producing to address the needs of the ADHD community will continue through this site. Please contact Dr. Kerson directly for educational or training and coaching inquiries.

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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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