Grace Friedman was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at 12 years old and has experienced all the life-challenging effects it presents. Grace founded the ADDYTeen community and website, www.addyteen.com, which is visited by people around the world daily. She is a blogger at Huffington Post, and at 16 wrote a guide for teens called Embracing Your ADHD, which has been downloaded by thousands from her website. Now 21, she is studying psychology at the University of Puget Sound with the goal of becoming a therapist, and mentors others with ADHD. Now thriving with ADHD, Grace brings a spirit of generosity and purposefulness to everything she does.
Sarah Cheyette, MD, graduated from Princeton University and then UCLA Medical School. She did a fellowship in pediatric neurology and has been in private practice since then. She treats kids and young adults with ADHD, not just with medication but also with non-medication strategies such as those she outlined in her book, ADHD and the Focused Mind. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication and the many behavioral adaptations young people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She and her husband have 4 kids and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.