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Wes Crenshaw: How ADHD Affects Couples

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Millions of teens and adults have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Psychologist Wes Crenshaw says that, for most of them, ADHD plays a major role in how they get along with others, especially where family, dating and marriage are concerned. In this edition of Up to Date, Crenshaw and marriage consultant Melissa Orlov talk with Steve Kraske about how people with ADHD can make the most of their relationships and how their loved ones can learn to better deal with them.


  • Wes Crenshaw is a psychologist board certified in couples and family psychology.  He is the author of  I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD.
  • Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage and The Couples Guide to Thriving with ADHD.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.