Contributing Experts

November 10, 2011

Gina Pera

Several decades into Gina's print-journalism career, she and her husband discovered almost by accident that he had ADHD. Gina remembers being shocked that neither she (a well-read newspaper editor at that time) nor he (a molecular biologist with a post-doc at a famous neurological institute) had known to connect ADHD to his lifelong challenges and to their relationship difficulties. And neither had their couples therapists!

It was then, 1999, that she aimed her well-honed research-and-writing skills toward elevating the discourse. She became a pioneering advocate for ADHD awareness and evidence-based treatment standards—by lecturing, writing, and leading discussion groups in Silicon Valley as well as a 700-member Internet group for the partners of adults with ADHD internationally.

As an international speaker and workshop leader, Gina excels in connecting with audiences via innovative multimedia presentations, an engaging personal style, and an intense desire to share information that can make a difference.

Her book Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder was published in 2008 and has won four national book awards.

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