The ADD ADHD Information Library at NewIdeas.net has been a leader in providing information on ADHD to parents and teachers since we first hand-coded the site back in 1995. Now we have more than 250 pages of information on ADHD. NewIdeas.net is a part of the greater ADD ADHD Information Library’s family of websites, which also include: ADDinSchool.com and ADD-Products.com, among many others. Each year we host over 500,000 unique visitors who want to learn more about attention deficit disorder.

Our clinical director and editor is Dr. Douglas Cowan, who has lots of experience helping those with ADHD. Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., is a Family Therapist with offices in Tehachapi and Bakersfield. A writer, former hospital program administrator, pastor, and ADHD researcher who has helped over 1,300 ADHD children and their families to be more successful since 1986.


Douglas Cowan has the following educational background:

* Doctorate in Psychology;
* Masters of Science Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy;
* Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Religion;

Dr. Cowan has been in private practice for many years with most of his work focused on ADHD. He has become very familiar with a variety of “alternative” or “additional treatments” for ADHD, including counseling interventions, diet interventions, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and eeg biofeedback training. He also is familiar with a variety of medications used in the treatment of ADHD, and has provided lectures to pediatricians and family practice physicians on best use standards for these medications.

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D. MFTAbout Us