By Gina DiTullio Executive function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Harriet Steinberg Why do so many of us put off doing taxes until April? Because it’s all so overwhelming! Use these tips to overcome common hurdles, find the right paperwork, and simplify the process so you’re done before April 15. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman Good time management requires you to make long-term goals and look into the future to figure out who you are, and who you want to be. Unfortunately, none of those things come easily to those with ADHD. Learn why ADHD makes planning for retirement (or even planning your next meal) difficult, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By June Silny Some people set new year’s resolutions to cut calories or exercise every day, then set off down a straight and steady path toward success with nothing but their self-discipline in tow. Those people don’t have ADHD. Which is not to say we can’t achieve meaningful, positive change; it just means we have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By FastBraiin Staff Everyone is guilty of giving up on some of their new year resolutions every now and then; however, if you’re an adult with ADHD, accomplishing your goals for the new year can be even more difficult and frustrating. This new year, we’ve put together some tips for setting goals that will help […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Maria Yagoda The standard conception of the disorder is based on studies of “hyperactive young white boys.” For females, it comes on later, and has different symptoms. When you live in total squalor—cookies in your pants drawer, pants in your cookies drawer, and nickels, dresses, old New Yorkers, and apple seeds in your bed—it’s hard […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Zoe Fenson A year ago, shortly before my 32nd birthday, I walked into a neuropsychologist’s office. I had an appointment, a pre-filled-out questionnaire, and a check to pay for a cognitive assessment. And I had a hunch — one that, up until that point, I’d admitted to very few people. I first suspected I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, ACC Whether you are a first-time college student or returning to school after years in the workforce, going back to school as an adult can be an exciting, but daunting, prospect. Many ADHDers have anything but fond memories of the classroom but there’s no need for the college experience to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Leslie Josel Young adults with ADHD are commonly — and easily — overwhelmed with paperwork, including homework and bills. To conquer ADHD-related procrastination, you must first make the paperwork less intimidating. Here are strategies for breaking it down. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
From Medical News Today Research shows that people with ADHD often have lower levels of certain vitamins and minerals. Despite this, there is currently no conclusive evidence that mineral deficiencies cause ADHD. In some cases, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a consequence of ADHD medication. For example, stimulant medications can suppress appetite, which can lead […]Continue Reading... No Comments.