Life is this pandemic is altered as we know it. Parents are struggling to become homeschooling masters overnight. Office workers and college students banished from their physical workspaces and campuses are trying to nail down instantly productive telecommuting and remote learning. Those who must leave the house are on guard — hyper-aware of their surroundings, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The ADHD brain feels emotions to the extreme. Worry becomes crippling anxiety in a blink. Frustration triggers red hot anger. And months of living through an isolating, uncertain pandemic — compounded by gruesome reminders of pervasive racism and nationwide protests for justice and police reform — leads to almost universal overwhelm and exhaustion. Read the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Uncertainty is all around us, never more so than today. The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course, physical and mental health. Yet as human beings, we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Shawna De LaRosa Children with ADHD often do better in the structured school environment, where there are consistent transitions and other students off which to model their behavior. They are also surrounded by educators who can help manage their behavior and provide social-emotional support. At home, parents can emulate this setting by carving out learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS It takes you forever to do the simplest tasks. Why can’t you be more productive? Faster? Smarter? Better? No one will hire you. You always mess up important opportunities. No one likes your ideas. No one likes you. When these thoughts run through our minds, we assume they’re true-blue truths. And we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Ramsay, P.h.D Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a uniquely frustrating condition to manage. Adults with ADHD struggle with various day-to-day tasks tied to work, school, at-home chores and errands, and even getting out the door in the morning, that most people navigate with only trifling bother. Although the effects of isolated instances of procrastination, poor time management, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What do innumerable Zoom meetings, an unceasingly stressful new cycle, a pandemic, working from home, a steady stream of smart phone alerts, and general uncertainty all have in common? Each of these strains our ability to feel centered, focus, and get things done. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors It takes someone about three months to form a habit, whether they have ADHD or not. The best way to form a habit is to create a “ritual” – an activity or set of activities that you keep doing the same way. Say you’re always losing your keys in your house because you put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How many ADHD/ADD sufferers who are hoarding are not getting help? I am astounded by how many of those who come to me for help have clear symptoms of adult ADD or ADHD and are undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Most have spent their life wondering what was wrong with them and believing their challenges are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Emily Pond Co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and insomnia were associated with poorer mental functioning and lower productivity, per study data published in Psychological Medicine. These results emphasize the importance of screening for sleep problems in patients with ADHD and vice versa. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.