By Eileen Bailey Pulling off a Thanksgiving dinner takes planning and organization. For many adults with ADHD, these are problem areas, leaving them feeling frazzled, frustrated and inadequate. Below are eight tips to help you remain calm and spend the day enjoying your family. Thanksgiving isn’t really all about the food. Yes, we look forward […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jonathan Nadler, PhD With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, here are a few tips to help you avoid some common health hazards related to this holiday. One of the more typical reasons for a trip to the emergency department on Thanksgiving Day (and most days, frankly) is accidental cuts to the hands. Be careful cutting up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds It’s a common chicken-and-egg question: Is it sleeplessness that may be causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or is it ADHD that’s causing sleeplessness? Experts who gathered in September for the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Paris examined prior research on the topic, pointing to a strong association between sleep issues […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Brett Harrington Others’ nagging words do not control you. Stop thinking so much about what you should do, says this ADHD coach — and start thinking instead about what you can do. As adults with ADHD, we sometimes sabotage our best intentions when we compensate for weakness in follow-through by nagging ourselves, or playing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment. You have to breathe, so why not use your inhalations and exhalations to manage your ADHD symptoms? “Several studies show that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Joel Nigg, Ph.D. Dubbed “hyperkinetic disorder” 50 years ago, ADHD was first associated with hyperactivity and weak impulse control alone. Since then — and particularly over the last decade — our understanding of the condition has blossomed; we now know that its symptoms range from inattention to self-regulation to emotional sensitivity and beyond. Growing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard How to get started on that dreaded project you’ve been avoiding at work or at home. Imagine this. It’s Saturday morning and you sit down at your computer to work on a report for your job. With a passel of paperwork and a cup of coffee at hand, you start typing your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Despite the many differences among children and adults with ADHD, there is one similarity shared by virtually all of them. Although they have considerable chronic difficulty in getting organized and getting started on many tasks, focusing their attention, sustaining their efforts, and utilizing their short-term working memory, all of those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hyperactive disorders like ADD and ADHD have carried around complicated stigmas. If a child is labeled with one of these syndromes, it generally brands them as the uncontrollable spazz that disrupts classrooms and pays no mind to the benefits of having a never-ending well of energy. It’s a narrative that needs some reshaping and that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.