By Jacqueline Howard, CNN The prevalence of ADHD has continued to rise significantly among adults in the United States within the past decade, a new study suggests. “Specifically, there was a 43% increase in the rate of adults being newly diagnosed over the 10 year period,” said Dr. Michael Milham, vice president of research at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY TAMARA ROSIER, PH.D. Share Article Menu Many of us with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) have less reliable access to our prefrontal cortex (PFC) than do neurotypical people. Life’s details are managed in the PFC. It is a calm, rational butler, directing behavior in a Siri-toned voice: “Sir, your keys are on the table.” Or, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year? While the regular ups-and-downs of adulthood and the end-of-the-year rush certainly play a part, ADHD symptoms contribute, too, by making it harder for you to plan, shop, bake, and prioritize as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you or your child is living with ADHD, you’ve probably heard more than enough about your weaknesses, challenges, and issues. The good news, though, is that ADHD — when channeled in the right directions — can be a huge asset. In fact, some speculate that entertainers Justin Timberlake and Robin Williams, athletes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Healthline Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can make things like concentration, organization, and impulse control difficult to manage. It’s not always easy to diagnose ADHD, and there are many misconceptions about the condition. But there are people who are actively working to change perceptions about ADHD. We chose the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Females often live with undiagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), partly because it’s a condition that was traditionally thought to affect mostly males, but also because females tend to have a less obvious type than males. In school, ADHD symptoms in girls may get overlooked because females are more likely to have inattentive ADHD, which doesn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Allison Inserro Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recognized disorder in adults and children, affecting about 8% of children and 4.4% of adults. However, what is known about ADHD when it affects older adults, especially those nearing retirement age or those who are already retired? Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, has particular interest in the topic, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, PhD What is executive function? The cognitive skills that help us plan, prioritize, and execute complex tasks are commonly tied to ADHD in children and adults. Here, ADHD authority Russell Barkley, Ph.D. explains how executive dysfunction originates in the ADD brain and what these deficits typically look like. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Kathleen Nadeau, PH.D Good communication is the key to strong relationships. This is true for adults with and without attention deficit. The problem is, adults with ADHD often think that they’re communicating when really they’re just talking. How to get your feelings across effectively with friends and partners. Adults with ADHD know that communication can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Each year in August or September, thousands and thousands of students move away from the built-in structure and safety net of home to the freedoms and independence of college life. While it can be an exciting time filled with all sorts of possibilities for learning and growth, it can also be a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.