By Edward Hallowell, M.D. & John Ratey, M.D. ADHD is not purely a disorder; it is a mix of assets and liabilities. A more representative name for the condition is VAST, or variable attention stimulus trait. This new model recognizes the phenomenon of rejection sensitive dysphoria and its flip side “recognition responsive euphoria” — the […]Continue 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 William Dodson, M.D. Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what’s important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn’t interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit — ADHD or ADD — and the brain that goes along with it. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard “Don’t sweat the small stuff” is good advice for people with ADHD, many of whom try to be perfectionists. People are always telling us what we did wrong and what we missed — “You need to pay more attention in class” or “What the heck is wrong with you? I just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with ADHD are more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological challenges. There are many theories why this is the case, including overlapping biological causes as well as the psychological challenges of ADHD throughout the lifespan. Fortunately, there is significant research from a field of science pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman called Positive Psychology, the study of strategies that enable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Fastbraiin Staff ADHD and lack of motivation can really put a cramp in your day, your week, or your year. It’s not enough that you have ADHD, but now you also have no motivation to manage the symptoms or to do much of anything. Even without dealing with ADHD symptoms, many of our lives […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Patricia Quinn, MD We adults with ADHD are good at beating ourselves up and being way too hard on ourselves. We are more forgiving and understanding of our friends’ belly flops than we are of our own. Gabor Maté, a physician and author of Scattered Minds, writes about the harsh judgments some people with attention […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.