Neurodiversity is a term that explains the different ways we think, process information, and relate to others. Neurodiverse employees can bring unique skills to their role, such as problem solving, spotting trends, creativity, and data analysis. Where you sit on the cognitive spectrum is unique to you. Whilst most people think and act in a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you ever so engrossed in an activity that time seems to stop and nothing can tear you away? Does it ever seem like you lose a sense of where you are and what’s happening around you? This can be the experience of hyperfocus for many people with ADHD. Hyperfocus is defined as “a phenomenon that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Self-stimulation or “stimming” refers to self-soothing, mostly unconscious repetitive sounds or movements. Almost everyone stims: think hair twirling or nail-biting. For folks with conditions such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimming may be harder to control, however. Stimming behavior can look very much like tics. Tics are also repetitive movements, but unlike stims, they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common neurodevelopmental condition involving differences in the brain that affect behavior and cognition. If you have ADHD, you may find yourself restless, fidgety, and challenged to sit still — particularly if your diagnostic type is characterized by impulsivity-hyperactivity. Sometimes you may say or do disruptive things despite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was diagnosed with ADHD last year, at 23. After years of navigating intense emotional meltdowns, sensitivity, general disorganisation and chronic forgetfulness, I finally had the answers. Post-diagnosis, I analysed my habits to see where I could make strategic changes and view the world—my world—through a neurodivergent lens. I quickly realised that I’d been slowly optimising my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is psychotherapy that teaches you to identify thoughts that work against you and change them into helpful ones. CBT is based on the idea that your thoughts affect your emotions, which can affect your behavior. Slipping into a negative thought and behavior pattern is easy. CBT helps you identify these patterns and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why ADHD in Girls and Women Is Often Missed One of the reasons for missing the diagnosis of ADHD in girls and women with ADHD is the difference in the presentation of symptoms. An all-too-neat but helpful synopsis of the problem in children is that ADHD in boys appears in the classroom, whereas for girls, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This ever-expanding list of tips and tricks is a testament to how many of us struggle to Get Sh*t Done sometimes, side-eyeing that ever-growing to-do list, or staring blankly at our laptop screen. Finding something that works (and sticking to it) is tricky, but when you have ADHD, it can really feel like these hacks […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Brain fog” isn’t a scientific or medical term. Researchers sometimes refer to the experience as sluggish cognitive tempo — a temporary slowdown in your thinking abilities. When you’re dealing with brain fog, you may have symptoms like: mental fatigue or sleepiness forgetfulness mind wandering a cloudy or daydreamy feeling an inability to concentrate or focus […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In their book ADHD 2.0, psychiatrists Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey defined ADHD as a “complex set of contradictory or paradoxical tendencies,” such as a “lack of focus combined with an ability to super-focus” and a “lack of direction combined with highly directed entrepreneurialism.” Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.