By Nicholas Chan We might see increasing forgetfulness in older age as a red flag of mild cognitive decline or dementia. But it turns out that some of the cognitive symptoms may be manifestations of a lifelong condition: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As psychiatrist at McLean Hospital Stephanie Collier writes for Harvard Health, while we often think […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Happy 2022! This is the time of year that people decide to create New Years Resolutions in an attempt to make a desired change in their life. I’ve been opposed to Resolutiiopns for a long while and this morning I received the following post from Peter Shankman. I recommend this approach to all my ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No motivation? ADHD brains rely on external structure to keep them driven and determined. So when their normal, extrinsic routines disappeared this spring and summer, ADDitude readers developed creative new strategies for building motivation all over again. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
National data shows that neurodiverse people — people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorder and other neurologic conditions — are grossly unemployed or underemployed, with estimates ranging as high as 90%, particularly for those on the autism spectrum. Further, until recently, D&I programs often failed to reach out and be specifically inclusive of neurodiverse people. But in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The self-determination theory, which centers on intrinsic motivation and internal motives, could provide a framework for broadening our understanding of motivation and the role it plays in individuals with ADHD, according to a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Gender bias is leaving many women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder undiagnosed, leading psychologists are warning. The prevailing stereotype ADHD affects only “naughty boys” means at least tens of thousands in the UK, it is estimated, are unaware they have the condition and not receiving the help they need. “I used to tell doctors and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a childhood disorder, and new research shows that adults with ADHD are four times more likely to have anxiety disorder. “These findings underline how vulnerable adults with ADHD are to generalized anxiety disorders,” said study author Esme Fuller-Thomson. She is a professor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD is a mental health condition typically characterized by inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive behavior. On the other hand, trauma is a mental, emotional, or physical response to a shocking or distressing event or series of stressful events. Both have common symptoms, yet they tend to impact every person differently. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Organization and coping skills are put to the test in college. But where, exactly, should your teen train their focus? College students with ADHD and learning disabilities report that these strategies are the most helpful for addressing time-related and productivity challenges. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Traumatic stress and ADHD are connected — each worsening the symptoms of the other. That’s one reason why it is vitally important for ADHD assessments to include screening questions about trauma, and for treatment plans to factor in the effects of both. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.