Executive dysfunction isn’t an official diagnosis, but rather, a set of symptoms associated with ADHD. Billy Roberts, LISW-S of Focused Mind ADHD Counseling tells us that “the reason executive dysfunction is not a diagnosis is because executive dysfunction can be caused by a variety of conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and depression.” When someone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
For many people with ADHD, it is hard to resist impulsive spending. Impulsivity is one of the major symptoms of ADHD, so it is not uncommon for those with ADHD to buy first and think later. Sure, impulsive spending may leave you with the challenge of storing all of your new purchases. But the real issue is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you have a friend who always seems to interrupt you before you can finish what you’re saying, it can leave you feeling frustrated or disrespected. But if that person is living with ADHD, understanding the symptoms of their condition can help you improve your understanding of their behaviors. This will ultimately lead to better […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS It takes you forever to do the simplest tasks. Why can’t you be more productive? Faster? Smarter? Better? No one will hire you. You always mess up important opportunities. No one likes your ideas. No one likes you. When these thoughts run through our minds, we assume they’re true-blue truths. And we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD is presumed to be present from birth. If left untreated, it can interfere with learning and the achievement of developmental milestones. ADHD can lead to a wide range of symptoms related to inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. In adulthood, untreated ADHD can cause difficulties with day-to-day functioning at home and at work. Ahead, we’ll explore […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion.” Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense anger, frustration, and hurt. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen Theoretically, having ADHD is something that can increase your empathy for other people. You know what it’s like not to fit in, to struggle with things other people take for granted, to act in ways that don’t make sense to yourself or other people. All of that potentially makes you more understanding […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I find them counterproductive – and I feel that we owe ourselves a break given all that has happened over the last 12 months. I’ve never been particularly fond of new year’s resolutions. Whenever I’d bite the bullet, embrace the stereotypes and take advantage of cynical “new year, new you” marketing, it always felt gimmicky […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Christian got laid off in late 2022, he wasn’t surprised. The 31-year-old, based in New York City, knew he’d fallen behind on his projects as a management consultant, and underperformed with essential job duties. “I had a tough time grappling with the sorts of executive functioning that our world operates by, like being able […]Continue Reading... No Comments.