If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, you might find it easier to zero in on and prioritize what you need to get done. Shiny new ideas, electronic alerts, and other interruptions can derail your focus and plans for the day. ADHD can cause a lack of executive functioning skills. This means the part […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Communication problems are common when you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD tends to make it harder to get things done, as it weakens your executive functions. This lowers your ability to remember things, gather your thoughts, and control your impulses. These barriers often get in the way of how you speak and listen to other […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The start of college is an exciting time for many teens and young adults, but it’s also a major adjustment, especially for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other neurodevelopmental conditions. “As opposed to high school, university life usually requires a much greater degree of independence and self-reliance, something that individuals with ADHD may struggle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
1. A Little Understanding Goes a Long Way Start by meeting your kid where they are — and really listen to what they’re saying. When a child appears disinterested or unable to start a task or an assignment, try to identify anything that might be getting in their way. ADHD and anxiety often go hand in hand, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you frozen somewhere between, “There’s too much information to consider” and “I can’t make up my mind?” People with ADHD excel at making split-second decisions under high-pressure circumstances. What’s much tougher: weighing complex information to make an informed choice. These strategies can help. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Maybe you’ve known all along that your partner has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Or maybe you’re in the early stages of dating, and they just told you they have ADHD. Regardless of the scenario, their symptoms can affect your relationship. Estimates suggest anywhere from 2.5 percent to 4 percent of adults live with this condition. That said, ADHD often goes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Often I have ADHD individuals come in for counseling and one issue that frequently comes up is communication difficulties in relationships. This isn’t to say that people with ADHD are bad at relationships, it just means that their areas of difficulty can present slightly differently than others. Communication breakdowns are frequently the sore spot which […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From monthly menstrual cycles that can leave you feeling exhausted, achy, and irritable to the hot flashes and mood swings brought on by menopause, many challenges and discomforts women experience can be blamed partially on hormones. Hormonal changes can present difficulties for all women, but for those with ADHD, it can be even more challenging. Read […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 lists attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a cognitive (mental health) disability. It requires that employers don’t discriminate against employees with ADHD. You may find that some of your employees with ADHD are falling short of certain expectations, aren’t being productive, or aren’t feeling fulfilled at their jobs […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve all been there: we wish to be more creative, more productive, just to find ourselves sometimes doing the complete opposite… thus feeling overwhelmed, stressed, trying to implement a new daily habit, and punishing ourselves for our ‘laziness’. The good news is: changing our habits is hard not because we are lazy, but because our brains […]Continue Reading... No Comments.