I hit midlife feeling totally overwhelmed. I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t prioritize. I chalked it up to menopause, or maybe just a series of “senior moments.” But then I found a therapist who understood exactly my problem: I had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, I’d been living with it all my life — but the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Neurodivergent people, including those who are autistic, dyslexic, or have ADHD, have much to contribute to the workplace, including innovative thinking and valuable perspectives on work organization and well-being. Unfortunately, many organizational systems, such as hiring and professional development, have not been designed with neurodivergence in mind and require displaying a narrowly defined persona, often extroverted and small-talk happy. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
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.
The rate of ADHD diagnoses has been rising in the U.S. for the past two decades, and experts suspect that social media and the pandemic may be a catalyst. More Americans are seeking out treatment, which is straining the health care system. Then, in October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced there was […]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.
One such substance is caffeine, a stimulant found in many commonly consumed foods and beverages. A number of recent studies have sought to examine a potential link between caffeine and ADHD, and the results have varied from one to the next. What has research shown about patients with ADHD and their different possible reactions to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve all been there. You glance at Instagram (or your Twitter feed, or your LinkedIn feed, or Facebook, or your newspaper app). You look at the first entry and then the next, and then swipe with your finger or thumb to see what comes next and then next, and before you know it 15 minutes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects about 11% of school-aged kids.1 ADHD can cause symptoms such as trouble sitting still, difficulty paying attention, or impulsive behavior. An estimated two-thirds of kids with ADHD continue to experience symptoms as adults. Research has shown that children with ADHD have […]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.