“The central mystery about ADHD is the situational variability of the symptoms…” Brown said. “Every patient I’ve ever seen with ADHD has a few activities in which they have no difficulty utilizing their executive functions, but has a lot of difficulty with doing almost everything else. It comes down to that one phrase: if I’m interested.” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our muscles and brain are both heavily involved in maintaining proper balance and motor function. In essence, they work as a team to keep us from falling over and help us perform daily activities. However, in certain groups of people, staying balanced while standing can be a challenge. In particular, research has found a strong […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and an inability to keep focused. ADHD can greatly impact day to day life, and 4.4 percent of adults and 9.4 percent of childrenTrusted Source living in the United States are estimated to be living with it. What if you or a loved one could train your brain to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a cognitive condition that is usually diagnosed during childhood. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. People with ADHD experience and process information differently than people who are neurotypical. If you have the condition, you may feel that forgetfulness tends to occur […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that what you feed your body has a direct correlation to how your brain functions. Diet and nutrition impact cognition, attention, sleep, and mood. According to the Harvard Health Blog1, studies show that people who eat “clean” or “whole” meal plans high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, and lean […]Continue Reading... No Comments.