There is, however, a common touchstone shared by people who do and do not suffer from ADHD—the pain of being unable to engage our mind. In a word: boredom. Most of us have been afflicted by boredom at some point, but for people with ADHD, boredom—the really soul-crushing, unremitting kind—is a near-constant companion; always lurking and waiting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When my 15-year-old son was given a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at age 7, I was told that it was a lifelong chronic condition. So I felt a little bit hopeful when a study published last winter in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics said that “an estimated 30 percent to 60 percent of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gina DiTullio Executive function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Previously, ADD was thought to be separate from ADHD; however, ADHD and ADD share common characteristics that would categorize the condition as a type of ADHD. Individuals with ADHD exhibit the following symptoms: Inattention, which includes disorganization, difficulty with maintaining attention, constant daydreaming, and not paying attention when spoken to directly. Impulsivity… Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s the start of the fall 2020 semester — the weirdest one that most of us have ever seen. If you are a college student, by now you know whether you’re taking classes live, in a hybrid format, completely online – or not at all in favor of a gap semester or gap year. Though […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Shawna De LaRosa Children with ADHD often do better in the structured school environment, where there are consistent transitions and other students off which to model their behavior. They are also surrounded by educators who can help manage their behavior and provide social-emotional support. At home, parents can emulate this setting by carving out learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sharon Saline Psy.D So far, 2020 has been a bit of a bust for many teens and young adults with (and without) ADHD. Facing an unclear fall semester, everything continues to look upside down…But instead of persistent worried thoughts, you can control and lower the volume on your anxiety by shifting to curiosity. While […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Bea Moise Schools are still deciding how they will proceed for the upcoming school year, and some have already agreed to move forward with virtual schooling…Parents with children that have learning differences such as Autism, ADHD, or Dyslexia will have a harder time helping kids manage their executive function skills at home while learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Lindsay Tigar and Amelia Edelman The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to systemic racism and violence against Black Americans. And as the (now also often violent) protests continue to unfold across the country and the world, kids and parents alike are feeling […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADHD Editorial Board, Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P., Marie Jackson, Mary White The ADHD mind is bright, colorful, and dynamic — like a kaleidoscope that dazzles in the right light. These creative gifts — recommended by ADDitude contributors, readers, and editors — shine that light on our kids’ unique talents and enviable energy. Get inspired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.