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.
Throughout the pandemic, many adults worried about more than their physical health and finances. Parents witnessed their children’s academic struggles firsthand as schools closed, and classes moved to online learning. Adults also had difficulty adjusting to remote work, with the lack of structure and routine making it harder to complete tasks. Anxiety and ADHD Can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A detailed ADHD plan considers a range of interventions around attention, organization, time management, and the rest of executive function, exploring what works until someone feels they are flourishing. An effective and compassionate path of trial and error relies on a clear-sighted exploration of what’s possible without self-criticism or blame. ADHD is no one’s fault and is a complicated disorder […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many adults with ADHD struggle to remember to use coping skills at the point of performance, when they are needed most. Catchy reminders or mantras, such as “count to 10,” are useful tools to help activate coping strategies or at least to recall coping options. A five-step list for adults with ADHD serves as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is it possible to outgrow ADHD, asked Cheryl Maguire in a recent post in the NY Times? She reports that there is no consensus, but that many teens and adults develop coping skills, engage in beneficial activities, productively use medication, and choose careers and interests that engage their brains. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Even though it’s 2021, not much seems that different than a week ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined a year ago. For older teens and young adults, the markers of how you’ve defined yourself–school, music, sports, friends, parties, work have shifted dramatically in 2020. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Christopher Bergland Accomplishing goals that require focus and grace under pressure is practically impossible if you’re overexcited or easily distracted. The ability to stay laser-focused and ignore distractions while simultaneously curbing impulsiveness and not “spazzing out” is key to achieving peak performance in life and sport. Experiencing attention deficits or being prone to impulsivity can interfere with goal-directed behavior. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD brains crave structure. Planners, timers, and reward systems are common and effective (if boring) tools for creating the scaffolding we need to get focused, motivated, and in control of ADHD symptoms. But there’s another hack that, frankly, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: music! Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Curt Steinhorst If you’ve heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you probably know that its symptoms include impulsivity, difficulty focusing, poor time management, problems prioritizing, and short attention span. And it’s taxing for those who struggle to overcome it. In the workplace, something quite similar and widespread plagues companies, and it wears the innocent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What do innumerable Zoom meetings, an unceasingly stressful new cycle, a pandemic, working from home, a steady stream of smart phone alerts, and general uncertainty all have in common? Each of these strains our ability to feel centered, focus, and get things done. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.