Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is an extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain triggered by the perception – not necessarily the reality – that a person has been rejected, teased, or criticized by important people in their life. RSD may also be triggered by a sense of failure, or falling short – failing to meet either […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Gross The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds It’s a common chicken-and-egg question: Is it sleeplessness that may be causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or is it ADHD that’s causing sleeplessness? Experts who gathered in September for the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Paris examined prior research on the topic, pointing to a strong association between sleep issues […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Joel Nigg, Ph.D. Dubbed “hyperkinetic disorder” 50 years ago, ADHD was first associated with hyperactivity and weak impulse control alone. Since then — and particularly over the last decade — our understanding of the condition has blossomed; we now know that its symptoms range from inattention to self-regulation to emotional sensitivity and beyond. Growing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ariana Eunjung Cha Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They’ve looked at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Susan Kruger, M.ED As a mom with ADHD, with two children diagnosed with ADHD, there are two questions that bring me to my knees every day: “What’s for dinner?” and “What are we packing for lunch?” I decided to eliminate them, once and for all, with a menu board. It’s now been 14 months […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Colleen Kimmett r. Rebecca Carey admits to being a little embarrassed about what her son, Mark, eats every day. Hamburger patties for breakfast, or bacon. A pack of raisins and a cookie for lunch; a turkey and cheese sandwich “if I’m lucky,” says Carey, but it usually comes back home. His favorite dinner is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By John Fleming, PhD “Just as adults with ADHD may struggle to understand what people are saying, they may also misinterpret what their bodies are telling them. They mistake feeling upset or bored for hunger.” Those who live by impulse eat by impulse. Eating compulsively is a main cause of obesity in many adults with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tana Amen, RN, BSN A well-rounded diet can have a powerful, positive effect on your cognition, mood, memory, and behavior. The wrong diet can aggrevate ADHD symptoms. Here’s what you should (and absolutely should not) be eating to help your brain and body. The right diet can have a powerful, positive effect on your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.