Does ADD make you tired? Sleep disturbances caused by ADHD have been overlooked for a number of reasons, including the late age of onset. But recent studies confirm that ADD symptoms do not go away at night. Here, understand the ADHD and sleep link and its most common manifestations. Plus, get tips for winding down […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you dismiss a compliment? Do you attribute success at your work to luck instead of your intelligence, creativity, or effort? Do you hide who you think you really are and show others a facade to please them? Many adults (and kids) with ADHD have trouble accepting positive feedback about themselves. Years of hearing about their deficiencies or experiencing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What may be on the horizon for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Matthew Brams, MD, joined Psychiatric Times’ Mental Health Minute to share his insights into a new study of the triple-release formulation of dexmethylphenidate CTx-1301 for adults with ADHD. Brams—the principal investigator—explains that this new formulation is associated with an extra 4 hours of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS It takes you forever to do the simplest tasks. Why can’t you be more productive? Faster? Smarter? Better? No one will hire you. You always mess up important opportunities. No one likes your ideas. No one likes you. When these thoughts run through our minds, we assume they’re true-blue truths. And we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion.” Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense anger, frustration, and hurt. Read the full articleContinue 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.
While anger isn’t “officially” listed as a symptom, ADHD symptoms can trigger anger in many people. About 70% of adults with ADHD report feeling more impatient and quick to anger than those without ADHD. This article covers the link between ADHD and anger, ADHD anger triggers, how to manage anger as a person with ADHD, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
New guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force warned this week that there is a critical need to lower American’s stress and anxiety, which wreaks head to toe havoc on our bodies. The government’s draft recommendation is that adults be screened for anxiety annually to preserve our mental health. They did not offer any […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
People with ADHD know how much the condition can affect all aspects of their life – from how well they do in school to their relationships. But many people with ADHD may not be as aware of just how much the condition can influence their eating habits. And if left unchecked, these poor eating habits […]Continue Reading... No Comments.