Can You Have Both ADHD and Depression? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression are conditions that can and often co-occur. Depression is estimated to be 2.7 times more prevalent among adults with ADHD than among the general adult population. Studies also show that about 30 percent of people with ADHD will experience a depressive episode […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
IT’S HARD NOT TO TAKE THINGS PERSONALLY. When someone shouts at you on the road, you feel the sting of their anger. When scrolling through social media, you see a picture of a friend out with your other friends—and wonder why you were not invited. When you write a friend or relative to get together, it’s […]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.
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.
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.
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.
ADHD is a lot more than just inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and being disorganized. Yes, those are all components of it, however, not enough is written about the emotional component. I can’t speak for everyone, but from what I’ve read as well as from talking to my family members and friends who have ADHD, and of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
National data shows that neurodiverse people — people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorder and other neurologic conditions — are grossly unemployed or underemployed, with estimates ranging as high as 90%, particularly for those on the autism spectrum. Further, until recently, D&I programs often failed to reach out and be specifically inclusive of neurodiverse people. But in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.