By Sandy Maynard People with ADHD don’t relax in the usual way, so vacations can have an opposite effect and make you feel stressed out. Here, tips to make sure your time off provides the breather you need. Many people can relax on the beach with just a bottle of sunscreen, a beach chair and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) are prone to overspending — especially during the holidays. But if you think you have problems reining in expenditures on gifts, parties, and so on, you should meet my client Roberta, a 36-year-old single mom with ADHD. At least you should have met Roberta before I helped her […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As the year winds down and we find ourselves eating more, spending more and thinking less, adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to work harder to control impulsive habits. “ADHD has three basic groups of symptoms: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity,” says Dr Rykie Liebenberg, psychiatrist and convener of the South African ADHD Special […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors We asked our reader panel: What is the most memorable holiday mishap caused (or made worse) by your ADHD? > Our son was acting wild at Christmas dinner and trying to touch the food as we put it on the table. Before we knew it, he grabbed the bowl of mashed potatoes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carol Brady, Phd The holidays can be stressful for children with attention deficit. Traveling and visiting relatives may disrupt their day-to-day routines, and all the excitement can be overwhelming. Follow these real-family strategies to prevent holiday havoc, keep your ADHD kids feeling good, and create happier memories: Plan Ahead During the holidays, routine and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dr. Yannick Pauli Getting your child to give up favorite foods for an ADHD diet is tricky, and the holiday season might make it more difficult. The last few weeks of the year will be filled with dinner parties, family reunions, and other types of gatherings centered on food. Your child might feel left […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Coach RudyRodríguez, LCSW Think Holiday Season and what comes to mind is – joy, peace and happiness… NOT! ADHD and the holiday season are more likely characterized by overwhelm, stress and anxiety. However, the good news is that there are some things you can do to help make the holiday’s a bit more ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rosemary Hahn Sitting through an entire dinner at home with my husband Alaric is impossible. By the time I’m halfway through my mashed potatoes, he’s up rearranging the spice rack or leafing through the bills we need to send out. Because Alaric, a stage manager, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) when […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There’s a funny thing I’ve learned in the past few years. See, about…wow, about four years ago now, I called a community mental health center and said, “I’m pretty sure I have ADHD and an anxiety disorder. Who do I talk to?” Once a trio of specialists interviewed me and put me through a battery […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ZOË KESSLER, BA, B.ED. ‘Twas four days before Christmas, I sat in my house My cat was still sleeping, ignoring her stuffed mouse; My friends’ stockings were hung by the new wooden stairs I sat in my office in my old office chair. At ten in the morning, my first morning call; I chatted as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.