When Dmitry Pushkarev left his job as an executive at Amazon, he started pondering one question: Why aren’t web browsers designed for work and productivity? Seeing an opportunity—and informed by a lifelong struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD—Pushkarev set out to create a browser specifically designed to help increase productivity, particularly for people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen Theoretically, having ADHD is something that can increase your empathy for other people. You know what it’s like not to fit in, to struggle with things other people take for granted, to act in ways that don’t make sense to yourself or other people. All of that potentially makes you more understanding […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I find them counterproductive – and I feel that we owe ourselves a break given all that has happened over the last 12 months. I’ve never been particularly fond of new year’s resolutions. Whenever I’d bite the bullet, embrace the stereotypes and take advantage of cynical “new year, new you” marketing, it always felt gimmicky […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The rate of ADHD diagnoses has been rising in the U.S. for the past two decades, and experts suspect that social media and the pandemic may be a catalyst. More Americans are seeking out treatment, which is straining the health care system. Then, in October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced there was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you hear ADHD, what comes to mind? For many, the image of an elementary-age boy jumping up during class is typically what pops up first. In reality, the impacts of ADHD can be pervasive in any context, and they can show up in different ways based on the person themself, as well as the person’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Everyone arriving for an assessment in my youth psychiatry clinic1 seems to have ADHD these days. Well, not everyone, but sometimes it really feels that way. Not coincidentally, in the last few years, there has also been an explosion of interest in the self-diagnosis of ADHD on the internet and social media, some of it serious and some of it […]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.
In our last blog post (Part 2 of 3), we mentioned biologically-based tools that might allow doctors to objectively diagnose ADHD in the coming century. However, we are not there yet. Today, we take a look at how we imagine clinical criteria for ADHD might change even sooner, in the next decade or two. Currently, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Joel Nigg, PhD Discussions of ADHD, like discussions of mental and behavioral conditions generally, often are “race blind,” yet race, along with culture, ethnicity, and social identity, is an important consideration in understanding ADHD. Terms. No term is perfect, as different people like to refer to themselves in different ways. One common term for under-represented […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Michelle Novotni “Back to normal” no longer exists. Our world is forever changed, which means our post-pandemic lives are up for definition. What elements will you leave out and put back in, after social distancing ends? Will you take away any positives or new understandings from this pandemic? Use these strategies to help you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.