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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on individuals and the global community alike. Practicing preventive measures such as physical distancing may lead to unforeseen consequences for children and adults with ADHD. Many adults and children are working and learning remotely. This lack of face-to-face interaction can lead to feelings of boredom, isolation, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN The prevalence of ADHD has continued to rise significantly among adults in the United States within the past decade, a new study suggests. “Specifically, there was a 43% increase in the rate of adults being newly diagnosed over the 10 year period,” said Dr. Michael Milham, vice president of research at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From “The Economist” Children whose parents are eligible for Medicaid are much more likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs IN A recently released documentary,“Take Your Pills”, Leigh, a freckled college senior, sits on her bed and reflects on her relationship with Adderall, a stimulant widely used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carina Wolff When most people thinking of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they may picture someone who is fidgety or someone who gets easily distracted. But some people can have ADHD without even realizing it, and some of the signs of high-functioning ADHD can actually be surprising. The disorder can involve more than just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Liji Thomas, MD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by an inability to control one’s attention span so as to effectively complete one activity or cognitive process before proceeding to another. This leads to impulsive decision-making and actions, and typically a hyperkinetic mode of life. ADHD is a disorder which primarily originates […]Continue Reading... No Comments.