By Paul Hammerness, M.D., Margaret MooreThe door bursts open and in flies Jill, out of breath from climbing two flights of stairs to my second-floor office. She is flustered and upset. “Sorry I’m late!” says Jill, as she plops down on the chair facing my desk. “You wouldn’t believe my day.” Jill has been diagnosed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Judith Kolberg Getting your life in order is a key step toward reaching your goals. No secret there. So why do we put up with chronic disorder at home, at work, and in our personal lives? Judith Kolberg suggests it’s a matter of perfectionism: We’re unable to do what it takes to get even […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We know that routine is critical for kids with ADHD. But it’s also key for adults. “Without routines, their lives become chaotic,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD. She added that many adults with ADHD simply don’t have an internal sense of structure. “Adults with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Distracting co-workers, messy desks, and monotonous work all conspire against ADHD adults on the job — taxing our attention and pushing our focus past its limit. So we asked ADDitude readers what tricks you use to keep your brain focused at work — here’s what you said! Take Notes “I keep a notepad and pen in my pocket […]Continue Reading... No Comments.