I was diagnosed with ADHD last year, at 23. After years of navigating intense emotional meltdowns, sensitivity, general disorganisation and chronic forgetfulness, I finally had the answers. Post-diagnosis, I analysed my habits to see where I could make strategic changes and view the world—my world—through a neurodivergent lens. I quickly realised that I’d been slowly optimising my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn If you want to have a successful day with ADHD, you must add structure to your life. Otherwise you’ll go flitting through life forgetting this, neglecting that, and procrastinating on everything else. Structure allows things to flow smoothly and keeps things under control when life hits a bumpy patch. Last week, during a coaching […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A central issue in managing adult ADHD is navigating transitions. Throughout a day, most of us switch roles or steer between different sorts of tasks. In many cases, these switches occur within a single domain, such as different work duties or homework assignments. In other cases, there may be domain switches, such as shifting from work to […]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.
By Additude Editors It takes someone about three months to form a habit, whether they have ADHD or not. The best way to form a habit is to create a “ritual” – an activity or set of activities that you keep doing the same way. Say you’re always losing your keys in your house because you put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY ALISE COGGER, PH.D. “Being repeatedly misunderstood causes people with ADHD to deeply misunderstand themselves and their situations. Feeling deficient and mistrusting yourself from an early age makes it extraordinarily difficult to properly evaluate yourself as an adult. These misunderstandings can have rough consequences, so what can we do about it?” Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
BY JOEL NIGG, PH.D. Irritability, anger issues, and emotional dysregulation in general contribute significantly to the psychosocial burden of ADHD in children and adults. The latest research suggests that these problems are inherent to ADHD and may require specific treatment. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Ramsay, P.h.D Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a uniquely frustrating condition to manage. Adults with ADHD struggle with various day-to-day tasks tied to work, school, at-home chores and errands, and even getting out the door in the morning, that most people navigate with only trifling bother. Although the effects of isolated instances of procrastination, poor time management, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tyler Tervooren Self-doubt is a special kind of hell. A small failure makes you question yourself and your abilities and, next thing you know, you feel like you aren’t good enough or smart enough to do anything. And that’s about the time you stop trying. We’ve all been there but, not everyone handles it the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADHD Editors Working from home, especially for the first time, can be tricky for adults with ADHD. Heed these tips for maintaining focus, setting boundaries, avoiding unproductive hyperfocus, and getting the job done with telecommuting and working remotely. This new autonomy and responsibility — plus the challenges of juggling children home from school and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.