By Patricia Quinn, M.D. Why is meal planning so tough for people with ADHD? Consider what’s involved — decision-making, planning, prioritizing, navigating the aisles of a visually overwhelming supermarket-and it begins to make sense. Meal planning for a family is an inherently ADHD-unfriendly task. By contrast, the creativity needed to pull together a last-minute meal […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Our internal clocks weren’t put together by a Swiss watchmaker, who sees time as a series of seconds and minutes, one coming precisely after the other. Some experts think that ADHDers perceive time not as a sequence but as a diffuse collection of events that are viscerally connected to the people, activities, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. Adults with ADHD have a peculiar relationship with time, often investing it frivolously or ineffectively. Many of us feel anxiety, guilt, or self-loathing when we think about how we use our days, resulting in more wasted energy and time. Routine tasks, like laundry and paying the bills, frustrate us. When we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Matlen Ah, mornings. Remember the days of slow-roasted coffee over an outstretched Sports page? Or a stationary bike ride with Matt Lauer and Al Roker? As any parent of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) knows, the leisurely morning is gone forever. From now on, we are perpetually trying to beat […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), procrastination tends to be a stubborn problem. “I don’t know anyone with ADHD where procrastination is not an issue,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. That’s because this is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ana Swanson Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or maybe you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with neurobehavioral disorders like ADHD, Learning Disorders and Asperger’s often get out of sorts when they do not know what comes next. The school year typically lends itself to a consistent and predictable schedule at school and at home. When summer break hits, families tend to relax their normal schedules, which can result in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Frank South If you are an ADHD adult beaten numb by the challenges of your condition, you could be in the same rut I was in a few years ago. Every morning you suck it up, get out of bed, and take your meds. And even though you’ve long ago given up on anything […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
MEREDITH ELLIOTT POWELL — APRIL 14, 2015 I was asked the other day to be the keynote speaker for a Women’s Professional Conference in late June, not unusual as I speak at Women’s Conferences all the time. However, the meeting planner said the client requested me, because the topic was work-life balance, and the client said of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Eileen Bailey Health Guide May 28, 2013 Many adults with ADHD have been called “lazy” or “unmotivated” throughout their lives. While most adults with ADHD are easily motivated when a task or activity is interesting, the mundane and boring tasks are ignored or put off until later, even when they are important. This lack of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.