Image: knape/Getty Images By Julie Sprankles A cursory scroll through social media at any given moment will reveal myriad versions of the same sentiment: Is it the weekend yet? The daily grind wears everyone down. But for people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, getting through the workday comes with its own unique set of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Judith Kolberg People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience time and time management differently than people without ADHD. Rather than a series of discrete moments following one another in predictable fashion, people with ADHD sense time as one long NOW. That’s great when it comes to solving problems and handling crises — and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Marla Cummins Decisions about where to put your tasks so you can remember and manage them can be confusing for many adults with ADHD. But, of course, you want to figure this out. Because you want to remember to do your tasks at the right time. If you try to keep them in your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.