By Dana Rayburn ADHD adults have a complicated relationship with tax season. Finding ADHD-friendly tax organizing tricks is one problem. Preparing that darn tax return is another. Of course, tax season is horrid for ADHD. Our theme song is, “Anything But Boring Details and Tasks.” And, getting tax returns to the IRS on time is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard How to get started on that dreaded project you’ve been avoiding at work or at home. Imagine this. It’s Saturday morning and you sit down at your computer to work on a report for your job. With a passel of paperwork and a cup of coffee at hand, you start typing your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 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 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.
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.