At the age of 21, I proudly realized my dream of reporting for a big daily newspaper. I was getting lots of front-page stories, until I started making stupid mistakes. Most were minor — misspelled names and the like — but then came a doozy: I involuntarily misquoted a prosecutor, making it seem that he’d […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Years ago, with the start date of a new job closing in, I made the mistake of trying to explain my mounting panic to the guy I was dating at the time. “I’m so afraid of screwing up,” I told him, trying to keep my voice even, “with the ADHD stuff. I’ll forget something or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An unlikely treatment for women who have trouble with memory and focus, related to hormones. Leigh Costigan says her recent wedding was flawless a result of careful planning. She credits remembering all the details to a drug she and her new husband now joke about. “He teases me […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Published Feb 2013 in Attention Magazine by Kari Dossett, LCSW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ADHD IS CAUSED BY NEUROBIOLOGICAL FACTORS. This brain-based disorder may manifest in generally recognized core symptoms including inattentiveness, distractibility, disorganization, impulsivity and hyper-motor activity or restlessness. Clinicians use specific diagnostic criteria to assess and diagnose ADHD. As we learn more about the disorder, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tammy Worth WebMD Feature A girl with ADHD may be labeled Chatty Cathy — the enthusiastic school-aged girl who is always telling stories to friends. Or she could be the daydreamer — the smart, shy teenager with the disorganized locker. But what happens when she grows up? Or when her ADHD isn’t diagnosed until she’s a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can take a heavy toll on women’s lives. Everything from the seemingly minute (such as arriving on time) to the very significant (raising kids) becomes more challenging. Add to that a co-occurring disorder, such as depression or anxiety, and just getting through the day […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Strategies: Women with ADHD
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor Even today, between work and home, women have a lot to juggle. “Though in recent years, men have been more hands-on with household and childcare responsibilities, the bulk of the work still, for many, lands on the woman’s shoulders,” said Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Women and ADHD: What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed