By Daniel Lavelle Lack of awareness of the behavioral disorder has meant many people found it difficult to hold down jobs. But proper diagnosis and support are allowing more employees to make the most of their talents. As an employee, I wasn’t very good because I was inconsistent,” says Jannine Harris, 44, from Northampton. “I’m brilliant, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hyperactive disorders like ADD and ADHD have carried around complicated stigmas. If a child is labeled with one of these syndromes, it generally brands them as the uncontrollable spazz that disrupts classrooms and pays no mind to the benefits of having a never-ending well of energy. It’s a narrative that needs some reshaping and that […]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 Eric Allstrom Treatment for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has given me the wisdom to work at jobs I can handle — and to avoid those I can’t. Shortly after my 55th birthday, I was fired from a job after only two weeks. This came as no surprise. Since college, I had been […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Establishing a new behavior or building new and healthier habits is a tall order for most of us with ADHD. We get distracted or change our game plan after a week, despite our best intentions. When we miss a day of a routine, we get discouraged and convince ourselves that forming a new habit is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We know that routine is critical for kids with ADHD. But it’s also key for adults. “Without routines, their lives become chaotic,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD. She added that many adults with ADHD simply don’t have an internal sense of structure. “Adults with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What’s the Perfect ADHD Career? By the ADDitude Editors While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all career that works for every ADHD adult (wouldn’t that be nice?), there are certain professions that utilize ADHD strengths. These ADHD-friendly jobs will help you reach your full potential by putting your natural skills to work. Teacher Many ADHD adults find joy in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Distracting co-workers, messy desks, and monotonous work all conspire against ADHD adults on the job — taxing our attention and pushing our focus past its limit. So we asked ADDitude readers what tricks you use to keep your brain focused at work — here’s what you said! Take Notes “I keep a notepad and pen in my pocket […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Susie East, (CNN) The difference between enthusiasm for work and addiction to it can sometimes be difficult to discern, especially when it’s so easy to take work home on a smartphone or laptop. To find out how many people are true workaholics, researchers from the University of Bergen surveyed thousands of people in Norway […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Monday, Oct 22 – **SPECIAL EVENT** ADHD Workshop: “Time Management for Unmanageable People” 6-9PM at AB Tech, Enka Campus Fee: $55 per person; $75 per couple Workshop: “Time Management for Unmanageable People” ADHD adults frequently find themselves stuck, unproductive and unable to get ahead in life. CoachRudy will present an interactive and entertaining seminar that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ADHD Time Management Workshop – Oct 22