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 Linda Roggli, PCC Many adults with ADHD feel they are living a charade. They construct intricate facades designed to hide the personality traits that cause them the most shame, then they spend their days fearing someone will expose them as a fraud. There is a better, more authentic way to live. On the internet, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Edward Hallowell, M.D. One of the biggest challenges facing people with ADHD is maintaining a positive self-view. We adults are usually hyper-critical of ourselves. We magnify our sins and shortcomings, and minimize our virtues and achievements. We believe that the positives we do were created by smoke and mirrors, while the things we have failed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Royce Flippin A common — but confusing — symptom of ADHD is called “hyperfocus,” or the ability to zero in intensely on an interesting project or activity for hours at a time. It’s no secret that children and adults with ADHD often struggle to focus on tasks they find uninteresting. High distractibility — children with ADHD […]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.
By Carolyn Steber When your life is feeling a bit “off,” it’s not always easy to figure out what, exactly, is going wrong. But there are plenty of explanations worth looking into. Are you’re always running late, missing deadlines at work, or flaking out on friends? If so, it could be that you have high-functioning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Karen Barrow Women with ADHD are fighters. They battle to have their symptoms evaluated, diagnosed, and treated. And then they fight to succeed in a male-centric world — and these seven leading ladies prove that they sometimes win big! Learn why we love these doctors, entrepreneurs, and other ADHD inspirations. Women (and men) with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Brett Harrington Others’ nagging words do not control you. Stop thinking so much about what you should do, says this ADHD coach — and start thinking instead about what you can do. As adults with ADHD, we sometimes sabotage our best intentions when we compensate for weakness in follow-through by nagging ourselves, or playing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard People with ADHD don’t relax in the usual way, so vacations can have an opposite effect and make you feel stressed out. Here, tips to make sure your time off provides the breather you need. Many people can relax on the beach with just a bottle of sunscreen, a beach chair and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jessica Brown The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed six questions which can help diagnose Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. These are the questions, to which the answers are “never,” “rarely,” “sometimes,” “often” or “very often”. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when they are speaking to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.