BY TAMARA ROSIER, PH.D. Share Article Menu Many of us with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) have less reliable access to our prefrontal cortex (PFC) than do neurotypical people. Life’s details are managed in the PFC. It is a calm, rational butler, directing behavior in a Siri-toned voice: “Sir, your keys are on the table.” Or, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year? While the regular ups-and-downs of adulthood and the end-of-the-year rush certainly play a part, ADHD symptoms contribute, too, by making it harder for you to plan, shop, bake, and prioritize as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Healthline Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can make things like concentration, organization, and impulse control difficult to manage. It’s not always easy to diagnose ADHD, and there are many misconceptions about the condition. But there are people who are actively working to change perceptions about ADHD. We chose the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Each year in August or September, thousands and thousands of students move away from the built-in structure and safety net of home to the freedoms and independence of college life. While it can be an exciting time filled with all sorts of possibilities for learning and growth, it can also be a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen People sometimes talk about hyperfocus as if it gives ADHDers a secret superpower. And to be sure, when the stars align and you hyperfocus on something productive, it’s a great feeling. Just as often, though, someone with ADHD might hyperfocus on something that’s basically a waste of time. You lose a whole day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with ADHD are more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological challenges. There are many theories why this is the case, including overlapping biological causes as well as the psychological challenges of ADHD throughout the lifespan. Fortunately, there is significant research from a field of science pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman called Positive Psychology, the study of strategies that enable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn If you want to have a successful day with ADHD, you must add structure to your life. Otherwise you’ll go flitting through life forgetting this, neglecting that, and procrastinating on everything else. Structure allows things to flow smoothly and keeps things under control when life hits a bumpy patch. Last week, during a coaching […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kate Wagner I’m in the process of moving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., which has given me the chance to do something I have always dreaded: go through my stuff. Ever since I moved out of my parents’ house, I have accumulated things nonstop: clothes, records, books, scores, recording equipment, office supplies. With one […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Forgetfulness is a symptom that “can impact everything” for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), said Mindy Schwartz Katz, MS, ACC. Katz is a coach who empowers clients with ADHD to get over, around and through the obstacles that get in the way of living their unique life. It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.