Sometimes a partner or friend of someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will wonder if he really has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) instead. Another option is that a person can meet the diagnostic criteria for both ADHD and NPD. So how can you tell the difference between the disorders? A person with ADHD may look like they are self-focused […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Some eye conditions are more common in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These include refractive errors, such as astigmatism, and convergence insufficiency, which makes it difficult for the eyes to remain aligned when looking at nearby objects. In this article, we look at ADHD and the eyes in more detail, including the relationship […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Bridget Read I’m not in therapy right now, but my twin sister is, and sometimes I ask her for insights. Your twin should be able to be your therapy plus-one, I say. The other day, she missed an appointment for no discernible reason. She had been doing some law school work on her computer, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects attention, motivation, and executive functioning. It can also cause hyperactive or impulsive behavior, and some people with the condition say that it can also cause tiredness. Anecdotal evidence from adults sharing ADHD stories online suggests that many experience brain fog, low motivation, and fatigue. Tiredness is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A detailed ADHD plan considers a range of interventions around attention, organization, time management, and the rest of executive function, exploring what works until someone feels they are flourishing. An effective and compassionate path of trial and error relies on a clear-sighted exploration of what’s possible without self-criticism or blame. ADHD is no one’s fault and is a complicated disorder […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently associated with other psychiatric conditions, including psychotic disorders. There is evidence for shared genetic susceptibility to both conditions,1 and first-degree relatives of people with ADHD have twice the risk of having schizophrenia compared with healthy controls.2 There is also an added risk of psychosis in patients with comorbid cannabis use. There are overlapping environmental risk factors for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many adults with ADHD struggle to remember to use coping skills at the point of performance, when they are needed most. Catchy reminders or mantras, such as “count to 10,” are useful tools to help activate coping strategies or at least to recall coping options. A five-step list for adults with ADHD serves as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In our last blog post (Part 2 of 3), we mentioned biologically-based tools that might allow doctors to objectively diagnose ADHD in the coming century. However, we are not there yet. Today, we take a look at how we imagine clinical criteria for ADHD might change even sooner, in the next decade or two. Currently, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There is, however, a common touchstone shared by people who do and do not suffer from ADHD—the pain of being unable to engage our mind. In a word: boredom. Most of us have been afflicted by boredom at some point, but for people with ADHD, boredom—the really soul-crushing, unremitting kind—is a near-constant companion; always lurking and waiting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Preliminary research suggests that seniors with ADHD experience unique and evolving symptoms that are commonly mistaken for — and overlap with — normal signs of aging. Misdiagnosis and mismanaged treatment after age 60 are serious problems, says Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. Here, she outlines her emerging research and explains how clinicians can better serve older patients. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.