Happy 2022! This is the time of year that people decide to create New Years Resolutions in an attempt to make a desired change in their life. I’ve been opposed to Resolutiiopns for a long while and this morning I received the following post from Peter Shankman. I recommend this approach to all my ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No motivation? ADHD brains rely on external structure to keep them driven and determined. So when their normal, extrinsic routines disappeared this spring and summer, ADDitude readers developed creative new strategies for building motivation all over again. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
The self-determination theory, which centers on intrinsic motivation and internal motives, could provide a framework for broadening our understanding of motivation and the role it plays in individuals with ADHD, according to a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD affects the development of the brain, causing a person to display certain behaviors and psychological states that do not generally present in neurotypical people. Keep reading to learn more about defining ADHD as a neurological condition, as well as the differences between neurological, psychological, and psychiatric conditions. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Research has shown that people with ADHD have higher rates of suicidal ideation and of planning and attempting suicide. For instance, a 2021 study of medical students found that those with the predominantly inattentive type had five timesTrusted Source the rate of suicidal behaviors as those without ADHD. However, this does not mean that all people with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Julie Schweitzer, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an ADHD expert, shares common symptoms and the latest research being done at the MIND Institute: It’s important to consider both the person’s age and the setting. Symptoms must be present across settings and cause severe disruption: both at school and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Peterson Today brings us a nice example of that kind of study. Researchers in Sweden interviewed ten people with ADHD over the age of 50, asking them about life with ADHD and looking for patterns in their responses. Specifically, participants were asked: “Could you please share openly what it is like to live with ADHD […]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 Neil Petersen Theoretically, having ADHD is something that can increase your empathy for other people. You know what it’s like not to fit in, to struggle with things other people take for granted, to act in ways that don’t make sense to yourself or other people. All of that potentially makes you more understanding […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Patricia Quinn, MD We adults with ADHD are good at beating ourselves up and being way too hard on ourselves. We are more forgiving and understanding of our friends’ belly flops than we are of our own. Gabor Maté, a physician and author of Scattered Minds, writes about the harsh judgments some people with attention […]Continue Reading... No Comments.