Good relationships aren’t optional, and they aren’t what we do after we take care of everything else. Good relationships can determine who lives and who dies: One meta-analysis found that social relationships were more predictive of warding off mortality than quitting smoking or exercising. But it wasn’t just the presence of other people that mattered, it was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY JOEL NIGG, PH.D. Irritability, anger issues, and emotional dysregulation in general contribute significantly to the psychosocial burden of ADHD in children and adults. The latest research suggests that these problems are inherent to ADHD and may require specific treatment. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Uncertainty is all around us, never more so than today. The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course, physical and mental health. Yet as human beings, we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Ramsay, P.h.D Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a uniquely frustrating condition to manage. Adults with ADHD struggle with various day-to-day tasks tied to work, school, at-home chores and errands, and even getting out the door in the morning, that most people navigate with only trifling bother. Although the effects of isolated instances of procrastination, poor time management, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors It takes someone about three months to form a habit, whether they have ADHD or not. The best way to form a habit is to create a “ritual” – an activity or set of activities that you keep doing the same way. Say you’re always losing your keys in your house because you put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How many ADHD/ADD sufferers who are hoarding are not getting help? I am astounded by how many of those who come to me for help have clear symptoms of adult ADD or ADHD and are undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Most have spent their life wondering what was wrong with them and believing their challenges are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Being a psychologist who specializes in the assessment and psychosocial treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, there is often a hurdle to cross when collaborating with clients in their change process. This hurdle relates to the nature of ADHD as a performance problem and not a knowledge problem.1 More specifically, ADHD, at its core, manifests as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol I love having ADHD nowadays. It was not always like that. How can we love ourselves when we are so much of a problem to everyone else? I grew up being told if it wasn’t for me, the whole family would be happy. No one knew about ADHD back then, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elizabeth Broadbent I’m 34 years old. I have three sons, two dogs, one husband, and a house, plus student loans, medical bills, and a yard. This calls for some serious “adulting.” Except that I have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). My contemporaries “adult” with ease. They grew into it; they know how to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Marla Cummins All ADHD adults need and deserve validation — a sense of being heard and seen. But you may feel shame when you don’t get as much as your non-ADHD peers. You may also feel shame because you’ve internalized the common wisdom that you shouldn’t need to look to others for validation. But […]Continue Reading... No Comments.