By Jonathan Nadler, PhD With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, here are a few tips to help you avoid some common health hazards related to this holiday. One of the more typical reasons for a trip to the emergency department on Thanksgiving Day (and most days, frankly) is accidental cuts to the hands. Be careful cutting up […]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 Additude Editors Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment. You have to breathe, so why not use your inhalations and exhalations to manage your ADHD symptoms? “Several studies show that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Despite the many differences among children and adults with ADHD, there is one similarity shared by virtually all of them. Although they have considerable chronic difficulty in getting organized and getting started on many tasks, focusing their attention, sustaining their efforts, and utilizing their short-term working memory, all of those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hyperactive disorders like ADD and ADHD have carried around complicated stigmas. If a child is labeled with one of these syndromes, it generally brands them as the uncontrollable spazz that disrupts classrooms and pays no mind to the benefits of having a never-ending well of energy. It’s a narrative that needs some reshaping and that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, Ph.D There’s a lot of confusion around “executive function” — and how it relates to ADHD. Is ADHD an executive function disorder? Is every executive function disorder also ADHD? The answers hinge on what we mean by “executive functions” — and how they relate to self-regulation. The term “executive functioning” was coined […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Silver, M.D. A child or an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be hyperactive, inattentive, and/or impulsive. Clinicians have always understood hyperactivity and impulsivity. The understanding of inattention, though, has shifted from primarily “the inability to stay on task” to a broader concept called executive function disorder (EFD), which involves a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.