Approximately 8 percent of adults in the United States have ADHD, which therefore means that 92 percent do not. Basic math. We live in a neurotypical world governed by neurotypical rules. This does not mean that they are more normal (whatever that is) or better than we are; however, it does mean that their ways of thinking are not only […]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.
I heard my 7-year-old son’s cries of frustration loud and clear despite the closed door between us. Seconds earlier, I’d left him stationed at a desk in my bedroom, hoping he’d complete at least a portion of his virtual school assignments without me at his side while I left to wash the dishes. “This is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.