By Amanda Russo, LPC In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the new viral strain in the coronavirus family that affects the lungs and respiratory system, I’m practicing social distancing (I hope you are too) in hopes to “flatten the curve.” But this does not mean I don’t think you shouldn’t try to go about your daily life in as much normalcy as possible. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Julia Ries Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition characterized by attention difficulty and impulsiveness, wasn’t widely understood or even recognized until fairly recently. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that clinicians began focusing on ADHD symptoms in not only children, but adults as well. Now, it’s one of the fastest growing mental health diagnoses — about 4.4% of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
WikiHow Slowing Your Mind Right Now 1. Push pause. When you feel yourself going into overdrive, stop everything that you are doing. Shut the electronics off, put the work aside. If needed, go to another room, or nearby quiet place. Take a few deep, slow breaths. Close your eyes. Stretch your neck, back, arms, and legs. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Edward Hallowell, M.D. & John Ratey, M.D. ADHD is not purely a disorder; it is a mix of assets and liabilities. A more representative name for the condition is VAST, or variable attention stimulus trait. This new model recognizes the phenomenon of rejection sensitive dysphoria and its flip side “recognition responsive euphoria” — the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard “Don’t sweat the small stuff” is good advice for people with ADHD, many of whom try to be perfectionists. People are always telling us what we did wrong and what we missed — “You need to pay more attention in class” or “What the heck is wrong with you? I just […]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 Fastbraiin Staff ADHD and lack of motivation can really put a cramp in your day, your week, or your year. It’s not enough that you have ADHD, but now you also have no motivation to manage the symptoms or to do much of anything. Even without dealing with ADHD symptoms, many of our lives […]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.
By Ari Tuckman Good time management requires you to make long-term goals and look into the future to figure out who you are, and who you want to be. Unfortunately, none of those things come easily to those with ADHD. Learn why ADHD makes planning for retirement (or even planning your next meal) difficult, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By June Silny Some people set new year’s resolutions to cut calories or exercise every day, then set off down a straight and steady path toward success with nothing but their self-discipline in tow. Those people don’t have ADHD. Which is not to say we can’t achieve meaningful, positive change; it just means we have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.