“Brain fog” isn’t a scientific or medical term. Researchers sometimes refer to the experience as sluggish cognitive tempo — a temporary slowdown in your thinking abilities. When you’re dealing with brain fog, you may have symptoms like: mental fatigue or sleepiness forgetfulness mind wandering a cloudy or daydreamy feeling an inability to concentrate or focus […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I believe that transitions are one of the most understated challenges for those of us neuro-divergent people. Transitions occur frequently during our day-to-day lives and often result in disruptions, stress, and anxiety. Transitions can easily become a stumbling block partially or dramatically knocking us out of our lane of routine You might consider more process-type […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
7 Steps to Get Control of Your Day By CoachRudy Rodriguez, PCAC, LCSW Many adults with ADHD begin their day with a vague idea of what they want to do or accomplish during their day. Of course, by day’s end, adults with ADHD typically review their day only to find that they have accomplished very […]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.
There is, however, a common touchstone shared by people who do and do not suffer from ADHD—the pain of being unable to engage our mind. In a word: boredom. Most of us have been afflicted by boredom at some point, but for people with ADHD, boredom—the really soul-crushing, unremitting kind—is a near-constant companion; always lurking and waiting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
New findings challenge the belief that half of children with ADHD outgrow the condition by adulthood. Although patients may show intermittent periods of symptom remission, 90% of children with ADHD followed into young adulthood continued to experience residual symptoms, according to the results of a prospective longitudinal study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry Read […]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.
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.
When Dmitry Pushkarev left his job as an executive at Amazon, he started pondering one question: Why aren’t web browsers designed for work and productivity? Seeing an opportunity—and informed by a lifelong struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD—Pushkarev set out to create a browser specifically designed to help increase productivity, particularly for people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nikki Scott, 33, was standing in her kitchen one evening, preparing her favorite side dish for dinner: cheesy broccoli. Scott and her partner were struggling financially at the time, so she was looking forward to this home-cooked meal. But when she began to mix the two ingredients together in a glass bowl, it all slipped […]Continue Reading... No Comments.