The acronym ADHD represents attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and the condition has been recognized since the late 1700s. However, it’s only received serious acknowledgement in the past few decades, partly because of better methods of diagnosis and partly as a result of the sometimes devastating outcomes to a person’s health and social and financial lives. Read the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve all been there: we wish to be more creative, more productive, just to find ourselves sometimes doing the complete opposite… thus feeling overwhelmed, stressed, trying to implement a new daily habit, and punishing ourselves for our ‘laziness’. The good news is: changing our habits is hard not because we are lazy, but because our brains […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
IT’S HARD NOT TO TAKE THINGS PERSONALLY. When someone shouts at you on the road, you feel the sting of their anger. When scrolling through social media, you see a picture of a friend out with your other friends—and wonder why you were not invited. When you write a friend or relative to get together, it’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No motivation? ADHD brains rely on external structure to keep them driven and determined. So when their normal, extrinsic routines disappeared this spring and summer, ADDitude readers developed creative new strategies for building motivation all over again. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
When Kim Raine received her diagnosis of ADHD in 2021, she was flooded with a mix of emotions. Grief, for the years she’d spent unable to pinpoint exactly why she felt different from others; all the times she’d lain awake at night with racing thoughts, suffered mood swings or worked all day and seemed to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why do so many of us put off doing taxes until April? Because it’s all so overwhelming! Use these tips to overcome common hurdles, find the right paperwork, and simplify the process so you’re done before April 15. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen Theoretically, having ADHD is something that can increase your empathy for other people. You know what it’s like not to fit in, to struggle with things other people take for granted, to act in ways that don’t make sense to yourself or other people. All of that potentially makes you more understanding […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rashida-Perry Jones, a board member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), says, “Too often ADHD is unrecognized, misdiagnosed, and mislabeled in the African American community.” Ms. Perry-Jones also says, “Typically, it’s teachers who first recognize the symptoms of ADHD in their students. But there’s a double standard in many schools, with African American […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the latest episode of Misconceptions, Mental Floss video producer Bethel Afful discusses her own experiences with ADHD and gets into some of the scientific literature documenting our evolving understanding of this tricky neurodevelopmental disorder. Not everyone who has ADHD is apt to be hyperactive, for example. There are multiple presentations of ADHD. There’s the predominantly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.