Caribbean households are known for obscure nicknames. Growing up, mine was (and still is) ‘Longers’. My dad says I was given this name because it took me ages to start doing anything and I was so forgetful as a child. My parents being separated meant that I would move from house to house every weekend, spending […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen A theme that repeatedly comes up when researchers study ADHD is that people with ADHD aren’t all the same. There are subgroups of people with ADHD that appear to have different traits. The most commonly known way of dividing up people with ADHD is to talk about people with “inattentive” ADHD, “hyperactive” […]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.
BY JENNINGS COOL This year, people have carried the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fear of the unknown and the presidential election all wrapped together in a bow we call 2020. On the day after Election Day 2020, tension, stress and anxiety loom over many Americans like a dark cloud as we wake up, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Previously, ADD was thought to be separate from ADHD; however, ADHD and ADD share common characteristics that would categorize the condition as a type of ADHD. Individuals with ADHD exhibit the following symptoms: Inattention, which includes disorganization, difficulty with maintaining attention, constant daydreaming, and not paying attention when spoken to directly. Impulsivity… Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Low self-esteem can be deeply rooted, with origins in traumatic childhood experiences such as prolonged separation from parentfigures, neglect, or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. In later life, self-esteem can be undermined by ill health, negative life events such as losing a job or getting divorced, deficient or frustrating relationships, and a general sense of lack of control. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Good relationships aren’t optional, and they aren’t what we do after we take care of everything else. Good relationships can determine who lives and who dies: One meta-analysis found that social relationships were more predictive of warding off mortality than quitting smoking or exercising. But it wasn’t just the presence of other people that mattered, it was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY JOEL NIGG, PH.D. Irritability, anger issues, and emotional dysregulation in general contribute significantly to the psychosocial burden of ADHD in children and adults. The latest research suggests that these problems are inherent to ADHD and may require specific treatment. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Uncertainty is all around us, never more so than today. The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course, physical and mental health. Yet as human beings, we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Ramsay, P.h.D Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a uniquely frustrating condition to manage. Adults with ADHD struggle with various day-to-day tasks tied to work, school, at-home chores and errands, and even getting out the door in the morning, that most people navigate with only trifling bother. Although the effects of isolated instances of procrastination, poor time management, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.