Neurodiversity is a term that explains the different ways we think, process information, and relate to others. Neurodiverse employees can bring unique skills to their role, such as problem solving, spotting trends, creativity, and data analysis. Where you sit on the cognitive spectrum is unique to you. Whilst most people think and act in a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Self-stimulation or “stimming” refers to self-soothing, mostly unconscious repetitive sounds or movements. Almost everyone stims: think hair twirling or nail-biting. For folks with conditions such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimming may be harder to control, however. Stimming behavior can look very much like tics. Tics are also repetitive movements, but unlike stims, they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Traumatic stress and ADHD are connected — each worsening the symptoms of the other. That’s one reason why it is vitally important for ADHD assessments to include screening questions about trauma, and for treatment plans to factor in the effects of both. Read the full articleContinue 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.
BY J. RUSSELL RAMSAY, PH.D. ADHD and anxiety are closely connected. Anxiety disorder is ADHD’s most common comorbidity — in no small part because the ADHD experience makes for a life characterized by stress and worry. This is especially true in the time of COVID, when new coping mechanisms are required. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Matlen I was born in a state of panic and have dealt with anxiety ever since. My birth, I was told, was rapid. Too rapid. The amniotic fluids choked me, and breathing was difficult, requiring a number of post- delivery visits to the pediatrician, who expelled the fluids dangerously lingering in or near […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By SDD Contributor In this article, we compare bipolar disorder and ADHD. Read on to learn about the symptoms of each and how they can overlap. We also explain treatments and when to see a doctor. Bipolar vs. ADHD Bipolar disorder affects mood, while ADHD affects behavior. Bipolar disorder is a long-term condition that can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.