By ADHD Editorial Board, Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P., Marie Jackson, Mary White The ADHD mind is bright, colorful, and dynamic — like a kaleidoscope that dazzles in the right light. These creative gifts — recommended by ADDitude contributors, readers, and editors — shine that light on our kids’ unique talents and enviable energy. Get inspired […]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.
By Pushpak Pawar 12 Tips to Improve Your Concentration If you’ve ever found it difficult to get through a challenging task at work, studied for an important exam, or spent time on a finicky project, you might have wished you could increase your ability to concentrate. Concentration refers to the mental effort you direct toward […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Article post in “Greatest” Your brain has 1,000 tabs open at once, and you’re not sure which one to click on — work? love? cute animal videos? But is this overload just life, or is it something else? If your lack of concentration is constant and overwhelming, and you think you might be causing stress […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S “Holidays require exquisite skills in executive functioning,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That’s why adults with ADHD can have a harder time navigating the holiday season. ADHD impairs executive functioning, making everything from planning to prioritizing to organizing that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Indian Institute of Science Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have identified how a key midbrain region plays a vital role in attention in humans, using advanced imaging and modelling techniques. The human brain is constantly bombarded with information. It is through attention that it makes decisions efficiently: it processes relevant information […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN The prevalence of ADHD has continued to rise significantly among adults in the United States within the past decade, a new study suggests. “Specifically, there was a 43% increase in the rate of adults being newly diagnosed over the 10 year period,” said Dr. Michael Milham, vice president of research at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY TAMARA ROSIER, PH.D. Share Article Menu Many of us with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) have less reliable access to our prefrontal cortex (PFC) than do neurotypical people. Life’s details are managed in the PFC. It is a calm, rational butler, directing behavior in a Siri-toned voice: “Sir, your keys are on the table.” Or, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year? While the regular ups-and-downs of adulthood and the end-of-the-year rush certainly play a part, ADHD symptoms contribute, too, by making it harder for you to plan, shop, bake, and prioritize as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you or your child is living with ADHD, you’ve probably heard more than enough about your weaknesses, challenges, and issues. The good news, though, is that ADHD — when channeled in the right directions — can be a huge asset. In fact, some speculate that entertainers Justin Timberlake and Robin Williams, athletes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.