By Joel Nigg, Ph.D. Dubbed “hyperkinetic disorder” 50 years ago, ADHD was first associated with hyperactivity and weak impulse control alone. Since then — and particularly over the last decade — our understanding of the condition has blossomed; we now know that its symptoms range from inattention to self-regulation to emotional sensitivity and beyond. Growing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard How to get started on that dreaded project you’ve been avoiding at work or at home. Imagine this. It’s Saturday morning and you sit down at your computer to work on a report for your job. With a passel of paperwork and a cup of coffee at hand, you start typing your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Despite the many differences among children and adults with ADHD, there is one similarity shared by virtually all of them. Although they have considerable chronic difficulty in getting organized and getting started on many tasks, focusing their attention, sustaining their efforts, and utilizing their short-term working memory, all of those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hyperactive disorders like ADD and ADHD have carried around complicated stigmas. If a child is labeled with one of these syndromes, it generally brands them as the uncontrollable spazz that disrupts classrooms and pays no mind to the benefits of having a never-ending well of energy. It’s a narrative that needs some reshaping and that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Image: knape/Getty Images By Julie Sprankles A cursory scroll through social media at any given moment will reveal myriad versions of the same sentiment: Is it the weekend yet? The daily grind wears everyone down. But for people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, getting through the workday comes with its own unique set of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Back to School and ADHD: New Research Adam Shapiro, ContributorRead this to uncover the story. HuffPost | The following is a guest blog by Dr. James Greenblatt. The practice of medicine is amazing, insightful and powerful—when it’s accurate. When it relies on falsehoods or incorrect interpretations, it leads patients and their families down rabbit holes. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ariana Eunjung Cha Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They’ve looked at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Judith Kolberg People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience time and time management differently than people without ADHD. Rather than a series of discrete moments following one another in predictable fashion, people with ADHD sense time as one long NOW. That’s great when it comes to solving problems and handling crises — and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, Ph.D There’s a lot of confusion around “executive function” — and how it relates to ADHD. Is ADHD an executive function disorder? Is every executive function disorder also ADHD? The answers hinge on what we mean by “executive functions” — and how they relate to self-regulation. The term “executive functioning” was coined […]Continue Reading... No Comments.