By Melanie Daffin Many of us have that stereotyped view of kids with ADHD, right? That kid at the back of the class who’s disruptive and loud and misbehaved? Probably a boy? I was never that kid. And when a psychiatrist first suggested I had ADHD, I dismissed it until he started to explain some […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen When trying to explain our condition to others, people with ADHD frequently run into problems like a lack of awareness over what ADHD is or general stigma surrounding mental health conditions like ADHD. But a more particular problem is encountering people who specifically don’t want to believe that we have ADHD. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ralph Ryback, MD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is typically thought of as a childhood illness. When you use a search engine to look up signs and symptoms of the disorder (for instance, shortened attention span, impulsivity, excessive speech and restlessness) or treatments (such as behavioral therapy and medications), many of the websites […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elizabeth Broadbent You’ve heard the message repeated for months: Make sure you’re registered to vote. You have to go vote. Vote November 6th! But for people with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), it’s not that simple. Our best-laid plans go sideways. We forget the date. We forget the time. We forget our wallet; […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eileen Bailey Brain fog – you know, that feeling that you have cobwebs in your brain; where it is hard to think clearly. You feel like you are walking around in a fog and it takes you a while to process what is going on around you. You might find it difficult to concentrate, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keath Low Executive functions are basically the management system of the brain. These mental functions which are thought to involve the frontal lobes of the brain help us organize and manage the many tasks in our daily life. The executive functions’ role is similar to a conductor’s role within an orchestra. The conductor manages, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Denise Brody Giving career advice to people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a learning disability) is tough. No matter how many discussions you have about focusing on their unique talents, ultimately the conversation winds its way back to one thing: People with ADHD desperately want others to understand them. They don’t want to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jared Wadley-Michigan People often believe those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder face challenges that could hinder future employment, but a new study finds that adults with ADHD feel empowered doing creative tasks, which could help them on the job. Read the full article.Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tyler Tervooren Self-doubt is a special kind of hell. A small failure makes you question yourself and your abilities and, next thing you know, you feel like you aren’t good enough or smart enough to do anything. And that’s about the time you stop trying. We’ve all been there but, not everyone handles it the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jeff Barton I’ve struggled with self-doubt for decades. I doubted myself, my looks, my ability, everything. I was never enough. And my choices reflected that self-doubt. I also let self-doubt stop me from pursuing the things I wanted. It held me back from being who I wanted to be. Who I am. The self-doubt […]Continue Reading... No Comments.