By Edward Hallowell, M.D. & John Ratey, M.D. ADHD is not purely a disorder; it is a mix of assets and liabilities. A more representative name for the condition is VAST, or variable attention stimulus trait. This new model recognizes the phenomenon of rejection sensitive dysphoria and its flip side “recognition responsive euphoria” — the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by William Dodson, M.D. Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what’s important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn’t interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit. ADHD is a confusing, contradictory, inconsistent, and frustrating condition. It is overwhelming to people who live with it every […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children and adults with ADD/ADHD tend to be BUSY-BEES but unfortunately, are much less likely to very effective, time-efficient nor productive. As a result we may spend more time working at tasks or chores than those who are organized and efficient with their time. Then, of course, we have a tendency toward procrastination which may […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Please join me at the final ADHD seminar of the Monthly Series Sponsored byMalaprop’s Bookstore. People often ask how to treat ADHD medication. Mindfulness offers a wonderful opportunity to self-manage your ADHD. Most of who struggle with ADHD will experience some level of forgetfulness, distractions, day dreaming, impulsivity and other issues that can interfere with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Daily Mindfulness Practices for ADHD
By ADHD CoachRudy Rodriguez, LCSW Many parents of ADHD children are eager to learn something — anything — that offers hope, both for themselves and their children. Unfortunately, most of the generic parent training models on the market do not factor in the realities of ADHD. Parents want to do their best. Lacking a factual […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Parenting ADHD children can be confusing, stressful and challenging at times, causing parents to overlook the ‘wonderfulness’ of the child within. This seminar will offer practical parenting strategies to help reduce stress and build harmony for families with ADHD children. When: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, [7 – 8:30pm] Where: Malaprops Bookstore 55 Haywood […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) know the feeling of overwhelm. It’s that place we go to when we’ve overextended ourselves, when we’re multi-tasking to our max yet having trouble keeping up. This is when stress gets the better of us, and more. Maybe you recall that old expression, “Stop the world, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The symptoms could describe any busy, distracted multi-tasker: difficulty concentrating, chronic lateness, impatience, procrastination. Or they could point to a diagnosis of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which some 10 million U.S. grownups have. Yet fewer than 25 percent of the adults walking around with the syndrome even know they have it, according to a report […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
During a recent coaching call the question was asked, “why is it that ADHD adults resist ‘routine and structure’? She explained that structure “feels like a ‘straight jacket”. She also asked if it as common for adults with ADHD to enjoy the ‘novelty’ of doing things differently vs feeling constricted by structure? I explained that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For adults with ADHD, procrastination, poor planning and poor focus can easily add to a stressful holiday.Continue Reading... No Comments.