By Julia Ries Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition characterized by attention difficulty and impulsiveness, wasn’t widely understood or even recognized until fairly recently. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that clinicians began focusing on ADHD symptoms in not only children, but adults as well. Now, it’s one of the fastest growing mental health diagnoses — about 4.4% of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jeannie Assimos First and foremost, there are so many misconceptions about successful relationships, let alone ones where a partner has ADHD. Many people believe those with ADHD cannot have a successful relationship. The triggers, like stress, overstimulation or technology are things that most teenagers and adults don’t live without anymore. In a relationship, you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen For many, the first ADHD treatment that comes to mind is medication. After all, ADHD is a condition rooted in the way the brain works, and ADHD meds seem to be the most effective technique we have for altering people’s brain chemistry in a way that reduces ADHD symptoms. But ADHD meds […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jonita Davis Parenting is hard enough for neurotypical people. It is even more challenging for those who have ADHD. Impulsiveness, forgetfulness, disorganization, time perception issues and distractibility, among other symptoms of the condition, make the tasks involved in running a household and raising a family much tougher. I was diagnosed in 2009, after seeing my doctor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Maucieri Ph.D., ABPP-CN In self-help resources on adult ADHD (including this blog), we usually focus on the people who have ADHD, and their struggles and experiences. How, for instance, does ADHD impact their work? Home life? Relationships? What we don’t talk much about are the others in the intimate relationships. The partners, spouses, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kathleen Nadeau, Phd Good communication is the key to strong relationships. This is true for adults with and without attention deficit. The problem is, adults with ADHD often think that they’re communicating when really they’re just talking. How to get your feelings across effectively with friends and partners. Attention deficit adults know that communication […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman In case you haven’t noticed, none of us is perfect. But adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) struggle more than most in getting through life — and their self-esteem may take a beating for it. What if you could turn those negative emotions around and feel good about yourself? You can find […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yesterday marked the official start of gardening season here in Baltimore. Some may gripe about the return of weeding and mowing, but it comes not a moment too soon for me.Yesterday marked the official start of gardening season here in Baltimore. Some may gripe about the return of weeding and mowing, but it comes not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Few decisions are more difficult for parents of young adults than allowing (or inviting) a son or daughter to move back home. That decision is harder to make when the adult child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Parents hope the ADHD sea will have calmed by the time they allow their 20-somethings to move […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Posted on AUGUST 14, 2014 Written by JACQUELINE SINFIELD Have you noticed how time is a bit of a trickster? It can whiz by so fast that you wish it had breaks, or it plods along incredibly slowly; leaving you bored and restless. Ironically, time perception doesn’t run like clockwork. It changes and is distorted by situations, emotions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.