When my 15-year-old son was given a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at age 7, I was told that it was a lifelong chronic condition. So I felt a little bit hopeful when a study published last winter in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics said that “an estimated 30 percent to 60 percent of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Michelle Novotni “Back to normal” no longer exists. Our world is forever changed, which means our post-pandemic lives are up for definition. What elements will you leave out and put back in, after social distancing ends? Will you take away any positives or new understandings from this pandemic? Use these strategies to help you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.