New guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force warned this week that there is a critical need to lower American’s stress and anxiety, which wreaks head to toe havoc on our bodies. The government’s draft recommendation is that adults be screened for anxiety annually to preserve our mental health. They did not offer any […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a childhood disorder, and new research shows that adults with ADHD are four times more likely to have anxiety disorder. “These findings underline how vulnerable adults with ADHD are to generalized anxiety disorders,” said study author Esme Fuller-Thomson. She is a professor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Throughout the pandemic, many adults worried about more than their physical health and finances. Parents witnessed their children’s academic struggles firsthand as schools closed, and classes moved to online learning. Adults also had difficulty adjusting to remote work, with the lack of structure and routine making it harder to complete tasks. Anxiety and ADHD Can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY J. RUSSELL RAMSAY, PH.D. ADHD and anxiety are closely connected. Anxiety disorder is ADHD’s most common comorbidity — in no small part because the ADHD experience makes for a life characterized by stress and worry. This is especially true in the time of COVID, when new coping mechanisms are required. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In ADDitude’s 11th pandemic survey since March, nearly three-quarters of readers report feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, and/or worried. This number has remained alarmingly high for well over half a year, though the reasons are now more varied – and plentiful. From science denial to political uncertainty to school closings to infection spikes to worries for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By the ADHD Editorial Board News on the novel respiratory illness is shifting daily, and the lack of steady, authoritative guidelines leaves a lot of space for irrational fears and behaviors to take over. For adults with comorbid anxiety, this effect is particularly acute. Here, find 10 expert tips to improve your mental health during […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. It’s not uncommon for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to struggle with anxiety, whether it’s several symptoms or a full-blown disorder. In fact, about 30 to 40 percent of people with ADHD have an anxiety disorder, which includes “obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety and panic disorder,” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eileen Bailey Social Anxiety Is Not Shyness Some people believe social anxiety disorder (SAD) is synonymous with shyness. Others, including some physicians, don’t believe it exists at all. But for those living with SAD, it’s very real. If you have SAD, you constantly worry about being negatively judged by others. You might find it difficult […]Continue Reading... No Comments.