BY TAMARA ROSIER, PH.D. Share Article Menu Many of us with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) have less reliable access to our prefrontal cortex (PFC) than do neurotypical people. Life’s details are managed in the PFC. It is a calm, rational butler, directing behavior in a Siri-toned voice: “Sir, your keys are on the table.” Or, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Casey Dixon The fact is that everything from organizing information, to managing time, to staying focused on a task requires more brain energy when we have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). So people with ADHD burn a lot of mental energy to get through the workday, and often are running on fumes by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that what you feed your body has a direct correlation to how your brain functions. Diet and nutrition impact cognition, attention, sleep, and mood. According to the Harvard Health Blog1, studies show that people who eat “clean” or “whole” meal plans high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, and lean […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jacqueline Sinfield ADHD is a condition that comes under a lot of scrutiny. Naysayers question if it is real or say it is caused by lack of motivation, willpower, or bad parenting—none of which is true. However, if you or your child has ADHD, you can feel vulnerable to these comments. Knowing that there are biological […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Liji Thomas, MD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by an inability to control one’s attention span so as to effectively complete one activity or cognitive process before proceeding to another. This leads to impulsive decision-making and actions, and typically a hyperkinetic mode of life. ADHD is a disorder which primarily originates […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that physical activity sparks real, positive changes in the brain that increase attention and improve mood. What’s more, exercise is an inexpensive, self-prescribed, and accessible supplemental treatment option for adults and children with ADHD. “Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On a hot summer day in my new office, my client and I were shivering cold. “The air conditioning is hyperactive, maybe?” I jokingly wondered as we pulled on sweaters. I turned the thermostat up to 76 degrees, then 80, but the cold air wouldn’t stop. “Our HVAC system seems overactive,” I explained later to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Lynn Weiss, Phd Does your ADHD brain tune out and have a hard time paying attention, to your best friend who has invited you to coffee to explain why she broke up with the love of her life? Two sentences into her sad story, your mind has wandered. You hate to admit it, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Melissa Orlov Your brain, and everyday experiences, feel different with ADHD. Here’s how. Published on November 21, 2013 by Melissa Orlov in May I Have Your Attention What does it feel like to have ADHD? And, more importantly, what’s the long-term experience of ADHD like? A recent post at my website (www.adhdmarriage.com) reminded me of how poorly those of us […]Continue Reading... No Comments.