By New Life Outlook Everyone copes with anxiety, anger, and impatience from time to time, but attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tends to magnify those emotions. In some cases, your changing moods can interfere with your job, home life, or friendships, which can make you feel helpless or demoralized. Obviously, this is no way to live your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Many adults with ADHD feel shame. A bottomless, all-encompassing shame. They feel shame for having ADHD in the first place. They feel shame for procrastinating or not being as productive as they think they “should” be. They feel shame for forgetting things too quickly. They feel shame for missing deadlines or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By James M. Ochoa, LPC There’s a lot of helpful information for people with ADHD — about medication and diagnoses, about how to get things done or finished faster, how to feel more confident about your decisions. The problem is that we can’t use the information until we confront the fallout from the stress of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stacey Nelson Jacob Edward, 10, paints a clay plate he made in his past four art therapy sessions. He dips his brush into the cup of silvery black paint he has mixed, and dabs it into the cracks of the clay. Jacob’s breathing and brush strokes start to quicken. He seems anxious. I ask […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Do you lash out when your spouse reminds you — nicely — to take out the dog or pick up a gallon of milk? Do you fly off the handle when the boss asks you to turn in the next assignment on time? I know many people who do, including myself. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. Adults with ADHD have a peculiar relationship with time, often investing it frivolously or ineffectively. Many of us feel anxiety, guilt, or self-loathing when we think about how we use our days, resulting in more wasted energy and time. Routine tasks, like laundry and paying the bills, frustrate us. When we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely than others do. When ADHDers feel happiness and excitement, it makes them more interesting and engaging. But strong emotion has its downside as well. ADHDers are impulsive. They get carried away by what they are feeling, and act on it without considering how it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.