Executive dysfunction isn’t an official diagnosis, but rather, a set of symptoms associated with ADHD. Billy Roberts, LISW-S of Focused Mind ADHD Counseling tells us that “the reason executive dysfunction is not a diagnosis is because executive dysfunction can be caused by a variety of conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and depression.” When someone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“The central mystery about ADHD is the situational variability of the symptoms…” Brown said. “Every patient I’ve ever seen with ADHD has a few activities in which they have no difficulty utilizing their executive functions, but has a lot of difficulty with doing almost everything else. It comes down to that one phrase: if I’m interested.” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common neurodevelopmental condition involving differences in the brain that affect behavior and cognition. If you have ADHD, you may find yourself restless, fidgety, and challenged to sit still — particularly if your diagnostic type is characterized by impulsivity-hyperactivity. Sometimes you may say or do disruptive things despite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, PhD What is executive function? The cognitive skills that help us plan, prioritize, and execute complex tasks are commonly tied to ADHD in children and adults. Here, ADHD authority Russell Barkley, Ph.D. explains how executive dysfunction originates in the ADD brain and what these deficits typically look like. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.