Getting a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for yourself or your child can be jarring. But while certain characteristics of ADHD, such as struggling to sit still, difficulty focusing, and impulsive behavior, can cause people to have trouble reaching their full potential in school or at work, there are also benefits of ADHD. These […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you or your child is living with ADHD, you’ve probably heard more than enough about your weaknesses, challenges, and issues. The good news, though, is that ADHD — when channeled in the right directions — can be a huge asset. In fact, some speculate that entertainers Justin Timberlake and Robin Williams, athletes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Holly White Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically described by the problems it presents. It is known as a neurological disorder, marked by distractibility, impulsivity and hyperactivity, which begins in childhood and persists in adults. And, indeed, ADHD may have negative consequences for academic achievement, employment performance and social relationships. But ADHD may also bring with it an […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Luise Wolf Resilience and adaptability are not just skills on a resume. They are our way of life. Those of us diagnosed with ADHD are all familiar with brilliant sparks of insight, random and off-the-wall observations on life and the people in it. Often the observations are trivial, but sometimes they’re the seeds of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Zoë Kessler Beth Nielsen Chapman, 58 Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman has come a long way from singing at weddings and in bowling alleys in her high school years. Today, she’s a twice Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based singer-songwriter. In addition to recording her own albums (including Prism, recorded around the globe and sung in nine different languages), […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN Attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s ability to focus, pay attention, or control their behavior. Healthcare providers usually diagnose this condition in childhood. However, some people are not diagnosed until adulthood. The three main characteristics of a person with ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.