By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S “Holidays require exquisite skills in executive functioning,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That’s why adults with ADHD can have a harder time navigating the holiday season. ADHD impairs executive functioning, making everything from planning to prioritizing to organizing that […]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 Sandy Maynard Could better stress management be as simple as breathing, smiling, and chilling out? 7 ways for adults with ADHD to better deal with stress. The Relaxed Response Technique 1. Stop and breathe. We are not always aware that we hold our breath when we encounter stress, so at the very beginning of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennifer Koretsky In my early 20s, I lived and worked in New York City. One morning, I was riding a crowded subway. I was late to work, as usual. I had an early meeting that I hadn’t prepared for. I also felt guilty, because I had to leave my brand-new, whimpering puppy home alone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Nancy Ratey, Ed.M. Seven strategies for calming yourself when adult ADHD triggers stress at work or at home. “I finally did it!” Bob, an adult with attention deficit disorder, said to himself, as he walked out of the office at 5 p.m. sharp, to meet his wife for dinner. For the first time in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.