In ADDitude’s 11th pandemic survey since March, nearly three-quarters of readers report feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, and/or worried. This number has remained alarmingly high for well over half a year, though the reasons are now more varied – and plentiful. From science denial to political uncertainty to school closings to infection spikes to worries for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY JENNINGS COOL This year, people have carried the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fear of the unknown and the presidential election all wrapped together in a bow we call 2020. On the day after Election Day 2020, tension, stress and anxiety loom over many Americans like a dark cloud as we wake up, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Life is this pandemic is altered as we know it. Parents are struggling to become homeschooling masters overnight. Office workers and college students banished from their physical workspaces and campuses are trying to nail down instantly productive telecommuting and remote learning. Those who must leave the house are on guard — hyper-aware of their surroundings, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.