Even before I was diagnosed with ADHD, the question “have you tried writing a list?” would set me on edge. I’m all for innovative productivity hacks, and for well-meaning neurotypical people, getting something done can often be as easy as writing a list, but as Edward Hallowell, M.D., psychiatrist and ADHD expert tells SELF, things aren’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Julia Ries Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition characterized by attention difficulty and impulsiveness, wasn’t widely understood or even recognized until fairly recently. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that clinicians began focusing on ADHD symptoms in not only children, but adults as well. Now, it’s one of the fastest growing mental health diagnoses — about 4.4% of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Casey Dixon The fact is that everything from organizing information, to managing time, to staying focused on a task requires more brain energy when we have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). So people with ADHD burn a lot of mental energy to get through the workday, and often are running on fumes by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Daniel Lavelle Lack of awareness of the behavioral disorder has meant many people found it difficult to hold down jobs. But proper diagnosis and support are allowing more employees to make the most of their talents. As an employee, I wasn’t very good because I was inconsistent,” says Jannine Harris, 44, from Northampton. “I’m brilliant, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Image: knape/Getty Images By Julie Sprankles A cursory scroll through social media at any given moment will reveal myriad versions of the same sentiment: Is it the weekend yet? The daily grind wears everyone down. But for people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, getting through the workday comes with its own unique set of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We know that routine is critical for kids with ADHD. But it’s also key for adults. “Without routines, their lives become chaotic,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD. She added that many adults with ADHD simply don’t have an internal sense of structure. “Adults with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Distracting co-workers, messy desks, and monotonous work all conspire against ADHD adults on the job — taxing our attention and pushing our focus past its limit. So we asked ADDitude readers what tricks you use to keep your brain focused at work — here’s what you said! Take Notes “I keep a notepad and pen in my pocket […]Continue Reading... No Comments.