By Edward Hallowell, M.D. & John Ratey, M.D. ADHD is not purely a disorder; it is a mix of assets and liabilities. A more representative name for the condition is VAST, or variable attention stimulus trait. This new model recognizes the phenomenon of rejection sensitive dysphoria and its flip side “recognition responsive euphoria” — the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristeen Cherney and Kimberly Holland Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several active compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s unclear whether CBD oil can help ease symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although CBD has established benefits for certain mental health conditions, researchers are still trying to understand its effects on behavioral and neurological […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keath Low Executive functions are basically the management system of the brain. These mental functions which are thought to involve the frontal lobes of the brain help us organize and manage the many tasks in our daily life. The executive functions’ role is similar to a conductor’s role within an orchestra. The conductor manages, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADDitude What Are Executive Functions? Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD also also have executive function challenges, many of which last into adulthood. But, what are your executive functions, exactly? Broadly speaking, executive function refers to the cognitive or mental abilities that people need to actively pursue goals. In other words, how we behave […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, Ph.D There’s a lot of confusion around “executive function” — and how it relates to ADHD. Is ADHD an executive function disorder? Is every executive function disorder also ADHD? The answers hinge on what we mean by “executive functions” — and how they relate to self-regulation. The term “executive functioning” was coined […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Silver, M.D. A child or an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be hyperactive, inattentive, and/or impulsive. Clinicians have always understood hyperactivity and impulsivity. The understanding of inattention, though, has shifted from primarily “the inability to stay on task” to a broader concept called executive function disorder (EFD), which involves a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kirsten Milliken, Ph.D., PCC Have you ever avoided getting organized by Googling “fun ways to get organized”? I have. I found a lot of fun products — from colored tote containers and eye-catching labels to cool furniture. I also stumbled on a way to get my house “fake clean” in 15 minutes a day. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Janice Rodden Experts recommend a range of strategies to help strengthen the areas of weakness that executive function disorder (EFD) creates. The first method uses occupational or speech therapists, psychologists, or reading tutors to learn how to work around problem areas. Cognitive behavioral therapy, used in combination with medication to treat any coexisting conditions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Eileen Bailey Health Guide May 28, 2013 Many adults with ADHD have been called “lazy” or “unmotivated” throughout their lives. While most adults with ADHD are easily motivated when a task or activity is interesting, the mundane and boring tasks are ignored or put off until later, even when they are important. This lack of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you frequently start and abandon projects? Does your ability to concentrate flip-flop between The Laser Beam and The Disco Ball? Sometimes ADHD is obvious, but sometimes it can fly under the radar. The Savvy Psychologist explains the common, and not so common, signs of this disorder. Plus, learn about medication-free tips to manage ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.