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.
If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation. The study […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By PsychCentral All year long I blog about what I learn about ADHD, what I think about ADHD, and what I think isn’t true about ADHD. I also add posts about how I feel people with ADHD should work hard to feel good about themselves. But I realize that I don’t often write about the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rudy Rodriguez, OPINION- Citizen-Times 12:10 a.m. EST November 16, 2014 ADHD is not a new concept to the American public. For most people the thought of ADHD may conjure up an overactive busy child who is disruptive in the classroom or at home. You also may think about the child who is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Depression is surprisingly common among ADD adults. Fortunately, there’s no need to suffer in silence. by Carl Sherman, Ph.D. First the bad news: Depression is estimated to be 2.7 times more prevalent among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than among the general adult population. Now the good news: Effective remedies for depression are readily available, and they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Inside the Adult ADHD Brain: Brain scans differentiate adults who have recovered from childhood ADHD and those whose difficulties linger. Anne Trafton | MIT News Office June 10, 2014 About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
During filming for “Our America With Lisa Ling” on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Lisa Ling couldn’t shake the feeling that she was reporting on something all too familiar. “I have always had a bit of a difficult time focusing on things that aren’t interesting to me, and I get really, really anxious before taking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.