The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on individuals and the global community alike. Practicing preventive measures such as physical distancing may lead to unforeseen consequences for children and adults with ADHD. Many adults and children are working and learning remotely. This lack of face-to-face interaction can lead to feelings of boredom, isolation, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Years ago, after I had given a presentation about ADHD to a group of health care professionals, an audience member wanted to make a comment. “You know that ADHD is really just people who don’t sleep well,” she said. I told her at the time that poor sleep can definitely make things worse but no, actually I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH As we get older, occasional forgetfulness may become more worrisome. Is this the start of dementia, or are we just stressed? Has the loss of structure due to retirement led to this change? Or could we be suffering from another illness, maybe the same illness as our son or granddaughter, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Peterson Today brings us a nice example of that kind of study. Researchers in Sweden interviewed ten people with ADHD over the age of 50, asking them about life with ADHD and looking for patterns in their responses. Specifically, participants were asked: “Could you please share openly what it is like to live with ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The mental and physical well-being of employees is increasingly becoming a priority for organizations around the world, both in the public and private sectors. It certainly was a hot topic during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum a few weeks ago in Davos, Switzerland, where I spoke about the future of work. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Fastbraiin Staff ADHD and lack of motivation can really put a cramp in your day, your week, or your year. It’s not enough that you have ADHD, but now you also have no motivation to manage the symptoms or to do much of anything. Even without dealing with ADHD symptoms, many of our lives […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Patricia Quinn, MD We adults with ADHD are good at beating ourselves up and being way too hard on ourselves. We are more forgiving and understanding of our friends’ belly flops than we are of our own. Gabor Maté, a physician and author of Scattered Minds, writes about the harsh judgments some people with attention […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Medical News Today Research shows that people with ADHD often have lower levels of certain vitamins and minerals. Despite this, there is currently no conclusive evidence that mineral deficiencies cause ADHD. In some cases, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a consequence of ADHD medication. For example, stimulant medications can suppress appetite, which can lead […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Article post in “Greatest” Your brain has 1,000 tabs open at once, and you’re not sure which one to click on — work? love? cute animal videos? But is this overload just life, or is it something else? If your lack of concentration is constant and overwhelming, and you think you might be causing stress […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you or your child is living with ADHD, you’ve probably heard more than enough about your weaknesses, challenges, and issues. The good news, though, is that ADHD — when channeled in the right directions — can be a huge asset. In fact, some speculate that entertainers Justin Timberlake and Robin Williams, athletes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.