I hit midlife feeling totally overwhelmed. I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t prioritize. I chalked it up to menopause, or maybe just a series of “senior moments.” But then I found a therapist who understood exactly my problem: I had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, I’d been living with it all my life — but the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What may be on the horizon for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Matthew Brams, MD, joined Psychiatric Times’ Mental Health Minute to share his insights into a new study of the triple-release formulation of dexmethylphenidate CTx-1301 for adults with ADHD. Brams—the principal investigator—explains that this new formulation is associated with an extra 4 hours of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Executive dysfunction isn’t an official diagnosis, but rather, a set of symptoms associated with ADHD. Billy Roberts, LISW-S of Focused Mind ADHD Counseling tells us that “the reason executive dysfunction is not a diagnosis is because executive dysfunction can be caused by a variety of conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and depression.” When someone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you have a friend who always seems to interrupt you before you can finish what you’re saying, it can leave you feeling frustrated or disrespected. But if that person is living with ADHD, understanding the symptoms of their condition can help you improve your understanding of their behaviors. This will ultimately lead to better […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD is presumed to be present from birth. If left untreated, it can interfere with learning and the achievement of developmental milestones. ADHD can lead to a wide range of symptoms related to inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. In adulthood, untreated ADHD can cause difficulties with day-to-day functioning at home and at work. Ahead, we’ll explore […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion.” Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense anger, frustration, and hurt. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
If you want to have a successful day with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), you must add structure to your life. Otherwise you’ll go flitting through life forgetting this, neglecting that, and procrastinating on everything else. Structure allows things to flow smoothly and keeps things under control when life hits a bumpy patch. Read […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the latest episode of Misconceptions, Mental Floss video producer Bethel Afful discusses her own experiences with ADHD and gets into some of the scientific literature documenting our evolving understanding of this tricky neurodevelopmental disorder. Not everyone who has ADHD is apt to be hyperactive, for example. There are multiple presentations of ADHD. There’s the predominantly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.