Does ADD make you tired? Sleep disturbances caused by ADHD have been overlooked for a number of reasons, including the late age of onset. But recent studies confirm that ADD symptoms do not go away at night. Here, understand the ADHD and sleep link and its most common manifestations. Plus, get tips for winding down […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
New findings challenge the belief that half of children with ADHD outgrow the condition by adulthood. Although patients may show intermittent periods of symptom remission, 90% of children with ADHD followed into young adulthood continued to experience residual symptoms, according to the results of a prospective longitudinal study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry Read […]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.
Could you have adult ADHD? In this 8-part guide, you’ll find expert answers to the questions that will help you make key decisions about seeking a diagnosis. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a cognitive condition that is usually diagnosed during childhood. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. People with ADHD experience and process information differently than people who are neurotypical. If you have the condition, you may feel that forgetfulness tends to occur […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve all been there: we wish to be more creative, more productive, just to find ourselves sometimes doing the complete opposite… thus feeling overwhelmed, stressed, trying to implement a new daily habit, and punishing ourselves for our ‘laziness’. The good news is: changing our habits is hard not because we are lazy, but because our brains […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Can You Have Both ADHD and Depression? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression are conditions that can and often co-occur. Depression is estimated to be 2.7 times more prevalent among adults with ADHD than among the general adult population. Studies also show that about 30 percent of people with ADHD will experience a depressive episode […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
IT’S HARD NOT TO TAKE THINGS PERSONALLY. When someone shouts at you on the road, you feel the sting of their anger. When scrolling through social media, you see a picture of a friend out with your other friends—and wonder why you were not invited. When you write a friend or relative to get together, it’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
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, who also struggle with attention […]Continue Reading... No Comments.