By Allison Inserro Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recognized disorder in adults and children, affecting about 8% of children and 4.4% of adults. However, what is known about ADHD when it affects older adults, especially those nearing retirement age or those who are already retired? Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, has particular interest in the topic, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, PhD What is executive function? The cognitive skills that help us plan, prioritize, and execute complex tasks are commonly tied to ADHD in children and adults. Here, ADHD authority Russell Barkley, Ph.D. explains how executive dysfunction originates in the ADD brain and what these deficits typically look like. Read the full article […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen People sometimes talk about hyperfocus as if it gives ADHDers a secret superpower. And to be sure, when the stars align and you hyperfocus on something productive, it’s a great feeling. Just as often, though, someone with ADHD might hyperfocus on something that’s basically a waste of time. You lose a whole day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you have difficulty managing the everyday demands of life, are chronically late, forgetful, have trouble meeting deadlines and obligations, become overwhelmed with finances, tune out in conversations, speak or act impulsively, lack tact in social situations—then certainly this can bring about feelings of chronic anxiety. You may worry about keeping track […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, MD 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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Forgetfulness is a symptom that “can impact everything” for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), said Mindy Schwartz Katz, MS, ACC. Katz is a coach who empowers clients with ADHD to get over, around and through the obstacles that get in the way of living their unique life. It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Everyone procrastinates. When faced with a task that we just don’t want to do, many of us will simply put it off until tomorrow. You might end up setting it aside until you’re feeling less overwhelmed with all your other responsibilities, or you might simply wait until you have more energy to tackle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen A theme that repeatedly comes up when researchers study ADHD is that people with ADHD aren’t all the same. There are subgroups of people with ADHD that appear to have different traits. The most commonly known way of dividing up people with ADHD is to talk about people with “inattentive” ADHD, “hyperactive” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are You Time Blind? 12 Ways to Use Every Hour Effectively By Ari Tuckman PYS.D., MBA Staying aware of time and using it well — these are basic keys to success, whether you’re a fifth grader or the vice president of sales. But, as anyone with ADHD knows, it’s hard to realize when you’re wasting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.