By Archie Grimm If I ask you to picture somebody with ADHD, you’ll likely imagine a little kid — probably a boy — frantically bouncing around a room and trying to turn every object he can find into a hat. You’re probably not imagining a depressed adult woman staring blankly at a screen for hours […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Melanie Daffin Many of us have that stereotyped view of kids with ADHD, right? That kid at the back of the class who’s disruptive and loud and misbehaved? Probably a boy? I was never that kid. And when a psychiatrist first suggested I had ADHD, I dismissed it until he started to explain some […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen When trying to explain our condition to others, people with ADHD frequently run into problems like a lack of awareness over what ADHD is or general stigma surrounding mental health conditions like ADHD. But a more particular problem is encountering people who specifically don’t want to believe that we have ADHD. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ralph Ryback, MD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is typically thought of as a childhood illness. When you use a search engine to look up signs and symptoms of the disorder (for instance, shortened attention span, impulsivity, excessive speech and restlessness) or treatments (such as behavioral therapy and medications), many of the websites […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eileen Bailey Brain fog – you know, that feeling that you have cobwebs in your brain; where it is hard to think clearly. You feel like you are walking around in a fog and it takes you a while to process what is going on around you. You might find it difficult to concentrate, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tyler Tervooren Self-doubt is a special kind of hell. A small failure makes you question yourself and your abilities and, next thing you know, you feel like you aren’t good enough or smart enough to do anything. And that’s about the time you stop trying. We’ve all been there but, not everyone handles it the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY ARI TUCKMAN, PSY.D., MBA How to Raise Your Self-Esteem In case you haven’t noticed, none of us is perfect. But adults with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) struggle more than most in getting through life — and their self-esteem may take a beating for it. What if you could turn those negative emotions around and feel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dr. Rene Hernandez-Cardenach, PSY.D., M.S. ED. Given our busy lives comprised of many daily demands, it is not surprising to hear people uttering, “I am sorry; I got distracted and forgot my appointment.” However, such daily occurrences do not necessarily mean that you have an attention problem – such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, otherwise […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Angela Horn Missing out on a good night’s shut eye is enough to make anyone grumpy. We all want to wake up feeling well rested and ready for the day, but that doesn’t always happen. There are numerous common sleep problems that could keep you up at night. Some, like staying up too late […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, M.D. The textbook symptoms of ADD — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — fail to reflect several of its most powerful characteristics; the ones that shape your perceptions, emotions, and motivation. Here, Dr. William Dodson explains how to recognize and manage ADHD’s true defining features. The problem: These criteria only describe how ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.