Being a psychologist who specializes in the assessment and psychosocial treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, there is often a hurdle to cross when collaborating with clients in their change process. This hurdle relates to the nature of ADHD as a performance problem and not a knowledge problem.1 More specifically, ADHD, at its core, manifests as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol I love having ADHD nowadays. It was not always like that. How can we love ourselves when we are so much of a problem to everyone else? I grew up being told if it wasn’t for me, the whole family would be happy. No one knew about ADHD back then, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elizabeth Broadbent I’m 34 years old. I have three sons, two dogs, one husband, and a house, plus student loans, medical bills, and a yard. This calls for some serious “adulting.” Except that I have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). My contemporaries “adult” with ease. They grew into it; they know how to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.