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.
WebMD Sometimes it can feel like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hijacks your conversations. Maybe you interrupt people without thinking about it. Or you don’t pay close attention and miss important details, like where you’re supposed to meet friends. This is because people with ADHD often have issues with executive function. That’s kind of like […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elaine Atwell When I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with severe ADHD. I was a pretty classic case: painfully disorganized and distractible, a gifted student in subjects that captured my attention, and an abysmal student in everything else. While my ADHD has changed in the 20 years since my diagnosis (I no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stefan Taylor I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. But, one thing I’m proud of is that I’ve always somehow known that autonomy equals happiness. For example, I started a freelance copywriting agency straight out of college, because I wanted to have control over my time, rather than do the whole corporate […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carina Wolff When most people thinking of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they may picture someone who is fidgety or someone who gets easily distracted. But some people can have ADHD without even realizing it, and some of the signs of high-functioning ADHD can actually be surprising. The disorder can involve more than just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jeff Hamilton I’ve been an advocate of utilizing an ADD/ADHD Coach for years now. It’s been incredibly beneficial in my life and winning the battle against ADD. Too bad more people, with and without ADD don’t utilize the coaching process. The top athletes in the world have coaches, so do the majority of senior […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn ADHD adults have a complicated relationship with tax season. Finding ADHD-friendly tax organizing tricks is one problem. Preparing that darn tax return is another. Of course, tax season is horrid for ADHD. Our theme song is, “Anything But Boring Details and Tasks.” And, getting tax returns to the IRS on time is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Gross The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Brett Harrington Others’ nagging words do not control you. Stop thinking so much about what you should do, says this ADHD coach — and start thinking instead about what you can do. As adults with ADHD, we sometimes sabotage our best intentions when we compensate for weakness in follow-through by nagging ourselves, or playing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard How to get started on that dreaded project you’ve been avoiding at work or at home. Imagine this. It’s Saturday morning and you sit down at your computer to work on a report for your job. With a passel of paperwork and a cup of coffee at hand, you start typing your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.