By ADDitude What Are Executive Functions? Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD also also have executive function challenges, many of which last into adulthood. But, what are your executive functions, exactly? Broadly speaking, executive function refers to the cognitive or mental abilities that people need to actively pursue goals. In other words, how we behave […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Despite the many differences among children and adults with ADHD, there is one similarity shared by virtually all of them. Although they have considerable chronic difficulty in getting organized and getting started on many tasks, focusing their attention, sustaining their efforts, and utilizing their short-term working memory, all of those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, Ph.D There’s a lot of confusion around “executive function” — and how it relates to ADHD. Is ADHD an executive function disorder? Is every executive function disorder also ADHD? The answers hinge on what we mean by “executive functions” — and how they relate to self-regulation. The term “executive functioning” was coined […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Silver, M.D. A child or an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be hyperactive, inattentive, and/or impulsive. Clinicians have always understood hyperactivity and impulsivity. The understanding of inattention, though, has shifted from primarily “the inability to stay on task” to a broader concept called executive function disorder (EFD), which involves a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by William Dodson, M.D. Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what’s important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn’t interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit. ADHD is a confusing, contradictory, inconsistent, and frustrating condition. It is overwhelming to people who live with it every […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor, PsychCentral As someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably know all too well the difficulty of accomplishing your goals. It can seem utterly daunting. That’s because realizing goals taxes the executive functions in your brain, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Meeting Your Goals When You Have ADHD
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Interview With Mary Solanto, Ph.D. Posted: 10/12/2012 1:30 pm – Huff Post Healthy Living Mary V. Solanto, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and director of the ADHD Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Solanto […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD
It’s not uncommon these days to find news articles or published studies pertaining to Attention Deficit Disorder. Below is a very good article written and published by Harvard Health Publications. I cannot take any credit for the information within. ~ CoachRudy Attention deficit disorder: Old questions, new answers By Harvard Health Publications Despite persistent skepticism, the most common […]Continue Reading... No Comments.