As the year winds down and we find ourselves eating more, spending more and thinking less, adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to work harder to control impulsive habits. “ADHD has three basic groups of symptoms: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity,” says Dr Rykie Liebenberg, psychiatrist and convener of the South African ADHD Special […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With adult ADD, all you need to make a marriage or partnership last is love, right? Wrong. You also need these relationship tools. by Jonathan Halverstadt Regardless of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), falling in love is easy. A rush of biochemical euphoria comes with “new love.” Those of us with ADD/ADHD often hyperfocus on romance, not just for the sake […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. Associate Editor In people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), being impulsive is often one of the more challenging symptoms. “[I]mpulsivity is one of the core symptoms of ADHD,” according toTerry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author ofSurvival Tips for Women with AD/HD. It’s also “one of the more challenging aspects to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ADHD in Adults: 5 Tips for Taming Impulsivity
This post is by Erica Sandberg of partner site Creditcards.com What happens when you can’t keep your mind on your money? That’s the dilemma of approximately 8 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. More than 4% of U.S. adults have AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), according to the National Institute of Mental Health. ADD is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to handle debt when you’re ADHD
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor– Psych Central The very nature of ADHD makes it difficult for adults with the disorder to use credit cards responsibly. “Impulsivity, for one thing, means an adult with ADHD will see something they want and without thinking it through, will pull out their credit card and make a purchase,” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 10 Tips for Using Credit Cards Responsibly When You Have ADHD
“How to Pick and ADHD Therapist Who’s Right for You” By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor, Psych Central.com Medication is highly effective for treating ADHD. But it can’t teach you skills for living successfully with the disorder. And it can’t help you overcome common co-occurring concerns such as low self-esteem. That’s where psychotherapy comes in. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to Pick and ADHD Therapist…
ADHD adults lives are often hampered by impulsivity that contributes to poor finances, overspending, high credit debt, high-risk loans and subsequent stress, overwhelm and conflict in the home. The holiday season can be particularly challenging with the endless opportunities for spending and gift buying. This year, start your holiday shopping with a spending plan! OnTrack […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Take Control of Holiday Spending!
By MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child may affect a person’s education and salary prospects years later, a new study suggests. In the study, men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children achieved lower levels of education and earned less money at age 41 compared with men who did not have the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Childhood ADHD may limit adult achievements
Long-considered a childhood problem, the condition increasingly is being diagnosed in adults. If untreated, it can lead to trouble with jobs and relationships.
Many patients of psychiatrist John Sharp, MD, don’t realize that their inattentive and impulsive behaviors could be caused by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder until their children are diagnosed with the condition.
“Parents look at these symptoms [and realize] they are causing problems in their own lives,” said Dr. Sharp, a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School who treats patients in Boston and Los Angeles.
When those parents come to see him, they often say, “I think I have ADHD.”Continue Reading... Comments Off on Challenges of Adult ADHD
ADHD continues to be a much misunderstood disorder that can add significant academic and behavioral challenges to children and adults. This article by the Child Mind Institute summarizes the dilemma that many parents face when faced with when exploring the possibility of ADHD in their child. The article presents some very informative and resourceful information […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is ADHD, and Why do People Say It Doesn’t Exist?