Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is often associated with school-age kids, but it definitely affects adults, too! If you have ADHD, it can be hard to concentrate, follow directions, remember information, or finish your work on time (and not just on summer Fridays). People with ADHD can also experience chronic boredom, depression, impulsiveness, mood swings, and more. It can be easy to write off these symptoms, especially if you’re burnt out from work or navigating a stressful moment in your personal life. But with ADHD these problems can really interfere with your routines long-term, so definitely talk to a practitioner if this experience sounds familiar. ADHD has been shown to be underdiagnosed in adults, so it’s helpful to be proactive if you’re feeling like something’s off. Once you have a diagnosis in hand, you can explore treatment options. Some people take prescription medication, while others try alternative treatments like hypnotherapy, stress reduction (think mindfulness and meditation!), and certain herbs or supplements—including omega-3s and melatonin. That last one is especially helpful if you have trouble sleeping!
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It's not good enough sometimes. It feels like it doesn't help or makes symptoms of hyperfocus and time blindness worse. Does anyone else feel this way? Anyone have advice? I feel like I can't live with it, can't live without it...
recently started college, having a really really hard time keeping up with both what all my assignments are and then actually how to do them. focusing is kinda really difficult but I'm trying my best to start the school year off right idk. right now I use a mix of a bullet journal and multiple Google calendars, just can't seem to figure out how to keep track of everything.
As I'm close to being fired from my job because my brain refuses to work, I'm wondering what others have had success with. I've tried Adderall, Dexedrine, and Concerta, and so far it seems Adderall has had the most effect. How do y'all keep it together? (and how do you keep a job lol)
ive struggled with debilitating ADHD my whole life and i didnt know there was a term/diagnosis for what's made me feel like a shell of a human being for so so so long. stumbled upon the term online, after reading the 1st few sentences about what it looks like i burst into tears. i never understood that the way my ADHD symptoms manifested wasn't necessarily my fault. learning about RSD today made me realize i'm not like... as broken/fundamentally flawed as my brain has told me for most of my life
does anyone else get voices with ADHD like everything feels super fast and I can hear people whispering but I never know what they're saying is that part of hyperfocus?!
Videos about ADHD
Books about ADHD
Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD That Restores Attention, Minimizes Hyperactivity, and Helps Eliminate Drug Side Effects
Finally Focused provides proven natural and medical methods to easily treat problems such as nutritional deficiencies or excesses, dysbiosis (a microbial imbalance inside the body), sleeping difficulties, and food allergies, all of which surprisingly can cause or worsen the symptoms of ADHD. Using Dr. Greenblatt’s effective Plus-Minus Healing Plan, parents will first understand the reasons behind their child's symptoms, and then be able to eliminate them by addressing the child’s unique pattern of biological weakness. Adults with ADHD can do the same for themselves. And if conventional medication is still necessary, this integrative approach will minimize or even eliminate troublesome side effects. Using Dr. Greenblatt’s expert advice, millions of children and adults with ADHD finally will get the help they need to achieve true wellness.
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain: Integrating Neuroscience Strategies for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression & PTSD
Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain takes a practical, individual, brain-based approach to the practice of meditation. Author Jeff Tarrant, PhD, goes beyond traditional meditation practices to include a broad collection of mind-body strategies to effectively treat ADHD, anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Podcasts about ADHD
The Model Health Show: Real Solutions for ADHD And Staying Focused In A Hyper World with Dr. John Gray
The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health - Series
Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives.
Adult ADHD and ADD Tips and Support - Series
We share effective tips and practices for working with Adult ADD / Adult ADHD in a natural, holistic way, without the use of medications. Hosted by Bahman Sarram and Michael Joseph Ferguson.
The Art of Manliness: The ADHD Explosion
You’ve probably heard about the precipitous rise in diagnoses of ADHD in America the past few decades. What was once a rare mental illness has now become a common problem amongst children -- particularly boys. Why the sudden spike? Are there really more people with ADHD or is something else going on? My guest today has some possible answers to that question. His name is Steve Hinshaw and he's a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. In his book, "The ADHD Explosion," Dr. Hinshaw gives the lay reader a crash course into ADHD and provides some insights as to why we’re seeing such a huge spike in the number of individuals diagnosed with it. We begin our conversation talking about what exactly ADHD is and how it impairs individuals. We then discuss the biological and environmental causes of ADHD, debunk some of the myths surrounding it, and discuss which treatments actually work. Dr. Hinshaw then delves into his research which shows that the rise in ADHD is not because more people are actually developing it, but rather that cultural and economic forces in schools, corporations, and governments incentivize shoddy diagnoses. We also discuss the fact that ADHD medication is often used by people who don’t have ADHD in order to perform better, and whether it actually improves performance for these folks or not. We end with a discussion about his new book, "Another Kind of Madness," and the stigma of mental illness in America.
Panic Attack Recovery: How To Deal With ADHD and Anxiety By Managing Competitiveness and Goal Accomplishment
In this podcast we discuss overgeneralization and competitiveness and how it can affect anxiety, ADHD sufferers, and anyone for that matter. This podcast episode tackles these issues and more.
Panic Attack Recovery: Individual Differences with Anxiety and ADHD
In this podcast I discuss individual differences among those with anxiety and ADHD, why these are important to understand and how such knowledge can improve your life.
Panic Attack Recovery: An Idle Mind can Worsen Anxiety and ADHD - Hacks for Panic Attacks Under 3 Minutes
In this episode I am going discuss how an idle mind is worse for Anxiety and ADHD and what you can do about it.
Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast - Series
Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.
ADHD Rewired - Series
The podcast for adults with ADHD. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts.
ADHD with Travis Mills - Series
Travis Mills has ADHD and he’s not afraid to admit it. ADHD is a far-reaching conversation with Travis’ group of entertainment, comedy, music, and actor friends, about anything from popular culture moments, what success looks like, daily routines, working out, to all things life in LA.
ADHD Experts Podcast - Series
Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio.
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- Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. Underdiagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult patients: a review of the literature. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. Underdiagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult patients: a review of the literature.
- Pediatrics. Mortality, ADHD, and psychosocial adversity in adults with childhood ADHD: a prospective study. Pediatrics. Mortality, ADHD, and psychosocial adversity in adults with childhood ADHD: a prospective study.
- Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Differential effectiveness of behavioral parent-training and cognitive-behavioral therapy for antisocial youth: A meta-analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.