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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Hello Everyone I am new to this app and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jordan and I have: Degenerative Disc Disease, PTSD, GAD, MDD, ADHD, and a Pars Defect. I am struggling managing my pain, and all my other conditions. I look forward to interacting with everyone.
Hi, I got diagnosed with ADHD 7 months ago and have been prescribed Adderall. It has helped with my symptoms significantly, but I’ve noticed that I have developed a tolerance. I currently take two, ten mg IR pills daily. I’m curious if anyone has found a solution to stimulant tolerance, or if tolerance becomes less of an issue at a certain dosage. I understand that everyone has different experiences with stims, but it would be helpful to hear how people have dealt with tolerance issues.
Hello, I'm new here. I'm 18, and I've been diagnosed with absence seizures, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, tourettes syndrome, and asthma. I have a seizure about every other day and the anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD make my daily life a struggle. PTSD I have from abuse from relationships and family. My tourettes is only mild, mostly tics, but sometimes I shout random words. I've been diagnosed with all these for most of my life. Any advice?
Hello all, I just wanted to introduce my self. my name is Alexandra I have been recently diagnosed with ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Distress Anxiety. I have never used this app before I am very excited.
I'm asking to understand it more to help support my brother better, he has it and I want to know more about what it's like for people with it.
Hello Wana, this is new to me but here's my story. Since I was 7 I've taken many ADHD medicines and depression medicines. When I was 25 I wanted to get off the medicine to see if I could handle. I did well for 2 years and then I met my wife, had a baby, bought a house, bought two vehicles, and changed jobs...
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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.
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.
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.
Podcasts about ADHD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.