For many years it was believed that girls and women didn’t suffer from ADHD, that it was primarily boys and men who experienced it. This, of course, was far from true and in recent years, many girls and women have been diagnosed with the condition. A recent article on the Website The Cut said that prescriptions for drugs to treat ADHD among American women aged 30 to 34 increased 560 percent between 2003 and 2015.
Structure Yes, I know we all hate structure. If the world was perfect place we would not need it. It may be one of the most important things to help us survive in this non-ADD world. We also need the correct amount of structure in our lives. Too much makes us rebel or feel trapped. When we don’t have enough structure we lose track of the world around us. A schedule works well for adults
Procrastination is a huge issue for people with ADHD. Have you ever considered all the costs of procrastination, not merely the mental anguish or hand-wringing? When you are especially stuck getting started on some important task, try this exercise: write the following headings on a piece of paper – mental, monetary, psychic, professional, social. Leave room between headings to write your answers. Now consider the mental costs. You probably know this all too well. It might involve
We all have friends or coworkers who just can’t seem to sit still or stay focused. “I must have undiagnosed ADHD,” they joke. When you get right down to it, we’ve all felt restless, disorganized, or distracted at one time or another. So then, do we all just have ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—once referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)—is one of the most common disorders in childhood, affecting about 7.5 percent,
Today we’re going to take a look at what procrastination is, and how it affects your life. Procrastinate comes from the Latin roots “pro” meaning “for” and “crast,” meaning “tomorrow.” When you’re procrastinating, you’re literally postponing your brilliant responses, accomplishments, celebrations and successes until tomorrow…or the next day…or the day after that. As you might imagine (and probably have experienced at some level), when we put things off, we disappoint ourselves and sometimes others. This
Life is made up of choices: big choices and little choices. That’s not news. We are making choices all the time: Big choices: deciding to look for a new job or to get married or to move to a new location. Medium choices, ones that will have an impact but probably won’t change your life: what to get your wife for her birthday; how to tell your husband you banged up the car; how much money to
I am sure that you have run across a variety of aphorisms about money and happiness, such as: “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin “The richer you get, the more expensive happiness becomes.” – Unknown “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” –
Going through a midlife career change when you have ADHD can be pretty tough. ADHD can make both the process of deciding on a new career and the actual choice of career more difficult. ADHD and the Midlife Career Change Process The process of discovering what the right new career is for you requires a fair amount of organization. You need to know the steps in the process. You need to have a plan about