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How to Organize Your Life with Adult ADHD: Clear Clutter

Stop agonizing over insignificant items. What to do with greeting cards you’ve received, batteries of dubious power, unidentified CDs and cassette tapes, orphaned screws, and so on? Toss them into a “ripening drawer.” Once the drawer is full, quickly sort through it. Use what you can, and discard the rest. Mobile Site Preview. Mobile Site Preview. Mobile Site Preview. ADDitude Slide Show. Published on ADDitudeMag.com by the editors of ADDitude The Flipside of Distractibility It’s no secret that ADHDers struggle to focus on tasks we find boring.

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But the flipside is also true: We can focus so intently on things that do interest us that we become oblivious to the world around us for extended periods of time. This common symptom of ADHD is called hyperfocus, and it can be an asset if we learn to channel our focus productively. Hyperfocus, Explained Like distractibility, hyperfocus is thought to result from abnormally low levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is particularly active in the brain's frontal lobes. Instant Rewards. ADDitude Slide Show. Symptoms of ADHD may trace back to your childhood, though they were never diagnosed as such.

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Think back. Did you lose or forget your homework often enough to exasperate your teachers? Were you branded a daydreamer? Is clutter a way of life? For many years, you addressed these symptoms with personal coping strategies that worked — until life got too complicated and/or hormones tipped the balance. However, if you look at your life, and think, “I’ve never had any trouble. While they often share similar symptoms, there is no known connection between mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD. Mobile Site Preview. Mobile Site Preview. Us1.campaign-archive2. Greetings <<First Name>>, I broke a record.

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Really, I did. For the first time since returning from traveling, I unpacked my suitcase in a timely fashion. No, not the night I got home, or even the day after. Not even the week after. Typically, my suitcase, filled with wrinkled airplane- stinking clothes lies on my bedroom floor for weeks. People with ADHD, though often visual, are also extremely gifted in looking but not seeing. Many of us have poor visual memories, as well. Mobile Site Preview.

At 40, Lisa Ling Gets Surprising Diagnosis Of ADD. During filming for "Our America With Lisa Ling" on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Lisa Ling couldn't shake the feeling that she was reporting on something all too familiar.

At 40, Lisa Ling Gets Surprising Diagnosis Of ADD

"I have always had a bit of a difficult time focusing on things that aren't interesting to me, and I get really, really anxious before taking any kind of test or having any kind of evaluation," Ling said in the above video from the episode. The journalist decided to get tested to see if she does indeed have an attention disorder. Dr. Craig Liden, a worldwide ADD/ADHD expert, began the evaluation by asking Ling about her key areas of concern.

"As a journalist, when I'm immersed in a story, then I feel like I can laser-focus. As early as elementary school, Ling says that her teachers frequently told her parents about her issues focusing. After the initial evaluation, Ling went to another room for a series of tests as Liden watched from behind a one-way mirror. The Shame Game and ADHD. Published on ADDitudeMag.com by William Dodson, M.D.

The Shame Game and ADHD

Shame Is Not Guilt Shame is one of the oldest known English words that originally meant to “hide or cover up.” As such, shame is the hardest thing to deal with since it tends to be hidden and never addressed. ADHD Emotions: How They Affect Your Life and Happiness. Published on ADDitudeMag.com by William Dodson, M.D.

ADHD Emotions: How They Affect Your Life and Happiness

Emotion Commotion You can’t manage the impairments of ADHD until you understand how you process emotion. Researchers have ignored the emotional component of ADHD because it can’t be measured. Yet emotional disruptions are the most impairing aspects of ADHD at any age. Sensitive to Criticism Nearly everyone with ADHD answers an emphatic yes to the question: “Have you always been more sensitive than others to rejection, teasing, criticism, or your own perception that you have failed or fallen short?” Depression and RSD For many years RSD has been the hallmark of what is called atypical depression. Disapproval from Others. Top 10 Tips for Loving ADD Women. Mobile Site Preview. Information for Women and Girls with ADD (ADHD) Whether you're a woman with ADD or ADHD or the parent of a daughter with the disorder, you have probably struggled to find anyone in your community who understands you or your daughter, someone who has experience in diagnosing or treating ADHD in females.

Information for Women and Girls with ADD (ADHD)

What you have told us... Many women with ADHD tell us that the professionals they consult insist their problems are only related to anxiety or depression. Many mothers write saying that their daughters with ADHD are often overlooked in the classroom or misunderstood by their teachers. Mid-life Transitions for Women with ADD (ADHD) Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

Mid-life Transitions for Women with ADD (ADHD)

In midlife, a woman with ADD (ADHD) makes major transitions. Biologically, she goes through perimenopause and enters menopause. Interpersonally, family responsibilities are typically waning. In her fifties, a woman with ADD (ADHD) has new choices before her. Perhaps this is a time to pursue a long-neglected dream - to return to school, to develop a dormant talent, to establish a different lifestyle that is more compatible with her needs as a woman with ADD (ADHD).

Information for Women and Girls with ADD (ADHD) CHADD - Nationally recognized authority on ADHD. ADHD and Procrastination: How to Light a Fire Under Your Brain's Butt. These strategies for productivity might not belong in a time management book — but they work for our ADHD Tribe.

ADHD and Procrastination: How to Light a Fire Under Your Brain's Butt

Absent-Minded Superhero | posted by Stacey Turis. How to Survive Winter Weather with Adult ADHD. Procrastination and Time Management Help for Adults with ADHD. How to get your crap done without going crazy. Absent-Minded Superhero | posted by Stacey Turis. Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School.