Drug companies were given the means, the motive, and the message to disease-monger ADHD and blow it up out of all proportion. They succeeded beyond all expectations in achieving a triumph of clever advertising over common sense. Fortunately, the press and the public are beginning to catch on.
Q: "At 31, I've just been officially diagnosed with adult ADHD, which is not surprising at all. My doctor thinks I've gone undiagnosed my whole life. I believe having my temperament and sensitivity, although not easy in my business, has made me successful."
There is also something trivializing about it, a sense that ADHD is either not worth addressing or maybe not a valid concern to have as an adult. And yet, people may be selling themselves short by not addressing what is in fact a chronic medical condition.
Gina Pera is the author of the award-winning book Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? She speaks internationally on adult ADHD and writes three blogs, including one devoted to relationships: "You and Me -- and Adult AD/HD."
Typically, when we first practice mindfulness, we find how really busy our mind is (and even more so for someone with ADHD). Successful practice is becoming fully aware of what is, and then using that awareness to choose where you place the most attention.
Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and one of the top experts in how ADHD affects relationships. "An evaluation is the gateway to a wide variety of resources that can help you improve your lives together."
Many people with ADHD have added difficulties with organization, often because they fear they won't become perfectly organized. If you are someone in need of support to become more organized, the following tips may help.
When I recommend patients consider starting a mindfulness meditation practice, usually the first objection I hear is, "Oh, I could never mediate -- I'm too restless to be able to sit still long enough."
Yes, your spouse does love you, but because he or she is too distracted to pay attention to you, it sure doesn't feel like love, and that's a very real problem. If you don't fix it, there's no way you can have a healthy relationship.
Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a real thing, or is it just a byproduct of the times we live in? We have overcommitted, over-scheduled and overextended ourselves. Have we been conditioned to be an ADHD/ADD society?
Starting a new business is ridiculously hard. So why would any sane individual set out on this sort of quixotic journey? Some will tell you it's for love or passion, but I think that people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do it out of necessity.