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Learn Habits to Reduce ADHD Symptom-Related Problems

Learn Habits to Reduce ADHD Symptom-Related Problems

Changing habits to reduce ADHD symptom-related problems isn't easy, but it's worth it. Here's how I work with Adult ADHD to make it more manageable.

I have a disability called adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD causes many symptom-related problems that I must learn to manage. For instance, if you are blind, you prepare an environment and create habits that make the disability more manageable. I am approaching the disability of ADHD by transforming my environment and creating habits that reduce the problems caused by my ADHD symptoms.

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5 Tips to Boost Productivity with Adult ADHD

5 Tips to Boost Productivity with Adult ADHD

If you have adult ADHD, you can boost your productivity with these 5 tips. Learn more about managing your ADHD symptoms and organization.

A common misconception is that apart from medication, there is little someone diagnosed with adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can do to maintain what passes as order in their life. While it certainly feels like that from time to time, it is simply not the case. There are some things an adult with ADHD can do to stack the odds in his or her favor.

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Adult ADHD and Diets

Adult ADHD and Diets

It seems like everyone you know is on a diet, right? Most people don’t succeed, sadly. If they do, they gain it back (plus some) later on. It’s hard to stick to losing weight and a diet plan. For those of us with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) it can be even more difficult. Impulisvity, medication side-effects and all the traps that “ordinary people” fall into are all waiting to trip us up.

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Adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Practice

Adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Practice

I have been working on my executive functioning (EF) skills during my week long break from school. How have I, chock full of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), accomplished this? Well, by practising the steps of EF: planning, organizing and only then completing a task. I began, and completed, one project over break and am currently in the middle of my second (which I sadly won’t finish for quite some time).

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ADHD Medication Vacation: Should Your Child Have One?

ADHD Medication Vacation: Should Your Child Have One?

Many parents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remember, as a child, taking an ADHD medication vacation during the summer. Well, summer is around the corner and maybe you’re wondering what to do about your son or daughter’s ADHD medications. Bob says, “my child really needs them for school, and the medication has calmed him down a lot, but some people have told me they take their kids off ADHD medication in the summer. I‘m not sure what to do!” (See an Adult ADHD Medication Vacations article here.)

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Effects of Colds on Adult ADHD

Effects of Colds on Adult ADHD

Yesterday, I attended a really cool event run by the Maryland Branch of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) all about sports physical therapy and orthopedic surgery. A few times when I stood up my brain felt pretty wobbly. I was watching Doc Martin in the evening and noticed a bit of a tickle in my throat. Now, I have a full fledged cold and it definitely has an interaction with my typical adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) symptoms.

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Adult ADHD and Balance

Adult ADHD and Balance

Balance really is the key to life. Balance your life, your career, your significant other, and your children. Balance your attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. We’re at our most successful and most functional when we have achieved the best balance of things. Today, I’d like to talk about how things get out of balance in the first place for those of us with adult ADHD. At least, this is how I view how our scales tip to and fro’.

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Adult ADHD and Research

Adult ADHD and Research

I have spent the last 20 minutes unsuccessfully researching adult ADHD, using my library’s medical journal archive and then, I did a plain Internet search. These are two of my least favorite things to do. I currently have no way to make it more enjoyable, but I bet you anything I’ll come up with something useful by the end of this post. Please, read, learn and see thinking out loud happen in a blog post.

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Adult ADHD and How It Can’t Be Fixed

Adult ADHD and How It Can’t Be Fixed

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – it’s what I have and it’s what you either have or think you have, or what your loved one has or you think your loved one has. And, guess what? It can’t be cured. And guess what else? That’s okay. Also, you might ask, “Why can’t it be fixed? And, if it can’t be fixed, what the heck can you do about it?” The following is my argument for how best to approach the treatment and post-diagnosis-life of adult ADHD.

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Getting Organized with Adult ADHD Isn’t Super Complicated

Getting Organized with Adult ADHD Isn’t Super Complicated

It’s the start of the year, and many of us with adult ADHD resolve to getting organized. I’m making resolutions myself and, fingers crossed, I’m going to keep many of them. Being disorganized really puts a cramp in my studying and my life, though. I think, if I had to pick, getting organized and staying that way is something that would help me learn and focus better – which will lead to being more successful. But, how can getting organized work with adult ADHD?

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