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ADHD and Writing: Challenges and Strategies

ADHD and Writing: Challenges and Strategies

ADHD makes writing difficult. Learn more about why ADHD makes writing so hard, dysgraphia, poor working memory, and steps those with ADHD can take to make writing easier at HealthyPlace.

Writing with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) poses a challenge to both children and adults living with the disorder. Many with ADHD struggle with dysgraphia, a learning disorder that makes writing difficult on several levels. Problems range from the physical act of writing to organizing essays. After discussing ADHD and creativity in my last post, I wanted to go into more depth about why writing with ADHD can be so hard and what we can do about it.

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ADHD and Creativity: Your Creative Gift Also Treats ADHD

ADHD and Creativity: Your Creative Gift Also Treats ADHD

Creativity and ADHD often appear together. Visit HealthyPlace to learn more about ADHD and creativity and answer the questions:. Why are ADHDers drawn to creative outlets and how does creating art benefit the ADHD brain? Check this out.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and creativity are frequently linked. It makes sense that ADHD’s surplus of ideas, emotions, and energy might result in creative expression. Growing up, I had a hard time deciding what kind of art to pursue. I danced, acted, played the violin, wrote stories, and littered the house with drawings. It is no surprise that a number of composers (George Gershwin), artists (Leonardo da Vinci), and actors (Ryan Gosling) either have or are speculated to have had ADHD. Let us explore some good things about ADHD, such as why ADHD and creativity are linked and how making art benefits the ADHD brain.

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How Can OCD and ADHD Coexist?

How Can OCD and ADHD Coexist?

ADHD and OCD might be comorbid although professionals don't agree on how often. Learn why there's confusion on the comorbidity of OCD and ADHD at HealthyPlace and how we can treat comorbid OCD and ADHD. If you think you have both illnesses, you need to read this.

Because obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so different in theory, some doctors argue that they cannot occur together. However, they have a surprisingly high rate of comorbidity, which is when two medical conditions appear together, and many with ADHD report obsessive thoughts and behaviors. Continuing my series of posts about ADHD and comorbid conditions, I would like to discuss the similarities, differences, and possible treatments for OCD and ADHD.

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Treating ADHD in Adults Through Trial and Error

Treating ADHD in Adults Through Trial and Error

Treating ADHD in adults involves trial and error, and unfortunately ADHDers often lack the patience and consistency required. On HealthyPlace, learn about how to come to terms with the tedious process of using trial and error that's required for successfully treating ADHD in adults.

Successfully treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults involves a lot of trial and error. Though I wish that choosing the best ADHD treatments were a simple one-off, finding the right medication, therapy, and coping skills requires perseverance and adaptability. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Unfortunately, this process is often counterintuitive for those with ADHD, so I will provide a few tips for coming to terms with the day-to-day necessity of trial and error for successfully treating ADHD in adults.

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How ADHD Affects Working Memory

How ADHD Affects Working Memory

ADHD affects your working memory, which in turn affects short- and long-term memory as well. Learn more at HealthyPlace about how to improve your ADHD memory. Don't give up on having a good memory - improve it now with these tips.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects working memory as well as short- and long-term memory. In fact, poor memory is often listed as a symptom of ADHD, and numerous articles give great advice about dealing with ADHD forgetfulness and how to improve one’s memory. However, I and many others with ADHD can accurately remember certain facts or conversations years later. I’d like to discuss how ADHD’s relationship to working memory impacts our daily lives, why we struggle with memory, and what we can do about it.

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Adult ADHD and Autism Link: Symptoms and Treatment

Adult ADHD and Autism Link: Symptoms and Treatment

ADHD and autism spectrum disorder often overlap. Read more to learn about ADHD and autism symptoms, why it happens, and what it means for treatment options.

There is an overlap between ADHD and autism, although at first glance the conditions can appear to be opposites. According to stereotypes, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) concentrate too much and avoid overstimulation, while those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) lack focus and seek constant stimulation. However, there is a huge overlap between ASD and ADHD. As I’ve written about the connection between ADHD and trauma and ADHD and PMS, I’d like to discuss the link between ADHD and ASD.

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ADHD and Trauma Symptoms: How to Tell Them Apart and Treat Both

ADHD and Trauma Symptoms: How to Tell Them Apart and Treat Both

ADHD and trauma symptoms can be hard to tell apart. If you have one, might you have the other and not know it? Learn to distinguish between ADHD and trauma.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can overlap, making the combination difficult to correctly diagnose or treat. The two conditions share certain symptoms and can be hard to distinguish. Sometimes PTSD exacerbates ADHD and ADHD slows recovery from PTSD. Though challenging, treating the combination of ADHD and trauma is not insurmountable.

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Why Do People with ADHD Have Problems Sleeping?

Why Do People with ADHD Have Problems Sleeping?

ADHD sleep problems-usually sleep deprivation-afflicts many with ADHD. Why do people with ADHD have problems sleeping? What can they do about it? Learn here.

People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to have problems sleeping, even though good sleep helps reduce ADHD symptoms. It’s a cycle—insomnia worsens the same adult ADHD symptoms that make it difficult to sleep. Why do people with ADHD frequently suffer from sleep deprivation, and is there anything we can do about it?

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ADHD Organization Tips: Planners, Calendars and Lists

ADHD Organization Tips: Planners, Calendars and Lists

These are my ADHD organization tips on using calendars, planners, and schedules to your advantage. You can calm the chaos in your mind with these ADHD tips.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) organization tips can come in handy since staying organized can be a daily struggle. This is why I try to write almost everything down in planners. Everyone has a unique organization system, so I want to share a taste of how I use planners, calendars, and lists to stay organized. Take a look at these ADHD organization tips that work for me.

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How Are ADHD and Homelessness Connected?

How Are ADHD and Homelessness Connected?

ADHD and homelessness are connected. Why is this true? What's it about ADHD that creates the risk? Understand the link between homelessness and ADHD--read this.

While some people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are wildly successful, a recent study has shown that there could be a connection between ADHD and homelessness. I am fortunate to have friends, family, and other resources to keep a roof over my head, if necessary. Still, I have a faint fear about ending up in a state of destitution. A large part of it is the sense of panic that comes with having ADHD, a creeping fear that, one day, your life will collapse around you. Because of that, it does not surprise me that some people with ADHD become homeless.

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