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ADHD Awareness

ADHD Awareness
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October is ADHD Awareness month and you may be asking yourself why this relates at all to my column on Organizing and Balance. It's simple. Roughly 90 percent of my clients have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the key challenges are organizing, time management, and handling basic life tasks

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ADHD, Part II

ADHD, Part II
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An individual with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) more often than not really struggles to just get through the day. What, you may be asking, is so difficult about living with ADHD? Isn't that just someone who is hyper and can't stay focused long enough to get anything done? Allow

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The Three 'A's of ADHD Awareness

The Three 'A's of ADHD Awareness
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ADHD in children is what our society tends to hear most often, although more and more adults are getting diagnosed for the first time. This week I am going to address children with ADHD and how that looks. Following articles will address ADHD in teens and then in adults. It

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ADHD Awareness: Diagnosis in the Teen Years

ADHD Awareness: Diagnosis in the Teen Years
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Although many people learn they have ADHD in their childhood years, often it isn't until the teen years that ADHD issues begin to present a real problem. Transitional school years, such as starting high school or the first year of college, are often the time symptoms become more troublesome or

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ADHD Awareness: It Isn't Just for Children Anymore!

ADHD Awareness: It Isn't Just for Children Anymore!
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The recent surge in ADHD diagnosis in adults has caused some confusion, since most people associate it primarily with children. Many more adults are being diagnosed, and it is eye-opening for them. When parents learn that their child has been identified with ADHD, that information comes with a catalog of

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The Selling of ADHD

The Selling of ADHD
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My commentary to the NY Times Article published Dec. 14th, 2013 online... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/health/the-selling-of-attention-deficit-disorder.html commentsContainer This article brings up so many issues - many of which have been heard before, but this has some very valid and irritating points. I work daily with individuals who struggle with ADHD. I am a

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Dear Colleges: Pay Attention to ADHD Students

Dear Colleges: Pay Attention to ADHD Students
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Have you ever felt that you just could not get organized, keep your assignments straight, or turn your homework in on time? If this sounds like you, and you find yourself full of energy, but are unable to focus, you could be displaying several symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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The Black Hole Memory – Understanding ADHD Behavior

The Black Hole Memory –  Understanding ADHD Behavior
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There are times when ADHD behavior is difficult to understand and can be confusingnot only to the person experiencing the behavior, but to those around him. Case in point: I was coaching a high school student who had a very interesting, yet not unique experience with regard to forgetfulness. Now, forgetting is something that occurs quite often for adults and teens with ADHD – ironically the individual will often promise that they did indeed do something that never happened. Why would that be? Why, or better yet, how, does someone believe in their heart-of-hearts that they did something when they didn’t?

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Will the REAL cause of ADHD please Stand Up?

Will the REAL cause of ADHD please Stand Up?
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is becoming something of an epidemic ... or so some would think. Over the last few decades, the number of children in the U.S. diagnosed with this condition has risen sharply, with numbers peaking in 2011. About 5.2 million children ages three to 17 have been diagnosed, and this number continues to grow, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ADHD is characterized primarilyby inattentiveness, impulsivity, and restlessness, making it hard for children with ADHD to focus in school. As a result, schoolwork suffers, as well as these children's interactions with their friends, since they are often unable to control their behavior. Scientists and doctors are still largely unsure of what causes this "difference" (as I like to refer to it as), but they have formulated several possibilities.

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The Four Best All-Natural Ways ADHD People Can Increase Focus and Productivity

The Four Best All-Natural Ways ADHD People Can Increase Focus and Productivity
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Everyone gets distracted sometimes. But if you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, these distractions are constant and can prevent you from doing what you need to do throughout the day.

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