“You down with ADD?”
The question now, from a clinical standpoint, is whether Donald Trump has finally hit the wall. Has he finally come up against a moment where his underlying ADHD is going to betray him and lead him to one of the most colossal failures in the history of presidential politics?
A quarter century as a professional specializing in ADHD has shown me I'm not alone in living with this pervasive sense of dread and stress.
For several years, researchers have been exploring alternate ways to treat ADHD, such as through mindfulness and memory training. Recently, scholars have suggested that mindfulness, which includes paying attention to your thoughts, actions and emotions, may be beneficial to individuals affected with ADHD symptoms.
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."
"Just like learning to play an instrument, or learning a new language, or developing a muscle, learning new habits of the mind requires continued practice."
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."
Adult ADHD doesn't have to be a bad thing. When you manage it properly, you can use it to your advantage.
There seems to be an outbreak of self-diagnosed A.D.D. among individuals who simply have no manners. What is going on? Do I need to put Ritalin in my tic-tac dispenser and offer it to the afflicted?
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.
Dear Abby: I am so confused and I don't know what to do.