ADHD in the News 2022-04-21

Teaching Children Who Have ADHD

Teachers, coaches, and parents can help kids with ADHD (and themselves!) by accentuating the positive.

Accommodations for ADHD in the Workplace

KEY POINTS: Employees with ADHD may have challenges in the workplace related to executive functioning, such as planning, prioritizing, and motivation. The human resources department, with the help of an ADHD expert consultant, can help an employee who has ADHD with appropriate accommodations. Effective workplace accommodations for employees with ADHD include limiting distractions, assigning a mentor, and more frequent check-ins.

The Relationship Between ADHD and Social Anxiety

Navigating social situations can be extra challenging for people with ADHD. In some cases, this can lead to social anxiety.

The Daniels on the ADHD theory of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” paper cuts and butts

Directors Daniel Kwan and Scheinert spoke to Salon about their bold new film that embraces the profound and profane.

How undiagnosed ADHD can impact children later in life

Dr. Nina Minagawa, a Colorado-based psychologist who specializes in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder, said that most adults diagnosed with ADHD exhibit symptoms before the age of 12 — they just might not have realized it. Some individuals might not have severe ADHD symptoms until they experience increased pressures and stressors, like high school or college.

ADHD symptoms can sometimes look like hearing problems or hearing loss

“Can you hear me now?” I think many of you remember this commercial from Verizon: their famous “Can You Hear Me Now?” campaign. Did You Know: “Can you hear me now?” is one of the most common & significant hallmarks of ADHD! If you’re one of the many people who have a hard time understanding or comprehending conversations--and you think you've got ADHD--I’ve got some tips for you.

Unpacking The Stigma Around Adult ADHD

Our current system doesn’t provide enough support for neurodivergent brains. That's fueling accusations of doctors overdiagnosing ADHD.

As Someone with ADHD, This Is How I Make Apartment Hunting Easier

“Look at these awesome apartments I can’t afford,” I thought to myself as I opened a 30th browser tab, signed up for another site’s listing, and downloaded yet another app. As my inbox cluttered, I realized I made little progress in narrowing my search, let alone viewing a unit. Is this a good time to mention my ADHD?

COVID-19 disruptions have been hard on kids with ADHD, Austin expert says

Hayden Grier went from being a solid B student to a straight F student during the pandemic. "It just completely changed," Hayden, who is now 16, said about school in spring 2020. "That threw me off. No schoolwork got done." Switching to virtual school, then a hybrid model, then the return to in-person classes, was difficult for most kids. For kids with attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder, like Hayden, the switch in routine or lack of routine had an even bigger impact.