PlayAttentionLogo BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers be1f0565da126d2e72d40a0b40c2082a_membership200 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers SpaceCertificationLogo BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers

BLOG

Multitasking: Time Saver or Productive Restlessness?

Multitasking BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers

Do you have a long  list of things to complete? Do you ever complete that list? How fast can you check each item off? Does your “to do” list make you feel overwhelmed?

Some people boast about being excellent multitaskers. We include it on our resumes when applying to new jobs because we think it makes us appear more productive. At school or work, we join committees and volunteer for more hours. We make a long list of tasks to get done on the weekends. 

Saying we are a multitasker...

Read more

Study Suggests that ADHD Children Have Wandering Minds

ADHD_wondering_minds BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers

Is distraction internal or external?

A New study published in Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology finds that children with ADHD have minds that drift from the here and now. A wandering mind also had slower response times. While this is rather obvious, the study did reveal some useful and interesting new data.

The goal of the study was to determine if, in classroom or school environments, children with ADHD are more distracted by external or internal stimuli. Additionally, the...

Read more

Stress and Work-related Mental Illness Among Working Adults with ADHD

ADHD_Adults_workplace BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers

A qualitative study published in BMC Psychiatry confirms what most adults with ADHD already know; on average, they underperform professionally, are more stressed, and have more days of sickness absence compared to adults without ADHD. The study, however, offers the non-ADHD adult an insight into the difficulties an ADHD adult experiences daily.

The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of working as an adult with ADHD. Twenty ADHD workforce adults (10 men and 10 women) were...

Read more

Understanding How Medication Works in an ADHD Brain

2022-12-21_111713 BLOG - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers | Play Attention - turn your ADHD into SuperpowersA new study gives some insight

Source: Elsevier

“For decades, doctors have treated kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with methylphenidate, a stimulant drug sold as Ritalin and Concerta, making it one of the most widely prescribed medications aimed at the central nervous system. One might expect that researchers would know how methylphenidate works in the brain by now, but little is known about the drug’s mechanism of action.

Now, a new study seeks to close this gap...

Read more