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Adult-Onset ADHD is it a thing?

Recently Psychology Today published an article that sheds light on what is known as Adult-Onset ADHD, or Late-Onset ADHD. What is interesting is that it might not be as common as we thought. If you survived childhood without having to deal with the frustration of ADHD, then the inattentiveness or hyperactivity you are experiencing now, as an adult, are symptoms of another mental health condition or substance abuse. That's what the statistics say.

This doesn't mean that adults don't have ADHD...

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Why we can be Thankful for ADHD

thanksgiving dinner illustrationThis week is a time for giving thanks.  It is often easy to be thankful for the obvious - our family, good health, friends, roof over our heads and food on the table.  
 
However, what about the less obvious?  What about our ADHD?  It is easy to mention the negatives but there are lots of positives.  These are just a few of the positive ADHD traits we should be thankful for:
 
ADHD people are often...
 
1. Creative - always thinking outside the...
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The Correlation between Self-Image and Academic Performance

Self Image SMIs poor self-image affecting your ADHD child’s academic performance?

With the hustle and bustle of getting ready for back to school; filling those backpacks with school supplies, buying new clothes, making lunches, scheduling necessary pickups and drop-offs, we often forget the emotional feelings our ADHD child experiences when beginning the new school year. Poor self-image and negative feelings of poor self-esteem affect our child’s ability to perform up to grade level and vice versa: poor...

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Inattentiveness and Academic Performance

080825 F 3524M 006 300x198We recently posted about the correlation between Self-image and Academic Performance. And, interestingly, other studies also suggest that there is “a significant and replicated link between parent reports of inattention in their primary school children and future academic achievement, approximately 10 years later.” This, of course, compounds the issues tied to self worth because as inattention drags a student’s academic performance down, that poor performance impacts their self-image which then...

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