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TikTok Is My ADHD Therapist

tiktokTikTok Is My ADHD Therapist: The Dangers and Promise of Viral #MentalHealth Videos

Additude magazine recently reported on an alarming trend involving TikTok.

“#ADHD videos on TikTok have now received 2.4 billion views. These short, viral clips are spreading ADHD awareness, building community, and destigmatizing mental health. They are also perpetuating stereotypes, ignoring comorbidities, and encouraging self-diagnosis. Could a platform built for dance videos become a powerful source of...

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Mixing ADHD and Alcohol May Increase Your Risk of Addiction

ADHD AlcoholVery Well Health says, “Research has shown that people who have ADHD have an increased risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and may start drinking at an earlier age. When people with ADHD consume alcohol, their symptoms of inattentiveness and impulsiveness may increase.

Studies have shown that individuals with ADHD are prone to binge drinking (a pattern of drinking to intoxication). Drinking too much can aggravate ADHD symptoms, including impulsiveness and difficulty focusing.

If the alcohol...

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Is Adult ADHD an Epidemic?

Is Adult ADHD an EpidemicIt’s not just for children anymore 

Medical News Today reports that the United Kingdom is experiencing a surge in requests for diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. The US has also seen a rise in adult ADHD with disparities between subgroups of race and ethnicity.

The name ADHD is a bit misleading as those with the disorder do not have a lack or deficit of attention. They do possess an inability to control what they pay attention to especially if it is...

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A Love Letter to my ADHD

loveletterIt is easy for all of us to complain about our issues, to talk about the things we don't like about our ADHD or our children's ADHD. It disrupts our lives, makes us work harder, causes turmoil.

But not this week! No, this week we are celebrating Valentine's Day, the day of love. It's time for us to talk about all the things we love about our ADHD. C'mon let's celebrate it!

My ADHD makes me spontaneous and a risk taker. I am up for anything. Therefore I have had more experiences than a lot of...

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