You probably already know ADHD is a frustrating thing to live with. And the one thing you can always rely on with ADHD is that it is consistently inconsistent. That means there are days when everything goes great – and then there are the days when you can’t seem to get out of your own way. ADHD coaches work with people just like you, every day, to help them find solutions that work for their lives.
There’s been so much attention the past few days about whether Ritalin is effective for treating ADHD, you may have missed the news that fidgeting can help manage ADHD. That’s right, fidgeting actually helps kids with ADHD stay alert. Time … Read More
Ever tried to do two or more things at once? Like doing homework and listening to your music? Or listening to a talk and doodling your notes? Did it work for you? Those secondary “mindless” tasks (the doodling and … Read More
Parents know that helping their children learn to sleep through the night is more challenging when a child has ADHD. Why? Children with ADHD have twice the rate of insomnia and sleep disturbances as people who don’t have ADHD. ADHD … Read More
Being chronically late can be a problem when you have ADHD. Instead of focusing on getting your boss to understand why you are tardy, it’s more useful to consider ways to get yourself to work (and school) on time. You can do it! It just may take a little experimenting to find what works best for you.
Once and a while it’s useful to dust off the mission statement and give it an airing. Edge Foundation’s primary mission is to provide students with ADHD access to qualified, professional coaches. However, we often are approached by people who … Read More
Many girls with ADHD are left undiagnosed because their symptoms look different. One big difference is that girls are less rebellious, less defiant, and generally less “difficult” than boys. Sadly, they lose out due to their good behavior. Girls with ADHD are more compliant, and are not as easy to spot. Often they are left to drift along from one school year to the next, never working up to their potential and suffering silently. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Quinn discussed the challenges faced by girls with ADHD.
The rate of anxiety disorders is much higher in people with ADHD than in the general public. There is also a higher rate of depression among people who have ADHD than the general population. ADHD often comes with a host of other issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. But depression may be the most life-threatening condition of all.
Last month we started a three part series on ADHD and depression. The first installment revealed that people with ADHD have a higher incidence of depression than the general population and urged all teens and young adults to be screened … Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the third, and final, installment in a three part series on ADHD and depression. The first post revealed that people with ADHD have a higher incidence of depression than the general population and urged all teens … Read More