ADHD Counseling: Apps for Time Management

I have recently learned of two apps that may be helpful to people with ADHD who struggle with time management, such as getting up in the morning, or organizing themselves with the morning or daytime routines. Alarmy is the app … Read more

ADHD Counseling: Struggling with Focus

Pandemic has been hard for everyone in various ways. Some people with ADHD have been really struggling with focus while working from home. When the physical environment stays the same, and there is no clear boundary between working space and … Read more

ADHD Counseling: Comics

I recently discovered these great websites with ADHD comics that I wanted to share with you: ADHD comics were created by Dani Donovan in Nebraska. These are all related to mental health issues that people with ADHD struggle with. Examples … Read more

ADHD Counseling: a family tree exercise

ADHD is highly genetic, meaning that it is passed on through the genes you inherit from your parents. According to the research described in (Sarkis, 2011), if you have ADHD, there is a 75% chance that you inherited ADHD genes … Read more

ADHD: increased risk for addiction

The article below describes the heightened risk for substance use disorders among people with ADHD. “Kids and adolescents with the condition are 2.5 times more likely to develop substance use disorders (SUD) than their peers, according to research in the … Read more

ADHD Counseling: reward system

This article describes new research on how a stimulant medication, methylphenidate, impacts certain areas of human brain. “… in those with ADHD, neurons in the brain release less dopamine – a ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter involved in reward-motivated behavior – when a … Read more

ADHD Counseling: diagnosed in midlife

Many of my clients get their ADHD diagnosis in midlife, after working hard for decades to cope with various ADHD or ADD symptoms at work, at home, in relationships, in financial dealings. Getting this diagnosis at this life stage can … Read more

ADHD: exercise as medication

Regular sleep, meals, and exercise are three really-important factors for people with ADHD. Daily exercise is as critical as medication in the overall well-being. “Research shows that physical activity sparks real, positive changes in the brain that increase attention and … Read more