Additional information and support
There have been great efforts to advance the field of ADHD by a variety of professionals. They share my desire and dedication to support individuals with ADHD. These collective efforts have helped people get to know their brains better, raised awareness, and highlighted resources for people to explore. Here are some of those resources that you may find helpful.
What is ADD/ADHD?
Daily challenges of living with ADHD
- Lack of focus on one task
- Difficulty seeing tasks to completion
- Inability to establish daily routines
- Cannot manage unscheduled time
- Often can’t get out the door on time with everything they need
- Losing or misplacing things
- Difficulty preparing for important tasks
- Getting sidetracked
- Procrastination unless under the pressure of a deadline
A brief history
ADD/ADHD is brain-based condition that can impact many aspects of daily life—responsibilities, careers, relationships and self-confidence. Back in the day, ADHD was thought to be a childhood condition characterized by physical restlessness: hyperactivity, distractibility, and inattention. However, in the past few decades, research has shown that people can be mentally restless, which isn't obvious to an observer. Thus an estimated 4-5 million adults were affected as children but never diagnosed.
How ADHD affects life skills
One of the recent discoveries is that people with ADHD have inconsistent executive function skills. These are the skills that help us regulate our thoughts and actions to accomplish our daily tasks and responsibilities. Executive functions help us plan, prioritize, organize, remember, manage time, see tasks to completion and regulate our emotions. Consequently, these skills impact every aspect of a person’s life, daily roles and responsibilities.
Help from an expert
Given the complexity of ADHD, you'll find it worthwhile to work with a coach who has the specialized knowledge and training to help you accomplish your goals.