Emotions and Motivation with ADHD

This past weekend, the Springboard Clinic team had the opportunity to travel to the CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD in Chicago. We heard many fascinating speakers, but the highlight was hearing Dr. Thomas Brown – a Clinical Psychologist currently practicing in Connecticut – speak on the topic of emotions and motivation.

In the context of ADHD, motivation can be particularly elusive. “I know what I need to do, I know how I need to do it, but I just can’t get myself to do it.”

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Springboard Clinic Series on ADHD and New Years Resolutions

ADHD and New Years Resolutions – oil and water. Perhaps this is an exaggeration, but if you have an ADHD diagnosis, it might feel like this comparison is pretty accurate!

This is the time of year when people emerge from the blur of the holidays, and start thinking: Now is time to make a big change. What better time to start something new than at the beginning of a new year?

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Stressed? Try these 3 quick and easy relaxation strategies

imageHey there – are you stressed right now?

If you need a bit of reprieve, here are 3 quick and easy relaxation strategies for you to try right nowThese strategies will help you manage stress in the moment, and the more you practice them, they may even help you prevent stress (or at least minimize its impact on your sanity!)...

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Keeping your Emotions in Check: 3 Mindfulness Exercises for Emotional Regulation

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Emotional regulation is exactly as it sounds: the ability to regulate, or “deal with”, your emotions. Emotional regulation is also something that many individuals with ADHD struggle with (see one related study published by the American School of Psychiatry here). 

Many individuals with ADHD report that they have difficulty managing anger, frustration, or even excitability in the moment. They often have trouble “letting go” when they’re upset about something. Or, they may find themselves getting completely overwhelmed and paralyzed with stress when their boss asks them to do “one more thing” for them.

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25 Great things about having ADHD: For Adults

In response to a child-friendly article with 25 great things about having ADHD, a lot of adults let us know that the post really resonated with them. That made us think, it’s not just children who have ADHD, so it would be silly of us to ignore the great things about having ADHD as an adult.

At any age, an ADHD diagnosis can be difficult to wrap your head around. It can be all too easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of your symptoms and the impact that they have on your life.

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