De-bunking an ADHD Myth: We all have ADHD

“Everybody has trouble focusing and paying attention, so either we must all have ADHD, or it’s being wrongly diagnosed in others.”

Working in such a unique and specialized field, when asked the inevitable “what do you do” question outside of our clinic walls, our answer usually gets followed up by a number of questions and opinions about ADHD and its symptoms...

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Tools to help manage ADHD symptoms: Evernote

image When it comes to programs that help manage ADHD symptoms such as forgetfulness and disorganization, Evernote is a step above the rest. 

In a nutshell, Evernote is marketed as a digital extension of your brain – it stores everything you might need to remember via your computer or phone, and puts all of it into one easily accesible place...

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A 2-Step Process to Help you Relax this Summer

For those without ADHD, the summer months stretching ahead often conjure up images of lying on a beach and soaking in the sun – the ultimate form of relaxation. Ask anyone with ADHD, though, and many will tell you that these very same images invoke quite the opposite reaction. In fact, some might say that lying on a beach can be downright stressful...

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Tools to help manage ADHD symptoms: Fidget toys

ADHD children and adults alike fidget for a reason. Movement – such as through fidgeting – essentially helps your brain focus a little bit better by stimulating the pre-frontal cortex.

Remember those students who used to get in trouble for doodling or chewing on their pen in class (or perhaps that was you?) – some of them may have actually been using this “movement” as a way to help them better focus...

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After an ADHD diagnosis: What’s my first step?

If you just got an ADHD diagnosis, the first step you need to take may not be what you want to hear. The first step is not a concrete action step or tip; no, the first step after an ADHD diagnosis is to pause and look at what you’re working with right now, in this moment. 

After an ADHD diagnosis, you may think that your “answer” has been delivered on a golden platter...

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