By adulthood everyone has found tools to cope and manage their ADHD, whether it has been diagnosed or not. Some self-medicate with addictions to work, sex, dangerous activities, high risk sports. But many also end up using illicit drugs. As Doctor Sam Chang explains, the number on choice for ADHD folks is Cannabis. And though marijuana has always been surrounded by myths, in fact, the more ‘enlightened and informed’ of us are simply accepting a whole new set of myths.
A recent infographic on edudemic.com outlined some interesting shifts in the future labour market. Generation Y—“Millennials,” those born between 1976 and 2001—occupy centre stage in the work place and bring with them a completely different mindset then previous generations of workers
For some reason I woke up early yesterday and didn’t do that thing I do so well to start my day—rolling over and falling back asleep for another two hours. Instead I found myself up and making breakfast long before anyone else had stirred. To be fair we were at a cottage and part of the pleasure of being up north is sleeping in.
But as I discovered…
When I was about 45 I took up tennis. More or less by accident. We had bought a timeshare at a place in Florida for the winter. To keep busy while we were there, I took a one-hour tennis lesson every morning—it was a workout AND entertainment AND added knowledge. Multi-tasking!
Tomorrow is Thursday, just an average, everyday Thursday in Canada, but for the United States it is Thanksgiving. I figure I should acknowledge it since over 300 million people are celebrating it… Which means that there are millions of people in the US that are celebrating Thanksgiving AND have ADHD.
Your ability to pay attention, problem solve, plan, and regulate your emotion is managed in part by certain chemicals in your brain. One of these important chemicals is Dopamine. Studies suggest that an ADHD brain does not release or reload dopamine effectively, which leads to problems with all of those executive function activities listed above that we need to use on a daily basis.