As a Child Neuropsychologist, specialising in neurodevelopmental differences as well as a mother who raised my own son who was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia around the age of nine, I understand the challenges that learning and behaviour differences can bring.
Category : ADHD
There was only one way to slow down my brain: get drunk, get numb, get dumb. This happened all day every day.
Self-medication was the key for me. I was completely in control, until I wasn’t. As a young adult I struggled with keeping my thoughts from getting out of control.
A question for anyone with ADHD: Do you really hate when things change? Are you like me, emotionally sensitive? Oversensitive? Prone to overreact? Outbursts of panic or anger? Once you finally figure something out, are you hugely upset when it gets changed, discontinued, or is only available in the New & Improved version?
After being told by her doctor to take ADHD medication only when needed Elizabeth Storm began to wonder ‘How do I know when I need it?’
A television doctor once advised the Seinfeld character Frank Costanza to use the self-talk phrase “Serenity Now” as a strategy […]
Finding out your child has ADHD can be a scary moment for parents. Not only do parents have to worry that their child will struggle in school, adjust socially and maintain stable relationships, but now there is increasing evidence that ADHD can lead to struggles with addiction.