ADHD

“11 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self”
May 15, 2024
When I was diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s, I looked back at my life with a new set of eyes. My heart broke for the child I was. Messiness, time blindness, compulsive hyperfocus, emotional dysregulation, and rejection sensitivity were all things I’d internalized as my personal failings and d...
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The Loneliest Generation
May 14, 2024
Gen Z can scarcely remember a time before social media promised to make the world more open and connected. Yet today it stands as the loneliest generation alive.
Nearly two-thirds of readers ages 18 to 29 report feeling lonely “always” or “often,” according to a new survey of...
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The Science of Loneliness
May 11, 2024
Are some of us hard-wired to feel chronic loneliness? Recent neuroscience research suggests that loneliness is associated with brain-processing patterns that can alter cognitive and social-emotional experiences — the ways in which we understand the world — and affirm our perception of be...
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We Demand Attention on Self-Harm, Intimate Partner Violence, and Substance Abuse Among Women with ADHD
May 10, 2024
What We Know
The lives of girls and women with ADHD are jeopardized by exponentially higher rates of self-harm, suicidality, and intimate partner violence, as compared with their neurotypical counterparts or with neurodivergent boys and men.
“ADHD in girls ...
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Q: “What Are the Signs of a Controlling Relationship?”
May 9, 2024
Q: My young adult daughter has ADHD. Her new boyfriend seems controlling to me, but she says he’s supportive. How can we recognize the difference?

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell when a relationship has crossed a line from supportive to controlling. Let’s examine the di...
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“5 Things Your ADHD Kid Means (But Forgets) to Tell You on Mother’s Day”
May 9, 2024
Being a mom is a thankless job. Sure, there’s a full day (a whole 24 hours!) dedicated to appreciating Mothers, but we all know appreciation from loved ones isn’t guaranteed on this day.
If you’re a mom who is ...
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“The Fairy Godmother of ADHD:” An Interview with Jessica McCabe
May 8, 2024

It’s been a year of new chapters for Jessica McCabe, the creator, writer, and star of the popular YouTube channel “How to ADHD.” In January, she published her first book, ...
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What ADHD Moms Really Want This Mother’s Day
May 7, 2024
A decision-free day. A personal chef. A magic wand. Uneventful medication refills. A few extra hours in the day. A re-do button.
These are the Mother’s Day gifts that readers want —...
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We Demand Attention on Understanding Why Comorbid Conditions Like Anxiety and Depression Uniquely Impact Women with ADHD
May 7, 2024
What We Know
Women with ADHD suffer from serious comorbid conditions with more frequency and severity than do men with ADHD or the neurotypical population.
A staggering 93% percent of ...
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We Demand Attention on the Benefits and Risks of Hormonal Contraception and Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women with ADHD
May 7, 2024
What We Know
Hormonal contraceptives (HC) may help stabilize the fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone that occur during the menstrual cycle and in perimenopause that are particularly impairing for neurodivergent women, however research has found a correlation between so...
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