As an ADHD Coach, many of my adult clients with attention deficit disorder struggle with chronic lateness. Difficulty getting to places on time seems to be a common result of distractibility, impulsivity, and other symptoms of ADHD.
The diagnosis of ADHD in adults can be an eye opening moment. Knowing there is a neuro-biological reason for your challenges can cause both relief and sadness. The relief comes from knowing your often life-long difficulties are not your fault. The sadness comes from feeling a sense of grief over the “lost years” when you may have struggled without knowing why or felt like you could not measure up no matter how much you tried.
As well as experiencing typical symptoms of attention deficit disorder such as being distracted, forgetful, overwhelmed, and stressed, another trait women with ADD/ADHD share is the tendency to beat themselves up. “What’s wrong with me?” “How can I be so stupid?” “Why can’t I be like other people who do everything right? And on time too!” Continue reading “Self-Compassion for Women with ADHD” »
College can be both an exciting and challenging time. Some students gradually build their independence before they leave for college and have a good understanding of what it takes to succeed in life away from home. Others, especially those with executive functioning challenges and other symptoms of ADHD may find themselves lost, overwhelmed, or impulsively moving in the wrong direction when they are on their own for the first time.
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There are many people who still wonder, what is ADHD? That’s a good question because even the experts often disagree on what it is, who is affects, and what causes it.
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