ADHD is found equally among black and white populations. While more white children are diagnosed, conclusions show this may be due to more assessments for white children or less assessments for black children. If ADHD has no racial preference genetically, then it is important that children of all races are equally treated for this disorder.
The article, “Race and ADHD” by Joel Nigg looks at the issue more closely. He states,
“If you are in an under-represented minority group trying to understand if your child has ADHD, recognize that yes, he or she might. True incidence is about the same across racial groups in the United States. But the diagnostic process is complicated by race and stereotype effects as well as by a history of discrimination in many prior experiences of Black or BIPOC individuals to which a clinician has to be sensitive for an effective evaluation.”
ADHD can equally affect homes of other races. It is predominantly a white issue but one that crosses gender and race lines. It is something that can be easily aided with the proper professional care. It is hence critical that all children regardless of race who are diagnosed with ADHD, receive the same and fair treatment. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
ADHD is difficult in any setting but for adults working at home due to the pandemic it can even be more distracting. The change of scenery and new distractions can lead a person with ADHD into a pitfall of uncompleted tasks. Knowing how to manage oneself while working at home can take time and can be difficult at first. It is important to be organized and find ways to stay on track.
The article, “If you have ADHD, here’s how to manage working from home” by Kristen Rogers looks at ways one can stay on track and learn to complete what needs done. She states,
“As some companies shifted to working from home, some adults with ADHD hit a wall. The transition has been challenging for many. But for some adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, the switch means they’re struggling to stay on top of things as well as they may have in the office.”
Learning new methods and coping strategies to minimize distractions and narrow focus on tasks is key and the suggestions listed in the above article can definitely help a person deal with the stress of working at home while dealing with ADHD. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
How much does ADHD and sleep problems have in common? It is true many with ADHD suffer from an inability to mindfully rest. This could also play a role during sleep. ADHD can cause problems that prevent the mind from resting. Instead, the mind races from one thought to the next. These issues can correspond with sleep issues. The sleep issues can also play big roles in the ADHD itself surprisingly. They tend to fuel each other.
The article, “How Much Do Sleep Problems Underlie ADHD Symptoms?” by Dr David Rettew looks closer at the inter relations of sleep deficit and ADHD. He states,
“The study has some important implications. While clinicians have long been aware that sleeping problems are quite common among those diagnosed with ADHD, the degree to which these difficulties are responsible for attention problems is often underappreciated. These data suggest that if we can help people with ADHD “just” sleep better, their symptoms might improve. ”
One of the biggest ways to combat ADHD is actually acceptance of the state of mind. Learning how the ADHD mind works and the best way to deal with issues that arise is important. What works best for an individual with coping strategies or ways to circumvent ADHD is important. Creating one’s own plan, own habits and own ways to counter balance ADHD is critical to success.
The article, “Why ADHD Self-Awareness is the Key to Effective Action, Change, and Progress for Each of Us” by Susan Laskey looks at how individuals can create their own way to counter balance ADHD. She states,
“So what unlocks real change and progress? Recognizing (not resisting) our ADHD differences — and embracing our true selves. The more we understand ourselves (self-awareness) and appreciate the way we are (self-acceptance), the easier it is to maximize our strengths and create workarounds where needed (the power of possibility and choice!).”
Please also review our ADHD Consulting Training and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. Qualified professionals can utilize this certification to help others cope and plan coping strategies to deal with ADHD.
Children with ADHD sometimes need medication but medication can hold a myriad of side effects as well as a life long dependency on a pill. Modifications and coping strategies can limit the need for medication or remove it. It may not be the first step but it can lead to improved outcomes over time and remove the need for medication.
The article, “The question of medication: Life modifications might be an option for children with ADHD” by Ed Condran looks at modifications for children in regards to ADHD. He states,
“There is no doubt some children need medication to quell their impulses and home them in on schoolwork, but why is it that comparable countries around the world have far fewer children on ADHD medication? What should parents do when they suspect their children’s lack of attention could be a problem in school? Before visiting a physician, parents should take a look at their child’s actions and environment. Examine their diet, activity and sleeping patterns. If a child is exhausted, it impacts their attention span”
Hence beyond coping strategies, there can be a variety of ways one can learn to reduce the behavior. To read the complete article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting program for professionals seeking certification. The program is online and independent study.
ADHD can cause mass spending. It can keep a person moving mentally into a spending spree where certain things are considered needed. The person keeps spending and cannot settle. This can cause a problem in a marriage, as well as for the budget of anyone. In quarantine and times of pandemic, this can also be difficult to curb ADHD tendencies to want to buy and order online.
The article, “How to Spend Less When the ADHD Brain Wants More, More, More” by Linda Roggli looks at how to train the brain to relax on the spending. She states,
“Without the structure of regular hours at a job or with the distraction of children who are home trying to e-learn, many of us have lost our ADHD compass. Strategies that once worked no longer do. When we are “floating,” our impulsivity goes wild. ”
Controlling urges and following steps can help reduce ADHD induced spending. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review our ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it meets your professional goals.
ADHD can make it difficult to plan ahead. Many who cope and suffer with ADHD face the uphill battle of dealing with planning problems. One of the issues surrounding this is the fact many with ADHD are constantly thinking about the past, present and future at once. This stifles any plan and cripples a person with ADHD from achieving goals.
The article, “Thinking About the Past, Present and Future With ADHD” by Neil Peterson discusses the issues that surround ADHD and planning for the future. He states,
“In many cases, I believe it’s fair to say that the past is a distraction. Thinking about the past some is important for processing our experiences, but thinking about the past too much interferes with making the most of what’s ahead of us.”
Hence one can see just a small portion of over focus on the past from ADHD. To read the entire article, please click here
Managing money, like many things, can become difficult with ADHD. ADHD can create an uncomfortable urge to continue to upgrade or add to something. It can make one unsettled. ADHD can hence become a major issue for adults who try to save money or spend more money.
The article, “Managing finances when you have ADHD” from MONEYSENSE reviews ways to better save money despite the ADHD urges. The article states,
“To break that down, we all have something called executive function: That’s a function of the brain that allows us to review and think about the decisions we are making, and create a strategy for seeing those decisions through. Now, people like me, who have ADHD—we don’t have as much control over that executive function. And what that looks like from the outside is impulsive and erratic behaviour, which can have financial consequences.”
ADHD can cause havoc with impulses and it is no wonder that financial issues can follow adults with ADHD. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review our ADHD Consulting training program. Qualified professionals will be able to help those with ADHD face everyday decisions. Please review and see if the program meets your academic and professional goals.
Good management tips especially for great employees who suffer with ADHD. If a great employee has ADHD, understanding it and helping him or her maximize their skills at work is key. Employers can institute certain practices to ensure ADHD minds understand situations and goals and give the tools to help them work well.
The article, “Six Tips For Helping Employees With ADHD Succeed In The Workplace” by Dawn Brown looks at ways to help those with ADHD in the workplace succeed. She writes,
“As a manager, your job is to keep your business running by ensuring all of your employees are getting their jobs done right. When you’re working hard to motivate and maintain momentum, you might find that the same approach you use with some employees doesn’t help support your employees who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD.”
Adult ADHD is a true reality for many. ADHD can get in the way of career and relationships. It is important for those with ADHD to know how to cope with it and have the professional help they need. With the proper guidance and coping skills, those with ADHD can live with relative ease and less stress.
The article, “I Have ADHD. Here Are 9 Productivity Tips That Really Help Me ” by Isabelle O’Carroll lists 9 ways others can learn to cope with ADHD. She states,
“You might find these tips more helpful than ever right now as most of us are dealing with some pretty big changes to our routines while we practice social distancing during the new coronavirus pandemic. Given our new day-to-day and work environments, it’s a great time to integrate some tips and tricks that can help you focus.”