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The Attention Deficit Disorder Gift List
What are the "gifts" of Attention Deficit Disorder? Each of us has a different definition of what we consider as a gift. In the Attention Deficit Forum at BellaOnline, we generated a list of some of the "gifts" of ADD. The result is an often quirky list of traits that can enrich our lives.
Stimulants Help Delay Rewards with ADD
Parents and teachers know that a potent reward can help a child with Attention Deficit Disorder to have better focus. Adults with ADD often learn to reward themselves to help focus. A study suggests that methylphenidate might help people with ADD to delay small, immediate rewards for larger ones.
Why Some People Outgrow ADD
A widely held belief was that children grow out of their ADD. Some physicians still believe this. Is this speculation really true? New research is showing that not everybody grows out of Attention Deficit Disorder. Whether a person does or not might depend on the thickness of their brain's cortex.
ADD and Creating Great Holidays
How do you create a great holiday? Start with having the whole family work on the plan together. Then, put your creative ideas into action!
Brain Wave Research and ADD Subtypes
Recent research completed at UC Davis has implications for diagnosing and treating the subtypes of Attention Deficit Disorder. What did the researchers find out about the alpha and beta waves of adolescents with ADD?
Coloring to Focus with ADD
If you are struggling to focus on task-related thoughts, how can you deal with your needs? When you are stressed out because ideas for that next project won't come to you, what can you do? Get in touch with your inner child! Locate a coloring page and art supplies, and then find your focus.
Parenting a Newborn When You Have ADD
Caring for a newborn is a demanding job that seems to have no end. You cannot just say, “I don’t feel like doing this today.” Your hormones are raging, and you never get enough sleep. That can cause your negative symptoms of ADD to go wild. How can you effectively care for your little baby?
Fidgets Help People with ADD to Focus
As a child, were you told not to fidget? What is a fidget anyway? How does fidgeting relate to Attention Deficit Disorder? Does fidgeting serve a purpose for people with Attention Deficit Disorder? Research suggests that it does!
Essential Resources to Help Adults with ADD
Research shows that people with ADD/ADHD are creative problem solvers, which is good when you have a tough problem to solve. However, they often need support finding solutions that can help with the problematic parts of ADD. Here are some resources to help smooth life's journey for adults with ADD.
Unwrapping the Gifts of ADD
Many articles discuss people "suffering" with ADD. What about the celebrities who owe their success, at least in part, to the "gifts" of ADD? Which of these "gifts of ADD" helped to drive their rise to the top?
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