Brain Fog: A Look into the Different Causes and Solutions
This is part two of a two-part series on overcoming brain fog. Forget the name of your child’s teacher again? Stumped by what you actually need to buy at the grocery store because you left the list at home? If you suffer from brain fog, you know that it can touch almost every aspect of your life — it can lead to an inability to articulate your thoughts clearly and make your job, household chores and caring for your loved ones more difficult than ever before. While the phenomenon of a COVID-19-induced lack of clarity has recently shed a spotlight on the topic, there are a number of other causes, symptoms and cures for brain fog.
Celiac Disease Is Not A Gluten Allergy
One evening, when I was newly diagnosed, I was out for dinner and drinks with my team after a soccer game. I was just learning how to navigate a gluten-free (GF) diet at home, and very awkwardly figuring out how to eat in a restaurant without getting sick.
Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders
EDS stands for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is one of many hypermobility spectrum disorders. There are 13 different types of EDS. Most cases of EDS are rare, some of the more common types are hyper-mobile (hEDS), classic (cEDS), vascular (vEDS), and Kyphoscoliotic (kEDS).
Early bullying destroyed my ADHD child's self-esteem
L to R Satnam Flora Gurleen Flora and Surjit FloraVirdi. The earliest signs of my son's illness showed up when he was around seven years old. He skipped homework, failed to follow simple instructions and got caught up in all kinds of mischief. We started receiving notes from his teachers about the naughtiness and indiscipline.
Symptoms of ADHD can sometimes make it look like as if you have hearing problems
“Can you hear me now?” I think many of you remember this commercial from Verizon: their famous “Can You Hear Me Now?” campaign. Did You Know: “Can you hear me now?” is one of the most common & significant hallmarks of ADHD!
Benefits of Camping & the Outdoors for Neurodivergents
When we return from our multi-week camping trips, one of many, as part of our family tradition to spend most of our summers camping. We are tired, dirty, a little stinky… and happy.
Evidence shows the first step in getting a diagnosis of Adult ADHD and Anxiety is to take the ASRS and GAD test
Lots of research and data continue to show that the burden of having untreated ADHD in Adults is a huge health problem. Undiagnosed ADHD in adults is a huge problem. The main reason for this is: ADHD usually manifests as "Inattentive ADHD" in adults. As such, it remains undiagnosed by the doctor and the patient.
Body Doubling With ADHD
A productivity strategy described by many as helpful was actually…helpful!. I’ve frequently seen videos and posts about body doubling but hadn’t thought much of it. As an autistic introvert who prefers a quiet, solitary working environment, I figured it was something that might work for some but not for me.
Sleep Disorders in ADHD & Autism
March 14–20, 2022 is Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep disorders are extremely common in neurodiverse individuals, so I want to share specific information related to sleep issues in autism and ADHD. I am fortunate that I usually sleep well nowadays, but this comes after decades of insomnia and sleep issues.
Executive Functions in the Classroom
How teachers and school staff can support students with executive functioning difficulties. In my personal and professional experience, when we inform a teacher that a student in their class has ADHD, a learning disability — or any divergent neurotype — they often nod as though they understand and don’t ask specific questions about that student.
Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Anxiety
People with ADHD 50% more likely to have an anxiety disorder. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, is a common mental health disorder, along with anxiety. ADHD and anxiety are two different types of mental health disorders that can both influence one another.
Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs
In addition to being a female entrepreneur, I am also a neurodivergent female entrepreneur. On International women's day, I'd like to celebrate what makes us excel in business.
How undiagnosed ADHD can manifest in children
Daydreamers. Chatterboxes. Manipulators. Plenty of kids go through phases that drive their parents and teachers crazy, but when is the time to start thinking that there might be something atypical about their behavior? One important step is to listen to what your child’s teachers are saying since their experience at school is wildly different than home.
ADHD Education Report Card Reflection
An overview of how well Canadian provinces and territories are supporting students with ADHD. Today is the last day of Inclusive Education Month, and the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) has put out a policy paper entitled 2021 Report Card: ADHD in the School System. This paper a 10-year follow-up to a similar report the CADDAC shared in 2010.
Filing taxes, managing finances can feel overwhelming for those with ADHD
Living in the moment. Spontaneity. These positive traits associated with ADHD can be downright detrimental when it comes to something that’s front of mind for Americans this time of year: finances. As tax season is in full swing, we asked mental health experts who are well versed in ADHD, as well as financial planning experts, to tell us about some potential financial stumbling blocks for people with ADHD, and ways to help people keep focused on their finances.
ADHD And Autistic Assets
So much of the literature on ADHD and autism focuses on our deficits, painting us as “disordered”, pathologizing our very existence. Yes, neurodiverse people struggle, as do neurotypical people.
Can A Person Develop ADHD?
In a word: no. You are either born with ADHD or you’re not. However, it is very possible for symptoms to go unnoticed for a long period of time, making it feel like ADHD just sprung up out of nowhere.
Amen’s “7 Types of A.D.D.” Are B.S.
They’re nothing more than repackaging a condition in order to sell products. In my previous piece, ADHD Quackery, I railed against the harmful lies that so-called professionals are spreading in order to sell vulnerable people a quick fix or “cure” for what ails them. In this particular case, ADHD.
Since O.D.D. Doesn’t Exist…
Oppositional Defiant Disorder doesn’t exist, but children needing connection do. Quote by Dr. Laura Markham(image created by author) To fellow parents who have struggled, I see you. My son is an intense kiddo. He’s twice exceptional: gifted and neurodivergent (confirmed ADHD and anxiety, possibly also Autistic). We’ve certainly had our share of power struggles and challenging behaviours.
Hyperactivity at Night: How ADHD and Irregular Sleep Patterns are Related
Not getting a restful night's sleep? The signs of hyperactivity at night in children are often obvious and present as overall restlessness and ‘bouncing off the walls' -type behavior, but with adults they tend to be more subtle. It's also common for adult individuals with ADHD to suffer from hyperactivity before bed and subsequent sleep problems.