Attention Deficit Slideshows

What Inattentive ADHD Looks Like In the (Not So) Wild
Diagnosing ADD 17 slides
Inattentive ADHD can be mistaken for anxiety or depression in adults. In children, it may resemble a learning disorder. Here, we take an in-depth look at inattentive vs. hyperactive symptoms, so you get the right diagnosis. ... start slideshow
Your Executive Functions Are Weak. Here's Why.
Related & Comorbid Conditions 16 slides
ADHD and Executive Function Disorder (EFD) are tightly linked, but far from synonymous. They both make it exceedingly difficult to complete tasks and stay organized, but EFD impacts nearly all goal-directed behavior. How to tell the difference — and get it under control. ... start slideshow
How Sensory Processing Disorder Looks A Lot Like ADHD
Diagnosing Children 21 slides
Sensory Processing Disorder is not just about itchy tags. It is a complex and multi-faceted condition that is often mistaken for ADHD, anxiety, and other conditions. A must-read for parents by the author of "The Out-of-Sync Child." ... start slideshow
Exaggerated Emotions: How and Why ADHD Triggers Intense Feelings
ADD Basics 14 slides
"Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion." Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense emotions. ... start slideshow
When It's More Than ADHD
Related & Comorbid Conditions 11 slides
If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, odds are you also exhibit symptoms of anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder, or one of these other 7 overlapping, linked conditions. What you need to know. ... start slideshow
You're Not Shy or Stuck Up. You Have Social Anxiety Disorder.
Anxiety & Depression 9 slides
Social anxiety is not shyness. Social anxiety is not a personality trait. Social Anxiety Disorder is not uncommon in adults with ADHD — but it is commonly misunderstood. Here, learn the myths and facts here. ... start slideshow
Anxiety in Children
Diagnosing Children 9 slides
When children feel anxious much of the time, or when their anxiety is disproportionate to the situation, there may be a bigger problem. Here's how to help children with anxiety. ... start slideshow
Is It Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD?
Diagnosing Children 12 slides
Are your child's symptoms related to ADHD or Asperger's syndrome? Learn more about the warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of Asperger's syndrome. ... start slideshow
Is it ADHD or AGE?
Diagnosing ADD 11 slides
Your brain is foggy. You’re forgetful. You just feel mentally slower. Are these signs of normal aging, or something more? How to assess and cope with ADHD in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. ... start slideshow
ADD vs. ADHD: What's the Difference?
Diagnosing ADD 8 slides
"You can't have ADHD... you're not hyper!" It's one of the most common misconceptions about attention deficit HYPERACTIVITY disorder. The truth is, you can have the condition even if you're not loud, impulsive, or bouncing off the walls. ... start slideshow
Sensory Processing Disorder 101
Diagnosing Children 9 slides
Everything you need to know about Sensory Processing Disorder — from the definition and symptoms, to diagnosis and treatment. ... start slideshow
The Odd Couple, Indeed: OCD and ADHD In Contrast
Related & Comorbid Conditions 10 slides
Jack Nicholson in "As Good As It Gets" or Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Aviator" — for too many people, these extreme examples epitomize OCD. But the reality is that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is seldom so easy to recognize and distinguish from other conditions like ADHD. Here are key distinctions. ... start slideshow
The Gender Gap: Girls and Women with ADHD
Women & ADD 12 slides
Girls are being diagnosed with ADHD much later than boys, if they’re diagnosed at all. Here’s all you need to know about ADHD in women, so you – or your daughter – don’t slip through the cracks. ... start slideshow
Just Got Diagnosed? Read These Essential ADHD Books
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
Everyone has an opinion and some advice — solicited or, more likely, not — about your new ADHD diagnosis. For the most part, you get what you pay for. So ignore the chatter and instead read these 10 books — our favorite all-around resources for understanding and managing adult ADHD. ... start slideshow
Is It Depression or ADHD?
Anxiety & Depression 10 slides
Roughly one quarter of all ADHD adults also suffer symptoms of depression. Here's what you need to know about recognizing symptoms, assessing treatment options, and reclaiming your health and happiness. ... start slideshow
6 Types of Anxiety — And How to Treat Each One
Anxiety & Depression 14 slides
Feeling anxious? Scared? Exceedingly nervous? Anxiety comes in different forms — check out this list to understand the many ways anxiety can affect us. ... start slideshow
10 Supportive Responses to a Loved One's ADHD Diagnosis
Diagnosing ADD 14 slides
How should you NOT respond when someone reveals a life-changing diagnosis? That's easy — with judgment, doubt, or blame. Here, our experts and readers recommend more supportive and productive ways to react when a loved one reveals their ADHD. ... start slideshow
Understanding Attention Deficit: The New ADHD
ADD Basics 16 slides
What's new about ADHD? A lot, according to Yale professor Thomas Brown, Ph.D. You'll think differently about the condition once you get all the facts. ... start slideshow
Your AAA Guidebook: ADHD, Anxiety, and/or ASD
Related & Comorbid Conditions 16 slides
It can be hard – if not impossible – to tell where ADHD ends, and where autism or anxiety begins. Even more difficult? Figuring out how to help. Start here. ... start slideshow
The Truth About Learning Disabilities: Myths, Signs, Solutions
Diagnosing LD 13 slides
Could your child have a learning disability? Get expert advice on identifying and managing learning disabilities to prepare your LD child for a lifetime of success. ... start slideshow
So, You Think You Have Adult ADD. Now What?
Diagnosing ADD 10 slides
ADHD is for little boys who skateboard blindfolded down banisters, right? Wrong. The demographic with the greatest increase in new ADHD diagnoses is middle-aged women — largely parents who experience an “Aha!” moment after their child is diagnosed. If you suspect that your struggles trace back to attention deficit disorder, here is your game plan! ... start slideshow
Is It a Mood Disorder? Recognizing and Treating Depression
Anxiety & Depression 9 slides
Everything you need to know about mood disorders like depression, including symptoms, treatment options, and more. ... start slideshow
12 Everyday Anxiety Solutions
Anxiety & Depression 14 slides
For some of us, anxiety is a constant companion to ADHD. We feel it at the grocery store, in meetings, and sometimes all night long. But that doesn’t mean we need to let it dominate us. Reclaim control of your mental and emotional health with these simple, everyday practices for relieving anxiety. ... start slideshow
10 Things I Wish I Knew When My Child Was Diagnosed
Diagnosing Children 12 slides
"If I knew then what I know now..." When our kids are first diagnosed, there's lots of relief, fear, confusion, and learning ahead — for them and for us. We asked parents what they wish they'd known when they first received the ADHD diagnosis. Here's what they shared. ... start slideshow
10 Biggest Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder
Related & Comorbid Conditions 11 slides
Separate fact from fiction by checking out these 10 common myths about bipolar disorder. ... start slideshow
Sister. Wife. Mother. ADD Adult.
Women & ADD 12 slides
Grown women don't have ADD, do they?!? Oh, yes. In fact, mothers are the fastest growing population of newly diagnosed ADHDers. In other words, you are not alone — in your conflicting emotions, your healing, or your chance at a new start. We are here to help. ... start slideshow
Learning Disabilities: Myths and Realities
Diagnosing LD 12 slides
Think you know the facts about learning disabilities? Read on to learn about common myths — and truths — surrounding LD. ... start slideshow
Tic Disorder: Myths and Realities
Related & Comorbid Conditions 12 slides
Think you know about tics? Read on to learn about — and bust — common myths about this condition. ... start slideshow
10 Commonly Misdiagnosed ADHD Symptoms
Diagnosing ADD 12 slides
ADHD shares symptoms with a dozen other disorders, which means doctors — even those who specialize in ADHD — can make diagnosis mistakes. Educate yourself on these commonly misdiagnosed symptoms to get a clearer picture and more appropriate treatment. ... start slideshow
So, You Think You Have Adult ADD. Now What?
Diagnosing ADD 11 slides
ADHD is for little boys who skateboard blindfolded down banisters, right? Wrong. The demographic with the greatest increase in new ADHD diagnoses is middle-aged women — largely parents who experience an “Aha!” moment when their child is diagnosed. If you suspect that your struggles trace back to attention deficit disorder, here is your game plan! ... start slideshow
Myths and Realities About Language Disorders
Related & Comorbid Conditions 12 slides
Language disorders are commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed — in both children and adults. Read on to learn about common misconceptions, and the truth behind each one. ... start slideshow