Adult ADHD Slideshows

Do you struggle with ADHD symptoms such as disorganization, lack of focus, and poor time management? Do you have trouble maintaining relationships? Use the slideshows below to help you regain control of your life, ADHD adults.
8 Dream Jobs for the Easily Bored and Consistently Creative
Success on the Job 18 slides
"We think on our feet, we're creative problem-solvers, and we multitask like crazy!" 8 dream jobs that harness the innate skills and strengths of ADHD minds. ... start slideshow
12 Things You Don't Know About Me and My ADHD
Healthy Minds & Bodies 14 slides
What's it like having ADHD? I feel like a master of illusion. I’ll convince you I've got everything under control, but beneath the surface I hide anxiety, depression, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy that even treatment can't erase. ... start slideshow
Can't Stop the (ADHD) Feeling!
Success on the Job 17 slides
"If you're a young person being called weird or different, I'm here to tell you that your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You will not." Why we love Justin Timberlake and these other celebrities with ADHD. ... start slideshow
21 Products That Will Change Your Life
Gadgets & Gizmos 21 slides
Get organized. Increase your productivity. Wake up on time. Focus! Here is a short list of ADHD-friendly products we swear by - not at. ... start slideshow
"OMG, So That's Why I Do That?!?"
Healthy Minds & Bodies 13 slides
"The ADHD world is curvilinear. Past, present, and future are never separate and distinct. Everything is now." And that can complicate everyday life, work, and relationships. Here, Dr. William Dodson explains the neurological workings of the ADHD mind. ... start slideshow
Quit It! The 10 Worst Jobs for Restless Minds and Creative Spirits
Success on the Job 13 slides
Tedious, repetitive work is like Kryptonite for ADHD brains. Throw in some senseless deadlines, mindless filing, and persistent distractions, and you've got a living, breathing "Office Space." 10 jobs to avoid at all costs. ... start slideshow
Insomnia Solutions In Your Back Pocket
Gadgets & Gizmos 9 slides
70 percent of adults with ADHD spend at least one hour trying to fall asleep each night. These mobile apps can help you slow a racing brain, stay asleep, and wake up on time. ... start slideshow
Your Emotional Riot — Or Why ADHD Makes You Feel So Much
Healthy Minds & Bodies 11 slides
The volatile (and sometimes destructive) emotions associated with ADHD can manifest as frustration, sensitivity, or tendency to depression. Here’s what you should know to control it. ... start slideshow
"What My Worst Days with ADHD Feel Like"
Life Stories 11 slides
On good days, my acting skills are worthy of an Oscar. But on bad days, my ADHD pushes me into a dark, quiet personal world that few know exists. Here are 10 circumstances in which I feel overwhelmingly lost, alone, or confused — and no one else has a clue. ... start slideshow
"What It Feels Like Living with Undiagnosed ADHD"
Life Stories 14 slides
"It took every ounce of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength to live my life - until I finally met someone who listened to my story." Do you recognize your story here? ... start slideshow
17 Things to Love About ADHD!
Life Stories 20 slides
Don't mistake your ADHD strengths for symptoms! They are unique traits and abilities that make you more creative, spontaneous, caring, and energetic than anyone you know. Here are a few of our favorites benefits of ADHD. ... start slideshow
"What Is Wrong With Me?" ADHD Truths I Wish I Knew As a Child
Life Stories 12 slides
I grew up feeling something was wrong with me — that I was lesser, or maybe broken. Now I know that what others misidentified as ‘wrong’ or ‘different’ was actually extraordinary — and that ADHD can be an incredible asset if appreciated. ... start slideshow
The ADHD-Dopamine Link: Why You Crave Sugar and Carbs
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
Mainstream weight-loss regimens don't work for us. ADHD brains crave dopamine, which sugar and carbs deliver in spades (or rolls, as the case may be). To get healthy, we first have to get wise — and crafty. Here's how to lose weight the ADHD way. ... start slideshow
The Honeymoon's Over. The Marriage Ain't.
Love and Friendships 14 slides
ADHD has soured many relationships — that is a fact. But separation is hardly a forgone conclusion. Here are 12 ways to mitigate the ADHD effect on marriage, and reconnect with your spouse. ... start slideshow
Finally, Apps That Build Productive Habits
Gadgets & Gizmos 12 slides
Some apps (Instagram, Facebook) suck your time into a black hole. Others (Listastic, 30/30, Evernote) can actually increase your productivity — a lot. Get busy downloading these time-management tools. ... start slideshow
All the Feelings, All the Time
Healthy Minds & Bodies 11 slides
ADHD seems to exacerbate and exaggerate everything — especially our senses. If you taste, smell, or hear in extremes, you're not alone. Here are common ADHD hypersensitivities — and expert recommendations for dialing them down. ... start slideshow
How Do You Know If You Have ADHD? Some Hysterical Hints
Life Stories 16 slides
"...You stop at the stop sign, and wait for it to turn green." It's funny because it's true. (And sad, and frustrating, and empowering...) Here, adults reflect on the many ways ADHD makes itself impossible to ignore. What were your early warning signs? ... start slideshow
Like a Personal Trainer for Your Brain
Gadgets & Gizmos 11 slides
What your brain does not need: more Candy Crush. What your brain does need: more apps like Lumosity and Elevate that build up stronger focus, longer memory, and more organized thoughts through practice and repetition. Check out these recommendations. ... start slideshow
"To Me, ADHD Feels Like..."
Life Stories 14 slides
"...Setting your car radio to 'scan' all of the stations. You hear clips of music and, before you can get into one particular song, it changes to the next station." ... start slideshow
ADHD in Exile: When the Shame of Living with a Disorder Is Worse Than the Disorder Itself
Healthy Minds & Bodies 14 slides
"For many people with ADHD, shame arises from the repeated failure to meet expectations from parents, teachers, friends, bosses, and the world." Here, Dr. William Dodson explains how to shed that emotional burden. Hint – don’t be afraid to ask for help. ... start slideshow
Life Is Too Short for Shame
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
Tired of feeling unworthy? Defective? Perpetually sorry? Some adults with ADHD feel weighted down by a lifetime of self-blame. Learn about where it comes from, why it's harmful, and how to set yourself free. ... start slideshow
"Suddenly, a Lifetime of Struggles Made Sense"
Healthy Minds & Bodies 20 slides
Lazy. Slow. Disorganized. Selfish. Too many adults spend their lives feeling defective, when really undiagnosed ADHD is to blame. Overlapping symptoms, persistent myths, and stigmas all make diagnosis difficult — here is what you need to know about ADD in adults. ... start slideshow
Your Never-To-Do List: How You're Wasting Time Every Single Day
Success on the Job 11 slides
Don't blame your kids, your job, or Instagram for stealing all of your precious hours. These bad habits are killing your productivity and stressing you out. How to stop wasting time. ... start slideshow
6 Breakfasts You Can't Afford to Skip
Healthy Minds & Bodies 9 slides
Repeat after me: Coffee is not breakfast. Studies show that people who eat a real breakfast high in protein and vitamins are better able to concentrate, control their weight, and resist afternoon cravings. Here, find quick and easy recipes that will ignite neurotransmitters, improve focus, and smooth out your mood from dawn to dusk. ... start slideshow
20 Inspired Gifts for Anyone with ADHD
Holidays & Travel 21 slides
Wait, the holidays are here again?! These gift ideas mix fun, function, and symptom control for people with ADHD. ... start slideshow
13 Clutter Hacks for the Easily Overwhelmed
The Organized Life 13 slides
Martha Stewart's organization guides are useless to you. What's more unrealistic? Neurotypical cleaning advice. They just don't work for adults with ADHD. For a down-to-Earth alternative, use these quick cleaning tips to restore order to your rooms and life. ... start slideshow
40 Little Life Hacks from ADHD Gurus
The Organized Life 10 slides
Run-of-the-mill organization strategies don't work. Our ADHD brains — and attention spans — need more creative, clever "organization hacks" to the problems of losing our keys, forgetting our bills, and missing appointments. Here they are. ... start slideshow
The Ultimate Room-by-Room Organization Guide
The Organized Life 14 slides
Tried-and-true organization tricks don't work for you. Why? You need a system designed for your ADHD mind. Efficiency is our battle cry in this room-by-room plan that nips common clutter magnets — like the dining room table or the hall closet — in the bud. ... start slideshow
10 Days to a Less Stressed You
The Organized Life 11 slides
Sometimes, small steps carry you the farthest. Try one of these simple mindfulness techniques to help you keep calm and reduce stress today — and another tomorrow. They'll add up quicker than you think. ... start slideshow
Are You Time Blind? 12 Ways to Use Every Hour Effectively
Managing Time & Money 15 slides
Staying aware of time and using it well — these are basic keys to success, whether you’re a fifth grader or the vice president of sales. But, as anyone with ADHD knows, it’s hard to realize when you're wasting time in the moment. Let these tips help you become more productive. ... start slideshow
15 ADHD-Friendly Apps That Make Great Gifts
Gadgets & Gizmos 16 slides
Smartphone apps are a great way to keep symptoms under control — and have a little fun while doing it. Check out our top picks for the adults with ADHD in your life, and suggest these downloads alongside an iTunes or Android gift card. ... start slideshow
The 15 Best ADHD Webinars of 2015
Healthy Minds & Bodies 17 slides
These webinars will challenge your ideas about ADHD — all while giving you the most up-to-date information on treatment, parenting, adult ADHD, and more. Listen to the winners for free anytime! ... start slideshow
9 Reasons I Waited So Long To Seek Help…
Life Stories 13 slides
…and the one moment that changed everything. ... start slideshow
ADHD Is Your Wave. Learn How to Ride It.
Success on the Job 10 slides
Peter Shankman is a Fortune 500 marketing consultant, best-selling author, and in-demand public speaker who credits his ADHD with supplying the energy and curiosity that’s made him a success. Here is how he learned to harness the mighty power of his ADHD and ride that energy to great things. ... start slideshow
The Way Forward After an ADHD Diagnosis
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
Relief. Sadness. Anger. Regret. All of these emotions — simultaneously colliding in your brain — are normal following an ADHD diagnosis in adulthood. So is feeling overwhelmed. This 11-step plan is designed to help you move forward one step at a time. ... start slideshow
6 Mistakes I Made with My Kids
Life Stories 10 slides
I grew up feeling like a failure. This feeling of worthlessness impacted everything in my life, including my ability to parent. I’ve learned how to be a better parent with time and practice, but these regrets will forever remind me of life’s greatest lessons. ... start slideshow
11 Things I Tell Myself When I’m Feeling Hopeless
Healthy Minds & Bodies 13 slides
‘Adulting’ is hard. Doing it with ADHD sometimes feels impossible. The trick is reminding yourself it’s not. Here are the self-affirmations I use to keep me moving forward despite the setbacks. ... start slideshow
9 Ways to Be a Better Dad
Healthy Minds & Bodies 14 slides
Some fathers with ADHD have anger problems. Others struggle to follow through or praise their kids. But we know plenty of creative, loving Dads who bring out the best in their kids. Here's how to follow their example. ... start slideshow
13 Blogs We Love by Adults with ADHD
Life Stories 13 slides
When you're living with ADHD, a little commiseration and understanding can go a long way toward making you feel less alone. To that end, here are 13 great blogs by people who share in the challenges, uncertainty, and joy of living with adult ADHD. ... start slideshow
33 Chaos-Busting Strategies for Anyone with ADHD
The Organized Life 14 slides
Get your life under control! Eliminate disorder by letting go of perfectionism, and using these organizational tips to guide your new start. ... start slideshow
Oh, I See You're Awake, Too
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
It's as if your brain switches into overdrive when the lights go out. In a flash, to-do list items, forgotten tasks, and brilliant ideas begin flooding your mind — all when you should be sleeping. Learn how to train your body and mind to settle down so you can finally rest. ... start slideshow
A Get-Things-Done Guide for the Overwhelmed and Overloaded
The Organized Life 12 slides
You can't hide from your to-do list forever. Use these 11 strategies for de-cluttering, managing paper, overcoming distractions, and getting things done. ... start slideshow
The ADHD Way to Save Money
Managing Time & Money 12 slides
Our step-by-step guide for managing your money contains simple strategies for devising a budget and sticking to it — during the holidays and all year long. ... start slideshow
19 Secrets to Earning Praise (and a Raise) at Work
Success on the Job 19 slides
Organization skills. Time management. Focus. Follow through. These are all workplace challenges for adults with ADD, but you've got plenty of strengths, too. Use these tips to let your superpowers shine on the job. ... start slideshow
"I'm Tired of Feeling Tired!" How to Solve Common Sleep Problems
Healthy Minds & Bodies 11 slides
Sleep difficulties -- falling asleep quickly, staying asleep consistently, and waking up on time -- often go hand-in-hand with adult ADD. Here are expert strategies for getting the rest your brain and body need. ... start slideshow
You Know You Have Adult ADHD When...(Part 2)
Life Stories 20 slides
Funny anecdotes adults shared about living with attention deficit disorder. Can you relate? ... start slideshow
The Best Habits of Thoughtful, Loyal Friends
Love and Friendships 12 slides
Do you pay enough attention to the relationships that matter most? ADHD or not, the answer is probably "well, um, not really." Use these strategies to make friendships more manageable, fulfilling, and sustainable for everyone. ... start slideshow
13 Secrets to Stress-Free ADHD Living
The Organized Life 15 slides
Tried-and-true tips for organizing your home, time, and personal life. ... start slideshow
Chronically Late? Adult ADHD Time Management Tips
Managing Time & Money 11 slides
Why ADHD adults are usually late and how to improve your time management skills so you'll be on time, every time. ... start slideshow
Take Action Against Distraction
The Organized Life 10 slides
Nine strategies for keeping your eye—and ADHD brain—on the ball. ... start slideshow
16 Sayings for ADHDers to Live and Laugh By
Life Stories 17 slides
Wise and funny words to help you reset and relax when you are overwhelmed. ... start slideshow
Build a Better Vacation: 10 ADHD-Friendly Travel Tips
Holidays & Travel 13 slides
"The passports should be in this bag!" "What confirmation code?" "Can we just turn around and go home?" Sound familiar? Vacations can be exhausting and stressful — especially if ADHD comes along. Make your time off more relaxing with these sure-fire vacation fixes. ... start slideshow
Strategies for Keeping Your ADD Brain Happy and Healthy
Healthy Minds & Bodies 13 slides
People with ADHD spend too much time “accentuating the negative,” says one ADD expert. Here are strategies to weed out the bad thoughts to make room for the positive ones. ... start slideshow
10 Productivity Tips for ADHD Adults
Managing Time & Money 12 slides
Use these tips to light a fire under your brain’s butt and (finally) get things done. ... start slideshow
Overwhelmed? 10 Ways to Quiet the Chaos
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
Has ADHD left you overwhelmed by distraction and chaos? Cultivating these habits of orderly thinking can help you regain control of your life. ... start slideshow
10 ADHD Quotes to Live By
Life Stories 12 slides
Be inspired by the stars! Here's what celebrities (and people like us!) have to say about living with attention deficit. ... start slideshow
ADHD and Addiction: The Truth About Substance Abuse
Healthy Minds & Bodies 17 slides
Substance abuse and addiction are real challenges for many ADHD adults who struggle with their symptoms and with feelings of shame or social stigma. Read on to learn why the risks of abuse are elevated, how to avoid addiction, and what treatment plans work best. ... start slideshow
How to Get Accommodations at Work
Success on the Job 13 slides
ADHD symptoms making work difficult? Here is your road map to getting accommodations on the job. Use these strategies to become the ultimate ADHD self-advocate. ... start slideshow
Don't Let Grocery Shopping Spoil Your Saturday!
Managing Time & Money 13 slides
Hate to shop? Adults with ADHD struggle with impulse buys, saving money, and getting in and out of the store quickly. Try these tips to survive the trip and eliminate grocery stress. ... start slideshow
13 Tools for Quick, Stress-Free Decisions
Healthy Minds & Bodies 16 slides
ADHDers have a tough time making up their mind on things big and small. Here are some great strategies for helping you think clearly and choose wisely. ... start slideshow
ADHD-Friendly Ways to Save Money and Live Better
Managing Time & Money 17 slides
Easy ways for adults with ADHD to cut expenses, save cash, and breathe easier. ... start slideshow
Keys to Academic Success for ADHD College Students
College & Young Adults 14 slides
Learning how to get organized, study hard, and stay ahead academically is as essential as reading Shakespeare for ADHD college students. ... start slideshow
There's No Cure for Bad Therapy
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
The wrong therapist can do far more harm than good for an adult with ADHD. Here are 10 archetypes — from the Disciplinarian to the Drug Pusher to the Blame Gamer — that aren't worth your time or money. ... start slideshow
The Real Whirled: 8 Essential Life Skills for ADHD Teens
College & Young Adults 15 slides
Every age is an adventure with ADHD, but teens and young adults aged 16 - 24 are facing a particularly big challenge in managing and fitting in to the real world. Read these tips for managing the transition from teen to twenty-something. ... start slideshow
The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting Things Done
Success on the Job 11 slides
Do you put off starting important projects until it becomes painful? Whether you're terrified of letting someone down or you just can't get your thoughts in order, here are straightforward strategies to help ADHD adults start — and finish — even the toughest projects. ... start slideshow
8 Reasons Adult ADD Is So Often Misdiagnosed
Healthy Minds & Bodies 10 slides
Our expert explains why adult ADHD is often mistaken for another condition or ignored altogether, and the best ways to move forward after a diagnosis. ... start slideshow
14 Rituals for Better Focus at Work
Success on the Job 16 slides
We asked ADDitude readers how they stay focused at work. Here are some of our favorite attention hacks that really work! ... start slideshow
How to Harness Your Hyperfocus
Healthy Minds & Bodies 10 slides
What is hyperfocus? ADHDers' natural ability to block out all distractions and concentrate fully on a task until it's done. Follow these expert tips for tapping into the benefits of hyperfocus and getting more done with adult ADHD. ... start slideshow
Secrets to Stress-Free Dinner Planning
Managing Time & Money 9 slides
Meds are wearing off. Homework battles have begun. Tummies are grumbling. And you're exhausted. The lead up to dinner is never relaxing, but these expert tips should help parents get food on the table fast — and without meltdowns! ... start slideshow
13 Steps to Make It On Your Own in College
College & Young Adults 13 slides
You are heading out of your parents' house to start your college career. Make sure you are college-ready by tapping into these strategies and tips. ... start slideshow
The ADHD Mom’s Guide to Stress-Free Living
The Organized Life 11 slides
Some say being a mom is the most important job in the world. With ADHD—yours or your child's—it's also one of the toughest! Make it a little easier with these tips to relieve the stress. ... start slideshow
10 Ways to Simplify Your Kitchen
The Organized Life 12 slides
Keep your kitchen clean, organized, and clutter-free with these 10 easy tips from ADDitude. ... start slideshow
12 Amazing ADHD Superpowers
Life Stories 14 slides
Faster than a speeding bike! More creative than Picasso! Able to leap stereotypes in a single bound! We asked our readers what superpowers made them or their kids a notch above the rest. Here are some of our favorite answers. ... start slideshow
Indispensable ADHD Tools
Gadgets & Gizmos 11 slides
From smartphone apps to good old-fashioned pen and paper, ADDitude readers recommend the tools that best help them manage adult ADHD. ... start slideshow
ADHD Holiday Survival Guide
Holidays & Travel 10 slides
10 tips to help you enjoy the holiday season and start the new year energized, refreshed, and happy. ... start slideshow
10 Toxic Beliefs That Are Holding You Back
Healthy Minds & Bodies 12 slides
Learn to shut down these 10 common poisonous thoughts — and break the cycle of negativity. ... start slideshow
15 Quotes to Help You Survive a Bad Day
Healthy Minds & Bodies 17 slides
You're late. The car won't start. You left the dry cleaning behind, again. It's just one of those days, when everything feels like it's going wrong. But sometimes 'bad' is just a frame of mind, which can be helped with a little inspiration and perspective. ... start slideshow
Your Own Worst Enemy: Silencing Negative Self Talk
Healthy Minds & Bodies 8 slides
Inner voices. We all have at least one. And if you have ADHD, you know that voice can be a real jerk sometimes. Scientific research confirms that transforming negative self-talk into positive self-talk can improve performance and happiness. Here’s how to do it. ... start slideshow
10 Tips for Making Friends
Love and Friendships 11 slides
Friendship costs nothing but time and attention, and it gives just about everything that matters in life. These suggestions will help you make—and keep—friends. ... start slideshow
Don't Panic! How to Control Stress Before It Controls You
Managing Time & Money 11 slides
You know the feeling. You finally resolve to clean out that closet, and suddenly you're so overwhelmed you just.can't.start. These strategies can help fend off that paralyzing stress and help you get more done. ... start slideshow
You're Wasting Time. These Apps Can Help.
Managing Time & Money 9 slides
You know what needs to get done. But on the path from Point A to Point B, so many distractions and diversions slow you down or steal your attention altogether. It's maddening. So how can you more efficiently tackle each day's to-do list? These mobile apps can help! ... start slideshow
The Civil War Inside My Brain
Life Stories 13 slides
ADHD is a perplexing, frustrating, and disruptive condition still too often questioned and misunderstood. We are smart, people say. We just need to try harder, or get organized, or stop procrastinating. If only it were that easy. Here's the truth about why we can't always do what is good for us. ... start slideshow
How to Finish What You Started
Managing Time & Money 13 slides
ADHD coach Beth Main explains why it's so hard to stay on task, and how to master time management with a daily plan that's neither daunting nor stressful. ... start slideshow
13 Coping Skills You Haven't Mastered — Yet
Managing Time & Money 15 slides
You will never love meetings. Or grocery shopping. Or alarm clocks. Accept these ADHD truths to be self-evident, and get on with living by following these practical rules for life. ... start slideshow
Weight Botchers: Is ADHD to Blame for Your Failed Diets?
Healthy Minds & Bodies 17 slides
Sugar and carbs stimulate production of the neurotransmitter dopamine that ADHD brains lack and crave. This, paired with our poor sleep, impulse control, and long-term planning skills, makes dieting a formidable challenge. We get that. So here are weight-loss tips designed specifically for adults with ADHD. ... start slideshow