From Additude: The more we “see” the ADHD brain with neuroimaging, the more we understand how it works. Read this in-depth analysis to learn about the latest discoveries and the most current research on the ADHD brain.
From ADDitude: Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment.
From Additude: New research suggests that ADHD comprises several meaningful subgroups — each one tied to a weak connection in the brain’s neural networks. Here, Joel Nigg, Ph.D. maps the regions of the brain that control attention, impulsivity, and emotion, and explains why scientists are studying the “white matter” connections between these circuits.
From ADDitude: Researchers have ignored the emotional component of ADHD because it can't be measured. Yet emotional disruptions are the most impairing aspects of the condition at any age. Powerful insights into rejection-sensitive dysphoria.
From Science of Us: Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you’re “in the zone”: You’re feeling empowered, productive, and engaged. Psychologists might call this flow, the experience of zeroing in so closely on some activity that you lose yourself in it. And this immersive state, as it turns out, also happens to be something that some adults with ADHD commonly experience.
From Edward Hallowell: ADHDers find it hard to control their emotions and moods. If we don’t understand how our emotions affect our lives, and we don’t have ways to rein them in, our days can turn into a roller-coaster ride. We all need to be aware of our emotional triggers — and develop strategies to avoid pulling them — so that we can stay on an even keel.
From ADDitude: Six artists, thinkers, and entrepreneurs with attention deficit share their personal stories of taking the road less traveled to find their niche — and success.
From NY Times: Recent neuroscience research shows that people with A.D.H.D. are actually hard-wired for novelty-seeking — a trait that had, until relatively recently, a distinct evolutionary advantage. Compared with the rest of us, they have sluggish and underfed brain reward circuits, so much of everyday life feels routine and understimulating.
To compensate, they are drawn to new and exciting experiences and get famously impatient and restless with the regimented structure that characterizes our modern world. In short, people with A.D.H.D. may not have a disease, so much as a set of behavioral traits that don’t match the expectations of our contemporary culture.