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Coming Into Focus – the rise of ADHD diagnoses among adult women

Source: HarpersBazaar.comReporter: By Carla Ciccone This feeling of not quite knowing how to perform adult life was familiar, but combined with the guilt inherent to motherhood, it became unbearable. But women aren’t suddenly waking up with a neurological disorder. It’s likely been there all along, masquerading as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, “she’s difficult,” “she’s an …

A Letter to My Younger Self: Reflections on ADHD

Source: additudemag.com, April 14, 2022Reporter: Joanna Moorhead Be honest: Have you ever dreamed of inventing a time-travel machine explicitly to go back and undo particularly cringe-worthy or heart-breaking events of your past? You’d never forget your brother’s beloved Pokémon cards at sleepaway camp, spill marinara on your prom dress, or impulsively spread a rumor about …

‘A lot fell into place’: the adults who discovered they were autistic – after their child was diagnosed

Source: the Guardian, Dec. 16, 2021Reporter: Joanna Moorhead “An unexpected result of the greater number of children being diagnosed has been that many parents have discovered that they are autistic, too, often by figuring it out for themselves. . . There are no exact figures, says Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of Cambridge University, Britain’s leading academic …

Managing A.D.H.D. Is Hard. These Coaches Want to Help.

Source: New York Times, Oct. 22, 2021Reporter: Christina Caron “A.D.H.D. coaching is considered an emerging field, although the profession is becoming more widely known. Interviews with coaches and clients, and a number of studies assessing college students, suggest that it can help manage A.D.H.D. symptoms like inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, while improving executive functioning skills …

This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap

Authors: Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge This synchronized global increase in teenage loneliness suggests a global cause, and the timing is right for smartphones and social media to be major contributors. But couldn’t the timing just be coincidental? To test our hypothesis, we sought data on many global trends that might have an impact …

The Happiness Lab

“Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale — the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history — Laurie will take you through the …

Recommended Reading

Here are some books I recommend for young adults and adults. These are available as ebooks, print, and audio.