The ADHD brain is an Innovator Brain, according to Carol Gignoux, author of Your Innovator Brain: The Truth About ADHD.Carol is an evangelist for shedding the stigma of ADHD to help people with ADHD feel freer and more in control of their lives.
The following notes are from an interview with Carol Gignoux by Laurie Dupar, of Coaching for ADHD, during the virtual 2017 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit.
We use this website to share what we learn about ADHD as it relates to productivity, relationships, health and fitness, and awareness of ADHD itself. We hope that what we learn can help other people with ADHD. When we learn new strategies, we will pass them on. We want to hear other peoples’ stories and strategies, too, on Adult ADHD Unplugged.
Below you will find information about ADHD and productivity, ADHD and relationships, ADHD and health and fitness, and ADHD itself. In several sections below there are links to more detailed information on this website or elsewhere. The number of links will increase in time.
First, we’ll answer some of the common questions and concerns about ADHD.
What is Adult ADHD?
Adult ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurochemical condition. ADHD impairs the brain’s executive functions, including decision-making, memory, judgment, and organization. While there is no cure for Adult ADHD, it is the most treatable mental health condition.
What happens when you’re diagnosed with ADHD? Many people seek experts for advice, peruse libraries and bookstores for that one book with all the answers, or get lost deep in the web searching for more information. For most people, the results of their searching leave them wanting more.
If you’re still looking for more information about ADHD and want to understand the condition and yourself better, maybe you could consider attending the upcoming 2017 ADHD Conference.
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ) created the 2017 International ADHD Conference.
This event is your opportunity to connect with hundreds of other people just like you who are living with ADHD, discover the latest in ADHD treatments, advancements, research, and network with leaders, top professionals, and organizations in ADHD.
Have you been in conversations with people who frequently interrupt others when they’re speaking? Or people who seem distracted and appear to be thinking about other things while you’re talking. That kind of behavior can be irritating and seem downright rude, but there may be a very good explanation. These scenarios are typical of conversations with ADHD Adults.
People without ADHD often perceive those with ADHD as fidgety and distracted, chasing every squirrel or shiny new thing they see. There are elements of truth in that common view of people with ADHD, but the reality is much more subtle and complex.
Read on if you want to know why people with Adult ADHD may find conversations stressful and how you can help them.