10 ADHD Rules for Guarding Your Precious Time

Good time management isn’t about choosing a magic app. It’s about understanding ADHD behaviors, like inattention and impulsivity. Managing our time well requires replacing some of our behaviors with healthier habits and routines. Here are my 10 best time-management tips. 1. Learn how and when to say “no.” Saying “no,” when you are used to saying “yes” …

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Dealing with ADHD: What You Need To Know

This disorder often begins between ages 3 and 6, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). And it’s not just a childhood disease. ADHD may continue through the teenage years and into adulthood. There are three types of ADHD: Inattentive (trouble focusing, following instructions, and finishing tasks) Hyperactive-impulsive (constantly on the go, talking …

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4 Movies About Mental Illness

Numerous studies suggest that the majority of mental illness cases are never actually diagnosed. Whether you think you have a mental illness or not; don’t be afraid of mental illness- be informed. Awareness is the enemy of stigma! These four movies portray a glimpse of what it may be like to experience mental illness. Schizophrenia: A …

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Celebrity Series Part 4: Simone Biles

Simone Biles, the superstar Olympic gymnast, has emerged from a hacking scandal as a new kind of champion; a champion for those with ADHD.

A group of Russian hackers publicly posted health information about U.S. athletes, including Simone Bile’s record of a positive test for the banned substance methylphenidate, known more commonly as Ritalin. Biles filed all the appropriate paperwork and was approved for a therapeutic-use exemption for the drug for her ADHD, so she didn’t actually break any drug-testing regulations. While publishing confidential medical information is a huge violation of privacy, Biles responded to the attack that was meant to weaken and invalidate her full of strength and free of shame.

In a tweet Biles said, “Having ADHD, and taking medicine for it is nothing to be ashamed of”.

In the midst of this scandal, Biles has become a role model for ADHD kids. She proudly declared her ADHD diagnosis, showing kids that ADHD is nothing to hide and doesn’t have to limit their dreams. Her success completely disproves the common misconceptions that people with ADHD are lazy and incompetent.

While common symptoms of ADHD include difficulty focusing, following instructions, and planning ahead, Biles has showed that with proper management and treatment, these ADHD symptoms can be cleared off of the road to success. Preparing for the Olympics requires incredible physical, even more so, mental strength. Biles demonstrated laser focus, an ability to follow her coach’s directions, and a dedication to preparing for the future in her long quest to Olympic gold. The fact that Simone Biles worked her way to the tippity top of the gymnastics world with an ADHD diagnosis shows that there’s no limit to what people with ADHD can achieve!


Do you or a loved one live with ADHD? Contact Segal Institute at 1-877-SEGAL-88 to see if you may qualify for a clinical research study OR click here to request a pre-screen!

Sources: DailyDot, NBC News, Bustle

3 Rio Olympians Who Have Overcome Mental Health Struggles

For a few weeks every 2 years, the world’s elite athletes gather under the spotlight and are scrutinized for their physical feats. We marvel at their speed, stamina, and skill. For these three Olympic champions who have overcome mental health issues, their mental strength might be even more impressive than their physical abilities- and that’s …

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ADHD and Warning Signs

Have you noticed changes in your behavior? If you have been experiencing inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity for the past six months, then you may have ADHD. Here are some warning signs that could indicate the status of your condition: Having difficulty engaging in leisure activities quietly. Excessive talking Appearing to be “on the go” all …

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Parenting ADHD

If your child is living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may be concerned about how you can help them manage their symptoms and be more comfortable on a daily basis. Luckily for you there are a ton of things you can do to help them. Here are some things you need to know …

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A Checklist for a Girl’s ADHD Symptoms

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is experienced differently in girls than boys. Girls experience ADHD more internally, compared to boys. Here is a checklist by Psychologist Kathleen Nadeau for girls who may think they have ADHD. It should be filled out by the girl it is for and not her parent or teacher. Only she will …

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