Tag Archives: adhd

Take “Take Your Pills” With a Grain of Salt

In the first 30 seconds of the Netflix documentary Take Your Pills, we hear about the troubling physical effects of stimulant medication, followed quickly with credits featuring images of skulls and skeletons slowly sinking in an ever-growing avalanche of pills. This film is not a balanced look at stimulant medication, and at its core, this […]

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Want to Build a Habit? ‘How to ADHD’ Goes Back in Time to Help

Habit building is never easy. It requires persistence, resilience, and a whole lot of planning to do it right. And for some of us, that can be a lot to handle. Particularly those of us whose habit-building intentions tend to shift whenever we find something new to get excited about. (In case it’s unclear, I’m […]

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Game-Based ‘Project EVO’ May Soon Be Prescribed for ADHD

Most of us have stories about how video games helped us through difficult times. Studios have also made any number of games designed to help people with mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. But while players might find games like Flowy or Nevermind helpful anecdotally or in internal trials, they’re a long, expensive way from receiving […]

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How to ADHD’s Jessica McCabe Shares Her Story With TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe has built a successful YouTube business talking about her experiences with ADHD and giving advice, comfort and hope to hundreds of thousands of viewers and subscribers. But in a recent talk at TEDxBratislava, she explains just how challenging that process has been. Even with an early diagnosis, medication and family support, McCabe struggled […]

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Take Control of Your Time With These Scheduling Tips

Time management is a challenge for a lot of us. If you have ADHD, you’re probably dealing with a whole lot of executive function impairments that make time management a challenge — at best. Organization and time management can also be difficult for folks with autism spectrum disorder. When you’re depressed or dealing with chronic […]

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Don’t Miss Patrick Rothfuss and Travis McElroy’s Frank Chat About Mental Health

If you are a certain flavor of geek, this is going to be an absolute must-watch. Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle, and Travis McElroy, co-host of such beloved podcasts as Adventure Zone and My Brother, My Brother and Me, got together on Twitch with Thera, a friend who chooses to remain slightly anonymous, […]

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How Bullet Journals Can Be Great for Mental Health, ADHD and More

Looking for a way to keep on top of things while you head back to school or manage everyday life? In this video, How To ADHD’s Jessica McCabe breaks down the benefits of bullet journaling for ADHDers — and ADHDers aren’t alone in getting a lot of out the habit. Whether you’re aiming for fewer […]

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Dealing With ADHD? Here’s Why You May Want to Gamify Your Life

Everyone has trouble with intrinsic motivation once in a while — there’s always some task that needs doing that just isn’t inherently rewarding enough to feel worthwhile. For people with ADHD, intrinsic motivation can be a lot tougher, and it can be difficult to find external motivation all the time. Enter gamification. Jessica McCabe, whose […]

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The Toast Takes On Executive Function Disorder

The Toast is one of those rare sites that can make me laugh about almost anything: art history, feminism, linguistics and, blessedly, mental health issues. Yesterday The Toast published 42 Steps to Conquering Executive Function Disorder (in 68 Steps) by Leslie Kendall Dye. Stop me if this sounds familiar, or better yet, go read the […]

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