Scientists like Russell Barkley PhD noticed that executive functioning was impacted significantly in adults with ADHD. So much so that he wanted to change the name from ADHD to EFDD or Executive Functioning Deficit Disorder (EFDD).
Executive dysfunction refers to difficulties in the cognitive processes – executive functioning skills – that are responsible for goal-setting, planning, organizing, initiating tasks, and self-monitoring, commonly observed in conditions like ADHD, and it can significantly impact daily functioning and task execution.
Autistic burnout is a real challenge faced by many kids and adults on the autism spectrum, including both children and adults. It’s a state of exhaustion—feeling completely drained physically, emotionally, and mentally—triggered by overwhelming environmental demands. Autistic burnout often leads to a shutdown state, which can be hard to come back from. The Sachs Center
If you or a loved one has recently received an Autism diagnosis, you may feel a mix of emotions. Many of our clients feel a sense of relief after being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), feeling like they finally know a deeper truth about themselves. Their new diagnosis explains so much about their lives
Monotropism is a term that has gained attention in recent years, particularly in the autism community. But what exactly is monotropism, and why is it important to understand? In this article, we’ll explore the definition of monotropism, its connection to autism, and how it can provide a unique perspective on the world. What is Monotropism?
Neuroimaging studies show that a person’s amygdala, a part of the brain responsible for emotional memories, is associated with social anxiety disorders. Lifestyle treatments and alternative therapies for individuals with autism can help manage anxiety symptoms. However, learning the causes and triggers of a person’s anxious behavior is crucial in prescribing appropriate treatment plans for
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a condition that often affects kids. This condition causes them to become hyperactive, compulsive, and inattentive. Sadly, this condition also affects older adults. A study about ADHD in adults found that 4.4% of older adults have ADHD. Secondly, the majority of seniors who have ADHD are sometimes diagnosed with
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based disorder that is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. People with ADHD often report having problems with time management, emotional regulation, organization, activation or getting started, and self-control. They may also show a persistent pattern of inattention or not being able to complete
Are you the type who sits down at your computer at 10:30 p.m. to start surfing the Web? Do you decide to engage in a massive spring cleaning right before bed? Have you claimed to be a night owl who just gets started when the sun goes down? These are all common traits for adults
How ADHD Wires the Brain for Addiction There are several ways in which the brains of those with ADHD differ from neurotypical brains, and some of these differences place people with this disorder at higher risk for addiction. One structural difference lies in the thalamus, an area of the brain that helps with impulse control
Which methods help you control ADHD other than medication? Having a kid with ADHD can be difficult. What’s more, some prefer not to start their kids on medication while they do not know of the expected alternatives. Overcoming ADHD without medication is increasingly becoming a choice for most parents and guardians with growing concerns on
My child has ADHD, how do I help? Children who are diagnosed with ADHD are eligible to receive accommodations in the classroom setting. Simply put, accommodations are implemented to remove the barriers which are preventing these children from learning and performing to the best of their ability. ADHD can drastically inhibit a child’s ability
Do you know how to improve yourself? Making changes can be very difficult and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. We struggle, we have setbacks, we stand up and fall again. Finally, something clicks and the change we want begins to manifest. It’s almost like the universe has finally opened up to us and allowed us
The Sachs Center offers neuropsychological testing for accommodations in school and for extended time on standardized tests (SAT, ACT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, USMLE) in NYC and Miami. If you have a documented history of ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression or a learning disability, you may be able to gain extra time on these tests. Dr.
Everyone gets angry. In the appropriate situations, anger can even be a healthy emotion. Some people, however, have a hard time controlling their anger. We see this a lot with ADD in adults. It’s not just anger. ADD in adults is associated with difficulty controlling a range of emotions – from anger and anxiety to
Parents of Children with ADHD Parents of children with ADHD are said to experience more stress related to parenting than parents of children without this disorder. In general, having children (especially multiple little ones) can be challenging for parents trying to work, keep the household together and find time for themselves. Parents of children with
Myth: ADHD only exists in childhood… There is a common misperception that ADHD is only a “childhood” disorder. ADHD can be diagnosed in children as young as four years old and is typically diagnosed in childhood. A person usually develops ADHD in this younger age and parents and teachers look out for children who exhibit