Why Do People with ADHD Constantly Underachieve?

January 23, 2013 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Kids and adults with ADHD have busy minds and are constantly moving, but they seem to get so little done. In any given day, they can give a list of dozens of tasks they haven’t accomplished, and have a hard time name the things they did get done. It’s a constant source of anxiety for them. Many who have ADHD frequently face the judgments and criticisms of teachers, bosses, and family members for seeming irresponsible and lazy. So how can they overcome this?

Seeking a holistic treatment for ADHD is a great first step, but it would also be helpful to understand what causes this under-performance. This can all go down to the effects caused by ADHD symptoms, and how they impact day-to-day functioning:


Atentiv and the Future of ADHD Treatment

January 8, 2013 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

ADHD is widely treated using stimulant medications that belong in the same drug class as addictive substances like crystal meth and cocaine. Children as young as three years old are often given these medications for their short-term benefits, with little consideration for their long-term effects. Fortunately, there are many options for drug-free treatments, many of them using brain-computer interfaces to correct ADHD symptoms. A new company called Atentiv is launching their own therapy in 2013, with promising results for children with poor school performance.


The Only ADHD New Year’s Resolution You Need To Make

January 1, 2013 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

For many of us, the new year means a fresh start, a chance to evaluate our lives and make steps to change what we don’t like. There’s always room for improvement, especially for teens and adults suffering from ADHD. But I’ve observed that many of them tend to dread listing down goals or making new year’s resolutions. One teenager explained that making new year’s resolutions feels like he’s just setting himself up for failure because he can’t decide which ones to work on first, or he has trouble sustaining interest.

This 2013, consider trying something new: make only ONE major resolution for the year, and take tiny steps to follow it.