Traditional treatments for ADHD such as medication can be effective, but they are not the only options. What is L-tyrosine, and can it reduce the symptoms of ADHD?
Sharing the highs and lows of life as an Attention Deficit (future) Doctor
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Attention Deficit Doctor is a resource for all those wishing to learn more about ADHD and those who have it, in the medical profession and beyond.
From diagnosis to medication, and everything in between
In the Thrive section, you can find ADHD-friendly tips and strategies to help you reach new heights.
From overcoming procrastination, to planning and prioritisation, here are all the hacks that have got me through medical school so far.
The Symptom Spotlight series shines a light on all the different traits and characteristics that make ADHD what it is.
We explain why ADHD brains have these quirks, and what you can try to get on top of them – but always in the spirit of self-acceptance.
Like a lot of people with ADHD, shopping and online purchases give me a much-needed dopamine boost. Here are some of the online purchases that have made a difference to my ‘adulting skills’.
When you have any trait or condition, it’s natural to wonder where you got it from, and if your children might have it too.
Here are the results of the genetic test I did to find out if ADHD is in my genes.
ADHD and depression frequently co-exist, and ADHD itself is a known risk factor for developing depression and other mental illnesses. How do we tell the difference?
Hyperfocus is a common experience for ADHDers, and is why some people argue that ADHD is not an attention deficit, but instead an attention dysregulation – we can focus too little, but we can also focus too much.
Hello, and welcome back. I started this blog shortly after my diagnosis with ADHD in early 2020, and needless to say, a lot has happened since then. For the world, with a global pandemic, and an abundance of conflict and crises - but also for me personally. I will be...
Many of us with ADHD struggle to focus in lectures, and especially when they’re online – how can you stay on-track?
Are you starting medical school soon, and do you have ADHD? Here are some top tips for your first few weeks, from support to tech.
When you have RSD, romantic heartbreak, minor arguments with friends, or even a text without a smiley at the end can all feel like being hit with a truck.
Dyslexia and ADHD often occur together – 25% of children with ADHD also have a diagnosis of dyslexia. So how are they related?
What’s the difference between ADHD and ADD? Are they the same thing? The answer lies in their history.
It is sometimes hard to work out how ADHD medications differ, and which might be the right option for you. This guide lays out all the basics.
Are you known for telling stories at a hundred-miles-an-hour? When is the amount you talk excessive, and how is it linked to ADHD?
Medical school can be a rocky ride for anyone, but even more so when you have ADHD – diagnosed or otherwise. Your best is honestly enough – slow and steady wins the race.
Out of sight, out of mind – problems with working memory are central to a lot of the frustrations of having ADHD.
What is it, and how does it affect us?
Always putting things off until the last minute? Everyone procrastinates, but ADHD procrastination is more extreme – you can’t “just do it”, even though you can see the impact on work, school and your relationships.
Many people say they couldn’t live without caffeine, whether that’s in a hot drink or a refreshing glass of soda. Could it be medicinal?
Anyone, whether you have ADHD or not, can benefit from a few useful apps in their life.
Does every notification distract you from what you’re doing? Do you lose focus at the drop of a hat?
So… you think you might have ADHD. Now what? What are your options? This easy-to-read guide explains how to get assessed for ADHD in the UK.
Fatigue can actually be a sign of ADHD, and it’s more common than you think.
Why is this, and what can we do to stay awake?