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What Conditions are Neurodivergent?

It’s estimated that 15-20% of the global population is neurodivergent. While we can certainly get into the details of what neurodiversity truly means, in a nutshell, it refers to anyone with a condition that causes their brain to work a bit differently than a neurotypical brain. The neurodiversity movement promotes and accepts these differences and does

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What is RSD with ADHD?

Rejection-Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) is a condition that causes extreme emotional sensitivity and pain. That pain is caused by the perception of rejection or criticism, especially from friends and loved ones.  It’s fair to say no one likes to experience rejection. As humans, we all want to be liked and accepted. So, when you feel like

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OCD vs. ADHD: 3 Similarities & 3 Differences

Most people have a basic idea of what OCD and ADHD are. However, the two conditions may get confused, or the symptoms get misdiagnosed. It’s important to understand both the similarities and differences between OCD and ADHD, especially if you’re concerned that someone in your life might be dealing with one or the other. Educating

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5 Ways to Navigate ADHD with Your Teen

Most people associate ADHD with young children. However, if your teenager wasn’t diagnosed as a child, or if you haven’t sought out treatment or management techniques until now, it’s important to navigate the waters of ADHD with your teenager. In just a few years, your teen will be on their own, and it’s essential that they

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5 Ways ADHD Affects Your Relationships

While ADHD is typically associated with children, it carries into adulthood. Unfortunately, some of the symptoms of the disorder can negatively impact adult relationships.  In romantic relationships, especially, ADHD can create uneven “roles” in which one partner might feel they have to take care of the other or always be the responsible one.  That doesn’t

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8 Tips to Guide and Nurture Your ADHD Child

ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental diagnosis applied to the greater population. If your child is living with it, they are most definitely not alone. However, without the proper support and guidance, they may very well feel that way. Fortunately, as their parent, you can make a world of difference in how they see themselves

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5 Treatment Options For Adults Living with ADHD

Many people associate ADHD with children. While it’s a common childhood disorder, it impacts many adults, too.  Some adults deal with ADHD because they weren’t properly diagnosed as a child. Others have been carrying it since childhood and are still trying to find treatments that work.  Whatever the case, there are ways to manage and

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