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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder usually manifests differently, making diagnosis difficult for those unfamiliar with the symptoms

Brenda Thomas struggled with organization for years.

“I was always down on myself, questioning, ‘Why can’t I do these simple things?’ What comes so easily to others takes hours and hours for me,” says Thomas of the “hundreds” of craft projects she never finished, appointments she missed, and bills she couldn’t pay on time.

Today’s successful entrepreneur might possess an MBA, well-connected parents and plenty of chutzpah, but there’s one often misunderstood component and it goes by the four-letter acronym known as ADHD.

Experts say Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition shared by most entrepreneurs, some of whom have a knack for controlling their ADHD so they can foster success in their professional lives.

Great article on John Allison, an Executive Creative Director at 4Creative, Channel 4’s in-house creative agency, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition he has lived with all his life and which has had a significant impact on his personal life and work. Here he talks to Creative Review magazine about ‘coming out’ to colleagues and friends as suffering from a mental health condition, and the importance of asking for help if you are struggling!

Learn faster. Retain more. Perform better on tests. Yes, really. With these research-based techniques for studying with ADHD, teens can do better on exams without pulling all-nighters.

 

Tim Lott may have written nine books and won a Whitbread award, but he also suffers from depression, struggles to finish tasks and has a poor track record in relationships. It is only since a doctor diagnosed him with an attention deficit disorder – at the age of 61 – that his life has begun to make sense.

December 2016. I am travelling on the 11.10 to Crewe, where I will change for Liverpool Lime Street. Shortly after I arrive there, in a city of which I know practically nothing, I will at last find out who I am.

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