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Nov 16, 2018

Topic - ADHD and Time

“I’m late, I’m late, I’m late for a very important date” said the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, but important or not, many of those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are late for quite a few dates. It’s said that they start getting ready when they’re already late. This time blindness has serious consequences. It’s dangerous. Kids get left at school or on the soccer field. You’re embarrassingly late for critical business meetings. The electric bill and car insurance go unpaid because you just lost track of time. Your brain has two clocks, both of which allow us to detect the passage of time. Conscious awareness of time is required in order to manage it and this is likely where it all falls apart for those with ADHD, conscious awareness. The digital age can help. Setting your watch to sound in time for you to get your kids from soccer practice can improve your daily quality of life. But, you have to remember to set it!