Featured on PsychCentral: How Adults With ADHD Can Become Better Listeners

Here's an excerpt from my interview with PsychCentral associate editor Margarita Tartakovsky on the topic "How can adults with ADHD become better listeners?":

Because adults with attentive deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are easily distracted by their environment and their own thoughts and feelings, listening to others is a challenge, according to Beth Main, a certified ADHD coach. It’s a challenge in all kinds of settings, from one-on-one conversations to classroom lectures to work meetings. After all, “Inability to sustain attention is one of the hallmark symptoms of ADHD.”

Adults who are hyperactive find it difficult to stay in the same place for a long time: “We need to keep moving. It’s as if we’re driven by a motor.” This may manifest as remembering they left something in the other room, and rushing off to retrieve it while the other person is mid-sentence.

Adults with ADHD also tend to blurt out comments before the other person is finished talking, she said...

Read the rest on psychcentral.com: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/03/31/how-adults-with-adhd-can-become-better-listeners/