The double-edged sword: ADHD and impulsivity | Kimberly Quinn | TEDxAmoskeagMillyard

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There are oodles of research on ADHD in young people. There is little research about ADHD in adults. Dr. Kimbery Quinn helps us understand ADHD’s effects on adults. She also explains the difficulties they may face in their relationships and lives. There are ways we can help reframe this condition and support people with it. Dr. Kimberly Quinn is a Champlain College professor in Burlington, Vermont. She teaches cognitive psychology and positive psychology. She is also a workshop facilitator and speaks frequently on topics such as positive psychology, well being, trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness training, and mindfulness training for students and faculty, human services agencies, business organizations, and schools. Recent research focuses on the impact of social media on college students’ well-being.

Kimberly was a family and child therapist who specialized in ADHD. “ADHD” is a misnomer. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder should be ASHD (Attention Surplus Hi-energy Different). ADHD can also be a gift due to one’s increased ability for divergent thinking – creativity and innovation. This talk was presented at a TEDx event that used the TED conference format, but was independently organized by a local community. Find out more at x

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