Researchers have identified an increased likelihood of hoarding in people with ADHD; this finding may indicate a greater need for storage options among people with ADHD who are not hoarding. Morein-Zamir and colleagues report that “Whilst formerly associated with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it is now recognised that individuals with HD [hoarding disorder] often have inattention symptoms reminiscent of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here, we investigated HD in adults with ADHD. . . .
Abrams probed the experiences of people with ADHD working during the pandemic and her findings indicate how workplace design can support people with ADHD generally. Abrams states that “Working from home has also presented challenges for adults with ADHD, including dealing with the loss of boundaries—such as a dedicated workspace or an on-site supervisor—that help them avoid distractions and provide cues about when to stop and start tasks. . . . [mental health care] providers have used a mix of old and new strategies to help people with ADHD function well during the pandemic. . . .
Well-being hub solutions
Thygesen and colleagues link greater access to green space as a child to lower levels of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Conditions and their consequences
Neuroscience research details how design can support positive life experiences for people with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder, long lasting anxiety, neuroticism, depression, and other psychological challenges.
Recently published research investigated links between green areas near schools (specifically within 500 meters of them) and student levels of ADHD.
Design can support positive experiences for people living with ASD, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, neuroticism, depression, and other psychological challenges. Recognizing design-experience links is becoming particularly important as more diverse groups of people live and work together.
Many users of designed spaces and objects have sensory or psychological challenges that complicate their experiences in the physical world. These people might be visually impaired, deaf, depressed, or have ADHD or ASD, for example. Cognitive scientists have learned a great deal about how design can encourage positive life experiences for these individuals.
Data collected via a smartphone app confirms that there are psychological benefits to nearby nature.