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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

Managing Executive Dysfunction in ADHD

Executive dysfunction is most commonly associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its traits of hyperactivity and attention problems. These traits stem from impairment of a person’s executive functioning skills. It's linked to dysfunction in the brain and the neurological or nervous system.

Executive function is not impaired in each person diagnosed with ADHD. It does, however, contribute to memory, problem-solving, and planning challenges in some people. It also is associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental health conditions, including some that co-occur in people diagnosed with ADHD. Read more in Verywell.


Michelle Pugle, MA

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