Archive for February, 2010

'Remember the Milk' is a Great Tool for Organizing

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

I’m trying out Remember the Milk, and I really love the application so far. I thought I would share a bit of a review in case you are interested in using the tool. When I wake up I hit the gym / do what I normally do in the morning and then sit down with some tea, I turn on my computer and my Outlook calendar pops up ‘Remember the Milk.’ (I have it set to a daily task for Outlook.)

I click the link, log in, and can start focusing on my day. I’ve set it up so that I update it on Sundays / throughout the week as needed, but I pretty much have things planned on Sunday.

So this is why I like it:

What is the H in ADHD?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Can anyone relate?

My diagnoses is ADHD without the Hyperactivity, and I always have wondered what, exactly, is the difference between ADD and ADHD, and how do we know which one fits us? So I did some investigating into the two different yet similar diagnoses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder, and attempt to clear up any misconceptions here.

ADD was the first term in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), it was in the DSM-IIIR  (the letters represent the ‘volume’s, so IV comes after III, and the R stands for Revised).  They reclassified it in the DSM-IV as ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder.  So you may see it either way.

Getting Organized: A Challenge for Those with ADHD

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

There is no bigger challenge for someone with ADHD than to get organized. And I mean truly organized — not just stuff in piles that you can’t find. It seems that every time I try to create lists in neat fashions or take a room apart and put it back together so I can find things, I am losing the lists and get overwhelmed with the next room. It is a constant challenge.

There are a number things that I have found to be very, very helpful with this. These strategies have saved me a lot of time and energy, and I would like to share with others out there who struggle with ADHD:

Putting ADHD in Focus with an Unexpected Diagnosis

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Hi all, and thanks so much for reading.  I have to say when I first thought about writing this — I thought NO WAY would I be able to handle it! Write about ADHD on a weekly basis, multiple times a week, when I already have way too much on my plate?

But then I thought it would be good for me, you, and I had a lot to share about the subject. So I am going to try to do it — and tell you how I do it, so this blog in itself will be a learning tool for the both of us.  It got off to a bit of a rocky start as I already lost the password to my blog account, so I had to retrieve my password already!

Welcome to ADHD In Focus

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I am pleased to welcome you to our blog about all things attention deficit disorder, ADHD In Focus, hosted by Kathryn Goetzke. Kathryn is the driving force behind the non-profit organization for depression called iFred (the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression). iFred is dedicated to encouraging research on depression and reducing the stigma associated with the disease.

In addition to her incredible work on iFred, Kathryn is someone who actually battles attention deficit disorder, hence the reason she agreed to write for this blog. I’m proud to welcome her to the Psych Central family, as I expect that the sharing of her experiences here will help us all better understand not only what ADHD is about, but also strategies one can use to help combat it in everyday life.


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