ADHD

Am I Too Busy?

Why yes, yes it does!

I am too busy to do anything else. Well, I could maybe squeeze in this one post I guess.

But I really am busy.

Okay, truthfully, I was always busy. But it haven't always felt like it.

So what constitutes feeling busy for someone with ADHD?
Good question!
I get up every day and hit the ground running pretty much. I stop occasionally to get my bearings,...

ADHD

The Hydra

Cutting off the heads?

ADHD can be misdiagnosed.

It happens a lot, in fact.

It doesn't help that 30% of people with ADHD will have a comorbid condition. It helps even less that half of those will have two or more comorbid conditions.

But that's not the Hydra I'm writing about.
Huh?
Yeah, no. This Hydra is more familiar to all of us with ADHD, and yet we don't often notice or acknowledge it.

Yesterday we talked about three...

ADHD

The Doc’s Spot On!

Ask the doctor ...

How many times have I said that the symptoms of ADHD are present in every human being?

How many times have I told you that the defining criteria is not so much the symptoms as it is their intensity and their frequency?

And how often do I need to keep repeating it?

Well, as long as I want to keep this job I'll be doing that.
I love my work!
So yes, I'll...

ADHD

I Am

It's true ...

I know that ADHD exists. I know that I have it.

I also know that there are varying stats that say that somewhere between ten and twenty percent of the population also live with this disorder.

We generally average that out to fifteen.

We do a lot of things generally.
Generally speaking
We generally acknowledge that no two people with ADHD are the same.

We assemble the most common symptoms and keep a list of...

ADHD

There You Are

There I am ...

A reader commented on this blog yesterday and spoke so eloquently about having ADHD that it inspired me to revisit the "realization" phase of ADHD discovery.

When Driz was reading in my blog about Acedia, the phrase they used was, " ... a dreadful feeling of recognition."
I remember that
Oh how I remember that. Just reading Driz' words gave me shivers.

I remember suddenly feeling like I was looking at photos of...

ADHD

The 10:13

The 10:13

There are people out there that I don't really understand. From my perspective, there's no joy in their lives.

Okay, I'm willing to admit that I can't tell whether or not they're happy. That's why I said "From my perspective ..."

But I stand by my observation. I don't see what joy they're getting out of life.
You see ...
I see them at their homes on the weekend, running their lives like a well...

Adult ADHD

Vote For Me!

Can I help you?

If you were looking for someone to do a job like be the elected representative for an area in a governmental capacity, I'd say bluntly and directly to you, "Don't look at me!"

Maybe it would be okay. I mean, I realize that being an elected official means that you have to be prepared to do almost anything, or at least do what you do...

Adult ADHD

Time Passes

Contemplating time capsules?

Wow, how time flies by.

A little over ten years ago I was doing a bit of volunteer editing for a friend who was writing about ADHD.

I, of course, didn't need to worry about ADHD, I was totally normal.

Well, I had some bad luck now and then, mostly now, but hey, I'd been going for forty-eight years, that bad luck was bound to turn around any minute, right?
No clue
One...

ADHD

ADD Acedia

Are we new or old?

Acedia is defined in the free online dictionary as "spiritual torpor and apathy; ennui."

But in the medical section of the same dictionary it is defined as "Obsolete term for a mental syndrome, the chief features of which are listlessness, carelessness, apathy, and melancholia."

The word "obsolete" is used in that definition because this is an affliction that is no longer given much credence as a...

ADHD

I May Forget, But …

I may have forgotten what I was saying ...

... I still remember.

Ha, is that confusing? I imagine so.

One of the issues with ADHD is that we have a working memory, but it's kind of like your cell phone after you've fished it out of the toilet and left it in a bag of rice for a week.

Or maybe it's like that same phone after you've shattered the screen so badly that...

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