Archives for October, 2011

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The ADHD Haunted Halloween House of Horrors and Symptoms

I’m having some difficulty trying to decide what to do tonight. It’s Halloween of course, and the obvious answer is to either get dressed up in costume and go out trick or treating, or stay in with a bucket of treats and answer the door.

In fairness, there’s also the option to stay home, bolt the door, kill the lights, hide in the basement and eat candy by the bucket full. I suppose I could...
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ADHD Brain/Dog Brain/Man Brain


I am a man. And I am a man with ADHD. I’m also a reasonably intelligent man, but I’m still just a man (I can hear all you women out there nodding your heads).

What this means is that I have a dog brain. And now I’ll apologize to the dogs out there. What I mean is I have...
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Anxiety Trumps Tardiness in My ADHD World


My ADHD, that symptom spectrum disorder we're discussing here, is unique to me.

Because it is a symptom spectrum disorder, my symptoms don’t match those that belong to anyone else, nor do the symptoms I have in common with other people manifest in the same way. We all have our quirks, one of mine is the relationship between anxiety and timeliness.

That’s...
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Epilogue: Shhhhhh! I have ADHD!


It's ADHD Awareness Week, but how do you make people aware, if you're keeping your ADHD a secret?

In Friday’s post we met Jessica, a woman with ADHD who has, after some deliberation, decided to keep her diagnosis from her employer. I questioned whether or not that was the right approach, but I only questioned it...
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Redux: Shhhhhh! I have ADHD!


If you worry about telling people you have ADHD, this post isn’t going to put your mind at ease. I’m not talking about telling people at work, like we discussed in last Friday’s post, I’m referring to telling the people you interact with throughout your day-to-day life.

Is it a good idea for everyone to know? Currently we deal with the stigma of mental...
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It’s ADHD Awareness Week … Who Knew?

Hey, this sneaks up on me every year since my diagnosis, that's twice now. Thank goodness people email me about these things.

And yes, it is ADHD Awareness Week and I do have some resources to share with you. If you're going to testify on behalf of the tribe, you might as well be prepared. You might want to read tomorrow's post before you go out canvassing the neighborhood, spreading the word, as it were....
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Shhhhhh! I have ADHD! Can You Keep a Secret?


Do you out yourself? Do you tell people that you have ADHD? Do you tell at work? Do you tell the boss or just your co-workers? Do you tell people in lineups at the bank or grocery store when you’re bored? Does your dentist know? Your clergy? Your papergirl? Your friends?

Jessica (not her real name) works in a profession where she...
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