Archives for November, 2011

ADHD

How Does an ADHD Mind Develop?

In my research I’ve found that scientists and doctors are studying the development of the human brain and how that development relates to ADHD. These studies have shown that the human brain has developmental milestones, times when certain areas of the brain are supposed to mature, activate, connect with other areas. If that development is arrested or delayed the resultant brain is considered underdeveloped.
Running fast just to stay in one place
The ADHD brain is...
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What Do You Call a Group of ADHDers?


I’ve always been fascinated by group names. Not musical groups, collections of like entities, herds and flocks.

We are unique. Any one of us is an entirely unique individual. As ADHDers we often define ourselves as unique, quirky, one of a kind. As an undiagnosed one of these individuals it never occurred to me that I might be part of a group. I always felt singular. Now that...
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Abracadabra! The Magic tricks of ADHD


You know, I’ve seen some  magic shows. I’ve seen some pretty amazing things happen, and I’m at a loss to explain how the results were obtained.

Yeah, sometimes the tricks were not that great and sometimes they were downright bad, but the good ones were really worth seeing. And weren't we the perfect audience? Easily distracted and eager for excitement.
But what about the show in our lives?
Now,...
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ADHD: D is for Disorder

The “Disorder” question was raised the other day by an acquaintance who thought it ought to be discussed. I agreed - to the discussion.

It seems that this person thought that calling ADHD a “disorder” was, perhaps, an insult to other disorders. Or to put it another way, “Is ADHD debilitating enough to be considered a real disorder?”

You would have been proud of me, I kept my cool. I took a deep breath and took...
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Veteran’s Day/Remebrance Day


It’s Friday, November 11th, 2011, Veteran's Day in the United States, Remembrance Day here in Canada. This is my tribute.

I’m not a fighter, I know full well that I would be unable to do what a soldier must do. Part of this is that I disagree with the concept of war, I know that, in the moment of truth, I couldn’t justify killing someone. That’s me.

But make no...
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Of Course I’m a Funny Guy, I Have ADHD

“I’m an awful procrastinator ... and someday I intend to do something about that.”
Okay, some people claim that one of the gifts of ADHD is creativity. I’m not convinced.

Yes, there would appear to be a preponderance of ADHDers among the artists of the world (or a glut of artists among the ADHDers of the world), but lets not become victims of false...
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