Need treatment? Find help or get online counseling right now!

Archives for May, 2012

ADHD

Putting ADHD To Work


I'm taking a job as a contractor's assistant for the summer. Yep, I know. I'm a little long in the tooth to be working in a labor intensive field like contracting, but I have the skills, even though the job title is “unskilled labor.”

And my boss is an old friend who has recently had some shoulder trouble. He usually...
Continue Reading

ADHD

ADHD And The Best of Intentions


How many things have I started, and not finished? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? All conservative estimates I’m sure. I’ve never started anything I didn’t intend to finish, though.

Yes, there are aggravating piles of raw materials scattered around my sphere of influence. These piles are all the mile-markers of various projects that I intended to complete.
List or litany
There’s an unassembled...
Continue Reading

ADHD

Focus On Hyperfocus, A Positive View Of ADHD


I’ve talked about the ADHD gift vs. curse thing here and elsewhere until I’m almost as tired of thinking about it as I am of my ADHD. I do believe, however, that under the right circumstances, some aspects of ADHD can be leveraged to create an advantage.

Under the right conditions I can engage my mind in a task and keep it there until the...
Continue Reading

ADHD

Overwhelmed by Symptom Spectrums: ADHD And More?


I have a problem. I have ADHD, and I have some anxiety issues. I also seem to have some depression, albeit very mild. But this, or these, aren’t my problems. Well, they’re my problems, but not the problem I’m referring to.

Follow along with my logic here, won’t you?

Ten percent of the population, roughly, have ADHD. I’ve read some statistics that suggest that thirty percent of all...
Continue Reading

ADHD

Questions And Answers About ADHD Meds! Part I


I’ve always been willing to answer questions regarding ADHD medication, but I’m not a health care professional. I’ve read a lot on this subject, but I’ve always had to qualify my answers.

So it is with great pleasure that I get to tell you all that today’s blog, and Friday’s, will be answers to some of the questions that I’ve heard most often. And these...
Continue Reading

12