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ADHD

ADHD And Sleep

Turn on the TV, it's time for bed ...

ADHD is such a varied thing. There's a grab bag of symptoms and you don't always get the whole bag. Sometimes things that are supposed to be symptoms are so not for you that they make you wonder whether the doc was right.

I know at least two people with ADHD who are totally uncluttered...
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ADHD Medication RePrimer

A hard pill to swallow for some ...

How long has it been since we talked about medication? That long, eh? Well, that won't do. Lets have a chat, shall we?

Many of you may remember that I am not pro medication, but that I'm also not against it.

I happen to know that ADHD medication has been around for a long time. I know that...
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How Real Is ADHD?

There's no such thing as "Not ADHD!"

So, you've been hearing so called experts say that there is no such thing as ADHD. Well, I'd buy that, I guess, although, I still think I have some doubts that tell me it's real.
Let's start with the argument that it has been made up by pharmaceutical companies. That makes sense, I suppose. I mean, if I could...
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Refresher Course On ADHD

I may be old, but I'm still bright ... sort of.

I've been doing some writing about ADHD the last five days or so. No, not this blog. Well, not just this blog.

I've been engaged to write a few articles on the subject.

And I'm learning some things, relearning some things, and remembering some things.

I've been reminded of how young this disorder...
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ADHD & Mental Health Diagnosis As Therapy

I am!!!

I've met a lot of people who may have ADHD. Some say “I have that. Well, I'm pretty sure I do.”

Others don't say anything, possibly not recognizing themselves as being on the spectrum.

But without a diagnosis, you really don't have a starting point for treatment. In fact, without a diagnosis, you're just guessing.

When I first realized I had ADHD, I was stunned. I spent long moments trying to...
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I Have ADHD, I Don’t Need Your Help

I'm serious about this ...

There are things I don't do well. And there are reasons for that.

No, I'm not talking about paying attention ... well, not just that.

I don't do well at running a nuclear reactor. Or, at least, I imagine I wouldn't. I've never really tried, because I've never had any training. I suspect that it involves more than just flipping a switch.

I don't do...
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ADHD ~ It Just Seems Wrong

Pondering the possibility of the cursed gift

I know some of you are determined to view ADHD as a gift. And I'm not going to argue with you.

I've also heard from some folks who say thinking of ADHD as a gift is being delusional. I can't really argue with that either.

But the truth, as far as I'm concerned, is very different. I look at it...
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Trapped With ADHD

Waiting for a storm

I live half way between the equator and the north pole. Well, not quite, I'm a 40 minute drive from the 45th parallel.

Close enough though. I can say that “half way” thing without feeling like I'm lying. I'm not standing on the line, but I'm a stones throw from it in a global sense.

What that means is that I'm living in an area that...
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