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ADHD Can Be Taxing

For fear of forms ...

Well, it's that time of the year again. Your boss, your neighbours, your co-workers and the members of your social groups are receiving their income tax refunds.

And you're wondering where your receipts are.

And you're wondering what year you last filed your taxes.

And you're wondering how many more years you can get away with not filing. Because...
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ADHD: Fails To Listen

... if you can ...

ADHD is so multifaceted that absolutely nothing about this disorder is simple. Thus diagnosis is complicated by the convolutions of the manifestation of the symptom combinations.

That, was a fancy way of saying ADHD is never the same in any two people with the disorder, so diagnosis can be difficult.

And what makes it worse is that trying to explain the disorder in simple...
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Make Time For ADHD

Making time for me ...

ADHD is all about time. Or more correctly, it's about how we have no sense of time passing. We are poor at judging how much time something will take when we plan. We make bad decisions about how many things we can squeeze in to a specific amount of time.

And of course we forget things that we need to do. That means we often...
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ADHD And Saying No

Nope!

I have a problem. I can't say no. When someone asks me to do something, I feel like I'm letting the world down if I say no.

And I've given this some thought, of course. I think that ADHD might be partially to blame here. Between procrastination and distraction, I've let a lot of people down.

Between those two hounds of ADHD hell, I've disappointed parents, grandparents, siblings, girlfriends, my wife, in laws, nieces...
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… You might have ADHD

... but you still need a diagnosis

You know you can't just say you have ADHD, right? In fact, if you go around saying it without having a valid diagnosis, there's a chance you'll upset someone who has the diagnosis. Especially if you don't really have ADHD.

And the deal is, that having ADHD, as I've said a thousand times, is a mater...
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Bite The ADHD Bullet

Soon ... I hope

I've got a couple of jobs lined up. I said I'd do them and I will. For two reasons, first, I want to, and second, I keep my word.

And I told my boss that as far as jobs were concerned, if he had any to do over the next couple of weeks that he needed me for, I'd be there. And I will.

That sounds a bit...
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Mothers And Children And ADHD

Happy mother's day, mom

There was no diagnosis for my mother. I'm not saying that she was undiagnosable, I'm saying she was not diagnosed.

But the evidence suggests that she could have been.

She tended to hoard things ... just a bit I'd thought. But in the early years of my life I remember my father purging stuff, often. Back then there was no garbage pickup where we lived, so you packed...
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ADHD, When You Least Expect It

It's like, really smart, but doesn't care who knows it ...

What is up with my ADHD brain? Yeah, yeah, I know, easily distracted, impetuous and impulsive, long on lists and procrastination. I know all these things, I write a blog about them.

But what I'm talking about is that thing where you put something off until the last minute, and then you burst into...
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