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Archives for February, 2016

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Writing Is Right For Me And My ADHD

When it's write, it's right

I may have mentioned that I'm a writer. Well, I suppose it might be obvious by the fact that I'm writing this, or maybe not. Maybe you're reading these first few words and saying “Who let that guy write?”

But it's true, I am a writer. And I do get to write lots of things. And I know I've written about the different types of writing...
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ADHD, Misdiagnose This!

I'm neither ...

You know that old joke? Well, there's a few of them, and they start out like this, “There are two types of people in the world ... ”
There are two types of people in the world, those who divide everyone into two groups and those who don't. I'm in the first group.
So the truth is that there are rarely two groups. Because there's almost never just...
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ADHD Snap!

... decisions

Guess what? I make snap decisions. And I'm not talking about whether to go with the fries or the baked potato, though that would be a time when my decision making style would be put to use.

You see, if I were asked to decide between those two side dishes, I might think that it's been a while since I've had fries, and given the weight of this in...
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Spanking Doesn’t Cure ADHD

A strong suggestion ...

Here's a big surprise for some folks. There's no cure for ADHD.

It's entirely possible that those who believe that ADHD can be cured are being confused by some misunderstanding that is easy enough to come by.

Lots of times people with ADHD will be told that they're not trying hard enough to overcome their symptoms. The response is generally to try harder, and the result...
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ADHD, Wicked Humor and Poor Judgment

Should I say that?

What's a boy to do? I have a witty and rapid mind. I often find the funny where others don't suspect there is any. And then I reveal it.

I'm told that I say inappropriate things because my executive function was sourced at the Good Will in the discount aisle.

I don't know if that's true, I've never experienced any other executive function from this point...
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ADHD, Fatal Or Not?

Rest in peace, if you can slow down ...

I was reading a post I'd been led to by social media, and I came across a reference to ADHD being a medical diagnosis. The writer of the reference compared being diagnosed with ADHD to being diagnosed with Diabetes.

Points were made about Diabetes causing lifelong health issues and potentially death. The writer then said...
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Love, ADHD Style

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day. Not for you though. For you, through the magic of delayed blog posts, Valentine's day is already over. Did you survive?

Well, I guess you must have if you're reading this. But that doesn't mean all is well, does it? No indeed, it does not.

So, were you the victim of some awful ADHD Valentine's Day mishap? Are you wondering what I'm talking...
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ADHD, ALL Or Nothing

So easy to find trouble ...

It's 7:30 PM on a Thursday night. I'm at a meeting. It's a group that I enjoy. And we have a project on the go.

I won't bore you with the details of the project, but suffice it to say that the project is in its infancy. We have miles to go. We may not even pull it off. It's pretty...
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ADHD In Shadow And Light

As simple as A or B

There can be a lot of differences in lives with ADHD depending on where the light shines in them, and where the shadows fall. Acceptance or denial can mean so much in the long run.

Let's consider two boys, the same age, in the same grade, in similar schools, in similar towns, each with ADHD.

Let's call them Art and Bert. Sorry...
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The Mis-Perception Of ADHD

Not what it's perceived to be

You know they're out there. People with the determined misconception that there is no such thing as ADHD.

These are people from many walks of life, career criminals, lawyers, sidewalk constructors and sidewalk sweepers, grocery sellers, farmers, ice makers, machinists and mechanics, clerks and clerics and clergy. Even among the ranks of nurses and doctors and counselors there are those who...
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