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ADHD

Let It Go

No, let it ... well, you knw.

I've mentioned, maybe, that I'm getting my home ready to sell. You know, let subtle hints drop, maybe once … or twice.

Well, you can't blame me for dwelling on it. I've lived here for over thirty years. I'm a bit attached, embedded so to speak. I've sunken into the cracks between the floorboards and the extraction is a bit painful.

Additionally, I'm having the...
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ADHD, Lead Or Follow

What I learned as a youth ...

So, you know someone with ADHD. You've actually become involved with them. They're a friend. Maybe a good friend. Maybe this could become a relationship.

But the ADHD thing has you a little worried. You aren't sure how that will impact this situation.

And you also think you want to help, but you don't know how you could help … or even if you should...
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Interrupt Me … Please!

Really?

One of the words that we associate with ADHD is inappropriate. Sometimes the things we do and the things we say are exactly that. And that's a shame, because it makes us judge ourselves, question our value as colleagues and contemporaries, and as friends.

And how does that inappropriate stuff slip by us, get past our guard? Well, it manages to do that by having some quality that we regard...
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ADHD Back On Medication

Decisions, decisions ...

I'm serious. I'm thinking about this. I'm thinking this is something I could do that would be positive.

And yes, I mean back on medication. Yes, I've been on medication. And yes, it did help.

So now you're asking why I'm not currently medicated, right? Okay, some of you are asking that, and some of you may just be saying, “Who cares?” And some of you may even...
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Where ADHD Belongs

At home on stage

I don't feel as out of place now as I used to. It's true that before my diagnosis I used to just assume that the feeling of not really belonging was something everyone had, but I still had that feeling.

Presently, I often feel that way still, but there are places where I can forget about it easily enough.

Since the changes to my life that...
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ADHD, What It’s Like

... and it only took me three minutes

Having ADHD is like being normal, 'cause for me, it is normal. I've never been any other way. To me, people without ADHD are the oddballs. No offense, but from where I sit, they're really quite strange.

I mean, really, how can you live with a brain that moves that slow? It's like it must be stuck in low gear or...
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What Causes ADHD?

Can we do this?

We've been through this before. ADHD is caused by a slowing down in the development of certain parts of the brain. This “slowing down” in development means that the individual takes longer to develop fully.

In the case of Adult ADHD it means that the development of the affected areas of the brain never is completed. Development is arrested at a level that leaves us … well,...
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ADHD Has No Choice?

I already know about ADHD ...

If you don't have ADHD, then you may not know these things. But that's okay, I'm going to tell you, then you will know.

You may think that ADHD is being absent minded. That's not true. Our minds are never absent, they are always present, they just like to be present in way to many trains of thought. We can't help that.

You may think that...
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Stress And ADHD

I thought it was supposed to look neater?

I knew this was going to be hard. I knew it going in. I psyched myself up for it, charged my mind, prepared myself.

Or so I thought. I'm quite sure that it would have been much worse if I hadn't, but I'm wondering if I could ever have made myself completely ready for this.

And I'm not talking about moving. I haven't sold...
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Where Is My Head At?

... at any given moment ...

Sometimes things go wrong with computers on the internet. Sometimes it's a problem with the computer and sometimes it's a problem with the internet service.

We call problems with the computer, “client side” issues. Internet service problems are “server side” issues.

Sometimes things go wrong in life for people with ADHD. When the things that go wrong originate out in the world and get dropped at our...
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