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ADHD

Out Of Touch

Don't label me

It is not untrue that most of the symptoms of ADHD are, for the most part, normal conditions associated with everyday life. They are the annoying things that happen, more often in the mind, that make one feel incapable, incompetent, or possibly foolish every now and then.

The problem for ADHD is that these symptoms occur with such frequency and are often such spectacular examples that they have an ongoing...
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Autism And ADHD, I’d Never Say I Told You So …

Are you on the spectrum?

I'll tell you why I might consider it though.

A few months ago, a tragic event occurred. There was a shooting in a school in Connecticut.

And then, because tragedy isn't apparently enough for some, there were comments made about the mental health of the alleged shooter. I took the stance that his mental health was secondary to the issue, and only played a...
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The ADHD Of The Future

Executive Function is highly over rated

The following is a quote from a colleague of mine. I find it to be a compelling statement that describes one aspect of ADHD, our difficulties with Executive Function, EF, very accurately. Please read on.
Many people , (like me) experience executive dysfunction. This important self-regulatory system when in deficit, makes it difficult to take steps towards a goal...
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Positively Child Raising; ADHD or Not!


Today, I have to confess that I've been suffering from a bit of hero worship lately.

Max and Millie (not their real names) can be seen in my town on the local sled hill, or skating, or they can be found chasing each other on main street in playful hide and seek fashion. Or they can be in hiding at home, spending a Saturday morning dueling on their game console...
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