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ADHD

Fake News

This really burns me up ...

I really thought we'd put this one to bed. But it seems that we've only just begun.

There's a book out called Selling Sickness, that claims, among other things, that ADHD is a "man created disease."

I love when people talk like they know things, but even the words they choose reveal their ignorance.
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ADHD

A Million Things To Do

Gotta get it done ....

Yep. I have a million things to do. And that used to overwhelm me.

I've got to find a new truck cap for winter. The cap off my old truck won't fit the new one, so I'm driving around with my bed exposed.

And I have to make dinner for tonight. I mean, that's often part of my daily tasks, so no big deal, but still, it's on the...
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ADHD

Just Calm Down

Help end Delusions Of Normalcy

So, the old "lessons" people used to try to teach us ... are still around.

"Just focus." "You can do this, it's just a form to fill out. Look, everyone else has theirs done." "Take it easy." "Just calm down."

I personally love when those lessons occur. In fact, I like to use them as learning moments, opportunities to make things better in my life.
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Hey Doc … You’ve got ADHD?

Healing art

So, people with ADHD are everywhere. And they are doing everything.

And the deal is, if you have ADHD, and you've figured out your coping mechanisms, and you can handle the job you're doing, then you go!

I've written about being fairly sure I shouldn't drive a bus. Especially not a school bus. I'm not suggesting the added responsibility of children would be a bad thing, but hey need to be certain places...
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ADHD

Running On Relaxation

You'd think I'd take the time to look at the water ....

So I took a little holiday this weekend past. We went to the cottage.

It's a fun thing to do, get away from your usual residence to someplace where your attitude is expected to be one of relaxation and recharging.

And that's what it's like at the cottage ... or at least I'm sure it could be, eventually.

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Do Over!

Uh ... no!

Every September I start feeling regret.

I had watched so many people going through school so smoothly, so easily, and I kept falling behind.

I knew I wasn't stupid. I could grasp ideas and concepts quicker than most others in my classes. But I could not keep my attention on lessons where the same thing was repeated long after I'd gotten it.

Then I'd miss the next part, because by...
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Pay Attention Now …

Squaring off against decision making.

ADHD is an acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and is the latest moniker for what was not too long ago called ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder.

And I've said repeatedly that we do not have a deficit of attention, but rather a deficit of attention control.

Even people who seem to be in outer space are paying attention to something. Sorry that it isn't you or even...
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Risk, Reward, Anxiety, Consequence

Going forward ...

Despite the issues that are listed as symptoms of ADHD, there are other things we live with that are, perhaps secondary, but common enough to be referred to as aspects of the disorder.

The truth is that our symptoms are consistent enough in the population of people with ADHD that many negative aspects (and perhaps some positive ones) are commonly found in our lives.

So it isn't surprising that in certain...
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Wander Man!

Not your average super hero ...

Hello people of earth. That's right, it's me, Man of DistrAction!

That's my super hero name. I get away with a lot because of that. People who know me don't expect me to always be focused on the right thing, but they know that when I am, I'll do a good job of whatever I'm doing ...

... until I get distracted and they have...
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Paradoxically Speaking

Or we could ...

I've mentioned this more than once, but something I just read has made me aware of it again.

ADD should actually stand for Attention Dichotomy Disorder ... we'll just drop the "H" for now, 'kay?

What am I talking about? Well, nearly every aspect of ADHD, almost every symptom we have, has mitigating circumstances.
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