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Walk A Mile In My Shoes

These ones ... or your own would work

There are some things I like about my mind. Actually, if I'm being truthful, there are many things I like, and even love, about my mind.

I like that it is clear and sharp in some ways, even through the fuzz and buzz and static of ADHD. I love that it is constantly making connections between random things, associations that are really a stretch, but that...
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The Real Gift Of ADHD

Here's your present ...

So, some idiot is spouting off about how he doesn't believe in ADHD. Sadly, he is a psychologist who is either misled or misquoted.

And of course the hundreds of thousands of other mental health professionals who disagree with him will not be quoted because that isn't attention grabbing enough to be published.

And the worst of this for people with ADHD is that they are put in a position...
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ADHD Games

ADHD Games

The Olympics have just ended. Did you watch them? Maybe you were one of the ones who attended? Maybe you even participated, some athletes have ADHD.

I find the concept to be amazing. The Olympics are that collection of games that have set rules and regulations calculated to level the playing field for the athletes.

This is done so that only the skill and the results of...
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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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ADHD And Dental Details

I have one of those .... somewhere

I just had a dental appointment. Apparently I should be receiving a medal for that.

And yet, it was no big deal. I made the appointment, I put it in my calendar, my phone reminded me, my dentist's office reminded me, I got there with nearly four minutes to spare. It was all very laid back, very calm and uneventful.

So why...
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ADHD And Oral Hygiene

My troubled tooth

I'm in a little bit of a bind. My oral health (teeth and gums), isn't the best, they aren't in the best of shape. A quick search online gives that situation the patina of truth and commonality for people with ADHD.

And I currently have an issue with a tooth that is rather important to me. I'm not vain, well not terribly vain, but this tooth is part of...
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Through The ADHD Looking Glass

Hazy days spent through the looking glass

The wardrobe led to Narnia. And the rabbit hole led to Wonderland. And books led me into worlds that completely engrossed me.

Now that's pretty normal for a reader, especially one whose appetite for the written word was as huge as mine.

And since I often would go wandering in my mind into stories of my own creation, I never thought anything...
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The Real Threat Of ADHD Medication

Dangerous? Or helpful?

I read a lot about ADHD. And I don't limit my reading to the scientific studies, although that is certainly some of what I read.

I also read blogs like mine from people who experience ADHD first hand.

Additionally I read posts from clinicians and mental health care providers. Most of these people know what they're talking about. Good thing too, they're who many of us lean on for help.

But...
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The Chemistry Of ADHD

"Fire in the hole!" The occasional synaptic flare up ...


You've heard that brain chemistry is a big part of ADHD. And you've heard that brain development also plays a role.

The role that development plays is most likely related to the chemistry. The parts of the brain that do not develop adequately are most likely those parts involved with the dopamine and norepinephrine functions. Those functions would...
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