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It’s About Life

Not just my life ...

Every two or three days I post here about ADHD. It's a pretty regular thing. I haven't missed publishing three posts a week in almost six years now.

That's a lot of words, a lot of titles, a lot of headings, and a lot of images.

And sometimes I write a post and when I give it a title, it turns out I've used that title before.

And I'm well aware...
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Seeking Support for ADHD

Formal or informal?

ADHD support is pretty important, if you have ADHD. Even if you don't know you have ADHD, that support is important.

I'm talking about the kind of support I received as a child and youth, and even on into my teens and adult life, from my family. I didn't know I had ADHD, they didn't either, in fact, we had no idea what ADHD was, weren't even aware that such...
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ADHD? Try This …

Evening fix ...

I got nothing if you're looking for a cure to ADHD. That's because the only foreseeable cure is a brain transplant and that isn't available yet and if it ever does come about you'd end up being, you know, not you?

No, when I said "Try this." in the title up there, I meant that I know a thing or two about dealing with some of...
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My Future’s So Bright

The bright side ...

I learned, a long time ago, that nothing is ever so bad that it can't get better.

I also learned a long time ago that when things get better, the surest way to waste that is to start counting on them getting bad again.

And lastly, I learned at some point in my life that no life situation is completely without a positive aspect ... it's just sometimes really heard to...
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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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Eclectic Life Suits Fine

Things I may have already tried ...

There is a not so subtle difference that is apparent in comparing the lives of adults with ADHD to those without it.

And that difference may be surprising to people with ADHD, because we don't really notice it without taking the time to step back and assess our lives.

People with and without ADHD have multiple interests. That's just a condition of being human. People have the wherewithal...
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Sick And Tired And ADHD

There ain't no cure ...

I am very sick, and very tired. I mean really sick. I've got a bug, a cold, whatever. My head Is as thick as ... well, it's really plugged, I mean really really plugged.

And tired? Yes, I'm tired. Fighting this kind of thing isn't easy on a person. They tire you out. I'm yawning and drifting off, and I'm not actually wearing myself...
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The Secret Doctors Don’t Want You To Know

Likely ...

I get a kick out of the schlock that passes for reason these days. Especially the schlock in advertisements. And those advertisements are quite invasive, they're everywhere.
They're there on all kinds of web sites. They're on sensational websites that are selling conspiracy theories, websites that are just trying to get you to click on the next picture, even relevant and valid sites offering...
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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 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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