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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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ADHD Goes Back To School

They're the same, but different

So there's this website called ADHD Kids Rock. It's a place where kids can read about Jeff Rasmussen's determination to succeed in the face of ADHD, and where they can also engage, discuss and learn about ADHD and how it affects their lives and the lives of others.

And while this is a blog about adult ADHD, the truths are that none of us...
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Mental Health As A Crime

Is it a crime?

I am aware that there is a disconnect between the systems that determine guilt and punishment, and the systems that would be needed to remediate the failed aspects of a person's makeup that allow criminal behavior.

I'm also aware that the percentage of people with ADHD is significantly higher among inmates of correctional facilities than the percentage of same in the "free" world.

And this makes me aware...
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Slagging Mainstream Medicine Still Popular Passtime

Doesn't look like there's much help here ...

I'm always amazed by the success of negative advertising. If you can't present positive aspects of your own program, then pose questions that raise doubt about the competition.

This approach works often in politics, and I see it more and more in the health care industry.

In order to raise doubts, it seems the best thing is to ask questions...
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ADHD Medication RePrimer

A hard pill to swallow for some ...

How long has it been since we talked about medication? That long, eh? Well, that won't do. Lets have a chat, shall we?

Many of you may remember that I am not pro medication, but that I'm also not against it.

I happen to know that ADHD medication has been around for a long time. I know that...
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