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Archives for January, 2016

Living with ADHD

ADHD vs. Alarm Clock

Hyperactivity is a core ADHD symptom, but you'd never know that if you saw me most mornings. No matter how many times I promise myself I'm going to start my day at a certain time tomorrow, waking up always turns out to be an intricate process.
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Diagnosis

4 Tips for Seeking ADHD Treatment in College

If you're in college and thinking about seeking mental health treatment, the logistics can seem tricky. You might find yourself in that position of being somewhat but not entirely independent, if you're on your parents' health insurance for example.

However, this doesn't need to stop you from getting help. Your mental health is too important to let those kinds of things get in the way. Here are some tips for...
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Coping Strategies

Is There a Limit on What Coping Strategies Can Do?

I'm a big believer that an important part of treating ADHD is finding coping strategies that work for you. I think one reason getting a diagnosis is important if you have ADHD is that it helps you develop the insight you need to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with healthy ones.

But with that said, there's a question I've been struggling with for a couple years now: what is the limit on what coping strategies can do? Where is the point beyond which I...
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