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ADHD Medications

He Said / She Said: Examining the ADHD Life – Those Funny ADHDers! Part I

8:46pm  Zoë   Since we were both diagnosed fairly recently, has your sense of humor or how you use your humour (see, I'm bilingual!) changed since your diagnosis?

8:46pm  Jeff    "Humor" is the only correct spelling.  ;);)

8:48pm   Jeff  My humor is exactly the same. No change as a result of the diagnosis.

8:49pm   Zoë  I asked because my awareness of my sense of humor...
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ADHD (General)

Zoë’s Pet Peeves: ADHD Jargon

I know a lot of you are newly diagnosed. I feel your pain. To help you navigate the wacky world of ADHD, I've compiled a list of some of the most commonly-used ADHD-related terms, phrases, acronyms and jargon. Wish I'd had a guide like this when I started out!

Please feel free to send in your own! After all, here at ADHD from A to Zoë, we're nothing if not educational! Here we...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD Poster Girl #2: Why I Love Scarlett O’Hara

What a woman.
~ Captain Rhett Butler
Well, fiddle-dee-dee, ever since I can remember, I've had a thing for Miss Scarlett O'Hara, heroine from the epic 1939 film Gone With the Wind. I always related to her, even though I didn't know back then that I was a drama queen. I remember the first time someone called me that. I was so mad I could spit.

But how about that Scarlett, eh?! Great balls of...
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Zoë's Pet Peeves: Whiners!

A friend asked me the other day if I was worried that writing about ADHD so much would make me dwell on it. I admit, when I first considered blogging for Psych Central, I was worried about that. I mean, I'm a pretty seasoned navel-gazer at the best of times, but I was worried that constantly thinking about ADHD, and talking about the most difficult and challenging aspects of it, might make...
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ADHD Medications

He Said / She Said: Examining the ADHD Life – The “Education” of an ADHDer, Part II


He Said / She Said: Examining the ADHD Life - The “Education” of an ADHDer, Part II

9:44pm Jeff:    School was a !*[email protected] waste of my time and, I just remembered, the ONLY time it was almost worthwhile was when they tried to do something innovative for kids and it's the one thing that stands out in my mind. I belonged to...
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