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Archives for August, 2010

ADHD (General)

Thanks, Doug: Re-cap for My Readers – Some ADHD Myths Debunked!

Every once in a while, I get a comment that just DEMANDS a full-out response.

Today's post is offered with gratitude to Doug, who responded to last Friday's Pet Peeve (Zoës Pet Peeves: ADHD Meds – Trials and Triumph!). In doing so, he provided me with the opportunity (and necessity) of debunking a few myths about adult and childhood ADHD, about alternative treatments, about ADHD meds and to clarify the difference...
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ADHD Medications

He Said / She Said: Examining the ADHD Life – Answering Questions About ADHD, Part I


There's a great segment on CBC Radio One where a musician is asked to answer rapid-fire, random questions within 30 seconds. The results are off-the-cuff, sometimes hilarious, and keep my ADHD mind's attention because of the quick pace.

Inspired by the show, Jeff and I put our ADHD heads together and came up with a bunch of questions for this week's He...
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ADHD Medications

Zoë’s Pet Peeves: Inconsistency in ADHD Accommodations for Kids

Strike Two for Ontario. Last month, I wrote about how Ontario is the only province in Canada where ADHDers are forced to take the inferior generic form of the stimulant medication, Concerta.

This month, I'm peeved at Ontario yet again.

Turns out inconsistencies in ADHD treatment exist not just in medication coverage and dispensing, but also in provincial education systems. While this is not earth-shattering news to most of...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD Self-Coaching: Day 2 – Goal-Setting!


Finally, after re-reading Chapter 4 of The Disorganized Mind, I've got my Mission Statement, my list of symptoms that cause me the most trouble, and my first goal to address (the photo should give you a hint at what it is).

While I have so many ADHD symptoms that my copy of Driven to Distraction looks like a porcupine (with all the ripped strips of post-its spiking out of its pages),...
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