Archives for January, 2011

ADHD (General)

Go Ahead – Call Me Crazy

I notice that Sandy Naiman, fellow Psych Central blogger whose blog is entitled Coming Out Crazy, is down with the word “crazy."

Meanwhile, fellow Psych Central ADHD blogger Kathryn Goetzke recently waxed eloquent on how much she detests the word in her post, Please, Don’t Call Me Crazy!

I’d like to weigh in on the whole crazy debate (with thanks to Kathryn for giving me...
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Lost Souls Wandering

“Wish I could stop those hands of time – Just till I stop Wandering”

~ Paul Antonio
A friend of mine wrote a song called Lost Soul Wandering (song recorded by the Paul Antonio Band). We were talking about the possibility of his having ADHD, when it suddenly struck him that this, and every other song he's written, could have been written about ADHD.

I couldn't...
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New ADHD Diagnostic Test – the Quotient ADHD System®


One of my predictions for 2011 is that we will be inundated with new gadgets, gizmos, and diagnostic tests.

Sure enough, mid-January I got my first e-mail inviting me to a webcast about a “breakthrough test for ADHD called the Quotient® ADHD System.”

Today's post will introduce the Quotient ADHD System, which can be used for ADHDers of any age. The system is manufactured and marketed...
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Turn ADHD Traits into Treasure


Do I have a great career or what?

I've been thinking about how perfect journalism is for me. I’ve already blogged about how many jobs I've had, but writing is my career.

Writing is the one thing I’ve even remotely done consistently.

My writing guru, Natalie Goldberg, stresses the value in deep commitment. She’s practiced...
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ADHD and EVERYTHING


It was with growing panic that, since last Thursday, I have been entertaining the idea that I was suffering from writer’s block.

Wake me up and I'll write

Why couldn’t I sit down and write anything? (I mean, besides the fact that I was stricken with a double whammy of hormonally-induced sleepiness, thanks to PMS AND  menopausal symptoms… geez, body – make up...
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I’m a Mess…


Hi everyone.

This is an apology of sorts. I miss you.

I feel like I haven't written in ages. I'm a mess. I've been off my medication for 2 days now. Will be back on tomorrow - hurrah!

In addition to that, I had a birthday (52), I have PMS (at 52?!) and my birth mother's lung cancer has advanced and I'm worried sick. In short, I'm...
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ADHD Bloopers


I'm sure most of you are familiar with the "telephone game."

You know, it's the one where you’re at a party and you sit in a circle. One person whispers something to the person beside them, then that person whispers to the person sitting next to them,...
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Silver Linings



WARNING: This blog post is NOT for the faint-of-heart.

Two days ago, I found myself in a hospital emergency ward, where I waited six hours for treatment.

Finally, at four in the morning, the doctor came in and began the excruciating process of lancing my infected finger. Good thing I didn't know beforehand that something infected can't be anesthetized. That didn’t stop him...
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