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ADHD (General)

Following an ADHD Paper Trail – Verdict: ADHD, Part I

ADHD clues must be found in childhood for a diagnosis of ADHD. Knowing this, I examined documents from my past for hints about my ADHD.

Only a shrewd detective like me would be able to interpret the clues in my case. Luckily, I know that ADHD is a context-driven syndrome. Lucky, because I understood why my symptoms were better, not worse, at school.

Unlike the legions of ADHD kids who...
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ADHD (General)

Meeting Dr. Ned Hallowell – Part II

Last time, we left Zoë at the bar waiting for Dr. Ned Hallowell to show up for their
From Zoë’s Journal:

Our interview was scheduled for 4:30 It’s 5:05 next appointment is at 5:15 There's a guy in a plaid shirt and jeans sitting at the bar. He’s the only person less casually dressed than me. Could he be the other journalist? He makes me look good. I'm leaving at six, tops.

I'm at the second-guessing stage now....
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ADHD (General)

Meeting Dr. Ned Hallowell


For many of us with ADHD, Dr. Ned Hallowell is a God. Ok, a demi-God. The only person who’s heard, “You saved my life” more is Jesus. Possibly.

My own copy of Driven to Distraction, (co-authored by Hallowell) as I’ve mentioned before, has so many torn strips of post-its stuck to its pages it looks like a porcupine. I’d meant to present it, along with Delivered from Distraction, and...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD Diagnostic Quiz for Women*

ADHD Diagnostic Quiz for Women*
(aka "How to Tell You're A Chick A-D-D")


by Zoë Kessler, Certified, Bona Fide, Chick A-D-D

1)  Do you play air guitar while crossing the street at a traffic light?

2)  At age 50?

3) Did your boyfriend dump you for a woman who gets manicures and pedicures and has a regular paycheque? (Never mind where I got that question)

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