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ADHD (General)

A Canada Day ADHD Parable

Parable:  COMPARISON; specif: a usu. short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
~ Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary
It's Canada Day on Friday. In honor of the day, I thought about what it’s like for a lot of us in Canada, especially in rural Canada, to live with ADHD.

I was mulling this over while walking by the river at a local park. It was the very...
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From Ugly Duckling to Chick A-D-D

Sheesh. I thought I was finished thinking about being adopted. Looks like I haven't completely cleared that little minefield.

This weekend, out of the blue, Kablooie!

The mine of inheritance / my inheritance

ADHD is genetic. How many times over the past 4 1/2 years have I heard that? Can't count 'em. I've been so busy researching the origins of ADHD, its symptoms, treatments, and...
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There Are ADHD Days Like This – Epilogue

Those of you who've read this week's blog posts know that I hit a pretty impressive low on Wednesday morning. If wishing that I'd been drowned at birth isn't low, I don’t know what is, and that's how I started my day.

Later, on that horrible morning, I was inspired by meeting a young boy with ADHD. While not pulling me out of my funk, this chance meeting with an ADD angel...
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There Are ADHD Days Like This – Part I

Part I - The Crash

Yesterday Ken (not his real name), an acquaintance of mine, took his first dose of ADHD stimulant medication.

I'd previously met with Ken to talk about adult ADHD and his concerns about taking medication. I related my own experience, suggested some reference materials, and we parted. At my request, Ken (age 42) wrote to me after he'd taken his first dose. His comment?
“Started Concerta yesterday....
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10 Signs That You’re An HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)

Many people with ADHD (myself included) identify with being an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), so I thought I'd revisit this topic in today's blog post.

I'm not saying that non-HSP's don't experience these traits, but it's much more common amongst the 15 to 20% of the population who carry the gene for sensitivity (yes, research backs up its genetic origin).

Sensitivities can manifest as physical characteristics, in social...
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