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Archives for January, 2012

ADHD (General)

DSM-5: Should Form Follow Function?

I’ve been mulling over the controversy around the upcoming DSM-5.

A friend and I were discussing the issue when she made a remarkable comment. It was one of those insights that, as soon as you hear it, the lightbulb goes on.

Having a several decades-long career as a publisher, independent bookstore owner, and book lover made her remark even more startling.

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ADHD (General)

Baking with Zoë (and ADHD)

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. It's the year of the Dragon.  I thought I'd celebrate by starting off with some fresh-baked peanut butter cookies for breakfast.

The Dragon made me do

Confession: that's not exactly how I planned it; cookies for breakfast on Chinese New Year was serendipity, of sorts. I'd planned to make them yesterday, as a way to take a break from my work.

As...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD Transition Triumph


I've written before about how difficult transitions can be for those of us with ADHD. In my post, 8 Gifts for ADHD Kids, gift #4 was transition time. Even ADHD adults need extra time to switch from one activity to another.

This weekend, I looked forward to being taken out to dinner for my birthday. We’d arranged to...
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