Archives for June, 2012

ADHD (General)

With All Due Respect, A Collegial Rebuttal (Written by Your Friendly Neighborhood ADHD Slut)

Recently, two of my (male) ADHD blogger colleagues wrote dueling blog posts about famous women with (confirmed or alleged) ADHD.

As promised on my Twitter feed, I'm weighing in.

In one corner, we have Bryan Hutchinson’s inciting post (Bryan is the creator of ADDer World). Bryan's post was called 4 Most Famous, Cool, Succcessful, ADD Bad Bad Girls of ADHD! And Another Myth Debunked.

In the other,...
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Undiagnosed ADHD Can Make You Angry!

I was diagnosed with ADHD at 46. After my diagnosis, I had a long talk with my sister (who does not have ADHD). One of the most startling things she told me was when we were kids, we’d be happily playing, when – POW! –I’d have an angry outburst. It scared her.

Hearing my sister's story brought tears to my eyes. I was filled with shame and remorse. I’d had no idea how...
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Why It Takes Courage to Speak Out

On June 6th, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment facility and teaching hospital, held its 15th annual Transforming Lives Awards (TLA).

The event is a fundraiser that honors “…extraordinary people who face their personal challenges of living with mental illness, addiction, or both, with dignity and perseverance.” (from the
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ADHD Diagnosis in Girls: A Cautionary Tale

It's become abundantly clear that girls with ADHD have fallen between the cracks. In Attention Difference Disorder (2011) psychiatrist Kenny Handelman says that while the ratio of ADHD is actually equal in males and females, we’re still diagnosing 3 to 4 times as many boys.

In Suffering in Silence: Women with Adult ADHD, F. Xavier Castellanos, MD, director of the Institute for Paediatric Neuroscience at the...
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