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Psych Central ADHD Webinar Roundup

I’ve been hosting webinars for Psych Central for a while now. Did you know we have a growing library of archived webinars?

A number of experts, both in-house and special guest experts have covered a wide variety of topics in addition to ADHD, such as codependency, narcissism, the psychology of success, mindfulness and more - so please check our YouTube Channel if there is another subject that interests you.

In today’s post,...
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ADHD (General)

5 Ways to Happiness Through the ADHD Golden Rule

Learning about ADHD late in life has taught me a few things about how I’d like to be treated. There were many times in the past (before my diagnosis) that things might have gone more smoothly if I’d understood myself better, and what I needed from others.

This got me thinking: maybe the way I’d like to be treated would work for others too.

That’s when I came up with my ADHD Golden Rule:

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Coronation Street: Examining the Usual (ADHD) Suspects

I’ve been asked by readers to follow up on the ever-evolving Coronation Street plot featuring 7 (or 8, depending on the source) year-old Max as a potential candidate for the dreaded ADHD diagnosis.

So here’s the promised update (as of the Canadian programming schedule; further episodes have aired elsewhere and, spoiler alert, it looks like Max goes on medication and it helps).

Sugar and spice and tv’s not nice… apparently…


So far we’ve got...
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ADHD Gets Coronated

ADHD Gets Coronated

My friend is hooked on Coronation Street; has been for years.

How could I help watching when she and her partner were glued in front of the telly on weekends when I was visiting? I couldn’t be rude, now could I?

The inevitable plot line


So, there we were one evening, me on the loveseat, her in her comfy chair, immersed in Episode 8439 (the show’s been running since...
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A Mind Like Mine. Several, in Fact.

One of the things I’ve heard the most over the past decade of working in the ADHD field is that it’s extremely difficult to find good information, support, and resources especially in regard to adult ADHD.

I’m sharing a post-event report with you of our recent DOC Institute screening of A Mind Like Mine – An Intimate Portrait of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the hopes that you’ll consider hosting...
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The Year in Review: An ADHD Balance Sheet for 2013

Using my relatively new-found skills of planning ahead, I’m reviewing 2013 to get a feel for what still needs to be done to educate others about ADHD (and improve my own management of it). I want to know what to focus on in 2014 (if, that is, I manage to focus on anything; it's been pretty hit-and-miss lately, but hope springs eternal).

This isn’t by any means a comprehensive list, but off the top...
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There’s More to Be Aware of Than Just ADHD

More often than not ADHD comes along with a companion diagnosis. The usual suspects include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and learning disabilities, to name a few.

So far, I’ve only been diagnosed with ADHD. On the other hand, the number and severity of my ADHD traits once caused a friend to pronounce me "President of the Club." A dubious honor at best.

During ADHD Awareness Month, for those of...
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