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ADHD (General)

ADHD Look-alikes

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I’ve been thinking since my last post about the issue of ADHD and ADHD look-alikes. I’ve written about them before, but found myself taken by surprise at recent events in my life.

For example, ADHD and depression often go together. While I’ve never been diagnosed with clinical depression, I know plenty who have been, including those who...
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ADHD (General)

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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Robin Williams’ Death Shocking? Yes and No

I keep reading that Robin Williams' death is a shock.

Were you shocked? Was I? Yes and no. But mostly, no.

Sadly, some of us dealing with mental health issues, personally and in our professional lives, or have loved ones who are, are not as shocked as others seem to be.

Within the context of Williams' history, his sudden death is a shock yes, but sadly not as much a shock as if his...
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Yoga and ADHD Treatment – Part II

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In Yoga and ADHD Treatment - Part I, I talked about some similarities between the discipline of yoga and ADHD treatment. Today, I'll cover some specific yoga components that might be helpful in managing ADHD symptoms.

Be prepared for some surprises!

A few of my favorite yoga things


Besides wearing comfy, funky Lululemon clothes (with the notable exception of...
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Yoga and ADHD Treatment – Part I

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Last year, I stepped up my commitment to yoga practice. For inspiration, I picked up a book called The Yoga of the Yogi, written by Kausthub Desikachar.

Desikachar’s book fuelled my hypothesis that yoga has the potential to be tremendously helpful to those of us with the Gift.

The popularized notion of yoga leads us to believe that it’s merely a form of...
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ADHD and Hey Look! A Squirrel!

In keeping with my goal of digging deeper into the issues that surround ADHD, today's post offers some penetrating insights into a now-ubiquitous cultural phenomenon.

I'm sure you've heard the jokes, worn the t-shirts, and seen the photos with the caption connecting ADHD and the sudden verbal outburst of "Hey look! A squirrel!"  This punchline is commonly used as shorthand to illustrate the high level of...
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