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ADHD – Three Dimensional Spectrum Symptom Disorder

This is me!

There's a mouthful for you.

And it may not even matter to you, I am fully prepared to admit that. But this post will take you two minutes to read and you might well find that it does matter after all.

Let's just see, shall we?

Here's the concept, a two dimensional chart can show two variables. They are typically referred to as X and Y. No, I don't know why that...
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But What About Me?

... so many things

I hear this a lot, "... with guidance and counseling ..." and it's starting to give me a complex.

And today, I found it repeated almost verbatim in the Wikipedia.

Lets have a little read, shall we?
"Adult ADHD is typically marked by inattentiveness, difficulty getting work done, procrastination and organizational problems. Specifically, adults with ADHD present with persistent difficulties in following directions, remembering...
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Asperger’s ADHD Conundrum

... and a half

Asperger syndrome can involve impairments to executive function.

ADHD does involve impairments to executive function.

However, Asperger syndrome also includes problems in socializing, repetitive behavior and limited and focused interests, and issues with sensory processing, such as hypersensitivity.
What about ADHD?
People with ADHD often have these problems to varying degrees, not unlike the way we manifest our symptoms. We most assuredly have problems socializing. We say and do inappropriate things. We know...
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ADHD – The Reality

Find your place ...

Here's a question that really bothers me. Is ADHD really real?

And the reason it bothers me is that the answer, from someone with ADHD, is often, "I think so ... maybe?"

And the reason for that is simple.
The reality is ...
The reality is that we, the people with ADHD, only know one reality. Our lives may not be normal in the grand scheme of humanity, but if normal means "that...
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The ADHD Way I Talk

It's easy to be cool ....

If you're a regular reader of my blog, or even an irregular reader who has only glanced at a couple of posts, you might notice that I write reasonably well.

And additionally, you might realize that I don't usually say inappropriate things, unless I'm actually going for calculated shock value.

The reason for this is that I am a writer.
No, wait ...
I don't mean that being a writer negates...
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No Time For ADHD

My time ...

I've known I have ADHD for over nine years now.

And that puts me in an interesting category. When people my age-ish were young, there was a very good chance that you could make your way through school and all its scrutiny without being diagnosed with ADHD.

There was a good long stretch of time, you see, between ADHD being defined and current standards of diagnosis being put in place.

In fact, there...
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Going Forward With ADHD


I'm a member of several online communities that are populated with people who have ADHD. These places are great for hanging out in.

They allow us to be ourselves, to relax. We are surrounded, when there, by people who are quick to point out inappropriateness, and even quicker to forgive it.

And these communities continue to grow. One of them, a Facebook group that's been around for a few years now, seemed to be...
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Falling Behind Is Easy With ADHD

At an alarmingly fast rate

I know I move fast. I know that I leave lots of people behind. I'm a real go getter, I guess.

But I fall behind easily. Another one of those ADHD paradoxes. Or at least another dichotomy.

This very post is yesterday morning's offering, and here I sit a day and a half later writing it as fast as I can.

It isn't because I had nothing to write about,...
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Second Thoughts And ADHD

And another thing ...

Recently, I've been amazed at how often I cannot make up my mind about what opinion I should have on certain situations.

I seem to be able to see both sides of a lot of arguments or even just decisions. And it seems to be making me somewhat indecisive.
Wait a minute ...
Now it's true that I usually have an opinion going in, but I've discovered that my second thoughts...
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5 Things People With ADHD Have In Common

We're just like you ...

Sometimes, when people find out I have ADHD, they look at me like I have two heads.

I do not, in fact, have two heads, nor do any of my shiny, squirrel noticing cohort. We have, in fact, the same number of heads as an identical sized control group.

And okay, my title is misleading, because what I'm actually listing here is five of the thousands of things that people...
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The Communication Problem

Communication Problems

I have a problem communicating. Actually, I have problems communicating. Plural problems.

And ADHD is behind them. Or at least my ADHD makes them worse.

And that means to be a good communicator, I need to guard myself, find coping mechanisms, put them in place and keep them there.

And the problems start with ...
If communication is the art of conveying ideas, abstracts, and concepts clearly and succinctly, distraction is the art of...
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Writing With ADHD

What's the story?

How does this work? Well, much like any other task, the less time my attention is required, the better the outcome.

And yes, I've written over a thousand posts, but I've done them one at a time ... mostly.

But now I'm in a kind of bad place. Not with the blogs I write, with a novel I was working on.

You see, it stopped suddenly and it took me some months...
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Absent Minded ADHD … Not!

I'm outta here!

There is this popular idea that people with ADHD are absent minded.

To that I have to respond ... what even is absent minded?

Are they suggesting that my mind is ... what? Shut off? On a lunch break?
I Wish!
I cannot count the number of times I've gotten out of bed in the morning and realized my mind is still churning with the thing I thought last when I went to...
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The Illusion Of ADHD

The disorder is real, what about the perception?

That title might make you think that I don't believe ADHD exists.

But you know me better than that, right?

There is an illusion surrounding ADHD, but only the gullible could ever believe it doesn't exist in the face of the still mounting tidal wave of evidence of its reality.
So what's the illusion?
The illusion has to do with the fact that ADHD is a spectrum...
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Successful Vacationing with ADHD

But that's not what I'm talking about ...

While I was away, I published my 1000 post.

I'm accepting congratulations for that, but ...

It was a post like any other that I've written. And since I wrote it before I went on holidays, I wasn't aware at the time that it was the one thousandth post I had written for this blog.

So, no fanfare occurred, my boss didn't pat me on the back...
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