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ADHD

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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ADHD

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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ADHD

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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ADHD

I’m Back!!!

Okay, I was on Holidays. I was around on the other side of the globe.

And now I'm back.

Well, I'm supposed to be back, but I may well be exhausted, so I wrote this post in advance, just in case I couldn't manage to put...
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ADHD

A Mind Full Of Mindfulness

Just relax?

I either am nothing but mindful, or I haven't got a clue what mindfulness really is.

I'm not joking here either. I'm told that having ADHD means I have trouble staying focused, that my mind is skipping from one thing to another and that this may be the opposite of mindfulness.

But what is mindfulness? I'm aware of where I am if you ask me. I can tell you what I'm doing, and...
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ADHD

I’m Tired

... so tired ...

It's Monday. The weekend was hard. Not my fault, things were all settled for the whole thing to run smoothly, and it didn't.

Firstly, we were supposed to meet the propane furnace repair man at our other place on Saturday afternoon. He had a cancellation and went to our place in the morning, early, without notifying us ... who does that.

When he got there, he couldn't get in....
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Adolescence

The Tragic Myth about ADHD

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of teen-aged and young adult women being medicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has risen by 344%. The CDCP noted that in 2006 about 1% of the female population were medicated for ADHD, but by 2015 the percentage had climbed to 4%.

The study focused on women between the ages of 15 and 44 who had private insurance. ...
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Living with ADHD

ADHD and the Absurd

There are many signs you might come across in your life that you have a case of ADHD on your hands. Frequently missing details due to inattention. Having trouble staying in one place for extended periods of time.
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General

ADHD, How We Are Different



... and who would want to be?

If we weren't different from the rest of the population, our diagnosis would be much simpler.

We'd all be labeled ... normal.

And man, wouldn't that be dull and boring?

But we are different and it's those differences that both make us the wonderful entities that we are, and make us miserable.
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General

Dual Speed ADHD

Not quite, but close ...

Some things have infinite speed settings, you set it to whatever you want, some have a variety of set speeds, you feel the control click into place with each speed setting you turn to.

Most people think ADHD has one speed, flat out.

But of course, that's not true.

Now you're thinking that there's flat out and stopped dead, like when we pass out from exhaustion. But no, that's not a...
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Not A Day Goes By …

Not even one ...

There are some things that are a part of life for some of us.

For instance, you may not know it to look at me, but I'm an alcoholic. And not a day goes by that I don't wish I could just say "Screwitol" and sit myself down with a nice tall drink.

Or seventeen of them.

The other thing that people can't see when they look at me is my ADHD.
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Coping Strategies

Self-Compassion and ADHD

It’s said that we should treat other people the way we would want to be treated ourselves, but sometimes we have to be reminded of the opposite: that it’s worth treating ourselves with the same empathy we have for other people. Without even...
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