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5 Beliefs Adults With ADHD Have… Before They Know They Have It

Before I was diagnosed as having ADHD, I had a lot of beliefs about myself. And about what ADHD was. And therefore, why I couldn’t be ADHD. Adults with ADHD can build up a lifetime of beliefs about themselves. Negative beliefs. And they also have misperceptions about what ADHD is because the media rarely gets it right. Or even close to right. (To be fair, the scientists are still working out exactly what it is, though there’s a lot that is known.) Here’s why this is so important…

November 25, 2014 | 5:24 pm Jimi

23 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD

There are lots of quizzes and tests you can take to find out if you have ADHD. We even have one to get you started. You can even get brain scans done! It may show what’s going on but doesn’t really help you finish that stuff you’re procrastinating doing, or finding what you’re missing, and it sure doesn’t help you to arrive on time! But since most people who take tests dread finding out that they have ADHD, I have created a new test…

November 14, 2014 | 11:43 am Rick Green

The ADHD Spectrum? A New Look at Attention, Impulsivity, and Language.

Recent research suggests that characteristic symptoms of ADHD may be part of a natural spectrum. This new view could impact psychiatric diagnoses, and society’s view of “normal” attention, impulsivity, and language skills.

November 11, 2014 | 11:50 am Jimi

ADHD Medication Abuse

I have been thinking about the abuse and misuse of ADHD medication. And here I’m referring to the official, approved, doctor prescribed, legally obtained medications, stimulant and otherwise. Like 99% of people with ADD who eventually try medication, I was reluctant to rely on a ‘crutch.’ I was worried I’d become addicted, that it would kill my creativity, turn me into a hop-head…

October 9, 2014 | 12:02 pm Jimi

Find Your Village

As parents, we tend to rely on the support of our “village” to help us raise our kids. We appreciate the give and take of a local support network. “Can I drop that off for you on my way home?” “Can you pick up this child for me?” It’s a kind of a dance. We learn to ask for help, and depend on each other. But sometimes – all too often – your village doesn’t quite know what to do with your ADHD child, or with you. You find yourself bouncing from village to village, or sitting on the outside, looking for a way to fit in…

October 3, 2014 | 10:35 am Jimi
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