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The 3 Eternal Truths About ADHD

Recently diagnosed with ADHD? I want to offer three ‘truths’ you should know. Had I been told these things 15 years ago, when I was first diagnosed, I would have avoided a lot of upset and frustration. And I’m big on avoiding upset and frustration.

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm driddles

THE MOMENT I REALIZED ADULT ADHD IS REAL

By Ava Green (Yes, I’m Rick’s wife)

I didn’t always believe that adult ADHD is real. That might surprise you. Especially since I’ve had a hand in almost everything TotallyADD…

February 16, 2017 | 8:14 am driddles

The Danger of People Who Dismiss Your ADHD

By Rick Green Let’s talk about people who deny or dismiss ADHD. Their hostility can be surprising. Their ignorance can be dangerous. This stigma that still taints many people’s view of ADHD causes needless suffering. And I’m not talking about the universal dread that everyone experiences when they consider getting diagnosed. Who wants to know […]

February 8, 2017 | 1:29 pm driddles

‘Fine! You Win! ADHD is Over-diagnosed!’

By Rick Green

‘Oh, everyone thinks they have ADD nowadays. It’s over-diagnosed. It’s the internet. And cell phones. And everyone’s trying to do 9 things at once. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as ADHD.’

February 2, 2017 | 11:10 am driddles

Yes, ADHD is Over-diagnosed

By Rick Green,

“Oh, everyone thinks they have ADD nowadays. It’s over-diagnosed. It’s the internet. And cell phones. And everyone’s trying to do 9 things at once. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as ADHD.”

Comments like that used to set me off on a rant, “Actually, no. Everyone does not have ADHD! Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is driven by genes. It runs in families. It’s highly heritable. And it’s usually there at birth. Or even before! In fact, one doctor in our film, ADD & Loving It?! who has four sons…”

February 2, 2017 | 11:00 am Rick Green
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