ADHD expert opinions, news items, ADD thoughts and... Oh, look! Cows!
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 […]
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…”
Several years ago I wrote a New Year’s blog about reviewing the previous year to notice, acknowledge and celebrate successes. (And to me, avoiding a failure counts as a success. Who’s with me on this?! Yeah!!)
By Rick Green “I don’t believe in ADHD.” “Isn’t that just a big Pharmaceutical scam?” “It’s just the internet.” You’ve probably heard stuff like this. Probably again and again. You may be sick of hearing it. We actually did a contest on Facebook for “The Dumbest Thing Anyone Ever Said To You About ADHD.” It […]
By Rick Green
I want to thank, and to tell you about a couple of heroes who work behind the scenes to keep TotallyADD humming. Both work part time, and both put their heart into this.
One is Jimi Doidge. He has the challenge of working with me and producing new videos, sales, newsletters, uploading blogs and products in the shop, creating the shop pages, linking everything together so it works, helping to develop out new quiz which we will be launching in the next week, and a dozen other things.
At one point Jimi came here to our office every day. (The office being the spare rooms in the house.) This year he got married and moved across the country, which I thought was a brilliant strategy. But then I learned about Skype.
Now, to be fair, I tried to learn some of the processes involved in making the site work. However, it quickly became clear that the ‘back-end’ can be a pain in the back-end. I’ve concluded website design is basically black magic, voodoo, and possibly created by aliens… because it requires precision and attention to detail. (Horrifying, I know!)…