ADHD & Our 23 Strengths

There are a lot of hot button issues around ADHD. Not just around medication, or the cost of getting a proper diagnosis, or the ongoing stigma and dismissal, that ‘ADHD isn’t real.’

In particular there is the contentious claim that, “people with ADHD have real strengths.”

In our book, ADD Stole My Car Keys! we list 155 traits, symptoms, beliefs, and behaviors common to people with ADHD. Of course not everyone has them all. Each of us is blessed with our own personal grab bag of problems. While most adults struggle with restlessness and impulsivity, a substantial minority are dealing only with the ‘Inattentive’ problems: distractions, focus, memory, follow-through, prioritizing, procrastinating, organizing, etc…

Rick Green, Symptoms of ADD

My Brain’s ‘Executive Function’ Calls Me Twice A Week

BY RICK GREEN
This is going to be one of those stories where I admit to resisting something that turned out to do me a world of good. Dunno if that’s a ‘guy thing’, or an ‘ADHD thing’, or a ‘Rick thing.’

But it’s going to take me a minute or two to get there. Stay with me! (Or skip to the end, then come back and read chunks in a random order until it makes sense. Hey, it’s your ADHD, do what works for you.)

So, as you well know, there is a lot of confusion about ADHD. Some people don’t believe ADHD exists.

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Freedom and Choice: Finding Out You Have ADD

We have all heard the term ‘existentialism’ and perhaps even know the names of some of the most famous ‘existentialists’. Like Jean Paul Sartre. And… Uh, okay, that’s the only one I can think of now. Let me Google it…

All right, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky… I thought Dostoyevsky was a novelist? Or a the goalie for the New York Rangers? Anyway I had heard the term ‘existentialist’ and knew that it had to do with philosophy, the meaning of life and…