Are You ADHD? Or Just A Bad Person?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green

Something has been bothering me for a while. Stewing away.

And I think the seasonal question of “Have you been naughty or nice?” has brought it to the fore.

It’s something I was asked a long while ago.

“How do I tell what’s ADHD, and what’s simply bad behavior?”

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Lazy, Selfish, Insensitive – Labels, Morality, & ADHD

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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I have had the opportunity to be a part of many different ‘communities’ during the course of my life. And I have found a common thread among three of those groups: The Speculative Fiction (SF) community. The Lesbian/Bi/Gay/Transgender (LGBT) community. And the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) community…

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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There’s a meme that keeps popping up on Facebook that has a great deal of wisdom in it: ‘Don’t believe everything you think.’ That simple phrase popped into my head when we were interviewing Dr. Edward ‘Ned’ Hallowell at his home in Massachusetts. I had driven down to Boston to appear on WGBH, the local PBS station, when they debuted our program, ADD & Mastering It! We were talking about anxiety and depression, two common spinoffs of life with ADHD, especially before it’s diagnosed. Ned said, “Never worry alone. Call someone.” He calls it Vitamin C. ‘C’ as in Connection. Connect with someone…

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What are the Biggest Myths about ADHD Medication?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Why is it that ADHD is still so controversial? Despite 4,000 scientific studies and millions of people succeeding through a holistic approach to ‘treatment’, the mythology and outright lies that taint the public’s perception of this issue is frightening…

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Is Ritalin Over Prescribed?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Is Ritalin Over Prescribed? – Video – The experts agree, ADHD medication is over prescribed, but that’s only half the story..

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TAMING THE ADHD MIND WITH MINDFULNESS

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

You know what ADHD is. (Not everything about it. Yet. Not by a long shot.)

But we have a good idea of what it is. So, my question is: what would you say is the opposite of ADHD?

After pondering that question, I’ve found a lot of people say Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. That’s what I thought for a long time.

ADHD Medication Abuse Amongst College Students

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

An amazing talk this morning presented by Dr. Wilson Compton at the CHADD Conference., showing that high school students go off to college and a surprising thing happens. These are students who do not have ADHD. The ‘normal’ ones. The ‘neurotypicals.’ The majority. Their abuse of almost every kind of drug actually declines when they are in college or university. With one exception…

Can you Lend me Some of your ADHD Medication?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Can we talk about substance abuse?

Specifically abusing ADHD medication.

I’ve never actually had anyone ask me to lend them some of my medication. (How do you lend someone medication? Don’t you mean give? Cause I can’t see a pill being a ‘loaner’ that I’d want back afterwards.) But when my son was at university, taking an incredibly challenging course called Physics-Engineering, fellow students, non-ADHD students, approached him about getting a leg up with one of his magic pills.