ADHD Blog

Category : ADHD Symptoms

Adult ADHD

No One Believes I Have ADHD

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

“I don’t believe in ADHD.”
“It’s made up by Doctors and big Pharma.”
“ It’s lazy teachers and weak parents who refuse to discipline their kids.”
“ It’s just a fad. It’s because parents have to work these kids run wild in the street…”
And on and on….

Adult ADHD | Medication

Are You ADHD? Or Just A Bad Person?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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?”

Adult ADHD

"ADHD? That's Just An Excuse…"

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Is it just me, or are more and more people confusing their beliefs with facts.  Perhaps people have always mistaken their opinions for the truth.  I don’t know.
What I do know, for sure, is the universal challenge you face after getting an ADHD diagnosis is whether or not you should tell anyone about it. Who you should take into your confidence? Who probably doesn’t need to know? And who definitely should never find out?

Adult ADHD | Rick | TotallyADD Blog

Is ADHD over-diagnosed?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

‘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.’

Adult ADHD | Rick | TotallyADD Blog

“When I Grow Up I Want To Be…”

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Ask most kids what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll get very clear answers. Which may change from week to week, depending on the video game they’ve played. I had no idea.
“What do I want to be?” From age 8 to about the time my first marriage ended, that question invariably triggered a snowstorm of ideas, then brain freeze. I didn’t have an answer.
Then I realized what I wanted to be: Happy…

Adult ADHD | Rick | TotallyADD Blog

Is Laughter The Best Medicine?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

It might just be in my imagination. A lot of things are.
But I’m starting to wonder, is my ADHD seasonal? Do the symptoms abate in the warm, long days of summer? Then grow worse during February’s cold, grey?

Adult ADHD | Life With ADHD | Rick | TotallyADD Blog

People Mean Well, Don't They?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

People mean well, don’t they? I mean, usually.
Oh yeah, sure, there are hate mongers out there. But even when they are spreading lies, or terrorizing people or attacking their fellow human beings, it’s because they have decided that their beliefs; political, religious, or whatever, are more important than the other person’s freedom, or their right to choose, or even their lives….