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How Do I Find Out If I Have ADHD?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green

The question we get asked the most?

That’s simple: ‘How do I find out if I have ADHD?’ (If you’re asking this question right now, do yourself a favor and bookmark this blog page so that you can refer back to it again, and again!)

Maybe you suspect, or have assumed, that you are slow, weird, weak-willed, lazy, or any number of things along those lines. Maybe parents, siblings, teachers or others have suggested something like this. With the pace of life these days, I suppose everyone wonders if they have ADHD.

Here’s the deal…

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ADHD and New Year’s Resolutions

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29 Brilliant Ideas for a Memorable ADHD Holiday

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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Santa himself has to do more than UPS and Fed Ex combined. And it’s not much easier on the rest of us…

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ADHD & Our 23 Strengths

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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…

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

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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.