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ADHD in Adults | Adult ADHD | Emotional Journey

You worry too much! You're too sensitive!

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Many adults who have ADHD, myself included, don’t feel we worry too much or are highly sensitive, anxious, moody, mercurial, easily upset, or quick to anger. We don’t feel that our emotions are a problem.

But talk to our friends and family. Hear what they say. (Awkward clearing of throat.)

ADHD in Adults | ADHD Myths | Adult ADHD

Does Everyone Have ADHD?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

“Everyone is ADHD. It’s the internet and smart phones.” 
“These days everyone is ADD.”  
“Yeah, everyone thinks they have it.”
Uh… No! Sorry, friend, but the whole world is NOT suddenly suffering from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Adult ADHD | Emotional Journey

ADHD and Emotions: Why Do I Overreact?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

A question for anyone with ADHD: Do you really hate when things change? Are you like me, emotionally sensitive? Oversensitive? Prone to overreact? Outbursts of panic or anger? Once you finally figure something out, are you hugely upset when it gets changed, discontinued, or is only available in the New & Improved version?

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.’