Started by Teri Reiter in General on Friday.
The New York Times
The New York Times took some time off from bashing ADD, ADHD, Ritalin and the other medications to print this article, which explains a lot.
We make ourselves busy so we can avoid feelings or problems. We don't want to think or feel.…Continue
Coping and functioning
Isn't that what we try to do? So if we have ADD ADHD we try to cope with it. We can't cure it, but we can treat the symptoms, and we can use strategies to cope. And our life can be better.
Is there a treatment?
This is controversial. The medications-Ritalin, Adderall,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on September 13, 2014 at 4:42pm
Welcome to my first time at the blog rodeo - let's ride! Or, put another way, I'm out of hidin', time to go writin'! Very recently, I've been experiencing what I'm calling a kindness awakening. This is all about me realizing at a profound level the truth that kindness (starting with myself) is essential to a meaningful life, and that, conversely, the absence of kindness (inside and outside) makes life feel like it's hardly worth living. This is something I agreed with as a…Continue
Posted by Mike Ragnarok on September 12, 2014 at 8:51am
Finding a knowledgeable professional - a followup
Hard to do. Lots of misinformed people, including professionals. Other things can mimic ADD ADHD. Assume most ADD ADHD certified coaches know what they're doing.
From mike: look them up on the net. Are they reviewed? Have they published? Does someone else refer to them in a book or other place?
Posted by doug puryear on September 10, 2014 at 1:45pm
Is it me or is it my ADD ADHD?
I'm hypersensitive to some noises – the dishwasher bothers me, the washing machine drives me up the wall, nose blowing is very unpleasant. I hate jarring – getting my chair bumped in the restaurant, a pillow dropped on the bed. Shock waves in the air feel like they're killing my brain cells, and I have few to spare - snapping the wrinkles out of a pillowcase or a towel. I…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on September 6, 2014 at 1:01pm
Find someone who knows
I keep telling people to make sure that the professional they go to really knows about ADD ADHD. Unfortunately, many don't, and unfortunately, many don't know that they don't know.
So Rachel asked me, how do you tell?
We all have our attitudes
Sometimes people have attitudes that seems strange to me, like about medications or diagnoses. But everybody is different, and we all see such things from our own viewpoints and experiences.
The best comment I've read on labeling is, "Would you rather your son be labeled ADHD or as the kid that nobody wants to play with?"
We're all sensitive
Now there's a controversy about the term ADDer. I'm personally…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on September 1, 2014 at 4:26pm