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Happy ADD ADHD Thanksgiving

Challenging OccasionsThanksgiving can be particularly challenging for those of us with ADD ADHD                  (but then, so can any day).ChecklistAdjust as fits if you are the host/hostess or if you are a guest.           Check all that apply1. Didn't burn the turkey nor serve it still partly frozen.2. Didn't spill all the gravy on the rug.3. While "helping" with the dishes, didn't break more than one.4. Didn't inadvertently insult the host or hostess or a distinguished guest.5. Didn't drink…See More
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A wacky thinking tip!

Hi all,As much as I try I have found that being on the same wavelength with certain people is next to impossible for me.At work there are people with whom I need to keep thinking on my toes while interacting with. These are usually the left brain, analytical types. Any hint of illogicality in the conversation and you are not able to strike a chord with these folks.One technique that I have found to be helpful, which I actually used in desperation, was to make simple mental calculations while…See More
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Happy ADD ADHD Thanksgiving

Challenging Occasions

Thanksgiving can be particularly challenging for those of us with ADD ADHD                  (but then, so can any day).

Checklist

Adjust as fits if you are the host/hostess or if you are a guest.           Check all that apply

1. Didn't burn the turkey nor serve…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 27, 2014 at 6:33am

A wacky thinking tip!

Hi all,

As much as I try I have found that being on the same wavelength with certain people is next to impossible for me.

At work there are people with whom I need to keep thinking on my toes while interacting with. These are usually the left brain, analytical types. 

Any hint of illogicality in the conversation and you are not able to strike a chord with these folks.

One technique that I have found to be helpful, which I actually used in desperation, was to make…

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Posted by Ratan Shetty on November 25, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

Stimulants for children with ADD ADHD?

New report on stimulants for children with ADD ADHD

It depends on how you spin it :

The headline:

Increased risk of cardiovascular events in children on stimulants – Wow! Bad!…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 21, 2014 at 12:22pm

ADD ADHD chemistry - confusing!

From the NYT sensational article on ADD ADHD

This is the thing that startled me:

Psychostimulants like Adderall and Ritalin help by blocking the transport of dopamine back into neurons, thus increasing its level in the brain.

I'd understood that the…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 18, 2014 at 3:04pm

The "natural fix for ADHD" from NYT – finally revealed!

From the sensational new New York Times article:

I promised to reveal "the natural fix for ADHD."

So, here it comes.

Both parts.

Part A:

Adults should find a job that is suitable…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 14, 2014 at 11:54am

Still asking if ADD ADHD exists!!!

  • A short break  from the New York Times sensational breakthrough article on "The Natural Fix For ADHD".
  •   Have a little patience, and I promise to give…
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Posted by doug puryear on November 11, 2014 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

Trivializing ADD ADHD, more from the New York Times

Yes, ADD ADHD exists

Dr. Friedman's article contains a mixture of scientific tidbits which support the existence of ADD ADHD  and the dismissal of its significance.

His patient the lateuses Adderal to help her focus but can deletefocus for hours on painting, which she loves. Yes, we can focus when it's of personal interest, novel, challenging, or has…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 7, 2014 at 3:22pm — 3 Comments

more badmouthing of ADD ADHD in the New York Times

More ADD ADHD Controversy

I'm slogging through the November 2 New York Times article, "A Natural Fix for ADHD". It's not as nasty as the recent series of articles they ran; it's more subtle. I'm having to take it in small chunks and trying to grasp it as I go. Oh my.

The author, "Richard A. Friedman, MD is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 4, 2014 at 5:44pm

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