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ADD or ADHD - label or diagnosis?

We all have our attitudesSometimes 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 sensitiveNow there's a controversy about the term ADDer.  I'm personally happy with it; I've been an ADDer for years.  But there is a…See More
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We need a good evaluation

Get the right diagnosisDiagnosis of ADD ADHD isn't just based on one symptom. We need a full, careful, and thorough evaluation. That includes:1. a good history2. reviewing available documents like report cards etc.3. ideally, talking with other observers like a mother or spouse4. ideally, a pencil and paper or computer testMimics of ADD ADHDRule out other things that can mimic ADD ADHD -thyroid disease, medication side effects,  drug abuse, depression, head injury and others. Debbie posted on…See More
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Blog Posts - A.D.D. Your Voice

ADD or ADHD - label or diagnosis?

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on September 1, 2014 at 4:26pm

We need a good evaluation

Get the right diagnosis

Diagnosis of ADD ADHD isn't just based on one symptom. We need a full, careful, and thorough evaluation. That includes:

1. a good history

2. reviewing available documents like report cards etc.

3. ideally, talking with other observers like a mother or spouse

4. ideally, a pencil and paper or computer test

Mimics of ADD ADHD

Rule out other things that can mimic ADD ADHD -thyroid disease,…

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Posted by doug puryear on August 30, 2014 at 11:18am

studying and decluttering, ADD ADHD strategies

Time for school

School is starting. Michael is not thrilled. But to get off to a good start, this is a good time to review strategies and issues. And it's important to know how to study. I didn't discover how until second year medical school. What a breakthrough!.

bonnie mincu on the 4 d's - denial,disorganization, distraction,derailment

For college students, but applies to…

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Posted by doug puryear on August 28, 2014 at 5:45pm

I didn't listen to the little voice!

I didn't listen

I'm  only on draft number three in writing the new book, which includes some on  adult ADD ADHD .

In Word, I cut a very large segment from one document to paste into another doc.      Before I got it pasted I must've done something else, because when I went to paste it,        it was gone. A very large segment. Gone.

I remembered a window had popped up, "You have just placed a large amount of data on the clipboard: do you want to save it…

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Posted by doug puryear on August 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

more on food and ADD ADHD

errors in thinking

A common error is confusing correlation and cause. For example:

The number of people who watch Fox news has risen in the last 10 years. The scores of American students on standardized tests have been falling over the same time period.

Coincidence? You decide.

Another common error is assuming that our opinions are facts; if I believe something, it must be…

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Posted by doug puryear on August 23, 2014 at 10:45am

ADD ADHD and Foods and Diets and Alternatives

There's a lot written about nutritional treatment for ADD ADHD. A lot of it seems to me to be wishful thinking. Here's some science, from Dr. Farone. I've edited his post.

Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D.

Stephen…

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Posted by doug puryear on August 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Why I'm not using my real name

I am not ashamed. I am what I am. I am neither proud nor ashamed to be myself, ADD included. For me, pride and shame are about what i do, what I make of myself. I am proud that I am doing what it takes to thrive and give my best to the world.



The doctor who prescribed my meds this morning warned me that I now have something some people want to steal, so I need to be a little careful about who knows about it.



Also, I have a family that includes an ex wife who has been… Continue

Posted by Mike Ragnarok on August 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

My ADD ADHD Problem: Stuck, Stalled, and Stagnant

Stuck

Since I changed my schedule I haven't been able to get reorganized yet.                       My to do list is way too long, and I'm blocked and stuck.

Strategy

I plan to use a favorite strategy, take a used envelope and  write a calendar on the back. Then I'll put one of those tasks for each day and I will get…

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Posted by doug puryear on August 18, 2014 at 5:22pm

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