Started by Olga in Adult ADHD Sep 25.
Started by Teri Reiter in General Sep 12.
Many of you do see ADD ADHD as a gift, and you focus on the benefits. I think focusing on the positives is a good strategy. I guess I take the positives for granted and focus on trying to find strategies to help cope with the negatives. Or at least I try to focus.
Posted by doug puryear on December 20, 2014 at 12:28pm
No willpower with ADD ADHD
We're moved into our new place, love it! Still unpacking (don't love that).
One problem – the food. It's terrific. I've gained pounds. There's a choice of four desserts, and at least one of them is chocolate. Have I ever written about a lack of willpower? As in none?
I don't know…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on December 18, 2014 at 12:46pm
ADD ADHD as a gift?
Christmas makes us think of gifts, hopefully among other things, and that reminds me of those who write about enjoying the gift of ADD ADHD.
Yes, we do tend to be creative, think outside the box, be able to multiple task, and have exciting lives – if you call jumping from catastrophe to catastrophe exciting.…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on December 16, 2014 at 5:24pm
ADD ADHD and dyslexia run together
I've just finished reading a very interesting book on dyslexia.
The author, a prize winning poet!, talks extensively about his life long experience with dyslexia. It is heart rending. but when I read it, so much of it is familiar – he never mentions ADD ADHD, but I wonder if he has both. We know that they often run…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on December 14, 2014 at 2:55pm
Not this time, ADD!
With my ADD ADHD, Christmas usually sneaks up on me and I'm rushing to try to find a gift for my wife. But this time I'm ahead. Why, it's two whole weeks away, and I'm already thinking about it!
The ADD trap and the red flag
Actually, with ADD ADHD, everything sneaks up on…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on December 11, 2014 at 2:00pm
Just got back from Houston seeing our daughter win a big award. Just got moved into our new apartment, lost my travel computer in the process. (Also lost my house keys on the trip). Could not get organized to do a post on the trip.
The move has me totally…Continue
Dr. Marx posted the letters to the editor about the sensational NYT article "The Natural Fix" for ADHD.
I was surprised that they're so positive. And from some apparently credentialed people. And there wasn't a single negative one.
Am I once again just being too suspicious?…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on December 2, 2014 at 4:27pm
Thanksgiving can be particularly challenging for those of us with ADD ADHD (but then, so can any day).
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…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on November 27, 2014 at 6:33am