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ADD ADHD, benefits and gifts, again

Different viewpointsMany 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.from Scott:"I consider ADD a gift at least for me. It helps me see different perspectives, come up with twisty connections for things “Normal” people wouldn’t consider connected, helps me get interested in all…See More
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Another ADD ADHD strategy for my tendency to overeat a little bit sometimes

No willpower with ADD ADHDWe'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 if the weight  problem is more due to the delicious entrees or to the ice cream after the third helping of desert.  But when they serve pecan pie and tiramasu on the same menu, and…See More
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Benefits of ADD ADHD ??

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.And I do appreciate those aspects, but in honesty, if my ADD ADHD is a gift, I would like to know where I could return it.Here is an example from a book blurb:Making ADHD a…See More
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As if ADD ADHD wasn't enough – dyslexia too!

ADD ADHD and dyslexia run togetherI'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 together.Or could it just be that the long-term consequences – shame, depression, lack of confidence, etc. -are so similar?Both ADD ADHD and…See More
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ADD ADHD, benefits and gifts, again

Different viewpoints

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.

from Scott:…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 20, 2014 at 12:28pm

Another ADD ADHD strategy for my tendency to overeat a little bit sometimes

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 18, 2014 at 12:46pm

Benefits of ADD ADHD ??

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.…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 16, 2014 at 5:24pm

As if ADD ADHD wasn't enough – dyslexia too!

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 14, 2014 at 2:55pm

Christmas IS coming, ready or not.

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

Let's Get Reorganized

Missing Posts

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.

Unstructured (Disstructured?)

The move has me totally…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 8, 2014 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Letters to the Editor on NYT "Natural Fix" Article; PLUS ADD ADHD Brain

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.

Very surprised.

Am I once again just being too suspicious?…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 2, 2014 at 4:27pm

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

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