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Talking to Yourself??

Is Talking To Yourself A Problem, A Symptom, or What?Someone asked me if talking to yourself is okay. I said I certainly hope so, cause I do it all the time.I don't think it's a symptom of ADD ADHD; it's a coping strategy.I say, "Right now I'm writing this post and when I finish, I'm gonna do the Spanish lesson."And I made a commitment to myself to finish the post before I let myself do anything else. When a tempting distraction pops up (don't they always?) I write it down and keep going. And…See More
Mar 23
doug puryear posted a blog post

distracted and scattered- have too many options

Isn't Life Interesting!    So Many Shiny Things To Choose From!I'm working on:Executive dysfunction and EFD ( executive function disorder) and ADD ADHDFood allergies and food coloring and ADD ADHDNew York Times says childhood trauma can mimic ADD ADHDThe neuro anatomy of ADD ADHDDo you see where I'm going with this?Me neither.dougTip O the Day: Try to pick one thing and focus on it until it is done.(Yeah.  Right.  If I can do that, maybe I don't have ADD ADHD after all?!)dougLinks: (Take your…See More
Mar 21
doug puryear posted a blog post

Are Natural Substances Safe?

Natural SubstancesMany people with ADD AHD are helped by medicine – Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera, etc.- but many are concerned about medication side effects.  Some prefer “natural” substances but not all “natural” substances they use are safe.  Here’s a report on one:“— increases intracranial pressure (ICP). It is this increase in pressure which leads to the first observable symptoms  —: headache, personality changes, changes in behavior, confusion, irritability, and drowsiness. These are…See More
Mar 17
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"I am a Christian, a husband, a father of 4 homeschooled children, and attorney--with ADD (not hyper)."
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The Food Connection to ADHD

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Talking to Yourself??

Is Talking To Yourself A Problem, A Symptom, or What?

Someone asked me if talking to yourself is okay. I said I certainly hope so, cause I do it all the time.

I don't think it's a symptom of ADD ADHD; it's a coping strategy.

I say, "Right now I'm writing this post and when I finish, I'm gonna do the Spanish…

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Posted by doug puryear on March 23, 2015 at 8:10pm

distracted and scattered- have too many options

Isn't Life Interesting!    So Many Shiny Things To Choose From!

I'm working on:

Executive dysfunction and EFD ( executive function disorder) and ADD ADHD

Food allergies and food coloring and ADD ADHD

New York Times says childhood trauma can mimic ADD…

Continue

Posted by doug puryear on March 21, 2015 at 9:40am

Are Natural Substances Safe?

Natural Substances

Many people with ADD AHD are helped by medicine – Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera, etc.- but many are concerned about medication side effects.  Some prefer “natural” substances but not all “natural” substances they use are safe.  Here’s a report on one:

“— increases intracranial pressure (ICP). It is this increase in pressure which leads to the first observable symptoms  —: headache, personality changes, changes in behavior,…

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Posted by doug puryear on March 17, 2015 at 9:39am

ADD ADHD, food coloring, and my doubts

My Doubts:

that ADD ADHD is one thing

that food coloring has much effect on very many people

that "natural" substances are better than medicines

that the stimulants are helpful to people who don't have ADD ADHD

that medicines…

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Posted by doug puryear on March 13, 2015 at 4:30pm

ADD ADHD Alternatives to Medicine, and More Snake Oil -Beware!

Buyer and reader, Beware!- More ADD ADHD snake oil

Here's the headline on a recent article:

"New treatment for kids with ADHD retrains their brains, reduces symptoms"

Here's the report on the…

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Posted by doug puryear on March 10, 2015 at 10:20am

Alternatives to medicine for ADD ADHD, part two

There are lots of alternatives to cover, and recent studies show that the supplements don't contain what they claim.  What are you supposed do to?

Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) for more than ADD ADHD

It helps ADD ADHD some. I take it for general health and recommend it to everyone. The ratio needs to be correct, 4 EPA to 3 DHA. Much that is sold is useless.…

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Posted by doug puryear on March 7, 2015 at 9:19am

Ode of an ADDer to a Neat Wife

Ode of an ADDer to a neat wife

Please don't put my stuff away.

Please don't move it, just let it lay.

If I can't see it, it doesn't exist.

I'll forget to do something and we'll both be pissed.

That library book is lying on the…

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Posted by doug puryear on March 3, 2015 at 9:07am

ADD ADHD Non stimulant medicines, plus more medicine tips

Advantages of the non-stimulant medicines for adult ADD ADHD:

Don't cause agitation or insomnia; not controlled and easier to obtain; not abusable or addictive; longer acting and smoother effect. Sometimes added to stimulants to improve symptoms or reduce side effects.

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Probably most commonly used are Strattera and…

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Posted by doug puryear on February 28, 2015 at 9:47am

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