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ADD ADHD Improvement!!

More good stuff from Jerry Bair:   10 Ways ADHD Adults Can Improve Themselves In Just 10 Minutes A Day   Like many adult ADHDers, there are a million things I want to do or improve in my life. Eat … Continue reading

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To Do Lists? — ADD Tip o the Day 489

“Lists don’t work for me!” Some people with ADD ADHD have told me that to do lists don’t work for them.  That may be so, because we are each unique, but my guess is they aren’t using them properly.  Then … Continue reading

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More On Esquire Article — ADHD Tip o the Day 488

The Esquire article was lengthy,                                                                       … Continue reading

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Beliefs, Where Do They Come From? — ADD Tip o the Day 487

According to research, we all do this, ADD ADHD or not: Most of our beliefs come from our emotional responses; we then dig up data to support them. If we come across information that refutes or doesn’t support our belief, … Continue reading

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The Non-strategy ADD ADHD Strategy — ADD Tip o the Day 485

We need strategies to deal with our ADD ADHD problems, but what if it doesn’t have to be a problem in the first place?  Sometimes it’s our attitude or our assumptions that make something into a problem.  Tom has a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Overwhelmed — ADD Tip o the Day 484

Structure: Routine,Schedule With my ADD ADHD I need structure, which comes from routine and schedule.  Some people don’t like routine and schedule; it makes them feel confined and they prefer free wheeling and spontaneous.  For me, that is not freedom, … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Myths, Controveries, and Fantasies — Tip o the Day 481

My new book, “The World Is Flat, The Round Earth Is a Communist Conspiracy and Ritalin Will Make Your Ears Fall Off”, will be out soon.  I expect it to be an immediate best seller, and certainly featured in the … Continue reading

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“Organizing Clutter” —- ADD Tip o the Day 480

Thought that was an interesting title, assume it means moving the clutter around into different piles? With our ADD ADHD we are indeed prone to clutter, and can’t find stuff, and don’t function as well in disorder and mess.  It’s … Continue reading

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Stop with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 479

STOP is a very useful technique for ADD ADHD.  It cuts down on impulsiveness and can help deal with feelings  – “upset”, angry, confused, frustrated, demoralized, etc. It’s an awareness practice, which can help us decrease getting caught up in … Continue reading

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Overgeneralizing with ADD ADHD – ADD Tip o the Day 478

Overgeneralizing isn’t a feature of ADD ADHD particularly, but it seems rampant everywhere. There are two main types, the personal and the universal. “I took medication X (ritalin, adderall, sterrata, wellbutrin, etc) and and had horrible side effects.” Yes, OK, … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed!! Living with ADD or ADHD – ADD Tip o the Day 477

I’m pretty good at seeing other people’s ADD ADHD problems and offering good advice; it’s very hard for us to see ourselves. Finally got the message I finally read the signals: 1. Rerun of old dream about college – haven’t … Continue reading

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Homey WOW! congratulations

Homey i just saw your fix up project – i can’t do that kind of stuff, I ‘m handyman challenged as well as technologically challenged.  I’m impressed with all you are doing – a lot!! anything i try involves at … Continue reading

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One and One, A New ADD ADHD Strategy — ADD Tip o the Day 476

ONE AND ONE With ADD ADHD we need structure and organization – are these strategies too?   Since retirement, I’ve been flopping around in circles, so I’m trying One and One.  One focus for each day and One task from that … Continue reading

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Procrastination, Thy Name Is ADD ADHD — Tip o the Day 475

So here I sit, piddling around, looking at e mails, wasting time, avoiding writing the next blog post, which is on procrastination- in other words, procrastinating- when this procrastination post pops up in my e mail. Coincidence??  You decide. So … Continue reading

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“Everybody has a little ADHD.” — ADD Tip o the Day 474

“Everybody has a little ADHD.” Have you heard that before? Yes, but some of us have a whole lot of it and almost all the time.  That’s different. The quote above is from an article that actually has some good … Continue reading

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Music – Studying, or for any Task Needing Concentration —- ADD Tip o the Day 473

With ADD ADHD, studying and learning can be a challenge, but there are a lot of good strategies.  I regret not knowing where this post came from, but it’s good: I know maybe some of you have used this before … Continue reading

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Use Of Acetaminophen In Pregnancy Tied To AD/HD‏ ? — ADD Tip o the Day 472

This is of interest if you have ADD or ADHD, and of concern if you are pregnant or at risk for pregnancy (I chose that term deliberately, a little touch of humor?).  This is an example of the murkiness and … Continue reading

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Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 471

The new E book, Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD, 365 Tips o the Day, hasn’t got many reviews yet, tho it is starting to sell pretty well, thank you all.  So when I got a bad review, it … Continue reading

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Piddling, Dithering, and Procrastinating — ADD Tip o the Day 470 some other post

With ADD ADHD, we know it’s hard to get started, to get to something, especially if it might be difficult or unpleasant.  Right?  And we can find ourselves involved in all kinds of distractions – piddling. Now I’m retired; it’s … Continue reading

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Stay On Task In Spite of ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 469

Seems to me the primary basic problem in ADD ADHD is that we can’t focus when we need to.  Just telling someone to “focus” isn’t all that helpful; in fact, if we could focus, we probably wouldn’t need to reading … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day, to Everyone Who Loves Someone with ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 468

My wife has stuck with me with my ADD all these years.  OK, she has had some complaints sometimes, but she has been very helpful.  I couldn’t have made it without her. She picks up a lot of the slack, … Continue reading

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Dystechnologica — ADD Tip o the Day 467

With ADD or ADHD, or possibly with aging(?), it is possible to be over whelmed by technology. Why do half my posts suddenly turn bold and why can’t I unturn them?  Why do my posts and Emails suddenly turn to … Continue reading

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Medications for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 466

Here is Dr Pomery on the ADD ADHD meds: David Pomeroy MD Private Practice in Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD The AMA actually does not take positions on clinical treatments, but the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy … Continue reading

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Momma Puts ADD ADHD Strategies To Use — ADD Tip o the DAY 465

There is evidence that the ADD ADHD strategies work.  This in from Momma who had some questions: Thank you so much for breaking down the cards/lists strategies for me. I know I asked a lot and I appreciate your taking … Continue reading

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Cards and Lists, Help for ADD ADHD, for Momma — ADD Tip o the Day 464

The Red Card Momma asked for details about how to use the card system for ADD ADHD.   So: First, red card for the to do list, limited to 5 things.  That’s the tasks for today, tho may not get all … Continue reading

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The Best ADD ADHD Post — ADD Tip o the Day 463

I just read what may be the best ADD ADHD post ever, from Homey (Patty).  I will not copy it here but give you the link.  It is great! overwhelmed by homey It’s worth it. doug other overwhelmed links (it’s … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Ideas from Others, and Endorsements — ADD Tip o the Day 462

The purpose of the books is to help people with ADD ADHD live better, tho I admit there is no objection to making a profit too .  This nice note is from my sister, who does not have ADD or … Continue reading

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Schedule,Routine,Blocks of Time — ADD Tip o the Day 461

Momma complains of totally disorganized, out of whack, doesn’t know how to start.  For ADD ADHD, that is disaster.  Momma, I don’t know you personally and I don’t know your circumstances, so this is one way to start but you … Continue reading

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How to Use Cards, etc, for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 460

Momma has suggested more details about using cards, lists, small steps and priorities for adult ADD ADHD.  And some other questions. This will take a few posts. CARDS: the red card, list of five, things to be attempted today. Limit … Continue reading

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I don’t buy it – The war on ritalin — ADD Tip o the Day 459

The New York Times seems embarked on a war against ritalin or adderall for ADD ADHD. Why? I’ve read some of these articles, some I scanned, some I just read the titles.  I don’t have time and I do have … Continue reading

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More on Structure, Routine, and Schedule for ADD ADHD -ADD Tip o the Day 458

With ADD or ADHD, we need routine and schedule, in order to have structure in our lives.  Maybe this is less important for vanilla people, who are free to live in the moment and be spontaneous and just follow any … Continue reading

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Let’s talk About Distractions — ADD Tip o the Day 457

Distraction distraction distraction : Oh, my sweet ADD ADHD! We were lunching at Clafutti’s, our great Santa Fe French bistro, when the alarm on my iPhone went off.  That’s every day at 1:45 to remind me to take off my … Continue reading

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ADD and ADHD and Change and Retirement and Structure and Menopause and and and — Add Tip o the Day 456

Trying to do too much, typical ADD. I want to address that, and further address the great suggestions/questions I got, and also the new NYT article on ADHD and ritalin etc, and  and — don’t you see?  This could turn … Continue reading

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Schedule and Structure and Routine — ADD Tip o the Day 455

Homey and Scott raised good questions about coping with ADD ADHD.  These questions are especially interesting to me since I’m struggling with the same issues, because I’ve just retired and have lost my schedule and much of my structure, and, … Continue reading

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Strategies For Using Strategies for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 454

Are you using strategies for your ADD ADHD problems? Strategies are the key to living better with ADD ADHD, though medication (ritalin, adderall, antidepressant) can be very helpful. For one thing, it can help us focus enough so that we … Continue reading

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Did It Again, Again — ADD Tip o the Day 453

Life with ADD ADHD! It was the same thing again, but different.  This time it wasn’t about losing my glasses. We were volunteering at the shelter; my job was to take care of the name tags. They gave  me a … Continue reading

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Requests for your help — for ADD Tip o the Day in 2014

I am asking for your input- What new topics would you like addressed here?   Any you like addressed again? Any changes you would recommend? Remember that I love your comments, Thank You! and that you can share with the … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Thank you to all who follow the blog and special thanks to all who comment.  As well of course to all who have purchased one of the … Continue reading

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Information About ADD ADHD and Red Flags — ADD Tip o the Day 452

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to educate yourself about ADD ADHD.  Become an expert. How do you do that? I could recommend some books, but modesty restrains me.  There is also a lot of … Continue reading

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ADD and relationships — ADD Tip o the Day 448

I am reminded almost daily how hard it is to live with someone with ADD ADHD.               Ok, daily. So i just asked my wife if she would do a guest post on the … Continue reading

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Controversies about ADD ADHD, and Your Opinions? — ADD Tip o the Day 445

Do you have an opinion? There are many controversies and myths about ADD or ADHD; I’ve addressed many of them many times.  So I’d like to collect your viewpoints and opinions on any of them. Here are the main ones; … Continue reading

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The Forgetting Curve, Studying Part 4 — ADD Tip o the Day 444

This applies to anyone wanting to learn anything, whether or not a student, or ADD, ADHD, or not.  For example, I’m trying to learn the towns of New Mexico. To condense and oversimplify: If you memorize something 100% and don’t … Continue reading

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Busy — ADD Tip o the Day 442

If we have ADD or ADHD we tend to find ourselves busy, overloaded, even overwhelmed. from Lou Ann: Doing more only to do less — do we glorify busy? Author Tim Kreider believes ‘Our frantic days are really just a … Continue reading

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Studying With ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 441

When we have ADD or ADHD, studying can be a real booger.  Plus, lots of people don’t know how to study (I sure didn’t ’til  second year med school).  And then there’s the difference between studying to pass a test, … Continue reading

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Reading with ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 440

The next ADD or ADHD post will be on how to study, with more good comments from Abhi.  Then a neat one about how we keep keeping ourselves busy.  The current tip is on reading.  If I’m hoping to retain … Continue reading

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Breaks- the Good and The Bad — ADD Tip o the Day 439

Breaks are important for anyone, but especially for us with ADD or ADHD.  I wrote that they are necessary, and there is good research showing they increase productivity, but  it is a problem to not let them get out of … Continue reading

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Frustration — ADD Tip o the Day 438

This issue is not particularly ADD or ADHD, it’s just human, but my ADD makes it worse – no patience, remember? Things aren’t going quite the way I want, and I’m getting flooded with frustration.  I’m trying hard to control … Continue reading

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Sometimes They Just Don’t Get It — ADD Tip o the Day 436

More from the blog about French children don’t have ADHD, or ADD, or whatever, filled with many opinions, mostly expressed with absolute certainty – doesn’t that feel good, to be absolutely certain about something? So a post from a school … Continue reading

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What Does It Really Matter? — ADD Tip o the Day 435

Sometimes it take a significant incident to help us see things in perspective.  That happened with me recently.  Is this particularly a problem for those of us with ADD or ADHD? So I  got a new strategy, a tool, that … Continue reading

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Patience? With ADD, Not So Much —- Add tip o the Day 434

With ADD or ADHD, are we short on both willpower and patience?   Aren’t they related somehow? I was looking for some information on a website and was forced to sit thru the first part of a video to be able … Continue reading

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