Diagnosis? — Tip o the day 31

Many of us who have ADD are not aware of it.  We may think that’s just the way life is; we may think that everyone lives that way, although if we just look around us we can see that’s not so.  We may think, “That’s just me.  That’s just how I am.” 

But in fact it’s ADD-procrastinating, forgetting, losing, being late, messing up, not finishing, and so on.    And it makes life a lot harder unless we have strategies to deal with it.

Pete Quily (see his web site on the right) says that we avoid the diagnosis because we thinks it’s weakness, or something “wrong” with us, especially men, who are supposed to be strong and know everything and be able to do everything.  He emphasizes the gifts of ADD.            more on diagnosis next time       

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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