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 information on the net, and there are good support groups, like ADDerworld, and groups on Reddit and ADDforums, where you can find information and get questions answered.

Unfortunately, of course some of the information is not of  good quality.                             OK, some of it is crap.

How can you tell?

Red Flags, caution:

1. If they ask you for money (except for some books of course).

2. If it sounds too good to be true.  Or too weird.  (Did you know you can cure prostate cancer by drinking large amounts of cabbage juice?  Then isn’t it surprising that anybody has it?)

3. If it is way out of the mainstream – if you only find these facts on one site, and if they seem to go against what else you read, they may be a little known truth from an innovative thinker whose insight has been suppressed by the medical establishment which wants everyone to keep having severe ADD problems so that the doctors can get even richer, but it’s unlikely.  Occasionally an outlying opinion turns out to be right, like H Pylori causing ulcers, but the odds are not good.

4. If they promise or guarantee, “This will work for you!”  Everyone is different and there is no one size fits all (tho I will guarantee that every ADDer needs some form of appointment book and to do list, and needs to know how to use them).  But what works for me may not work for you, and vice versa.


don't be scared, just cautious.

don’t be scared, just cautious.

ADDerworld  clik

Reddit  clik

ADDforums   clik

another NYT article, on supplements clik

Quote o the Day:  Every absurdity has a champion who defends it.

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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (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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