Dyslexia and ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 567

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 together.

Or could it just be that the long-term consequences of both– shame, depression, lack of confidence, etc. -are so similar?

Both ADD ADHD and dyslexia have demonstrated brain “abnormalities”, but  not the same ones.

Questions of the day:

1. Do you have dyslexia too?

2. What do you make of all this?

The book would be educational reading for anyone who wonders what it is like living with ADD ADHD.

My Dyslexia

Whine O the Day:

As if ADD ADHD weren’t enough.


Bonus Links:

More on dyslexia

ADD ADHD and reading

more on reading



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 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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