Irritability and ADD ADHD— ADD Tip O the Day 673

This is a question I use often to help with my ADD ADHD irritability problem:

                                     Does it really matter?

Often the answer is, No, it really doesn’t matter.

Right now, our grandson Michael, 13, is in ICU with pneumonia.  He’s on a ventilator.  He is getting a little better.

That changes my whole perspective on what matters and what doesn’t.  Very little matters.

I would appreciate your prayers for Michael.

thank you


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The sky is large. We are small.

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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15 Responses to Irritability and ADD ADHD— ADD Tip O the Day 673

  1. D K Powell says:

    Praying and hoping all he is on the mend :-/

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  2. Jeff says:

    Said prayers for Michael to have a speedy and full recovery, Doug. We deal with our struggles relating to our ADD, but fears concerning a loved one’s health helps put everything into perspective. I believe that, instead of thinking about our difficulties all of the time, we need to take time to count our blessings – of which there are many! Jeff

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  3. Gail B says:

    Including your grandson and entire family in prayers. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to have someone so young to be this ill.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rammkatze says:

    I’m so sorry to hear, Doug. I wish you and your family all the best, and that your grandson will have a swift recovery!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. victor whitman says:

    Whatever happens-you can be proud of what Martha -Laura -and you have done for Michael-true heroism
    Victor none

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  6. Scott Marckx says:

    Thank you for this perspective Doug! It really helps me.
    Prayers for Michael and all your family!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Vicki says:

    Prayers for your grandson’s complete recovery, Doug, and for you and your family during this challenging time.

    Liked by 1 person

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