Myths and What It’s Like to Live with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 767

 

Some People Still Do Not Understand ADHD

There are climate change deniers, and flat earthers, and anti-vacine conspiracy theorists, and there are still many people who just do not understand ADHD.

It does no good to get mad at them.  You can’t convince those who are determined to remain ignorant, and you can’t teach a pig to sing, but we still try, don’t we?

doug

The Links:

Myths about ADHD by moshin banday

Eric Tiver’s podcast with Dr Russel Barkley on dealing with family

Quote O the Day:

“The only thing worse than being married is not being married.”

            from unknown veteran of marriage

Bonus Links:

Caring for Someone with ADHD

More on ADHD and Relationships

Repetitive Whine O the Day:

If I put enough pictures in, maybe some of them will come out right on facebook?

@addstrategies  #adhd  #add

 

 

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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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4 Responses to Myths and What It’s Like to Live with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 767

  1. rammkatze says:

    Thanks for sharing the link about the myths of ADHD, it’s an interesting read. Although I think the author generalizes a lot about ADHD based on her experience. The way she describes how ADHDers struggle in high-school and do great in college is more like a classic description of people who, like herself, were diagnosed in their childhood. When I signed up for an ADHD forum, it amused me to compare stories. Most people in the forum (and this was voluntarily shared under each Username) had been diagnosed as adults. Also, most people, just like you and I (who both were diagnosed as adults) went through high-school like a breeze and hit a hard wall when they got to college. I think this pattern more than intriguing.
    The part about the withdrawl symptoms always baffles me, this is something I read everywhere. Maybe it’s because my doctor assured me from day 1 that the pills weren’t addictive, but I don’t experience withdrawl when I’m off the meds. I’m just my old self: more tired than usual, nervous and overly clumsy. In fact, being clumsy is my red flag: when I starte getting clumsy, I stop and think of the last time I medicated. It’s usually a sign I forgot my second dose.
    Also, thanks for sharing that cartoon with “Tim doesn’t give a s****”, it always gives me a chuckle! I think I will print that and put it in my locker at work. 😉

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    • Ram I love your red flag of clumsy. I don’t know about the with drawl either. Maybe some people who get their ADHD symptoms back mistake them for withdrawal . hitting that brickwall was pretty awful, wasn’t it?.
      As always, thank you for commenting. Doug

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  2. Rowe Kaple says:

    Read this: Psychology
    2012. Vol.3, No.1, 36-44
    Published Online January 2012 in SciRes (http://www.SciRP.org/journal/psych) http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2012.31006
    Physical and Behavioral Markers Help Identify Written Language Disability (WLD) Related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)*

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