We ADHD ers have difficulty making choices.
I’ve collected too many links, so I’m going to dump them now. You pick and choose. It’s up to you now.
Personal Notes O the Day:
- I was 64 years old when I realized that I have ADHD, and of course, had had it all my life. That explained so many things. I also realized that many of the things I did out of habit or routine were actually strategies to help me cope with my ADHD. Since then, I’ve focused on making new strategies and refining the old ones. It’s a continuing process and has made my life much better. Also, after trying Ritalin and having some mild side effects, I switched to Daytrana, Ritalin in a skin patch, and it works very well for me.
I’m a big fan of strategies and have written two ADHD books: Your Life Can Be Better, using strategies for adult ADHD, and Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day
An ADHD expert, Dr. William Dodson, says that the purpose of the medication is to help us focus enough to use the strategies.
2. I’ve said it before, multiple times in fact, but it bears repeating:
Our whirlpool refrigerator works fine. The only thing wrong with it is the ice system. The only thing wrong with the ice system is that it’s a total piece of crap.
3. Ventilating is said to be helpful in dealing with frustration.
Question O the Day:
Do any members want an explanation about DSM?
Helpful Note O the Day:
The memes are all there below the big DSM ad. You can just scroll down.
Bonus Note O the Day:
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today’s mental health clinicians and researchers. DSM-5-TR includes the fully revised text and references, updated diagnostic criteria and ICD-10-CM codes since DSM-5 was published in 2013. It features a new disorder, Prolonged Grief Disorder, as well as codes for suicidal behavior available to all clinicians of any discipline without the requirement of any other diagnosis.
With contributions from over 200 subject matter experts, this updated volume boasts the most current text updates based on the scientific literature. Now in four-color and with the ability to authenticate each printed copy, DSM-5-TR provides a cohesive, updated presentation of criteria, diagnostic codes, and text. This latest volume offers a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis and study of mental disorders and facilitates an objective assessment of symptom presentations across a variety of clinical settings—inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.
Stay current with these important updates in DSM-5-TR:
- Fully revised text for each disorder with updated sections on associated features, prevalence, development and course, risk and prognostic factors, culture, diagnostic markers, suicide, differential diagnosis, and more.
- Addition of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) to Section II—a new disorder for diagnosis
- Over 70 modified criteria sets with helpful clarifications since publication of DSM-5
- Fully updated Introduction and Use of the Manual to guide usage and provide context for important terminology
- Considerations of the impact of racism and discrimination on mental disorders integrated into the text
- New codes to flag and monitor suicidal behavior, available to all clinicians of any discipline and without the requirement of any other diagnosis
- Fully updated ICD-10-CM codes implemented since 2013, including over 50 coding updates new to DSM-5-TR for substance intoxication and withdrawal and other disorders
- Updated and redesigned Diagnostic Classification
This manual is a valuable resource for other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. The new DSM-5-TR is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
Coming March 2022!
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