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Do I have ADD? — Tip o the day 162

Why are you asking?  Do you think you have it or has someone else told you you do?  Why? Do you have trouble getting started on things or trouble finishing them?  Are you impatient, irritable, impulsive?  Do you start out … Continue reading

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ADHD Key Points — ADHD Tip O the Day 1000

Just a few of the key ADHD points.  There are so many, so many ways to make our lives better, so that we are managing our ADHD and it’s not in control.Sadly, this is my last post. I want to … Continue reading

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More ADHD Research and Etc.— ADHD Tip O the Day 998

On ADHD and relationships, medications, comorbidity, statistics, and etc.:  My wife said I should post about the most recent disaster, but no, I’m not going to describe the incident where I merely sat down on the sofa next to the … Continue reading

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Pain and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 995

We ADHDers tend to be hypersensitive. For example, to certain noises, to feelings of rejection, etc. So it makes sense that we might be hypersensitive to pain. I just wasn’t aware of this before. But I have had struggles with … Continue reading

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Three Most Important ADHD Principles —ADHD Tip O the Day 991

New Year: time for a brief review Three most important ADHD Principles: Identify a Problem, devise a strategy, make it a habit.   2. Small steps.   3. Do it now, do it right, do the hard part first. (After … Continue reading

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Constructive Arguing— ADHD Tip O Day 990

Constructive Arguing: Arguments are a normal and unavoidable part of almost all marriages (intimate relationships).  The trick is to make them productive instead of destructive, and to have them not too often nor too intensively, and to get over them … Continue reading

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Marriage- Part Three — ADHD Tip O the Day 988

With ADHD , everything is much harder, especially relationships. We disappoint, forget, let down. We get preoccupied, don’t finish, don’t get started.  We blurt out, do and say socially inappropriate things.  We run into things, knock things over, drop things. … Continue reading

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Adult ADHD Revisited — ADHD Tip O the Day 987

A break from the relationship posts, but more to come. The Am. Psychiatric Assoc. is revising the DSM V, including the criteria for diagnosing ADHD.  Many changes are recommended.  The current criteria were written for children and tweaked to apply … Continue reading

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Marriage and Other Strange Relationships, Part 1 — ADHD Tip O the Day 985

Relationships are so complicated, even without ADHD, that this will take two or more posts.  And with ADHD – Whew!! We marry with expectations of what our marriage will be like.  Generally, we expect our marriage to either be like … Continue reading

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How to Be Happy — ADHD Tip O the Day 983

It can be hard to be happy, especially these days, and harder with ADHD.  But- Affirmations:  Every morning, state, “I choose to be happy today.” Learn  to cope with your ADHD. Minimize contact with toxic people. Help someone else. Get … Continue reading

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Truths About ADHD Medications — ADHD Tip O the Day 970

There are many misconceptions about ADHD medications. The two classes of ADHD meds are the stimulants and the others.  The following truths primarily apply to the stimulants:  methylphenidate – Ritalin, et al, and amphetamine – Adderall, et al.  70% of … Continue reading

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ADHD and ODD, REVISED— ADHD Tip O the Day 969.1

Morwen made an excellent comment on my original ODD post which leads me to revise the  post and also add new links:  Hello Doug, I feel as though the information you presented above lacks critical engagement with diagnosis or disorder. … Continue reading

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Women and ADHD part two — ADHD Tip O the Day 966

In reply to Denise Dion’s comment:. denise – the ADHD symptoms of the inattentive type, which most ADHD women have, are the same as in men but without the hyperactivity, distractability, procrastinating, for sure. And probably without the impulsivity, blurting out, … Continue reading

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ADHD Handwriting — ADHD Tip O the Day 965

It’s called dysgraphia, another ADHD comorbidity. This might be related to dyscoordination (basal ganglia, cerebellum), being in a hurry, and trying to get a flood of ideas down on paper before we lose them. My handwriting caused me lots of … Continue reading

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ADHD in Women is Different — ADHD Tip O the Day 964

  ADHD in Women is Different (usually) Most women and girls with ADHD have the inattentive type, ADHD without the hyperactivity.  The result is that as children they are less often diagnosed because they simply underperform instead of causing trouble, … Continue reading

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Breaks and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 962

Everyone needs breaks, probably more so with ADHD, but they can be difficult. Breaks throughout the day, week, and year can be very beneficial, even necessary.  That’s why we have vacations, and why it’s best not to work during them.  … Continue reading

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Coping with ADHD Stress — ADHD Tip O the Day 961

Living with ADHD is stressful. (So is living with someone with ADHD.) Meditation, breaks, getting outdoors, exercise, are all helpful. Some of my favorite tools for stress or anxiety  are breathing tools. Here’s my latest favorite.   Think what you  want … Continue reading

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ADHD and Time – ADHD Tip O the Day 959

If you have ADHD, time is a booger. We underestimate how long a task will take. It always takes longer.  And if its fixing or maintenance, it’ll take at least two trips to the hardware store. Strategy: Estimate the time … Continue reading

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Novel Published (in spite of ADHD)

Doug Puryear has just published his first novel (seventh book).  Alma Means Soul is the story of an extraordinary woman overcoming her childhood and of her journey towards wholeness.  A spiritual thread runs throughout.  Includes a section on El Camino … Continue reading

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FAQ about ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 958

I get many AHD questions from various web sites. Here are some answers (ie my opinions) with links. What can cure ADHD?  –  Only God. Does ADHD get worse with aging? – No, age just adds more problems. Am I … Continue reading

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Keep It Short — ADHD Tip O the Day 955

My astute wife said the last ADHD post was too long.  So this one will be short. Strategy O the Day: Listen to your wife. doug Links: ADHD and Relationships ADHD and Relationships more Webinars Quotes O the Day: “The … Continue reading

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Assumptions, Premises, and Illusions — ADHD Tip O the Day 954

Now for something different This will be a philosophical discussion today, not limited to ADHD.   (Had you assumed there would be a Poem O the Day?  Sorry to disappoint you. I hope you’re not heart broken. ) General Strategy O … Continue reading

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I’m Also Doubtful About — ADHD Tip O the Day 946

John Rosemond — writes syndicated newspaper columns and books on parenting. His style is about using the power differential to control children and seems out of the 40’s and  maybe a little sadistic at times.   He recently had a column … Continue reading

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ADHD and Emotions — ADHD Tip O the Day 921

There is some interesting new research on emotions in ADHD.          I plan to do a series on the topic, interspersed with other subjects. Spoiler Alert: It’s possible this will a little disorganized.  You think? Definitions:(excerpts from … Continue reading

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Sucess At Last, Even with ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 834

Problem: ADHD images on the post weren’t coming out right on Facebook. Solution:  Dinos very generously showed me how to fix them, but the process was very complicated.  I kept avoiding the job. For a very long time. But — … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Terms and Definitions Controversy – ADD Tip o the Day 616

  Joe recently posted on the net:    “ADD/ADHD is FICTION – NOT A REAL DISEASE GratefulEnergy Health Guide September 09, 2013 Before His Death, Father of ADHD Admitted it Was An Over-Diagnosed Disease” (well, anyway, i just came across … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Meds vs Structure — ADD Tip o the Day 447

This is a reply to Amit Ronen, who is against children being drugged and is for letting them be their energetic selves and climb trees and play football: Amit, yes, we need to design the school, and parenting, to fit … Continue reading

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More irritation — ADD Tip of the day 279

I’ve previously noted that I am very irritable.  It was a blessing to learn that irritability is a part of ADD or ADHD and not just another of my character flaws.  But it is annoying to be so irritable, at any little thing.  … Continue reading

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