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Is My ADHD Messing With Me Again, Or Is It Something Else? —Tip O the Day 783

Is it ADHD or Human Nature? Puryear’s Principle of Human Nature #2: Once we find something that helps us  cope with a problem, we will quit doing it. And this does apply to me.  Oh, my. The Index Card System … Continue reading

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Is It Ethical to Diagnose A Public Figure? — ADHD Tip O the Day 782

It is unethical for a psychiatrist to diagnosis a person, either private citizen or public figure, without personally examining him.  If the psychiatrist has indeed personally examined a person, it is then unethical to make that diagnosis public, or even … Continue reading

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ADHD Strategies 40 Tips — Tip O the Day 781

Living With ADHD, Ain’t It Awful?  No, It’s Not. Just got a bad book review from Frances.  She said she couldn’t read the book because my life is so awful it made her feel awful to read about it.  She … Continue reading

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“Hurry!” – An Unpleasant ADHD Attitude— ADHD Tip O the Day 780

Is being in a hurry an integral part of ADHD? Being in a hurry is unpleasant and inefficient.  It is also not based on reality but it’s an attitude.  The attitude generates the feeling, which generates the behavior, or perhaps … Continue reading

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The New ADHD Diet — ADHD Tip O the Day 779

Many People Ask or Comment About Diets for ADHD.  Here are Some Insights: (Actually these insights are a mixture of facts and opinion.  What isn’t these days?) Research: The research shows that some people with ADHD benefit somewhat from some … Continue reading

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Super Comments from Ram and Sue — ADHD Tip O the Day 778

Lots of people have contributions to help the ADHD tribe I hope each one of you reads all the comments here, but I’m not sure.  Maybe you don’t read ALL of them?  Here are two recent ones that are too … Continue reading

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The Perfect Approach With ADHD (or without) — ADHD Tip O the Day 777

The Perfect Approach to Life With ADHD OK, I’ll admit I get lazy, and that I’m still behind, but trust me, that’s not the reason for this post.  The link below is just perfect: The Perfect Approach Trust me. doug … Continue reading

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Lists and ADHD, or Not? — ADHD Tip O the Day 776

ADHD and To Do Lists? Some people have graduated from to do lists.  God bless ’em!  I don’t know how they do it.  I can’t function without to do lists.  The long list. The short list.  The list of five. … Continue reading

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One At A Time – – – ADHD Tip O the Day 773

With ADHD, we need to work harder, but it’s more important to work smarter. When I got back to work after two weeks vacation, there was a huge stack of papers on my desk. I used a very good strategy and started … Continue reading

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” I Don’t Need Any Medicine!” — ADHD Tip O the Day 772

Learning More About My ADHD The Hard Way Had a wonderful vacation.  Was amazed to find I didn’t need my Daytrana patch at all, did just fine without it.  Lying on the beach, eating and drinking, and even reading and … Continue reading

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Back again with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 769

 Does this really have anything to do with ADHD? I’m back.  Sorta.  Swamped.  So here’s some of my favorite clips.  I’m hoping that you will: 1. watch them. 2. enjoy them. 3.  leave a comment on the question, “What do … Continue reading

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ADHD and Relationships – A Followup— ADHD Tip O the Day 768

What are ADHDers like?  What is it like to live with ADHD? What is it like to live with someone with ADHD? And why are relationships so difficult for ADHDers?  If you would like to understand, this article from Attitude … Continue reading

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ADHD and Relationships. Is it possible? — ADHD Tip O the Day 766

My long suffering wife  (very, very long) still gets annoyed sometimes when I do ADHD stuff.  For one example, of many, calling her to come help and then doing something to get ready while she’s standing there waiting. I’m trying … Continue reading

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Mindfullness, Meditation, and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 763

Non-medication treatments for ADHD – part two 2017 Mindfullness – means pause in what you are doing and take a nonjudgmental inventory of your thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and situation.  The key is nonjudgmental, just be aware, that’s all you … Continue reading

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Be Prepared, if you have ADHD, even if you’re not a Boy Scout — ADHD Tip O the Day 761

What could possibly go wrong, with ADHD? I was recently honored to be a guest, one of many, on Jennifer Friedman’s podcast.  I must confess that I don’t listen to podcasts, don’t have the patience, probably missing out on a … Continue reading

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ADHD and Self Esteem? A Plan for the New Year—ADHD Tip O the Day 760

Self-esteem is essential and precarious, especially with ADHD Our self esteem suffers when we don’t complete something, and that demoralization makes it harder to start the next job.  When we do complete something, the boost in self-esteem helps us move … Continue reading

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Five Disconcerting Facts, Relevant To But Not Limited To ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 759

Disconcerting Facts: 1. Our decisions are made unconsciously, based on unconscious factors, mostly emotional.  After a decision is made, we think we “decide.”  Then we come up with “facts” to support our decision and make it appear to be rational. 2. … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas/Hanuka/Holiday Season -A challenge with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 758

The Holidays are supposed to be Joyful But with ADHD, they can be just extra challenging. Did you procrastinate on getting the gifts or the cards? Does the prospect of  making choices and decisions terrify you? Are you having trouble … Continue reading

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I Whipped My ADHD Procrastination -for the moment. —ADHD Tip O the Day 756

With my ADHD I wasn’t doing what I need to do. On my to-do list, for a very long time, was “car and tires”. I needed to get my car to the mechanic for an oil change, and to the … Continue reading

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Why Do You Procrastinate, and What Can You Do About It, With Your ADHD? — ADHD Top O the Day 755

  Procrastination, a major issue with ADHD I’ve been putting this off, but now I’m going to offer a series on procrastination, and strategies to help you deal with it. Why do we procrastinate? The task seems too daunting, it will … Continue reading

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A whole bunch of stuff, including a valuable secret, related to ADHD— ADHD Tip O the Day 753

With ADHD, sometimes our brain gets clogged up.  And we seem to need to justify what we’re doing, like this post, for example.  Some days my brain is crowded with lots of stuff, not all of it relevant but all … Continue reading

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A Book Suggestion, Partly About ADHD, and How We Are Being Gamed — ADHD Tip O the Day 752

I wrote this blog on a plane on a little notebook flying to a funeral and it’s not my best but the best I could do and I wanted to get something in so here it is.  Not even any … Continue reading

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Blessings of ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 751

With our ADHD, we tend to be interested in many things. This is one of the blessings of ADHD. It is also one of the curses. I am working a half time job, trying to keep up two blogs (and … Continue reading

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Do the Hard Part First? — ADHD Tip O the Day 750

Life is complicated, especially with ADHD One of my favorite  tools, a slogan or motto, is, “Do it now; do it right; and do the hard part first.”  This has been extremely useful for me, and I highly recommend it. … Continue reading

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Busy, Too Busy, Way Too Busy, Life with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 746

I am way too busy – is it life, or me, or ADHD? I know that “busy” is only a state of mind and not a reality.  I truely believe this, although I have found it difficult to sell the concept … Continue reading

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Things Maybe You Don’t Know About Having ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 745

What is it like to have ADHD? Frustrated, distracted, looking for things, dealing with people I’ve offended or annoyed, very concerned about time, enjoying things that are a waste of time, forgetting things, making mistakes, irritated with others and with … Continue reading

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Bad Attitude with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 744

The Attitude I don’t know why I’m rather gloomy today, although to be honest, I do have an idea. But I don’t intend to stay this way and I plan to change it, right after I finish this post. In … Continue reading

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ADHD and Attitude Adjustment — ADHD Tip O the Day 743

ADHD – Frustrated, Irritable, and Discouraged I get easily frustrated, often over little things, and I’m irritable, which is a symptom of ADHD, and sometimes I get discouraged, tho not often.  But I have a strategy. The Strategy I’ve developed … Continue reading

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Caring for Someone With ADHD (ambiguous title). Affection or caretaking?— ADHD Tip O the Day 742

Life Is Hard Life is hard.  Life with ADHD is harder.  Marriage is hard.  Marriage with ADHD is harder.  Being married to someone with ADHD is harder than I can even imagine. There are strategies that will make our life with … Continue reading

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Do a To- Do List or Don’t Do a To-Do List? — ADHD Tip O the Day 740

Life with ADHD is a booger, especially without a to-do list. Your to-do list isn’t guaranteed to make you happy, but if you have ADHD and don’t have a to-do list you’re pretty guaranteed to be unhappy. Although a to- do … Continue reading

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ADHD and Your Genes — ADHD Tip O the Day 735

What about ADHD genes? We each have two copies of the serotonin transport gene, SERT, one from each parent.  This gene regulates uptake of serotonin back into the cell. The gene comes in two flavors, long (L) and short (S). … Continue reading

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ADHD is a good thing to have. Isn’t it????— ADD Tip O the Day 732

Does ADD ADHD rock or does it suck? A controversy! This is from my gifted good buddy Ken (edited). My comments are in italics. Why ADHD rocks – surprising view of a freelancing expat By Ken Powell – http://writeoutloudblog.com/ “… … Continue reading

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Goals and ADHD — ADHD Tip o the Day 731

  With ADHD, sometimes we need to lower the bar. “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”               Robert Browning This is one of the guiding principles … Continue reading

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Tips for Surviving with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 730

What can we expect of ourselves, or of someone else, with ADHD? “Life can be hard, and with ADHD, it’s even harder.” “Some days, just surviving is a triumph.”             Doug Puryear The great cell … Continue reading

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Getting Diagnosed with ADHD – and Life Before the Diagnosis. Part 2— ADHD Tip O the Day 729

From Jeff – a comment on a previous post and on Ram’s comment on that post.              (The embolding is my doing.) “Hi Doug. I have a different perspective from Ram’s that I thought I’d share. … Continue reading

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Time is a Booger with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 728

I got a new job, and I played in a concert, and I let time get away from me and I didn’t get a post ready.  So I collected some ADHD links.  Hope you will like them. Time management – … Continue reading

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Living with ADHD and Getting an ADHD Diagnosis — ADHD Tip O the Day 727

This comment from a fellow ADHD tribe member, Ram, on the post about diagnosis.  The bolding of parts is my doing.  My comments are at the end: “Hi Doug, I’ve told you before about my diagnose, but I’ll recap for … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of ADHD Can Be Upsetting — ADD Tip O the Day 725

Late ADHD diagnosis I got a message from someone recently diagnosed with ADHD.  They were struggling with anger that they had been diagnosed late, and thinking how much better their life could’ve been if diagnosed sooner.  They asked how I … Continue reading

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ADHD Makes Me Irritable — ADHD Tip O the Day 722

Irritability is one of the many symptoms of ADHD. Trust me on this. From a big article on ADHD: Wender (1998) provided a list of adult behaviours linked to childhood ADHD (see also Weiss & Murray, 2003; Asherson, 2005). Motor … Continue reading

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Is It Really ADHD? DSM V and ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 720

“Why do you call it ADHD.   Can’t you just let kids be kids?”   Drives me up the wall.  Total ignorance of ADHD.  If the kid is floundering, it’s not just being a kid. You don’t just label a … Continue reading

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More and more and more ADHD pictures — ADD Tip O the Day 717

OK, I’m swamped, over my head, behind – does that sound like ADHD? Strategy:              punt. So my post is just some ADHD pictures that are too good to waste but haven’t fit into any … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and ADHD, or, Living with an ADHDer —ADD Tip O the Day 715

With ADHD, Nothing Is Easy Hope you had a great Mother’s Day, whether you’re a mother or not.  You deserve it. I took Martha, the mother of my kids, and Laura, the mother of my grandson, to a nice restaurant.  … Continue reading

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Does ADHD get you bullied? Criticized? Misunderstood? —ADHD Tip O the Day 713

Who gets bullied? Kids who are different.  That would be us, ADHD. But also kids with autism spectrum disorder (autism, Asbergers), dyslexia and other learning disabilities, physical handicaps, or different physical appearance. And also, any minority, in any group. And also, … Continue reading

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Just Be? With ADHD? — Tip O the Day 712

With ADHD, we need to be DOING My very wise sister suggested that I need to do more “being” and less “doing.”  She’s right. That’s very hard for me to do. The internal flywheel keeps spinning. The to-do list keeps … Continue reading

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Four Great ADHD Tips, Number Four – – – ADHD Tip O the Day 709

As promised, here is Great ADHD Tip, Number Four-except, not quite-   Do This With ADHD we get distractions. And when we start off on one distraction, other distractions will occur. With ADHD, we get distracted from our distractions. I … Continue reading

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Four Great ADHD Tips, Number Three — ADHD Tip O the Day 707

ADHD Vocabulary: I highly recommend editing your vocabulary and eliminating the words “should” and “have to.”  As soon as we say one of these bad words to ourselves, we develop automatic unconscious resistance to doing the task. We really don’t … Continue reading

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Frazzled and My ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 701

Frazzled Homey just wrote about overwhelmed, but yesterday, I was frazzled. It’s not the same. My appointment was canceled and rescheduled, I was behind on my blog posts and everything else, Marge broke her arm and I needed to walk … Continue reading

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Homey’s Back! – Strategy for Overwhelmed — ADD Tip O the Day 700

Affirmations I love it when someone comes up with strategies that match mine. Looks like I might be on the right track. For Overwhelmed Homey has good tips for when she’s overwhelmed.  They match some of my general strategies – … Continue reading

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Technology and ADHD? — ADD Tip O the Day 698

Technologically Challenged with ADD ADHD I’m technologically challenged.  That’s just part of my ADD ADHD. But I’m finding some apps very helpful. Of course, the iPhone is both a gift and a challenge. It pretty well solves the problem of impatience and boredom while … Continue reading

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Resume, Recoup, Retry with ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 697

If we have a problem, and  finally find a solution, the next thing we do is to stop doing it.              from Puryear’s Principles of Human Nature, Principle One I’m rewriting Living Daily with Adult ADD/ADHD,365 … Continue reading

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ADHD and Computers – Helpful? or Diabolical Instruments?— ADD Tip O the Day 696

With ADD ADHD, maybe everything is a challenge? On vacation, I’m using my laptop. I’m cheap, and it doesn’t have Word, but KingSoft, a great free program that will save documents in Word form. But, oh my! It’s a booger. … Continue reading

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Yes, You read it. But how much do you remember? — ADD Tip O the Day 695

How to read effectively I am blessed with the ability to read fast.  I’ve read a lot of books, and I can get through most books quickly.  But like most gifts, there’s  a downside.  It’s a blessing if I’m reading … Continue reading

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617.48, or, The Mystery of the Missing Book — ADD Tip O the Day 693

At the Library with ADD ADHD Went to the library to get a specific book. Computer says it’s 617.48, and it’s on the shelf. Went to the shelf. Not there.  There was a big book on brain injury, a subject … Continue reading

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Writing with ADD ADHD? Is It Possible? — ADD Tip O the Day 691

Writing with ADD ADHD? It takes me a long time to write a book.  ADD ADHD does not help. I’m a lousy writer, so I need many drafts with many suffering reviewers helping along the way.  But I finally got The Bully … Continue reading

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Too Many Projects — ADD Tip O the Day 687

Creativity and ADD ADHD One of the many “gifts” of ADD ADHD is that we are creative.  Is it a blessing or a curse?  Doesn’t it depend on how we manage it? – if we manage it. I just read … Continue reading

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Flexibility and Perceptions with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 686

My ADD ADHD locks me into unpleasant things I needed to do my morning routine, and then exercise and shower, and then I had a         one  PM appointment.  I was feeling rushed – hate that feeling.  Then I realized there … Continue reading

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Willpower – with ADD ADHD? Who are you kidding? — ADD Tip O the Day 685

I recently posted Willpower #2  with ADD ADHD, which was supposed to come right after this one.  But somehow, this one never got posted.  Imagine that!  How in the world could such a thing have happened?   Willpower?  What’s that? … Continue reading

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Many, many, many things on my mind, with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 684

Three other things Often when I’m doing something, my mind is on three other things I need to be doing (or want to be doing.)  That’s ADD ADHD. Can anyone relate to this? Strategy Write the other three things down.  … Continue reading

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Willpower #2 (or not)— ADD Tip O the Day 683

Do you think you have weak willpower, or none?  It’s an ADD ADHD issue, for sure.  Maybe you can do something about it. From Nancie George: “Expert Tips to Cultivate Willpower Are you lacking in the willpower department? Our experts … Continue reading

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Stimulants for ADD ADHD, Yet Again — ADD Tip O the Day 682

First, Happy New Year to everyone. Just read a post that was based on a recent study of ADD ADHD kids on stimulants.  The post said the the study outcome was that there are many kids on stimulants and that … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution — ADD Tip O the Day 681

First, I hope you each have a wonderful 2016. Keep identifying problems and working on strategies.  It’s bound to help. My New Year’s resolution is not to make any New Year’s resolution.  They don’t work for me, probably because of my … Continue reading

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Sleep, and Health, and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 679

Inadequate sleep makes ADD ADHD worse I’m a little more disorganized than usual, thus so is this post.  Probably because I didn’t get enough sleep last night. Sleep is of fundamental importance to our health and well-being, but even more so with … Continue reading

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The Free Secret of Weight Loss, Even with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 678

The Secret to Weight Loss OK, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, here’s the secret: We are blessed with a wonderful salad bar, with  decent mixed greens and all kinds of accompaniments.  My favorites are olives, mushrooms, celery, and cucumbers.  But … Continue reading

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Your Weight and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 677

Losing Weight, Even With ADD ADHD I’m an expert on losing weight.  I’ve lost hundreds of pounds. I’m also an expert in putting pounds back on.  Done that, too. If I work really hard at it, I can lose a pound … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Symptoms and Some of the Many Ways They Can Mess Up Your Life — ADD Tip O the Day 674

Examples of various ADD ADHD symptoms and their bad effects One of our major symptoms is impulsiveness.  That leads to blurting out inappropriately.   It also leads to  making snap judgments of people, but that’s common with vanillas, too. And we have trouble controlling … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Comments About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 672

I keep worrying that you may not read the comments.  If you don’t, you’re missing a lot.  Here are some fine examples: Homey– — I’ve been enjoying the pomodoro technique of time management. I only do something for 25 minutes … Continue reading

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Too Much, Too Much, Too Much — ADD Tip O the Day 670

Sometimes with my ADD ADHD, I can’t think straight, or even walk straight.  Sometimes it’s all too much. I was going to the library. It was a nice day. I was going to walk. Since I was going out, my … Continue reading

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The Power of One, for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 658

List of One – for ADD ADHD Overwhelmed I was already overloaded when I got the notice that my gross receipts tax (New Mexico!) had not been paid for December, 2014. Think of the penalties! Think of all the research … Continue reading

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Life with ADD ADHD, Part Whatever — Add Tip O the 657

Here’s another life with ADD ADHD episode: I had to do some clever detective work on the net to find the phone number I needed.  Was real proud of myself.  Wrote it down.  Closed the website.  Picked up the phone. … Continue reading

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Living with ADD ADHD, Homey’s Version — ADD Tip o the Day 657

I’ve been gone and am a little behind (what else is new). So was delighted when Homey came up with this great post, comparing living with ADD ADHD to living without it, like her husband does.  Of course, he’s obviously … Continue reading

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Structure and Routine And Strategies for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 656

Structure and Strategies Structure is essential.  I don’t consider it a strategy though.  Not quite sure why. Probably because it is so basic. Basics include sleep, structure, exercise, and maybe getting outside, mediation or yoga or something like that.  Basics … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and My Addictions. What Are Your Addictions? — ADD Tip O the Day 655

Many things can be addicting for us.  I’ve been  addicted to computer war games and to caffeine, but not anymore.  My only current addiction is food. Hall marks of addiction are craving, time and energy and money spent on thinking about … Continue reading

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Rules Can Help You With ADD ADHD: a follow up – – – ADD Tip O the Day 651

My wife is back!   Thank God! But I didn’t unravel.  I give the credit to the rules, although having the structure of writing on the next book was also helpful. Report on the rules: No alcohol.  – I scored 100% on this … Continue reading

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Rules Can Make Your Life Better with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 649

Using Rules: A major principle for coping with ADD ADHD is:  identify a problem, design a strategy, make it a rule, make it a habit.  But with ADD ADHD there are other uses for rules . Some of us do … Continue reading

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ADHD Medications: Side effects, Dangers, and other Boogey Men — ADD Tip O the Day 646

  Why we don’t take the medicine: Some people just don’t like to take medicines.  It’s just a thing.  OK. Some people think all medicines are harmful.  Well, that’s OK, too, I guess. Some people are uninformed or misinformed.  Well, … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Rocks! Or Does It Suck? — ADD Tip O the Day 643

Does ADD ADHD rock or does it suck?  A controversy! This is from my gifted buddy Ken (edited).  My comments are in italics. Why ADHD rocks – surprising view of a freelancing expat Date: September 2, 2015 Author: justin.light@bigpond.com By … Continue reading

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Your Brain and Your ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 642

Your Genes We each have two copies of the serotonin transport gene, SERT, one from each parent.  This gene regulates uptake of serotonin back into the cell. The gene comes in two flavors, long (L) and short (S). If you’re … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Lies We Tell Ourselves — ADD Tip O the Day 641

I’m busy.  —  No, you only have one thing to do. I don’t need to write it down. — Oh, really? It’ll be OK. — No, it won’t. I have plenty of time. — Yeah, right! How many ways can … Continue reading

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“ADHD Science Says – – -” – – – ADD Tip O the Day 639

Some ADD ADHD Science I’ve been collecting scientific tidbits.  Much of this is from Dr. Margolis, Dr. Mason and other articles: ADD ADHD kids have a high risk of substance abuse.  The medications reduce that to about the normal average.   … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Decisions — ADD Tip O the Day 638

With ADD ADHD we have more trouble making decisions than vanillas do.  There may be many reasons for this.  We have shaky self esteem and maybe fear making another mistake.  Maybe there are just too many choices.  But part of … Continue reading

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Some Days Are Just Like That When You Have ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 637

ADD ADHD Paralysis Homey just wrote a good ADD ADHD post about having an unproductive day.  I’m bouncing off her post: Some days I just can’t seem to get going, can’t get any traction. Strategy 1: Try to figure out what … Continue reading

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Relationships, Including Marriage, and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 636

For ease, I’ll talk about marriage  but this applies to all intimate relationships. Things they don’t tell you Marriage is hard work. Especially if one of you has ADD ADHD. Quote O the Day The only thing worse than being … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Reading? or “Reading” — ADD Tip O the Day 635

Sometimes I read and sometimes I “read.” Dyslexia We ADDers have an increased incidence of dyslexia.  Both ADD ADHD and dyslexia result from faulty brain wiring.  Do I have dyslexia?  A lot of times I get numbers or letters transposed.  … Continue reading

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Better Sleeping Through Technology, with or without ADD ADHD – ADD Tip O the Day 634

Sleep is an essential part of ADD ADHD management So Jerry Bair gave me this guest post.  He is a tech whiz, so his approach is a little different.   Here it is:   Top 10 Tech Hacks To Give Your … Continue reading

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A Typical Day With ADD ADHD: Where in the world does the time go? — ADD Tip O the Day 633

My Typical ADD ADHD Day Sleeping 6 hrs      Trying to sleep 2 hrs Quiet time   .5 hr Exercise  1 hr Shower shave dress teeth bathroom  1hr Eating 3 hrs                                       Thinking about eating – all the time Looking for something … Continue reading

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Flyfishing with ADD ADHD, and LIfe As She Is — ADD Tip O the Day 632

Is fly fishing a metaphor for life with ADD ADHD? I don’t think fly fishing is as hard as they say, but with ADD ADHD it sure can be harder. When you are fly fishing, there are many things that … Continue reading

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Your Genes and Your ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 631

  Causes and Courses of ADD ADHD Interesting article from JAMA Psychiatry July 2015 by Pingault, et al.  I don’t really understand the article, but here’s what I get out of it. Genes and Environment and Their Interaction Most psychiatric … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and the Benefits of Fidgeting — ADD ADHD Tip O the Day 630

Can’t Concentrate With ADD ADHD We were at a Wagner opera, which I love.  But I had a lot on my mind (what else is new?) and I wasn’t able to concentrate on the opera.  I was missing a lot … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Marriage or Similar Relationships — ADD Tip O the Day 629

With ADD ADHD, Relationships Are Hard In older couples, the divorce rate is twice that of vanillas.  According to Melissa Orlov, the major problem is undiagnosed and untreated ADD ADHD. Quote O the Day: “You have to be a superwoman … Continue reading

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A Brilliant New ADD ADHD Strategy! — ADD Tip O the Day 628

With ADD ADHD We Need Strategies, But – There’s  Puryear’s Principles of Human Nature #1: When you struggle and struggle with a problem and you finally find something that works, the next thing you do is stop doing it. The Rule … Continue reading

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Organizing with ADD ADHD, and Much Much More! by Homey— ADD Tip O the Day 627

Organizing with a planner for ADD ADHD Homey is THE planner maven.  In her great blog about homemaking, cleaning, cooking, etc, she tells all about planners.  Homey uses planners the way I use index cards, plus more.  A lot of … Continue reading

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Help With ADD ADHD From Technology— ADD Tip O the Day 625

Technologically Challenged As most of you know, I am technologically challenged.  Therefore I’m very pleased to have this guest blog from Jerry Bair.  Please comment on your experience with using his tech recommendations or any others. doug One Super Easy … Continue reading

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The ADD ADHD Trap of Expectations — ADD Tip O the Day 623

What Can I Expect? With ADD ADHD we have so many things we’re interested in and it’s hard to say no to any of them.  It’s hard to say no to ourselves. My daily routine includes brushing my teeth, quiet … Continue reading

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What Having ADD ADHD Is Like — ADD Tip O the Day 622

Living With ADD ADHD One of the painful things about having ADD ADHD is that people who don’t have it can’t understand what it’s like.  They may recognize some of the symptoms and problems and they may know what it’s … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Dyscoordination — ADD Tip O the Day 619

Clumsy, Clumsy, Clumsy – Is It ADD ADHD? I reached for the glass, and… – I reached too far and I knocked it over. – I didn’t notice the glass between it and me and I knocked it over. – … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Focus, Or Not — ADD Tip O the Day 617

Can’t Focus? Sometimes it’s said that those of us with ADD ADHD can’t focus. I believe it’s more accurate to say we can’t control our focus. Often I can’t focus on things that are important but I can hyperfocus on … Continue reading

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Leave of Absence — No ADD ADHD Tip O the Day

I’ll be doing prison ministry Thursday thru Sunday so my next post, God willing, will be next tuesday. But here are some good links i’ve been saving. Thank you for your support, interest, reviews, and comments. doug Links Time management … Continue reading

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How I Screwed Up A Perfectly Good ADD ADHD Strategy – – – ADD Tip O the Day 615 #ADD #ADHD

Puryear’s principles of human nature (this is number two or three or something) We struggle with a problem until we find something that works. Then we quit doing it.    Or we screw it up. That’s what I did. Structure I … Continue reading

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Shannon’s Approach to the ADD ADHD Time Problem — ADD Tip O the Day 614

We’ve Been Talking About Time -and Shannon’s comment was so good I’m just posting it here: “Agreed. Time is a problem! And schedule what’s important! What I’m trying out is putting those things in a non-scheduled category of my todo … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have Enough Time! – – – ADD Tip O the Day 613

ADD ADHD and Time Pressure Here I am “retired” and still feeling that same old sense of time pressure, the fly wheel constantly spinning inside.  And the damn old voice –“Hurry up!  Rush!  You have so much to do!  You’ll … Continue reading

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“As Soon As —” – An ADD ADHD Time Problem — ADD Tip O the Day 612

“As Soon As—“ There are several things I want to do, “as soon as – — -”                          I want to start Spanish lessons again.                          I want to resume fishing.                          I want to cleanup the disarray in my … Continue reading

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Helpful Things for ADD ADHD – Meditation Light??? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 611

Three Helpful Things for ADD ADHD Everyone agrees that certain things are helpful for anyone but especially helpful for those of us with ADD ADHD: Exercise Sleep Meditation And I would add, getting out-of-doors. Meditation I’ve been practicing a simple … Continue reading

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The Rule for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 609

The ADD ADHD Problem I keep losing my car in parking lots. (Some of you might note that this problem is not limited to ADD ADHD) The Strategy  When I park the car, say OUT LOUD where it is -“3rd … Continue reading

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Two Tips About Goals and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 608

Achievable Goals My wife asked me, as she often does, “What are you doing?” “Trying to get organized,” I replied. “That’s your motto”, she said. “No, that’s my mantra.” What’s the difference? But then I had a small insight. Maybe … Continue reading

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Committing With ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 604

To Commit No, I don’t mean to get someone locked up, unless its myself.  I do try to lock myself into things, where I can’t not do them.  If I walked to the end of the scary high dive, I … Continue reading

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Ten Basic “Facts” About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 601

I just did a guest post for Naill of Ireland.  Here it is: “Ten” Basic “Facts” About ADD ADHD ADD ADHD exists. Our brains function differently than other peoples. This has been shown by brain imaging.  Our main difficulty is … Continue reading

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Where, Oh Where, Did All My Structure Go? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 600

With My ADD ADHD, Boy, Do I Need Structure Structure is a basic part of coping with ADD ADHD. We need routine, schedule, organization. I always eat three meals a day. Go to bed  about the same time each night. … Continue reading

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Talking To Yourself ??— ADD Tip O the Day 599

Is Talking To Yourself A Problem, A Symptom, or What? Someone asked me if talking to yourself is okay. I said I certainly hope so, cause I do it all the time. I don’t think it’s a symptom of ADD … Continue reading

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Scattered, Distracted, and Too Many Options for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 598

Isn’t Life Interesting!    So Many Shiny Things To Choose From! I’m working on: Executive dysfunction and EFD ( executive function disorder) and ADD ADHD Food allergies and food coloring and ADD ADHD New York Times says childhood trauma can mimic … Continue reading

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Alternatives to ADD ADHD Medicine Part 3 and Beware! -More Snake Oil– ADD Tip O the Day 595

Buyer and reader, Beware!- More ADD ADHD snake oil Here’s the headline on a recent article: “New treatment for kids with ADHD retrains their brains, reduces symptoms“ Here’s the report on the study that is being done: Researchers hope that … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Poem —ADD Tip O the Day 593

Ode of an ADDer to a neat wife Please don’t put my stuff away. Please don’t move it, just let it lay. If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. I’ll forget to do something and we’ll both be pissed. … Continue reading

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Amphetamines for ADD ADHD: Follow-up. Plus, Foundations — ADD Tip O the Day 589

Great Comment On Last  Meds Post From Dr. Boerboom. Summary: Dexedrine is not very addictive/abusable.  It has a low incidence of side effects. They are different from methylphenidate. Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) may cause side effects, but apparently not often. restlessness difficulty … Continue reading

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Is It ADD ADHD or Executive Dysfunction? — ADD Tip O the Day 588

From a recent article: “Is It Executive Function Disorder (EFD) or ADHD? Children and adults with executive function disorder (EFD) have problems with organizing and schedules. They may also have ADHD and/or learning disabilities, but not always — it’s a … Continue reading

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Stimulant Medicine for ADD ADHD and New Research — ADD Tip O the Day 587

 Medicines for ADD ADHD Like everything else, this is going to be harder and take more time than I thought. To repeat – everyone is unique. What works for one won’t for another. You need trial and error to find … Continue reading

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Why Valentines Day Is important With ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 586

Valentines Day is February 14, this Saturday, that’s this coming Saturday, two days off, this Saturday, day after tomorrow. With ADD ADHD: 1. We forget all about it. 2. We think it’s a long way off and don’t buy a … Continue reading

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To do list – Foto -for Priorities— Addendum to ADD Tip O the Day 583

ADD ADHD Tip O the Day 583.5 I couldn’t get the darn thing to print the image when I was doing the post on priorities.     Think I’ve figured it out now, again. Technologically challenged! Doug Note to myself, because I’ll … Continue reading

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Priorities and ADD ADHD: Incompatible? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 583

Dysprioritiologica? Setting priorities is an executive function and with ADD ADHD we tend to not be very good at it. I sit here looking at a long to do list. Where do I start? Do you see how this can … Continue reading

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An Excess of Blessings From ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 582

Gifts, Benefits, and Blessings of ADD ADHD Have exhausted this topic for a moment. Got lots of good comments on both sides of the question.  Thank you. But – I am overly blessed with the gifts of creativity and wide … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD As We Age: The Older Adult — ADD Tip O the Day 581

I didn’t discover I have ADD until I was 64. Suddenly, a lot of things made sense – why I couldn’t make model airplanes as a kid, why I killed a pregnant Guppy fish, why I was always losing my … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need More Controversy About ADD ADHD Benefits and Gifts? — ADD ADHD Tip O the Day 580

Aaron Smith said it very well: Aaron Smith ADHD Achievement Strategist & Motivational Coach “Like everything else in life, it’s easy to paint ADHD with a broad brush. Saying it’s “all bad” or “all good,” if only life were that … Continue reading

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It’s In the Cards – Another ADD ADHD Strategy — ADD Tip O the Day 579

New Year, new strategies, maybe the novelty helps You may know that I’m a big fan of index cards.  My system of  colored cards I keep in my shirt pocket. I call that half my brain. The other half of … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Goals-Can We Use Them? — ADD Tip O the Day 578

Goals are important, whether we have ADD ADHD or not In prison ministry, we notice that many of the men do not have the concept of goals other than short term “I want this now”. Goals help us with focus, … Continue reading

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A New ADD ADHD Strategy for the New Year — ADD Tip O the Day 577

Why a New ADD ADHD Strategy? One of Puryear’s Principles of Human Behavior: Once we finally find something that works, we quit doing it. I have strategies that work, and make my life better, but sometimes I drift away from … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and “Auditory Processing Disorder” —ADD Tip O the Day 576

ADD ADHD and trouble hearing A fellow ADDer recently asked me if his difficulties in hearing were part of his ADD ADHD. He particularly has trouble in a crowded restaurant, hearing the person across from him. I’d never thought about … Continue reading

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You Can Keep Your @#$##@@ Benefits! – – – ADD Tip O the Day 575

Different Opinions About the Benefits of ADD ADHD Yes, we do have different opinions and viewpoints, not surprising, and I appreciate all the comments. And I respect all the opinions, but – Here are my responses, from my viewpoint: 1. … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Eating Mangoes??? — ADD Tip O the Day 574

ADD ADHD and No Patience I love mangoes but I rarely eat them.  Peeling a mango is a hassle.                                     Don’t we all want instant gratification with minimal effort? A Revelation Then I had a … Continue reading

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Goals, Self Abuse, and ADD ADHD– – – ADD Tip O the Day 573

New Year’s Goals At the beginning of a new year, we often yield to the temptation to set new goals. We did this last year, and the year before, but we don’t seem to learn. How did that work out … Continue reading

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The ADD ADHD Year In Review –– – ADD Tip O the Day 572

Another Year with ADD ADHD We are starting a new year, 2015 -I just thought I would remind you of that, since so many of us are chronologically challenged. 2014 has certainly been interesting: ADD ADHD Bashing: Esquire bashed ADD … Continue reading

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The Gifts and Benefits of ADD ADHD, Again – ADD Tip O the Day 570

Different viewpoints Many of you do see ADD ADHD as a gift, and you focus on the benefits. I think focusing on the positives is a good strategy. I guess I take the positives for granted and focus on trying … Continue reading

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More ADD ADHD Strategy— ADD Tip O the Day 569

No willpower with ADD ADHD We’re moved into our new place, love it! Still unpacking (don’t love that). One problem – the food. It’s terrific. I’ve gained pounds. There’s a choice of four desserts, and at least one of them … Continue reading

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Benefits of ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 568

ADD ADHD as a gift? Christmas makes us think of gifts, hopefully among other things, and that reminds me of those who write about enjoying the gift of ADD ADHD. Yes, we do tend to be creative, think outside the … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? Christmas Is Coming! — ADD Tip O the Day 566

Not this time, ADD! With my ADD ADHD, Christmas usually sneaks up on me and I’m rushing to try to find a gift for my wife.  But this time I’m ahead.  Why, it’s two whole weeks away, and I’m already … Continue reading

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Another Way to Structure for ADD ADHD – ADD Tip O the Day 565

Missing Posts Just got back from  Houston seeing our daughter win a big award. Just got moved into our new apartment, lost my travel computer in the process. (Also lost my house keys on the trip). Could not get organized … Continue reading

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ADHD “Natural Fix” Letters to the Editor; and ADD ADHD Brains— ADD Tips O the Day 564

Dr. Marx posted the letters to the editor about the sensational NYT article “The Natural Fix” for ADHD. I was surprised that they’re so positive. And from some apparently credentialed people. And there wasn’t a single negative one. Very surprised. … Continue reading

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Happy ADD ADHD Thanksgiving – – – ADD Tip O the Day 563

Challenging Occasions Thanksgiving can be particularly challenging for those of us with ADD ADHD                  (but then, so can any day). Checklist Adjust as fits if you are the host/hostess or if you are a guest.           Check all that apply 1. … Continue reading

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Stimulants for Children with ADD ADHD? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 561

New report on stimulants for children with ADD ADHD It depends on how you spin it : The headline: Increased risk of cardiovascular events in children on stimulants – Wow! Bad! Makes a sensational headline. 111 children out of 714,258 … Continue reading

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The Natural Fix For ADD ADHD Revealed At Last —ADD Tip o the Day 559

From the sensational new New York Times article: I promised to reveal “the natural fix for ADHD.” So, here it comes. Both parts. Part A: Adults should find a job that is suitable for them! But wait, there’s more! Part B : … Continue reading

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Does ADHD Exist? Again???? — ADD Tip O the Day 558

A short break  from the New York Times sensational breakthrough article on “The Natural Fix For ADHD”.   Have a little patience, and I promise to give you the “natural fix” next time.      Patience! That’s like asking a rhinoceros to fly. … Continue reading

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Trivializing ADD ADHD, part two from the NYT — ADD Tip O the Day 557

Yes, ADD ADHD exists Dr. Friedman’s article contains a mixture of scientific tidbits which support the existence of ADD ADHD  and the dismissal of its significance. His patient the lateuses Adderal to help her focus but can deletefocus for hours … Continue reading

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ny times again downing ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the DAY 556

More ADD ADHD Controversy I’m slogging through the November 2 New York Times article, “A Natural Fix for ADHD”. It’s not as nasty as the recent series of articles they ran; it’s more subtle. I’m having to take it in … Continue reading

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A Little of Everything —Tip o the Day 555

Mottoes One of my favorite mottoes  is, “If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist.” My wife’s favorite motto is, “I cannot stand clutter!” Can you see where this is heading? Of course I have other mottoes, “Do it now, … Continue reading

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My Best ADD ADHD Strategy – Overdone?– – – ADD Tip o the Day 554

Too Many ADD ADHD Cards My wife says I have too many cards in my pocket. She’s often right, and I do sometimes have trouble finding where I wrote down something. Red card – the to do list of five. … Continue reading

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Homey’s 10 ADD ADHD Strategies — ADD Tip o the Day 553

Great post Homey put up such a great ADD ADHD post that I was tempted to just copy it here, but that didn’t seem quite right.  So I’ll compromise, and just copy one of her strategies: Focus. Nearly everyone with … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Technological Challenges – – – ADD Tip O the Day 552

 The iPhone I’m walking again for exercise, doing well. I was delighted to find that I can use my iPhone and dictate things while I’m walking! Great multitasking, conservation of time, efficiency, etc. etc. etc. But I wish I could … Continue reading

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Coping with Turmoil — ADD Tip o the Day 552

Arghhhh!! ADD ADHD and all this too! We’re selling our house and moving to a wonderful community, El Castillo.            We’re excited about it. But at the moment, it’s like living in a hurricane and an earthquake at the same time. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Maps in ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 551

Cognitive maps From a course on learning: Starting as babies, we develop two kinds of cognitive maps of our environment. One is directions – go north three blocks, turn left at the pornography store, and right at the next light  … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wash Wine Glasses – – – ADD Tip O the Day 550

Identify the problem Every time I put wine glasses in the dishwasher, no matter how I do it, they break. That’s just part of my ADD ADHD. Make a strategy I do not put wine glasses in the dishwasher anymore. … Continue reading

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Doing the Easy Thing – – – ADD Tip O the Day 547

The easy thing in ADD ADHD I’m working on the fourth draft of the fourth book and toying with the fifth and sixth books.     The writing is fairly easy,  enjoyable, therapeutic, and always rewards me  with a sense … Continue reading

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