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New Year’s Resolutions — ADHD Tip O the Day 993

Belated Happy New Year to each of you (happy in spite of our ADHD). I don’t like making resolutions; they just set me up for disappointment and shame. But this year I made some: Lose weight (right, sure) and this … Continue reading

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An Important ADHD Strategy — ADHD Tip O the Day 992

  Small steps explained ( I don’t think the recent review was adequate) We have A Project to do. We feel overwhelmed, not up to it, defeated before we start, and we procrastinate. The strategy is Small Steps.  Break the … 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/Relationships? Part Two— ADHD Tip O the Day 986

Marriage part two Throughout this series, I use “marriage” “to stand for “marriage and/or relationships.” I understand that marriage is becoming increasingly rare. ADHD and marriage:  Marriage is hard.  With ADHD it’s much harder, especially for the non ADHD partner.  … 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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Many ADHD Links, Many Choices — ADHD Tip O the 981

  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. Doug Links:   Outgrow ADHD?   Ages and stages of ADHD … Continue reading

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Non Stimulant ADHD Meds — ADHD Tip O the Day 980

While stimulants are  the first choice of medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are many non-stimulant medications that may be used. Statistically, stimulants are more effective, 85 % of ADHD ers. Straterra (atomoxetine), has the best response rate of the … Continue reading

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“New” ADHD Science — ADHD Tip O the Day 979

ADHD research continues. That’s good.  There’s actually not much that’s very new, but: The new DSM V Tr is due out March 2022.  I’ll try to find out what it will change about ADHD diagnosis, but that’s probably not available … Continue reading

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What to do about my forgetfulness and absentmindfullness? — ADHD Tip O the Day 975

Answering this question about ADHD: This is an example of accepting that you can’t change something, but you can make strategies to help you cope with it. (But medication might help somewhat.) 1. Write everything down on a card, folded … Continue reading

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Frustrated and Overwhelmed — ADHD Tip O the Day 974

A couple of weeks ago, I just gave up, just for the week.  I didn’t post, and lots of other things I let go.  Some weeks are like that with ADHD, although fortunately, it’s usually just a day, not a … Continue reading

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Procrastinating or Pushing Ahead? — ADHD Tip O the Day 971

Overwhelmed is common with ADHD but strategies can help. The same is true for procrastination. I took on the task of clearing the trash in our stretch of the Santa Fe “river“ (even calling it a creek is an exaggeration … 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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The Giant ADHD Flywheel and More — ADHD Tip O the Day 968

With my ADHD, I’m driven.  The pressure is constant. Here is a viewpoint from Creatieve.  I love your comments. Creatieve Creaties says: July 19, 2021 at 11:42 pm I definitely recognise myself in the “not being able to keep the house … 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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follow ups —- ADD Tip o the Day 316

I forgot to mention on the weight loss – the Ginger Chews candies after lunch and dinner.  let them dissolve in my mouth and they take away the munchy craving that persists even after I’ve eaten. Lisa pointed out the … Continue reading

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Excerpt? — ADD Tip o the day 209

thought I’d post an excerpt from the book.  Is this a good idea? or not so much? Chapter 3 Our focus center  Our focus center is different. This is the hypothetical spot in our brain that has to be turned … Continue reading

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Did you know??? — ADD Tip o the day 169

You probably already know: 1. This blog is just about to record the 4000 th hit – it could be you! 2.  You can subscribe so you’ll get an e mail each time there is a new post.  Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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