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ADHD Research — ADHD Tip O the Day 877

  There is new ADHD research, but nothing that new. The stimulants sometimes cause insomnia. (This can usually be fixed by changing dose, schedule, or medication. I need to get my Daytrana patch off by 5:10 PM and I usually … Continue reading

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Structure, Schedule – The Secret to ADHD?— ADHD Tip O the Day 876

Flopping around with ADHD Retired.  Again. Haven’t found my groove yet. Too busy. Writing two books, one on ADHD, Living Well with ADHD, and a novel, Alma Means Soul, both about ready to publish, which I dread;  Create Space has … Continue reading

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A New Use for Index Cards — ADHD Tip O the Day 875

Index Cards and Manila Folders (and smartphones?)   God’s Gifts to ADHDers I keep the stack of index cards on my desktop just to the right of center, where I can’t miss it.  Each one has a “Saying O the Day” … Continue reading

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Ram’s Saga-Writing with ADHD — ADHD Tip o the Day 874

I asked for volunteers to write posts for the ADHD blog and Ram stepped up. This started a journey with a long period of correspondence, some of which is lost, which looks like the makings of a novel. I’ve recreated … Continue reading

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Ram’s Mindball Post — ADHD Tip O the Day 873

This Post Is  Gift From Ram on One Aspect of ADHD Last Spring I took a trip to Portugal to visit my family. While we were there, one of my sisters (a pharmacist with a college degree and a deep … Continue reading

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Distracted, Derailed, Off the Track — ADHD Tip O the Day 871

Distractable = ADHD I’ve been working on a revision of the 365 Tips O the Day book and I got about 65% finished on the final draft, number 11.  When it’s done I can publish it. Well, writing is the … Continue reading

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A Day with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 869

What is a typical day with ADHD like? Here’s an example of how I spend my time: Trying to find my glasses:  20 minutes Trying to find my i phone, twice: 45 minutes Trying to find the thing that was … Continue reading

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Pause – An ADHD Strategy — ADHD Tip O the Day 868

Trying a new strategy to help with my ADHD. Maybe it’s not so new; I may have tried it before? Maybe it’s a form of mindfulness? Anyway, it’s pretty simple. I occasionally stop whatever I’m doing wherever I am and … Continue reading

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Defective — ADHD Tip O the Day 863

Who’s defective??! My patient sat with her head down, looking morose. I asked her why. “I’m defective,” she answered.” Just defective.” “What do you mean?” “Well, I have anxiety disorder and phobias. I’m just defective. I tried reassurance. “You’re not … Continue reading

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Dinos On ADHD and Technology part 2 — ADHD Tip O the Day 862

Dinos is a high tech person.  I’m not.  He’s contributing some good tips. “A Smart Home Makes A Smarter You Have you ever found yourself doing something like cooking or washing dishes and wish you could tell somebody something like, … Continue reading

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Goals and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 861

Is It Good To Set Goals If You Have ADHD? I’m a big fan of setting goals, but it’s hard for us ADHDers.  We always overestimate what we can do and underestimate how long it will take, don’t we?  And … Continue reading

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Using Technology To Outsmart ADHD —ADHD Tip O the Day 860

Dinos has helped me with technology before, one of my many weak spots.  He has generously agreed to contribute some posts.  Enjoy! doug Using Technology To Outsmart ADHD I’m not sure how many other people can relate to this, but … Continue reading

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Child to Adult ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 859

About 8% of US children have ADHD. About 50% outgrow it during adolescence. For the rest of us it changes somewhat. We usually get less impulsive and less hyperactive.  For example, at a business meeting, we don’t keep leaping from … Continue reading

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A Radical Change — ADHD Tip O the Day 858

Maybe ADHD Pushes Us Too Hard? I started school when I was five and started working when I was eleven. I’ve always liked working. And I was always competing, with myself and others. Now I’ve reached a certain age, and … Continue reading

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Medicine for ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 857

Some people are on too much medicine and too many meds and some on not enough. Meds are helpful to some people and not to others. For some people meds are miracles and for some not helpful at all, or … Continue reading

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Efficient with ADHD. Huh??—ADHD Tip O the Day 856

I’m trying to get more done in less time and with less effort.  Tthat sounds like trying to be more efficient, not one of my strong points. So I asked for advice from my son-in-law, Bruce, who is sharp and … 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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Sticking with it— ADD Tip o the Day 364

I wrote about sitting, and how,  like we with ADD or ADHD do, I started out with great enthusiasm, set unrealistically high goals, and then petered out.  But I picked it up again, with a more realistic goal, and I … 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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Clumsy?— ADD Tip o the Day 121

We were enjoying a nice lunch, when I reached for the butter. I was very aware of the danger of knocking over the wine, so I was very careful how I reached.  So I knocked over the water.   At … Continue reading

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Plug Away — ADD Tip o the day 119

I wanted to submit the book to the publisher yesterday, Monday.  I was close to ready, so I shifted into a pressure rush mode.  If we’re struggling to cope with ADD or ADHD, that mode is familiar to us but … Continue reading

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denial and avoidance — ADD Tip o the day 116

I think we ADDers might use denial and avoidance more than the average person, though they aren’t integral parts of ADD.   I found a proofreader, and we reached an agreement, and I sent him the book to work on. … Continue reading

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Help — ADD Tip o the day 109

As you may know, I am trying to cope with ADD.  I need a lot of help.  For example, when I pack for a trip, I always forget something, razor, or socks, or medicine or something.  So my wife helps … Continue reading

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We don’t see it — ADD Tip o the day 102

I just finished draft 17 for the book.  I’d thought it would need a little tweaking, maybe a typo here and there, maybe a little polishing at a few points.  Wrong! A lot of tweaking, and several sections needed complete … Continue reading

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Advantages part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 79

One of the advantages of having  ADD is that we tend to be good in a crisis.  Probably it is because a crisis does turn on our focus center and we can hyper-focus.  I have found this in my own … Continue reading

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Time and ADD —– ADD Tip o the day 56

When we are young, our life stretches endlessly before us. We can afford to waste a day, or a few, or a week or so. Not every moment is precious, or at least we don’t recognize that it is. One … Continue reading

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Unstuck ——- ADD Tip o the day 47

If you’re trapped in the negative feedback loop – vicious cycle –  downward spiral into the ADD demoralized stuck pit   –       You Can Get Out !!  1. check yourself for the negative self  talk .  Identify it and counter it.    2. … Continue reading

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The State of the Book —– Tip of the Day 37

The book is coming along.  Nearly finished the 9th draft now. Need some of the reveiwers to report in before the next draft starts. Surprising how many things still need changing. In writing about stategies to make your life with … Continue reading

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