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I’m Very Doubtful — ADHD Tip O the Day 949

Technically, adult onset ADHD isn’t possible, because it’s a neuro developmental disorder, meaning we’re born with it (or at least something interferes with the development of the nervous system early in life). The DSM requires symptoms to be present before … Continue reading

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Five Most Important ADHD Tips — ADHD Tip O the Day 941

With ADHD we’re not good at prioritizing or making choices or keeping list short, but here’s some of the most important tips/tools/strategies to help you make your life better: 1. Small steps – Don’t try to write the essay, try … Continue reading

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Simplistic Oversimplified Simple Version of the Whole Dadgum Thing — ADHD Tip O the Day 937.5

  We’ve been reviewing the science of ADHD, so to start the New Year (it’s gotta be better), here’s a summary of the neurobiology (as I understand it). (If this is old stuff to you, please  just scroll down to … Continue reading

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Update on ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 936.1

A good way to start the new year will be to update your knowledge of ADHD. A key strategy for managing our lives with ADHD is to educate ourselves. We can each become an ADHD expert and without too much … Continue reading

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Update on ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 936

A good way to start the new year will be to update your knowledge of ADHD. A key strategy for managing our lives with ADHD is to educate ourselves. We can each become an ADHD expert and without too much … Continue reading

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“Science Says —” ADHD Tip O the Day 933.1

“Science says–.” What does that even mean? That means that there have been more than one or two studies supporting this hypothesis and the original findings have been replicated by other scientists in other places. The studies have been reviewed … Continue reading

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ADHD Clumsiness — ADHD Tip O the Day 931

Are you clumsy?  I am. We have ADHD.  Did you know that clumsy is a part of ADHD, even if it’s not in the criteria for diagnosis?  It’s not a criteria because the criteria are chosen to distinguish a diagnosis … Continue reading

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ADHD Brain Net Works — ADHD Tip O the Day 930

Our ADHD Brains Are Different Networks connect Regions which function using Neurotransmitters. Because we ADHDer have problems in the neworks, downstream our regions are deficient in the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. The stimulant medications work to correct and normalize this. … Continue reading

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ADHD and Science part one— ADHD Tip O the Day 926

There’s a big anti-science movement today, with some people being born knowing all there is to know and not having to study or learn like the rest of us. I’m still a fan of science, as opposed to ignorance, conspiracy … Continue reading

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Marijuana and ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 918

Does Marijauna help with ADHD? I recently answered this question about marijuana (weed, pot) on another website. My answer stimulated a lot of controversy.  My answer began, “I don’t recommend marijuana. “ Apparently some people took this as my being … Continue reading

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The Brake and the Accelerator — ADHD Tip O the Day 908

A Little ADHD Science: We have one amygdala deep in each side of the brain, a small group of nerve cells very involved with emotions.   The frontal lobe is a whole section of the brain, guess where? Basically, the amygdala … Continue reading

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The ADHD Brain — ADHD Tip O the Day 906

An Excellent Article from Dr. Nigg on the ADHD Brain (link is below) The new focus is on networks, not just the neurotransmitters on which they work.  The networks link different discrete areas of the brain.  I suspect there may … Continue reading

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ADHD, Listening, Hearing, Oh,my — ADHD Tip O the Day 800

“You just don’t listen to me!” Have you ever heard that?  If you have, then does that mean you were listening? Yes, I was listening to you.  I could repeat every word you said.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean I … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Treatment for ADHD: An Update —ADHD Tip O the Day 789

OK, So I Lied – Here Is More From the ADHD Article by Rahil R. Jummani, MD, This is actually the end of the article I’ve been reviewing, somewhat edited, with my comments in italics: “CDC surveys have shown that about … Continue reading

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“Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD?” – Part Three, the Last and Maybe the Best— ADHD Tip O the Day 788

Final Installment On the ADHD Article by By Rahil R. Jummani, MD, highly edited. My opinions and comments are in italics. For what they’re worth. Prevalence: Prevalence estimates have been increasing, with a prevalence in US children of over 8% … Continue reading

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“Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD?” Or Not? Or What? — ADHD Tip O the Day 784

This is the title of a recent ADHD article in Psychiatric Times (reference below, for the compulsive or curious.) ADHD was first identified as a syndrome in 1935. (I didn’t know this, did you?  — Syndrome – “a group of symptoms … 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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Is Your ADHD Brain Mature?— ADD Tip O the Day 739

Delayed maturation, or erroneous maturation as basis for ADHD? Like everyone else, I have my fixed ideas and opinions, and like most of us ADHDers, I have definite opinions about ADHD.  Some researchers suggest that ADHD is a delayed maturation … Continue reading

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Science and ADHD Meds — ADHD Tip O the Day 780

from    Chris Dendy: “Comments from Russell Barkley: Thanks Russ More Evidence of Brain Development Enhancement from ADHD Medications Just today yet another science journal article was published showing that staying on ADHD medications (stimulants) may help to promote brain development … 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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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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“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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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 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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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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Keeping An Open Mind About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 605

New Information I wrote about how hard it is for a person to change their opinion once it is formed. But I am getting a lot of new information. Dr. Charles Parker – I am reading his book- The New … 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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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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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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Recent Research — ADD Tip o the Day 380

Tidbits on ADD ADHD: “ADHD is estimated to be present in 3%-7% of children, while adult ADHD has an estimated prevalence of 4.4%.  In those diagnosed as children, rates of ADHD persistence into adulthood span 30% to 70%. It is … Continue reading

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