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Vitamin D for ADHD????— ADD Tip O the Day 716

I intended this post to be about vitamin D, but I have ADD ADHD, so here: I’m not a big fan of “natural” treatments for ADHD.  There is little evidence to support using most of them and some evidence against … 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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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’m Too Disorganized To Organize — ADD Tip of the Day 333

My good friend with ADD or ADHD says she loves the blog posts but doesn’t have the compulsiveness to put them to use, too disorganized to be able to get organized.  She makes notes and lists on yellow stickies but … Continue reading

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Get outdoors —- ADD Tip o the Day 308

Why does getting out doors help with ADD or ADHD? It’s  a big help, up there with getting enough sleep and exercising.  I don’t know why.  Maybe it helps clear our mind for awhile, like sitting.  My sitting works best when I … Continue reading

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Criticism reviews —ADD Tip o the day 307

Are you excessively sensitive to criticsm?  I don’t know that ADD or ADHD makes us extra sensitive, but maybe it does – our self esteem can be pretty fragile. I’ve had two negative reviews so far.  I’ve been told that … Continue reading

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Organizing — Tip of the Day 299

Kenn comments on people with ADD or ADHD, “We organize very differently than other people.”  I’m thinking about that, don’t know.  Certainly I function better if my desk is orderly and organized. I’ve given up on trying to keep it that … Continue reading

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Commitment — ADD Tip of the day 296

One of the hardest things for us with ADD or ADHD is to follow though, to finish, to persist after the novelty and the initial enthusiasm have worn off (is that one or three things?)  One strategy is commitment. First, … Continue reading

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Hard days — ADD Tip o the day 295

Some days are hard.  I  feel overloaded, not at my best, disorganized, and I can’t get started.  That’s all part of ADD or ADHD, and we need strategies. 1.  if I have more than 5 things on my list of … Continue reading

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Good news and bad news — ADD Tip o the Day 294

with ADD or ADHD, things happen:  bad news – I can’t believe that I drove off with the gas hose in the tank again!  3rd time.  I thought wouldn’t ever happen again, have a habit of checking before I drive off.  … Continue reading

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The Blue Book — ADD Tip o the Day 290

I recommend this book, The Quiet Mind.  This is a spiritual matter, but you will see that you can apply these principles to anything.  The book is new agey, left field, a little weird, kind of  Christian.  It has short little … Continue reading

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Numbers, numbsers, numners!! — ADD Tip o the Day 289

Well, I type letters better than I type numbers, or dial them (or write them down).  With my ADD (or ADHD), I need to carefully double check when I write down a phone number or when I dial one.  Especially … Continue reading

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Still sitting —- ADD Tip o the Day 285

The just sitting experiment is back on track after a brief detour.  Hard to do with ADD or ADHD. The strategy of using meal times as anchors to remember to sit did not work, so I’m just doing it when … Continue reading

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OCD and ADD — ADD Tip o the Day 284

Remember the movie, As Good As It Gets?  Jack Nicholson with OCD.  That’s the disorder, with symptoms.  But there is a spectrum, from style, traits, personality disorder, to (neurosis) disorder.  The majority of American males have obsessive-compulsive style, which doesn’t really … Continue reading

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bleeping insurance company and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 283

Those of us with ADD or ADHD are probably fortunate if we have a touch of OCD also; it helps to counterbalance the impulsiveness and the difficulty motivating to start or to finish.  But it has its drawbacks too.  We … Continue reading

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Expectations — Add Tip o the Day 282

We with ADD or ADHD tend to overexpect, of ourselves.  We underestimate how long something will take to do and overestimate how much we can get done in a day.  Then we get disappointed with ourself and tend to feel … Continue reading

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Comorbid: ADD and addiction —- ADD Tip o the day 260

We with ADD or ADHD are  more prone to addictions: alcohol, pot, stimulating drugs because they make us more focused, sedating drugs because they calm us, gambling, exercise, the internet -email, facebook, freecell, porn, etc – because these help us escape … Continue reading

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Anxiety and ADD —- Tip o the day 259

30-50% of us with ADD or ADHD have a comorbid anxiety disorder also.  Many people with anxiety problems turn out to also have ADD.  Anxiety alone can produce some of the symptoms of ADD, but I doubt if it can … Continue reading

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Impulse spending —- ADD Tip o the day 256

With ADD or ADHD this can be a big problem.  How big a problem is it for you, and how much do you want to control it?  You need strategies: 1. cut up your credit cards.  You have eight good … Continue reading

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Can you believe yet another overwhelmed? — ADD tip o the day 195

The book is out -Yea!! and in three bookstores – double Yea!! and of course on amazon.  OK.  Now its time to get the E book out.  Paid John to format it, task seemed too overwhelming to try myself.  He … Continue reading

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Ten things that help — ADD Tip o the day 173

If we have ADD or ADHD, here are some things that are helpful: 1. adequate sleep 2. exercise 3. meditation (tho it’s hard to do) 4. massage 5. journaling 6. yoga 7. structure 8. spend some time outdoors 9. prayer … Continue reading

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