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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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More Apps for ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 710

I am taking the easy way out and just posting Hold’s comment here in case you didn’t see it.  Many cool apps, get what you like: Hey doug, I apologize. In classic ADHD fashion I’m a week late in seeing … 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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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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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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Do they know what they’re talking about? – – – ADHD Tip o the Day 538

Find someone who knows I keep telling people to make sure that the professional they go to really knows about ADD ADHD.  Unfortunately, many don’t, and unfortunately, many don’t know that they don’t know. So Rachel asked me, how do … Continue reading

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Bad Things About Ritalin — ADD Tip o the day 347

What bad things have you read or heard about Ritalin (methylphenidate)? Many of us with ADD or ADHD function much better with help from Ritalin.  It helps us focus, which is a primary issue.  It also helps with motivation and … 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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Staying Ahead of the Game —- ADD Tip o the Day 305

With ADD or ADHD we can procrastinate, let things pile up, get behind, and set up a vicious feedback loop as we get demoralized and find it even harder to do anything.  And we never know what’s going to pop … 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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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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good links ADD Tip o the day 247

here’s links for some particularly good blogs we all struggle with the same stuff, and we can find strategies that help us make our lives better.  then we can share them. bonnie mincu clik here anahi ortiz clik here for those … 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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