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Diagnosis of ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 719

(If you know about diagnosing ADHD and the DSM, you might skip down to the good bonus links.) To Diagnose ADHD: Sometimes I can talk to and observe a patient for just a few minutes and it’s obvious that they have … Continue reading

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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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ADD ADHD Terms and Definitions Controversy – ADD Tip o the Day 616

  Joe recently posted on the net:    “ADD/ADHD is FICTION – NOT A REAL DISEASE GratefulEnergy Health Guide September 09, 2013 Before His Death, Father of ADHD Admitted it Was An Over-Diagnosed Disease” (well, anyway, i just came across … Continue reading

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Here’s The Poop On Food, Diet, Dyes and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 607

How Many Helped?  How much help? There’s nothing wrong with a good healthy diet. I’m skeptical that it makes much difference for very many people with ADD ADHD. Research shows that the food dyes do make a small difference for … Continue reading

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Errors About ADD ADHD? — ADD Tip o the Day 486

Re recent outburst of sensationalized articles against the diagnosis and the treatment of ADD ADHD: “Kids are being given medicines to control their behavior.” No, kids are given medicines so that they can control their behavior – not get in … Continue reading

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Requests for your help — for ADD Tip o the Day in 2014

I am asking for your input- What new topics would you like addressed here?   Any you like addressed again? Any changes you would recommend? Remember that I love your comments, Thank You! and that you can share with the … Continue reading

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Unrestrained — ADD Tip o the Day 396

Has anyone noticed that all of my recent posts are too long? Not this one. doug spouting off?

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Habits, habits, habits — ADD Tip o the day 288

Habits are so important with ADD or ADHD! I just got half way to the river when I realized my fishing stuff wasn’t in the car.  I had taken it out over the weekend while I went on a hike.  … Continue reading

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Criticism and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 131

When I’m getting criticised, I tend to wall off and not hear well.  Even more so if I’m getting pressured to do something, which often feels like criticism, as does plain helpful suggestions or advice. Since I have ADD, or … Continue reading

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Criticism — ADD Tip o the day 126

When we are criticized we usually take one of two approaches, either assess the information and see how we might benefit from it, or else, attack the source. The book has been blessed by many reviewers.  Two reviewers did not … Continue reading

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Stupid? —- ADD Tip o the Day 123

Am I stupid to keep putting these posts up on the blog? Was I stupid to buy some stocks early this morning when the market dropped instead of this afternoon when it was even lower?   Or for knocking over … Continue reading

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Try harder! —– Tip o the day 114

If we are coping with ADD or ADHD, we have heard that all our life:”You need to try harder!” We learned to say it to ourself. Problem is, it doesn’t work.  What we need is to try smarter, which with … Continue reading

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Advantages of ADD — ADD Tip o the day 77

In writing this book, I was surprised as I became aware of some advantages that ADD conveys.  See Pete Quilly’s links to the right of this message.  One of the advantages is creativity.  Most of us coping with ADD or … Continue reading

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vulnerable — ADD Tip o the day 65

A fellow ADDer commented that when we are tired we are more vulnerable.  She meant that we are more vulnerable to the symptoms of ADD or ADHD.  When we are tired we are more likely to blurt out, get distracted, … Continue reading

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State of mind ——-ADD Tip o the day 59

It is good to be aware of our state of mind – we can be frustrated, overwhelmed, rushed, frantic, mopey, tired, etc.   That would be one part of the practice of awareness, which is good for everyone, but especially if … Continue reading

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Overloaded —— ADD Tip o the day 58

Yesterday I was feeling overloaded.  that is a unpleasant feeling and, the feeling makes it harder to get things done, so then I feel more overloaded.  But that’s exactly what it is, a feeling, a state of mind, a perception, not a … Continue reading

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ADD and frustration —– ADD Tip o the day 55

A young lady who was recently diagnosed with ADD describes how frustrated she gets with herself when she messes up and recognizes that she is showing an ADD symptom.  Usually once we learn the diagnosis we feel much better, because then … Continue reading

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Many sites ——– ADD Tip o the day 54

You may be amazed to learn that this is not the only ADD site on the net.  It is not even the only good one.  There are many sites on ADD and ADHD, on strategies, tools, coping , managing, thriving, suceeding and so … Continue reading

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Slow down, refocus —— ADD tip o the day 52

  A copy of a small blue book, The Quiet Mind, sits in the book shelf in my office, where I see it every time I go in or out of the door.  The going in or out becomes the anchor that … Continue reading

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Goals ——— Tip o the day 36

I’ve written my goals for 2011.  I don’t make resolutions, because I never keep them. Some goals I reach, some I don’t, but I do work on all of them. I also review them occasionally to remind myself and to … Continue reading

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Diagnosis part 2 —–Tip of the day 33

Diagnosis Part 2 —-Tip o the day 32Posted on December 28, 2010 by addadultstrategies     procrastination, losing things, forgetting things, arriving late, saying and doing things impulsively and  inappropriately, failing responsibilities and breaking promises.                  lacking patience, can’t finish things, things don’t … Continue reading

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