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Misdiagnosed ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 914

Misdiagnosed ADHD? A friend asked if his bipolar diagnosis could actually be misdiagnosed ADHD. ADHD has many comorbidities,  other problems that frequently occur with it. Bipolar (used to be manic depressive) is a major one. In US adults, 1 to … Continue reading

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ADHD Changes — ADHD Tip O the Day 913

Puryear’s Principles of Human Nature – Number One: “If we struggle and struggle with a problem, and we  finally find a solution that works, the next thing we do is to stop using it.” One of my favorite strategies is … Continue reading

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Dystechnologia and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 912

Dystechnologia is not an official part of ADHD.  But I sure have it, and I think it’s one of the frequently occurring comorbidities.  Could result from our symptoms, lack of focus, etc., or could be related to the same brain … Continue reading

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Letting Things Slide — ADHD Tip O the Day 911

It’s a long ADHD story, sad but true, and instructional. I publish my books on KDP, a subsidiary of Amazon. Their authors’ page lists all the books and their status. I looked at it several times, but not carefully. It … Continue reading

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Does ADHD Medication Help With —? — ADHD Tip O the Day 909

ADHD Medication Helps with Focus, Motivation, Inertia The medication can be a miracle for some, but it doesn’t seem to help with: irritability losing things memory patience time management sleep   Too bad; sorry.  But what it does help with … 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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Clumsy with ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 907

If ADHD is related to abnormalities of the basal ganglia and the cerebellum, and the circuits connecting them, then what would you expect?  Clumsy. I pull a cereal bowl off the third shelf and on the way down manage to … 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 Medication — Tip O the Day 905

The Question Was, “What should I expect when I start ADHD medication?” Between two hours and two days you should notice more focus and more motivation and more follow through. You probably won’t get any side effects, but if you … Continue reading

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Report on My Retreat —ADHD Tip O the Day 904

I finished my five day spiritual retreat, a success.  I got off track some on day five, next time I’ll do four days.  It wasn’t as difficult as I’d expected. I had a little struggle about how to use my … Continue reading

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Living with ADHD and Corona Virus — ADHD Tip O the Day 903

ADHD and Corona Virus, wouldn’t either one be enough?   I hope you are safe and well and finding some way to make use of this strange time.  Although we’re all waiting for things to return to normal,  I fear that … Continue reading

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Genes and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 899

New ADHD Research This study is over my head, but I’m trying to summarize it as best I can.  For the many of you more astute than me, the link for the whole study is below. A new very large … Continue reading

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ADHD and Legs — ADHD Tip O the Day 898

Continuing with Sleep, Science, and ADHD: As if we didn’t have enough problems, we ADHDers often have leg problems. These include restless legs syndrome (RLS), paroxysmal abnormal leg movements (PALM, aka ‘the jerks’) and leg cramps. The book says these … Continue reading

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More ADHD Science —ADHD Tip O the Day 897

We’re all tired of the virus thing. I just ask that you pay attention to the scientific experts, especially those willing to admit they don’t really know, and ignore the blathering and BS. Here’s more ADHD science: 1. Sleep problems … Continue reading

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Virus, Science, and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 896

Virus, virus, virus and ADHD What else is there to talk about? We are blessed with leadership from someone who was born with innate understanding of science so that, despite his being apparently illiterate, he knows more about scientific things … Continue reading

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Virus and ADHD, Science, and a Brilliant New Insight — ADHD Tip O the Day 895

The virus and ADHD It would be strange not to write about the virus today, but I think I mostly said it last time.  How could I connect the virus with the topic of ADHD? Well, maybe.  We’re under semi … Continue reading

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Sleep and ADHD, and Now, the Virus — ADHD Tip O the Day 894

Virus I meant this post to be solely about sleep and ADHD.  After all, what does the virus have to do with ADHD? Well, not much, except we’re impulsive and impatient, and prone to take risks.  So, wash your hands … Continue reading

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Changes. ADHD in Transition — ADHD Tip O The Day 893

I thought that once I retired, life would get easier.  Hah! “There’s been a change in the weather and a change in the sea From now on, there’ll be a change in me. My walk will be different, my talk … Continue reading

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Too Busy? — ADHD Tip O the Day 892

With ADHD, I’m Always “Too Busy” Since I retired, I figured I wouldn’t feel too busy all the time anymore. Wrong. I suddenly had a brilliant insight. Maybe if I didn’t try to do so many things all the time, … Continue reading

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“It Just Got Away From Me” — ADHD Tip O the Day 891

ADHD is a booger Mon 2/17/2020 11:36 AM What I’m about to tell you is true. This is the way it really happened. You can’t make this stuff up. We were to leave for our trip on Thursday. We’d spend … Continue reading

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Another ADHD Moment—ADHD Tip O the Day 890

“I can’t find it.” Living with ADHD My wife asked me to bring her some pistachios from the cupboard. I was happy to do so. But I couldn’t find them. I looked all through the cupboard. I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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Pause — ADHD Tip O the Day 889

Pause – a help with ADHD Pause is a simple strategy I’m trying to turn into a habit.  I haven’t figured out what rule to make yet.  But the strategy is just to pause several times a day, or even … Continue reading

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ADHD Pathology — ADHD Tip O the Day 887

Here is a long article again documenting the reality of the ADHD diagnosis. I was slightly surprised to see in the final paragraph how much traumatic brain injury can mimic ADHD. Or, does it in fact, produce ADHD? I think … Continue reading

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Ramblings and Ruminations — ADHD Tip O the Day 886

Life with ADHD I wanted to be sure that the tube was the right length, so I measured it carefully before I cut it. It looked too short.  I measured it again to be sure; it was correct, so I … Continue reading

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Frustrated— ADHD Tip O the Day 885

ADHD is a Natural Recipe for Frustration Yesterday I fixed my iPhone, got the library book for Martha she’s been waiting for, learned a little bit of guitar, and  lost almost two pounds. I “should’ve” been happy. But – OK, … Continue reading

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Natural Treatments for ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 884

Treat ADHD without medicines? I’ve done several posts on this. I use supplements and Daytrana and strive for a healthy life style, a good idea for everyone.  But I do believe the healthy things do specifically help with ADHD : … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Even with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 883

I hope you have had a good 2019 and that 2020 will be even better for you.  It will as you learn new ADHD strategies and improve your coping. One of the problems we ADHD folk struggle with is time.  … Continue reading

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An ADHD Christmas — ADHD Tip O the Day 882

  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a blessed whatever. Since Christmas, and everything else, sneaks up on me – “Wait!  That can’t be this week can it?” But this year i was on top of it.  i ordered my wife’s … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method and ADHD Research — ADHD Tip O the Day 881

Statistics can be confusing. This is from a report on research  showing that exposure to antibiotics early in childhood did not lead to ADHD (although there is a “but” at the end.): “Risk of developing ADHD was estimated using Cox … Continue reading

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Too Busy with ADHD — Tip O the Day 879

Why Am I “Too Busy?” Ram is on a roll; this comes from comments and discussion: Too Busy, part one: With ADHD – 1. It’s hard to set priorities. 2. I want to do it all. 3. I set good … Continue reading

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Ram’s Comment —ADHD Tip O the Day 878

Ram makes good comments, and this one raises issues about structure and routine, skimming instead of reading, and our ADHD difficulty of picking one thing. Great post! I laughed out loud at your “skimming” comment. I did read your whole … Continue reading

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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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ADHD Strikes Again! — ADHD Tip O the Day 872

ADHD continues its devious works to screw up our lives. You all know my friend Tom, who missed three straight appointments with me? The good news is that this stimulated him to look at how he was managing his calendar … 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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Best ADHD Blogs of 2019 — ADHD Tip O the Day 855

The Link: I can’t swear these are the best blogs, they may have left out some (snicker, snicker), but I’ll admit these are  darn good. I’m not posting often enough for one thing.  I can give several reasons. I’m not … Continue reading

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There Is a Solution to the Problem— ADHD Tip O the Day 848

My job put me up in a beautiful big old house. When I come in in the evening, and when I  leave in the morning, there are no lights. It is dark.  Very dark.  It is a big beautiful old … Continue reading

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Ram’s Comment—ADHD Tip O the Day 844

Repeating a good comment from Ram.  I do love the comments. “I guess we’re all guilty of thinking about what could have been. I certainly am, as I dropped out of college to take the hard road of becoming a … Continue reading

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Stuck again – ADHD Tip O the Day 814

Well here I am again, writing about being stuck, because I’ve been stuck. Many reasons, will spare you the excuses. In Mexico, on vacation, but still have a to do list of about six things that need doing pretty soon. … Continue reading

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More Research on ADHD (Supporting My Previous Opinions) — ADHD Tip O the Day 811

  New Research On ADHD Lots of important research comes from Scandinavia because they apparently keep very good detailed statistics on everyone from birth to death. That is a very valuable bank of data, but the concept probably would not … Continue reading

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ADHD– Strategies -Do They Really Work? Three Tips — ADHD Tip O the Day 810

 I have a fairly new strategy.  Whenever I park my car, I say, out loud, where it is.  “Second row, facing out, in line with the  I in the LIQUORS  sign.” 2.  It works. It’s a good ADHD strategy.  I spend … Continue reading

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ADHD and the Challenge of Relationships — ADHD Tip O the Day 795

If you think living with ADHD is a challenge, imagine what it’s like living with someone with ADHD. I started to add, “And imagine what it’s like to live with someone who is living with someone who is living with … 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?” – Part Two— ADHD Tip O the Day 786

More from the recent ADHD article in Psychiatric Times  (Jummani, MD, et al, in Psychiatric Times, May 2017, pp 26-28.) To diagnose ADHD formally in children requires at least 6 of 9 inattentive symptoms and /or at least 6 of 9 … Continue reading

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Is My ADHD Messing With Me Again, Or Is It Something Else? —Tip O the Day 783

Is it ADHD or Human Nature? Puryear’s Principle of Human Nature #2: Once we find something that helps us  cope with a problem, we will quit doing it. And this does apply to me.  Oh, my. The Index Card System … Continue reading

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A New Approach to My ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 765

Manila folders are God’s gift to people with ADHD,  and yellow stickies may be his bonus gift. I have used my index card system successfully for many years, and have written and written about it. Quote O the Day: “Whenever … Continue reading

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Remedies for ADHD. Or Misinformation? — ADHD Tip O the Day 764

ADHD Remedies and Solutions to ADHD I just found a post that’s an interesting follow up to the last two posts about treatment without medication. It’s an example of unsubstantiated claims and misrepresentations. Guy almost says that he is curing … Continue reading

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Some semi morbid thoughts somewhat related to ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 754

With ADHD, I really like to plan ahead. Just  finished a funeral and reception. Pretty good as those things go, but funerals are always painful and sometimes can be awful.  This one was pretty good. You all are invited to … 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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A Book Suggestion, Partly About ADHD, and How We Are Being Gamed — ADHD Tip O the Day 752

I wrote this blog on a plane on a little notebook flying to a funeral and it’s not my best but the best I could do and I wanted to get something in so here it is.  Not even any … Continue reading

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Blessings of ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 751

With our ADHD, we tend to be interested in many things. This is one of the blessings of ADHD. It is also one of the curses. I am working a half time job, trying to keep up two blogs (and … Continue reading

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ADHD and Attitude Adjustment — ADHD Tip O the Day 743

ADHD – Frustrated, Irritable, and Discouraged I get easily frustrated, often over little things, and I’m irritable, which is a symptom of ADHD, and sometimes I get discouraged, tho not often.  But I have a strategy. The Strategy I’ve developed … Continue reading

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Do a To- Do List or Don’t Do a To-Do List? — ADHD Tip O the Day 740

Life with ADHD is a booger, especially without a to-do list. Your to-do list isn’t guaranteed to make you happy, but if you have ADHD and don’t have a to-do list you’re pretty guaranteed to be unhappy. Although a to- do … 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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Diagnosis of ADHD Can Be Upsetting — ADD Tip O the Day 725

Late ADHD diagnosis I got a message from someone recently diagnosed with ADHD.  They were struggling with anger that they had been diagnosed late, and thinking how much better their life could’ve been if diagnosed sooner.  They asked how I … Continue reading

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Is It Really ADHD? DSM V and ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 720

“Why do you call it ADHD.   Can’t you just let kids be kids?”   Drives me up the wall.  Total ignorance of ADHD.  If the kid is floundering, it’s not just being a kid. You don’t just label a … Continue reading

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Does ADHD get you bullied? Criticized? Misunderstood? —ADHD Tip O the Day 713

Who gets bullied? Kids who are different.  That would be us, ADHD. But also kids with autism spectrum disorder (autism, Asbergers), dyslexia and other learning disabilities, physical handicaps, or different physical appearance. And also, any minority, in any group. And also, … Continue reading

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Amphetamines!? And ADHD— ADHD Tip O the Day 711

Research on amphetamines for ADHD For many people, amphetamine is a scary word. Some of the anti-ADHD folks have preyed on this fear and promoted mis-information. Here is some research on amphetamines for ADHD for children and adolescents.  Presumably it … 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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Opinions About ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 702

Everyone Has An Opinion (I’ll skip the joke) Opinions can be based on many things, such as sound scientific study in depth, delusions, or ‘My cousin told me that someone told him’, ‘My gut tells me’, ‘I think I read … Continue reading

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Yes, You read it. But how much do you remember? — ADD Tip O the Day 695

How to read effectively I am blessed with the ability to read fast.  I’ve read a lot of books, and I can get through most books quickly.  But like most gifts, there’s  a downside.  It’s a blessing if I’m reading … 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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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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The Rule for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 609

The ADD ADHD Problem I keep losing my car in parking lots. (Some of you might note that this problem is not limited to ADD ADHD) The Strategy  When I park the car, say OUT LOUD where it is -“3rd … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Eating Mangoes??? — ADD Tip O the Day 574

ADD ADHD and No Patience I love mangoes but I rarely eat them.  Peeling a mango is a hassle.                                     Don’t we all want instant gratification with minimal effort? A Revelation Then I had a … Continue reading

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Do It Now — ADD Tip o the Day 496

This is a follow up on the “ADD ADHD and living 12 hours ahead” post. If I can do it now, I won’t need to do it then. There are a lot of strategies related to this: 1. It is … 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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FREE BOOK — ADD Bonus Tip o the Day

thanks to bryan hutchinson, you can win a free copy of Your Life Can Be Better, signed ( if that matters)  clik here and scroll down a little.  offer ends in November. thats right – a FREE copy of YOUR … 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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Good stuff — ADD Tip o the day 215

there’s a lot of good stuff for ADD or ADHD on the web (so I’m flattered that you check this blog), as well as of course a lot of junk.  here’s some good stuff: http://adhdmanagement.com       good tips, and … 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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Latest on willpower — ADD Tip o the day 205

Another NY Times article just out, agreeing that willpower is limited.  The people who do  best with willpower are those who use it least. They avoid temptation as much as possible.  If you have a problem with food, then put your … Continue reading

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Side effects —ADD Tip o the day 202

When I recommend a medication to someone (with or without ADD or ADHD), they often ask a very reasonable question, “What are the side effects?”    If I tell you the potential side effects, you are more likely to get them.   So I … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed part 4 —- ADD Tip o the day 194

So the third type of overwhelmed I might call “frantic”.  My wife called me, “Come on, Doug, let’s go, we’re going to be late.  And would you make sure the doors are locked and take out the gargbage.”  I was … Continue reading

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The book is here! — ADD Tip o the day 190

At last!  We folks with ADD or ADHD are not noted for our patience.  But the book is now available on amazon. com.  Type in “your life can be better” using the quote marks.  It has a nice cover and big … Continue reading

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Coping with The Critic —-ADD Tip o the day 188

Our inner critic can really sabotage us, especially if we have ADD or ADHD and there are so many opportunities for criticism and it falls on such fertile ground.  But we can use strategies to cope: 1.  spotting – this is … Continue reading

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Did you know??? — ADD Tip o the day 169

You probably already know: 1. This blog is just about to record the 4000 th hit – it could be you! 2.  You can subscribe so you’ll get an e mail each time there is a new post.  Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Delegate —- ADD Tip o the day 166

The computer got messed up so I had to buy a new one.  I’m technologically challenged, so I hired a high school student to set it up.  I could have done the first part, but there were lots of complicated issues … Continue reading

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Does ADD Get Better? —- Tip o The day 151

People sometimes ask if ADD or ADHD gets better. Well, there are some programs that are supposed to help, like balancing and coordination exercises, and someone just told me that the memory program at cogmed.com has helped them.  And the … Continue reading

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Forgiving part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 133

We humans are not programmed for forgiving, it is one of the hardest things to do.  It may be that we need to forgive ourselves first if we are to learn how to forgive others.  If we are struggling with … Continue reading

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Enough is enough! — ADD Tip o the day 120

For those few of you who may not have heard yet – tho I shouted as loud as I could- the book is at the publisher!  Draft 23. draft 21 was still awful, hard to believe after all those revisions.  22 was incorporating the … Continue reading

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Denial — ADD Tip o the day 115

A while back I got an email from napster, where I had a bunch of music I’d bought. It said something about something they were going to change and something I needed to do to keep from losing my songs.  I … Continue reading

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Just stop! — ADD Tip o the day 107

It started off as one of those days, early, when I stubbed my toe on a middle of the night bathroom run.  Then the paper hadn’t come yet.  And I’d forgotten to set up my breakfast things the night before. … Continue reading

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Stress — ADD Tip o the day 100

What do we do when things get stressful?  We focus on the problems and forget to do the things that help us handle stress! Our first week of vacation was a little rough; some things weren’t going well.  After a while, … Continue reading

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Laugh —- ADD Tip o the day 84

Well, this is not just for ADD, but we do tend to to get down or frustrated more often than other people, don’t we? A recent New Yorker had an article on a doctor who has made an industry out … Continue reading

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stuck —- ADD Tip o the day 46

Many things in life work in feedback loops, like vicious cycles or whatever the opposite is –     beneficial cycles? When our ADD wins out and we drift away from our track, get distracted, can’t get started,    can’t finish, and so … 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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Frustration # 32 – Tip o the day 32

Scroll down past the bottom of this tip to see the tip 32 that  was supposed to here, or, clik on 32 diagnosis to the right. I just spent 30 minutes trying to get tip o the day  32 just … Continue reading

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Will power? Tip o the day 16

I don’t have much willpower. That’s one of the reasons that I need strategies. But I think another is that willpower, even if I had it, is not a very effective way to improve focus, concentration, attention.    (Couldn’t hurt though.) … Continue reading

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ADD: even more frustration – tip o the day 11

I was frustrated when the blog changes I made weren’t sticking. because I hadn’t seen the ‘save changes’ button. so I recognized that was a problem, so I made a new rule: Look At The Whole Page ! that’s the … Continue reading

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ADD & more frustration -tip o the day 10

spent the morning trying to get the blog verified wasnt working finally I found the “save changes” button on the bottom of the page below the window i was looking at. hadn’t been saving them. new rule: always look at … Continue reading

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add & frustrations Tip o the day 9

i get frustrated a lot.   and easily. those frustrations add up. but some of them I can do something about. losing the keys.  can’t find the other sock.  recognizing the right address stamper. the first step is recognizing that … Continue reading

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Your Life Can Be Better

This blog is to introduce Your Life Can Be Better: strategies for adults with ADD and those who care about them. book coming out in 2011

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