Shiny Things

Among my friends with various learning differences we joke about being easily distracted by….squirrels and SHINY THINGS.  There is no more distracting time in our world than the holiday season.  Driving around downtown there are lights twinkling in every open space....
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Diagnostic Criteria of ADHD

So what is ADHD?  And how do you know if you or someone you love has this brain makeup?  Mental health professionals use what is known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which is currently in the fifth edition.  This book provides the diagnostic criteria...
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What do you know about Adult ADHD?

For many years it was believed that ADHD was a childhood disorder which the individual would outgrow. The medical and mental health community relied on criteria used to diagnose children and teens as the measure of whether and adult had ADHD.  While many of those...
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What ADHD Is and Isn’t (ADHD Facts)

Let’s clear up what ADHD is and what it isn’t. Everyone has ADHD! It’s Not a Real “Thing.” While everyone has some of the symptoms of ADHD sometimes- like inattention, hyperactivity, memory problems, trouble focusing- these are often caused by stress, anxiety,...
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Shiny Things

Shiny Things

Among my friends with various learning differences we joke about being easily distracted by….squirrels and SHINY THINGS.  There is no more distracting time in our world than the holiday season.  Driving around downtown there are lights twinkling in every open space.... read more
What’s the Difference Between A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.?

What’s the Difference Between A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.?

Some people will say they have A.D.D.(Attention Deficit Disorder) instead of A.D.H.D (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – as in, I don’t have the “H”.   I’ve had people become insistent that they do NOT have ADHD because they are not hyperactive.... read more
Warning: ADDicted is a fictional movie- not reality

Warning: ADDicted is a fictional movie- not reality

Today I received a disturbing email from my friend at ImpactADHD, Elaine Taylor-Klaus, letting me know of the upcoming movie ADDicted and the gross misrepresentation of the effects of medications used to treat ADHD.  The potential backlash for people with ADHD and... read more
Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Goal!   There are few things better than writing something down and being able to cross it off when you accomplish it.  Especially when the item is one of several on a list of goals for the day.  I LOVE this feeling.  I try to remember to write my list of goals first... read more
Give Me A Challenge!

Give Me A Challenge!

I became a psychologist, not because I had to please my father and become a doctor like him, but because my high school psychology teacher told me NOT to study psychology in college.  I interpreted this as a challenge.  While all of my other teachers told me I would... read more
Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

LD Appetizers aka “Starters”   I work as a coach with a good number of adult clients with ADHD.  While many of them are their own boss and don’t have to explain to themselves about their LD,some of them work for another person.  Many of these adults have only... read more
A Big Dramatic Change

A Big Dramatic Change

One of the most challenging aspects of my ADHD brain is trying to manage my emotions.  I think it’s ironic that this is not listed as one of the criteria for ADHD.  Although, in the community of professionals who treat ADHD it is widely accepted that this is one of... read more

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