Welcome to The ADHD Manual!

Living with ADHD in a world built for neurotypicals (people with the most common brains) is like trying to follow an IKEA assembly manual for our Hot Wheels race car track pieces. No matter how much tape is at our disposal, those little Swedish illustrations elude us. We could toss this rocket launcher and buy crappy plastic pins. Or we could toss the manual and write our own.

Episode 4 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play with an overview of the second pillar of ADHD, emotional hyperarousal, and how to differentiate between ADHD and bipolar disorder. Check out more about the three pillars of ADHD here. Podbean insisted my under-500-characters summary was over 500 characters, so here are the links […]

The adventure of receiving an ADHD diagnosis in adulthood means you suddenly have a new lens with which to view the entirety of your life. It’s like you finally found the box to a puzzle you’ve been working on for years, so now you’re sorting through all these pieces and checking if they fit together. […]

Episode 2 is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play. Disclaimer: This is the anti-episode. DON’T listen if you want to hear useful information or advice. DO listen if you want to hear the embarrassing things I have been doing (and not doing) in Quarantine Land.

So you think your young’n is exhibiting some ADHD traits. Maybe she seems to have a bit more trouble transitioning or initiating tasks than others her age, or perhaps he has particularly strong emotional reactions to criticism or frustration. Now what?