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. […]
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.
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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.
The first episode of The ADHD Manual Podcast, “How to Factory Reset Your Life,” is now live! You can subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, or by adding this RSS feed: https://feed.podbean.com/theadhdmanual/feed.xml. I’m aiming for new episodes once a month on Thursday. Enjoy!
By Gretchen Rockwell
Help!! Should I start a podcast?!
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?
The Executive Function Chronicles: Chapter Two
The Executive Function Chronicles: Chapter One
🎃 HAPPY ADHD AWARENESS MONTH! 🎃 Every time I searched “ADHD playlist” all the results were “focus music” and “binaural beats” and “beta waves.” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I would rather eat nails than focus. I just want a playlist that captures what it’s like to live my life. So that’s what […]
In part one I explored the challenges ADHDers in recovery from substance abuse face and shared my opinions on how we in the healthcare field can address them. But why is it so common for those with ADHD to struggle with substance abuse in the first place? Here are some theories.