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?
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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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.
Why I Support Stimulants as First Line Treatment for ADHDers in Recovery
A compilation of the ADHD fun facts I posted on social for October, ADHD Awareness month.
“Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh I don’t know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me.”
Almost 100% of people with ADHD suffer from rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD), yet very few people have found the words to accurately describe it.
When I was a kid, I avoided jeans as much as I could – but growing up in the 90’s, denim was difficult to dodge. So I compromised with my mom by ONLY wearing jeans if I could tuck my shirt completely into the waist. (Whatever you are picturing right now is accurate.)