Category Archives: ADD/ADHD

Brain Busted

I always suspected it, now I hear there’s a study that damn near proves it: my brain is working against me. As you dash outdoors in the middle of winter, you might make it halfway down the block before realizing … Continue reading

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The Distracted Pre-Schooler

I came across something interesting this weekend, while I was thumbing through the album my parents put together of my baby photos and accomplishments, etc. I couldn’t help but chuckle, reading it as an adult, and in the context of … Continue reading

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The Adult ADD Reading List

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but (naturally) I forgot about it until a reader emailed me a request for some recommended reading for adults with ADD. I’ve always been an avid reader, and that dovetails with … Continue reading

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Burning Down the House

Over at Feministe, pliny has a ADD-like moment that I can relate to, all too well.

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Attention Deficit Hysteria Disorder

The hysteria over ADHD meds continues. I was joking before about stockpiling my meds, but as the drumbeat against ADD/ADHD meds continues, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe it would be a good idea to do just that. Not because … Continue reading

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An ADHD History Lesson

I may be on the verge of going into activist mode; to the point that I’m seriously considering sending a membership check to CHADD or ADDA, or any organization that steps up and counters some of the madness that seems … Continue reading

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Ten High Tech ADDvantages

In light of the previous post, I can’t not post a link to this list of the “Top 10 Advantages of ADD in a High Tech Career” from the Adult ADD Strengths blog (which I’m adding to my feeds and … Continue reading

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Med Alert

Here we go again. I guess I should ignore the regular hysterics that break out concerning ADD/ADHD medications.  but  stuff like this makes me think I think I should start stockpiling my medications, just in case. Several drugs widely used … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

I don’t write as much about my ADD as I used to. I guess that’s because it’s more under control than it’s been at any other time in my life. For the past week or two, I’ve been coming across … Continue reading

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Very Good Years

This morning, on the train, a young man — twentysomthing — sat down across the aisle from me, a few seats away. I looked up as he got on the train, and went back to the book I was reading. … Continue reading

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Undiagnosed Dreamer

Randomly clicking through blogrolls during Parker’s nap brought me to Dean’s World where I found an interesting post about the value of psychotherapy and pyschiatry (or lack thereof, from the tone of the post). As one whose benefitted from both … Continue reading

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Sage Spam Wisdom

Who says spam is entirely useless? Occasionaly, you can learn something from it. A single spam comment got trapped in my moderation queue this evening, and it contained the following quote, which I copied before sending the spam into oblivion. … Continue reading

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Full Circle

I realized something in the last few days. One of the effects of living in one place for 10 years, as I’ve lived in D.C., is that there are a number of people and places I have some connection with. … Continue reading

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ADD & Depression

Both George and Jeremy linked to the recent New York Times Magazine article about depression. I’d filed it away to read later, so coming across both of their links my evening blog reading inspired me to take a look at … Continue reading

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Eternal Sunshine, Spottless Mind

Katharine asked, so I thought I’d offer up a review of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s premise, of people erasing certain memories from their brains, was enough to draw me in despite the fact that it stars Jim … Continue reading

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