Author: adda-ADMIN

Therapy Helped Me Take Back Control

By Nightshade For the past two years, I’ve blocked out my emotions. I feel this led to my impulsive behavior including taking illegal drugs, risky sexual behavior, skipping school and more. It all stemmed from a lack of self-control. Of course, I eventually got caught, and as I looked back at what I had done, […]

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Tell Your Story… To More People

My name is Emily Dorffer. I’d like to share with you a publication opportunity for disabled writers. With the help of staff at Johns Hopkins University, I am compiling a short story anthology exclusively featuring short stories written by people with disabilities. All the stories will feature disabled main characters. My aim to spread awareness of […]

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Moving To a Better State of Mind

We sometimes get caught up in painful vicious circles that never seemed to be resolved. For some it’s having the same argument over and over again with your spouse. Others might be so mired in self- doubt that despite all evidence of their talents they refuse to try anything new for fear of failure. We […]

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A Taste of Improv

by Mike Fedel The Ann Arbor Adult ADHD Coffee Chat group first tried Improvisation recently. Doug Harris, a team leader, described taking Improv classes at a local theater. I’ve been teaching Improv since 2010 and thought it would be nice to offer the others a chance to try it out. These Coffee Chats last two […]

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ADHD…How Did I Miss It?

By Howard Chusid, Ed.D, LMHC, NCC In my practice, I see both adults and children with ADHD. It doesn’t surprise anymore me to see a twenty-six-year-old who hasn’t done well in school, who is not succeeding in life and who’s wondering what is wrong with them. Then they are diagnosed with ADHD. What does surprise […]

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Back on Track with the Easy Wellness Club

By Annette Tabor I am an adult who diagnosed with ADHD late in life. I was almost fifty when I realized I was more depressed and frustrated than happy. My ADHD was preventing me from getting the job done, at home and at work. All my life, I knew something was wrong but I could […]

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The Value of Persistence

as related to Patti Schwab Three years ago, I was laid off from my position of 20 years as an office administrator. I was very depressed. It was a real loss; I hadn’t realized how much that role had defined me until it ended. One of my children, who also has ADHD, was in crisis. Severe […]

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A Mother and Daughter Learn and Grow Together

By Theresa Two years ago, at age 33, I learned I have ADHD and that it permeates nearly every aspect of my life. While seeking help for my impulsive, energetic six-year-old daughter, I was surprised to see myself in many of the checklist items. The doctor was seeking participants for a study of mothers and […]

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A New Member Looks Forward

By Nicole  I am a 23 year old first year graduate student at NYU. I was diagnosed with ADD (now ADHD-inattentive type) when I was 7 years old. I have never fully accepted the fact that I have this difference. I believed and have had medical professionals tell me that it’s something that goes away as […]

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The Devil Is In the Details

I was diagnosed with ADHD at 36 years old, not long after our 7-year-old son was diagnosed. Although surprised, I didn’t see it as a problem as I had easily taken advantage of my ADHD strengths and was very successful as an entrepreneur. I have always been really great at working with other people and […]

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