Author: adda-ADMIN

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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Who Needs Help Organizing?

Hey, gang! Do you need help organizing? (Who doesn’t?) Can’t afford it? Willing to be part of a TV series? Has clutter and disorganization taken over your life? FilmOption International is casting for a new television series with one of the country’s top organizers. We are looking for people who will allow us to film […]

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The Evelyn Virginia Farmer Celebratory Membership

Recently, Evelyn Polk Green, a dear member of the ADDA family and past ADDA president who has served the ADHD community with great dedication, celebrated the full, vibrant, and tenacious life of her mother who passed away at the blessed age of 93. Evelyn’s mother (of the same name) was a fierce advocate for education […]

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There is Nothing I Will Encounter Today That I Can’t Learn

Sean’s Story, Interview by Patricia Schwabb I am 52 years old and just randomly read an article on Facebook about ADHD and right away recognized myself. As I read more about this disorder I looked back and saw many ways it’s had a negative impact on my life. School was always a big problem for […]

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A Valentine for an ADHD Heart

By Patti Schwab as related by Amber K. Amber was diagnosed with ADHD during her freshman year of college.  Amber feared going away to school like most 18-year-olds, but her fear was accompanied by a familiar dull ache.  She knew she would probably have many more failures than successes from a lifetime of not “living […]

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