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We All Want To Be Heard

By Mike Fedel This article looks back at the first year of ADDA’s Non-ADHD Partner Peer Support Group.  I want to share  some major themes that come up repeatedly. I’ve avoided obvious ones: “he’s always late” or “he’s impulsive with our money.” Instead, lets look at some that don’t always get talked about, some that […]

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Internet Obsession

by Dr. Todd Love Today’s Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It offers access to information as never before. But it offers the potential for endless distractions as never before too. People talk about “getting sucked down the rabbit hole”, when what we intend to be just a few minutes online easily turns […]

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A Mother Focuses On Helping Her Sons Focus

By Jennifer Bolton I’m a mother of two sons who both have tracking issues with reading. One son also suffers from severe dyslexia. Both sons always lose their spots when reading. When children first learn to read they put their finger on the words and follow along. As the text gets smaller, this is more […]

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Actions and Additudes – 7 Relationship Strategies for Non-ADHD Partners

By Mike Fedel I have enjoyed the first year of ADDA’s Non-ADHD Partner Peer Support Group. From the feedback I’ve heard, our participants enjoyed it as much or more than I did! Today, I want to share with you some “tips and hints” that worked for our partners. NOTE: I’ve changed names, and, to keep […]

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Looking For Answers To Anxiety Changed My Life

Anonymous My story has a happy-ending, but I believe it also shows why women are underdiagnosed for ADHD.    I am a man. Looking back, I had classic ADHD “boy” symptoms as early as six years old. I was out of school long before ever hearing about what was then called ADD.  I did not seek help and treatment until I was 60 years old.  If I knew why I was anxious I suppose it would be […]

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JessicaMcCabe

Hello Brains!

By Patricia Schwab That is the greeting from YouTube sensation Jessica McCabe to address her fellow adult ADHD’rs. Jessica explains in her TED talk, “Failing at Normal – An ADHD Success Story”, that she uses that greeting to address us because it’s actually our brains that drive all of our activity. Think about it. Your […]

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Dr. Michelle Frank, ADDA Vice President

Press for Progress

The 2018 International Women’s Day campaign theme is Press for Progress. This morning I sat at my desk. Lost in ADHD morning fog, sipping tea (caffeinated, of course, caffeinated!) I wondered how best to give this day of celebration of women its due. I wanted to share its importance in a way that speaks to […]

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Non-ADHD Partners Ease Their Loneliness

By Mike Fedel One of my favorite stories about being married to someone with ADHD had to do with returning a video to Redbox. Kristi’s husband promised he would return the movie on his way home from work. She called him at about 10 to ask if he’d done it and he said “yes”. The […]

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“Men Becoming Our Best,” the Virtual Support Group That’s Our Gift to the People We Love

By Mike Fedel It could have been a tough night for non-nerds. Not true – we welcome everyone! But at least 3 of the 7 guys at the meeting were ‘techies’. ADDA’s newest Peer Support Group – “Men Becoming Our Best” – held its first meeting February 18, 2018. Of course, we compared operating systems […]

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Highway to Hell: Untreated Depression, Anxiety & ADHD Drove Me to Addiction

By James Tilley I always knew something was wrong but could not figure it out. I had trouble relating to others and making friends. I hated school and I was miserable. At age six I was tested at school and with doctors. Sure enough, I was diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety and dyslexia. In those […]

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