Author: Ally Martin

Later-Life ADHD Diagnosis: Life Sentence or Turning Point?

I had a textbook adult ADHD diagnosis. Like many women with primarily inattentive ADHD, I did not receive a diagnosis until after I started researching ADHD for my daughter. The more I read, the more I thought, “This is me!” I took an online quiz and found I scored well above the threshold for adult […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Women with ADHD: A Conversation with Sari Solden (Part I)

*A note on the use of the terms ADD and ADHD: As research and understanding of ADHD has grown over the decades, the diagnosis name and description has evolved. As a result, many people, especially those who were diagnosed with ADHD or worked with individuals with ADHD before the publication of the DSM-IV in 1994, […]

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Message from the Editor: We Reveal How to Set Yourself Up for Success with ADHD!

Each of the articles in this month’s edition, along with upcoming ADHD Awareness Month, have led me to reflect on what it takes to truly set yourself up for success with ADHD. In this issue, we’ve got articles to help you “accomodate yourself” at work, how to cope with the upcoming fall and winter season […]

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Beat the Blues! How Adults with ADHD Can Recognize and Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Here in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, we had record-breaking high temperatures over the Labor Day weekend. The days that followed were hot and humid. Friends and neighbors started to complain that they were ready for fall. “Not me,” I replied. “I’ll miss the sunlight!” Just one week later, there was no denying that fall had unofficially arrived. My Facebook […]

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In the meantime…Self-directed Accommodations for ADHDers in the Workplace

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking” Buddhist Proverb According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive Market Research of 503 adults with ADHD, 77 percent stated that they believe the condition makes it difficult to achieve success at work. Few perceived employers as being […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Women with ADHD: A Conversation with Sari Solden

*A note on the use of the terms ADD and ADHD: As research and understanding of ADHD has grown over the decades, the diagnosis name and description has evolved. As a result, many people, especially those who were diagnosed with ADHD or worked with individuals with ADHD before the publication of the DSM-IV in 1994, […]

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Zandra’s Dream, An Interview with Zandra Maffett

By Judy Brenis Zandra Maffett dreams of the day there is no stigma attached to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD). The day a person hears ‘ADD’ and knows “it’s real, it’s diagnosable, and it’s treatable.” Zandra recounted a story about her oldest son, John, now 28, who attended a private high school, “For all […]

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Sharing the Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive: An Interview with Bob Madonna and Adam Cohen

By Judy Brenis “Attitude is a decision,” says Bob Madonna, principal and EVP of Sales and Marketing for McCoy Enterprises, and a recent speaker at ADDA’s May 16, 2012 Webinar titled, Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive. “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for […]

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Linda Lambdin Has Her Own Beat: Rock On!

By Judy Brenis Linda Lambdin marches to the beat of her own drum and wouldn’t have it any other way. In her own words, Lamdin’s a dreamer and a visionary: “I’m very intuitive. My way of seeing and acting in the world has a deep and positive affect on many people.” Lambdin believes these strengths […]

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Do What Makes You Happy

  By Judy Brenis At the age of 32, Michael Camoin was fired from his job as a school social worker, and then diagnosed with ADHD and depression. It was a tough year. Eighteen years later, he is a leader in independent film production in northeastern New York and co-founder of Upstate Independents, Inc., a […]

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