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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…
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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…
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My Little Sister Has ADHD

ADHD can be confusing and overwhelming. Getting diagnosed in the first place isn’t easy. Anger and/or sadness often accompany processing the ADHD diagnosis, because you have ADHD, and because you wish you knew sooner. Others experience relief, that finally there’s…
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ADDA Helps ADHD Adults Work

Michelle Teel Interviews ADDA Workplace Issues Chair, Linda Walker, PCC ADDA recently launched a new website, ADHD at Work (adhdatwork.add.org). Created by the ADDA Workplace Issues Committee led by ADHD Coach Linda Walker, PCC, the webpage answers major questions such…
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ADDA is ADHD at Work!

As our grand finale of ADHD Awareness Month, ADDA is launching a new website today! This Website, ADHD at Work (adhdatwork.add.org,) was built specifically to help employees and employers navigate the complexities of adult ADHD at work. The website offers…
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Becoming More Aware, Each October and All Year Long

My family, and the friends I have left, are made aware daily that I have ADHD. Each day is a struggle for me to keep going, to keep motivated and to live a life that most people take for granted.…
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Adult ADHD Treatment Falls Short But Together, We Can Improve It Each October (and All Year Long!)

For many adults, an ADHD diagnosis brings a huge sense of relief. There has always been the underlying sense of something not being right. It's a daily struggle to meet the expectations of family, friends, employers and most of all…
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Coming Out Day

As we approach the midpoint of ADHD Awareness Month 2016, our LGBTQIA (Queer) brothers and sisters also celebrate National Coming Out Day which was established almost thirty years ago when it wasn’t safe to disclose one’s sexual identity. Although being…
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Happy “Coming Out” Day

Today is Tuesday, October 11, and ADDA is publishing a special issue of the ADDA Insider. It’s ADHD Awareness Month, so we've scheduled an issue each Wednesday through the month, but in celebration of another special day, we’re publishing the…
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Message from the Editor: Knowing Is Better

October is a big month for me. It’s ADHD Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so each October I’m barraged with reminders that I am both a breast cancer survivor and an adult with ADHD. This year, the theme…
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