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The Long Road to My ADHD Diagnoses

By Tracey My name is Tracey. I am 50 years old. I have ADHD. Getting to where I could say that wasn’t an easy journey. I want to share the story of how I finally got that ADHD diagnosis. I…
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ADHD Diagnosis Her Biggest Gift

by Annette Tabor Each individual with ADHD sees themselves as having their own special qualities. Michelle Price calls herself an entrepreneur and after talking with her I agree with that description! She feels her diagnosis and experiences with ADHD make…
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A Life Changing Event

By Jeannette McDonald I realized my life had changed the morning I woke up and the tape that had been playing in my head since I was a young child in school, telling me every day that I was dumb…
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Filling In the Cracks

By R.A. I am a 55-year-old man. I’ve suffered from ADHD all my life, I'm sure of it. Not to go too far into my past, I will say it was quite "unsafe" for a child. I have much anger…
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We Learn From Each Other

Adults with ADHD are always learning about their unique ADHD characteristics. If you can’t change them, you need to find ways to accept them and build new processes to make them work. Learning from each other is one of the…
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My Story (Or At Least the ADD Part)

By Dr. Miriam Reiss Twenty-one years ago, a career coaching client came to my office and proclaimed, with tears in her eyes, “You have to read this book so you’ll understand me.” In reading the book, Sari Solden’s “Women with Attention Deficit…
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Happy Holidays!

Where ever you are, whoever you are, however you celebrate! There is a movement afoot to divide people. This year we've seen it grow in new and painful directions worldwide. But ADDA's strength has always been coming together. That's why…
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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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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…
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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…
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