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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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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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Message from the Editor: Finding Your Strengths; Making the Best of Your ADHD Diagnosis

Some people criticize me for tuning out, being fidgety when I’m expected to sit still, talking too much or out of turn, repeating jokes, being immature and just being out-of-touch with most other adults. I sometimes feel like a kid…
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