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Marcella’s Journey Continues

by Marcella Lowry As a child, I went to a local center for the developmentally disabled. I wasn't disabled, but I knew I was different. Doctors knew I was extremely intelligent. But they didn't know how to diagnose me, either.…
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Persistence and Resilience Pay Off with ADHD

By Janet L. Schmidt Abigail Wurf was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 30 years old while attending graduate school.  She was aware of some learning disabilities at the time.  During a testing period, the person running the test told…
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A Special Gift to Women with ADHD

By: Patti Schwab The newly published “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD” by Sari Solden, MS and Michelle Frank PsyD  is more than a guide to overcome your struggles with ADHD but insight into living a life free from…
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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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ADHD… Isn’t That What Kids Have?

By Terrie Lynda King In 1988, my son was eight years old the first time I heard of Attention Deficit Disorder.  After he was "staffed" at school and made to take many tests: eye test, IQ tests, Placebo versus Ritalin test,…
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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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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…
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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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Women Connect and Unite: An Interview with Dr. Michelle Frank

By Patti Schwab The rate of women being diagnosed with ADHD has risen dramatically in recent years, which can bring a sense of relief and freedom, however the diagnoses itself does not erase a lifetime of low self-esteem, anxiety, depression…
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