By Theresa Two years ago, at age 33, I learned I have ADHD and that it permeates nearly every aspect of my life. While seeking help for my impulsive, energetic six-year-old daughter, I was surprised to see myself in many of the checklist items. The doctor was seeking participants for a study of mothers and […]
I was diagnosed with ADHD at 36 years old, not long after our 7-year-old son was diagnosed. Although surprised, I didn’t see it as a problem as I had easily taken advantage of my ADHD strengths and was very successful as an entrepreneur. I have always been really great at working with other people and […]
Rachel is a 33-year-old parent with ADHD. Her 13-year-old daughter who is starting eighth grade this school year also has ADHD. Having grown up with ADHD, Rachel aware of what it takes to motivate herself and has helped her daughter learn strategies for coping with ADHD as well. Rachel noticed her daughter struggling in school, […]
Are you someone who gets excited about a lot of things and ends up taking on too much, only to realize it the day before something is due? That happens a lot to people with ADHD who are often interested in a lot of different things, have great ideas and even better intentions, but can […]
I’m an adult female, recently diagnosed with ADHD – Predominantly Inattentive Type at the age of 55. Have you run across a lot of scenarios where women weren’t diagnosed until later in life because they (and their doctors) attributed their ups and downs throughout their life to hormones? In my case, I was put on […]
How do you approach and encourage a young adult with undiagnosed ADHD symptoms to get on board with those of us who understands the mysteries of the behaviors, without being too pushy?
I’ve always felt “different” and not as intelligent as my peers. My memory is awful and I can’t seem to put information I learn into a permanent mental memory folder sort of speak. Do others have this problem? I’ve noticed some improvement with medication that I started 3 months ago. Is there anything else I […]