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Jane D., a professional writer with ADHD in her early 40s, blogs about dating and relationships, working and losing a variety of jobs, and surviving and thriving with attention deficit, along with depression and anxiety. She lives and works near a big city on the West Coast.« Recent Blog Posts
Archives: August 2008
posted: Wednesday August 27th - 1:25pm
The IQ Idiot
I went to an Ivy League school, but don't "get" Sudoku. Where does that put me on the spectrum of intelligence?
posted: Monday August 25th - 10:54am
Guinea Pig Central
There are ADD adults who know exactly where they fit in, but not me.
posted: Friday August 22nd - 11:11am
The End of Summer
As an adult ADDer, I can see signs of the disorder in others. I should be horrified, but instead, find it depressing.
posted: Monday August 18th - 3:53pm
I want to tell everyone I have a disorder that gives me spark, color and ideas.
The new and more powerful Adderall pills do work. Today I went to work, opened the drawer, took out the orange capsule, and swallowed. For the next four hours, I sat at the desk, completely focused on the project at hand, so focused that I didn't get up to pee, to eat, to talk to anyone. It was as if I had been thrust into a...
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posted: Wednesday August 13th - 10:08am
Does the Boyfriend Have ADD, Too?
I overloaded and need to escape—but at least there's one place that still brings me silence and serenity.
posted: Monday August 11th - 1:40pm
Here, I can be free, and pray for a day when the ADD confusion lets up.
posted: Friday August 8th - 1:22pm
The Bitch of Living
I am perennially late, falling far short of the "be there or be square" mantra.
posted: Wednesday August 6th - 11:48am
It sounds funny, but I think I'd rather be missing a finger or a toe than have this chronic disorder. With the new dosage, I see new hope.
posted: Friday August 1st - 10:53am« ADHD & the City's blog
Telling off My Therapist
Suddenly, I've been diagnosed with borderline personality? "It's a disorder when it eats into your life," was the response.
I told off the Indian Buddhaman today, who respects me as much as a dog respects the fire hydrant. He's always late, he spends a ton of time interrogating me, and then he's always answering the phone during our sessions or checking his CrackBerry. I was finally like fuck this. It's been a year and I don't need to shell out a co-pay and feel like shit,...
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