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Jane D., a 30-something professional writer and student with ADHD, 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, works, and studies in a big city on the East Coast.« Recent Blog Posts
Archives: May 2009
posted: Wednesday May 27th - 4:29pm
Being Big Pharma's Guinea Pig
A focus group meeting for attention deficit adults brought the good—free food, cash, an ADHD reunion—and the ugly—paperwork.
posted: Tuesday May 19th - 11:18am
Patience, Planning, Persistence Pays
If adults with ADHD can find ways to create their own destiny, they might not have to fear being fired or lose control over life.
posted: Tuesday May 12th - 9:59pm
When Friends Don’t Stick
From awkward moments to fleeting friendships, sorry social skills can bring lots of problems and little else for adults with ADHD.
I don't know how I leave them hanging—this trail of broken friendships and connections. I attended a fifth-year reunion for graduate school over the weekend, and ran into two girls who I had once been good friends with. They nodded at me and barely said hello. I think one of them is upset that I frankly did not email her back one time. I had most...
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posted: Monday May 11th - 10:10am
The Price of a Makeover
I can spend hundreds on a new suit and a new coach, but my gut tells me to invest more in myself. Can an adult with ADHD afford not to do that?
I met Lisa A. at an unemployment group that I am paying to attend. She is a fellow victim of the current economy, who on top of that has bipolar mood disorder. She looks a bit like Bea Arthur and has the natural peace and calm of the Dalai Lama. That we hit it off as friends — her yin, the BMD, to my yang, the...
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posted: Thursday May 7th - 10:33am« ADHD & the City's blog
No Luck: New Meds, But Still Fidgets
The switch to generic Adderall medication has come and gone with no vast improvement in the symptoms of adult ADHD. Honestly? It's as if I want to pay attention, but I simply cannot.
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