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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: July 2009
posted: Wednesday July 22nd - 4:23pm
Dating with ADHD: Relationship Milestones... and Setbacks
A voice from within told me to shut up, stop rambling, be quiet. But for every attention-deficit impulse I can get under control, there is another that overwhelms me.
Somewhere between rushing to the Chef's home at 11 p.m., followed by a night of non-sleep (maybe it is the ADHD medication Adderall), the other woman surfaced. The chef and I chatted briefly and did nothing except turn our backs to each other and sleep. It was the right thing to do. I was exhausted though and decided to refuel on a nap around 8:30 a.m. after...
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posted: Thursday July 16th - 2:30pm
ADHD and a Bad Reaction
People with ADHD tend to run with negative thoughts and emotions. When I don't notice the present—and fixate on the past—there is a sense of desperation, and no one to share it with.
The vicious cycle continues. Ever since I've been taking Adderall for my adult attention deficit disorder, I've felt focused, and yet sadder and angry. There is an edge that is sharpened by this medication, and I'm not sure that I like it. I wonder if it is childhood trauma, a personality disorder, or the ADHD medication. There are extreme ups and downs, and little control over...
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posted: Wednesday July 15th - 9:55am
Telling a "loved one" about the diagnosis of adult attention deficit disorder, at last.
posted: Wednesday July 8th - 9:51am
My Sister's Keeper
We're bonded by blood, but also disorder. Hers is the visible, physical kind, while mine—adult ADHD—is a mental health condition that's often misunderstood. The reality is both disorders are chronic and disruptive.
posted: Saturday July 4th - 5:51pm
The Fridge: A New Man in the Annals of Dating
I am back to the merry-go-round style of dating—one of the few predictable points in my adult ADHD life.
posted: Thursday July 2nd - 12:27pm« ADHD & the City's blog
Back with the Folks: Adult ADHD Is the Career Culprit
The dad’s lecturing aside, it seems I’m unable to conduct a strategic job search from step one to 10. Having attention deficit disorder, I am skipping around like a broken record, instead.
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