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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.

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Archives: February 2010

posted: Wednesday February 17th - 1:00pm

Is it Time to Talk About My ADHD? Am I Ready for Treatment?

Wondering whether to seek treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from a psychiatrist? Unsure how to talk about ADHD with loved ones? So is adult ADHD blogger Jane D.

The List sits in front of me, tempting and taunting me. The List of psychiatrists who specialize in ADHD, and the many related disorders -- offshoots from the mothership. It is somewhat dog-eared and tattered, but readable, from my days in the Guinea Pig Group. The leader of the group e-mailed out the list with the hope that we would take advantage of some of these...
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posted: Monday February 8th - 6:00pm

The ADHD in Me Cannot Deal with My Boss's Disorder

An employee living with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) explains how she struggles to stay organized at work with an ADHD boss who gives her no direction and presents too many distractions.

Another sleepless night and I'm not sure what to do about it -- the work worries continue and in the language of open-water swimming, I feel like I am being hit again and again by waves. There is no end in sight to the washing-machine churn, and there is only a faint hope that somewhere out there is a God who is merciful and who will...
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