posted: Wednesday November 23rd - 12:40pm

Setbacks Only Slow Progress, They Don't Stop It

Looking back on my life, I have faced many challenges and setbacks that have only strengthened my resolve for personal growth. It is perseverance -- despite weakness -- which has made me strong.

I am back on deployment again, and my ship has set sail for South America and the Caribbean. For the last three weeks, I have slowly been getting back in the swing of things back at sea. Other than a minor ADHD setback I had last night, things have been going really well. I have worked hard and have been able to get a lot done. Since...
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posted: Thursday October 13th - 7:00am

You Can't Change Me! (But Maybe I Could)

After only recently coming to terms with ADHD itself, it's time I came to terms with how my ADHD is affecting my relationship.

If I were to tell you that things were going great with my Spanish girlfriend of 10 months, it would be a lie. If I were to tell you that we have our ups and downs, I would be getting closer to the truth. And if I were to say that when things are good, they are great and when things are bad, they are really...
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posted: Monday August 8th - 4:30pm

When Was the Last Time You Enjoyed Your ADHD?

A recent vacation gave me not only the gift of relaxation, but it also helped me have a greater appreciation of my ADHD. Immersed in nature and in my own daydreams, I rediscovered the many joys of life with ADHD.

In my last post I mentioned that I have been at sea on deployment with the U.S. Navy and how much of a challenge being stuck on a ship day after day can be for an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Well, I'm in the States again, and I was able to find a week to spend with my mom...
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posted: Wednesday June 29th - 4:30pm

Activities for ADHD Children, ADD Adults to Boost Self-Esteem

If you or your loved one is struggling to cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and low self-esteem, finding activities you enjoy -- and sticking with them -- can help!

Over the years, as a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and now as an adult, I've tried my hand at numerous activities. Some of my more neglected hobbies include beer brewing, playing guitar, skiing, golf, fishing, bicycling, and poker. Don't get me wrong -- I fully intended to make my way back to these past love affairs and I still...
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posted: Wednesday May 18th - 1:00pm

You Don't Think ADHD Is Real?

ADHD is real. I'm an adult with ADHD, and I'll tell you why I know for a fact that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder exists!

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, You don't believe that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real mental condition? I will tell you why I know for a fact there is such a thing as ADHD. How so? Because I have lived my whole life knowing that I was very different from everyone else. I am not just talking about my personality or even my hyperactivity as a...
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posted: Wednesday May 4th - 10:00am

Join Me on My Journey to ADHD Acceptance

Meet Ben T., ADDitude's newest blogger, who was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but has only come into thriving with his ADHD traits, and managing his ADHD symptoms, as a young adult.

Hi, my name is Ben and I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Now you all say, "Hi, Ben!" The truth is, this is not Alcoholics Anonymous, and I have not been sober during my 28-plus years on this planet. I am slobbering drunk with ADD/ADHD, so I hope you won't mind if I say anything silly (in this blog post or...
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