Discover popular ADD/ADHD trending topics from across the Web in our weekly column "ADD Chatter Overheard Online."
by Hilary Tuttle
ADDer Uses Creativity to Shed Light on Diagnosis
With honest, thoughtful posts about the pathway to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis, and a great new video about what it's really like to be inattentive, teen blogger Jessie, of Jessie's ADD Journey, is making great use of one of ADDers' greatest strengths: creativity. Take a look at her movie below.
Get Shooting: Mental Illness Video Contest Starts Soon!
Know a young filmmaker who's passionate about ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, and other mental health issues? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the U.S. Ad Council are sponsoring a video contest open to 18- to 25-year-olds. The goal? To "help educate and inspire" young adults to support loved ones with a mental health problem. Get filming and start submitting July 15, 2010, and get a video in by August 15! [Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness]
Adderall Attitude Adjustment: Surviving without Stimulants
On the Ning network Women with ADHD, one woman asked for advice on managing her ADHD symptoms while she doesn't have access to her usual medication. It has prompted conversation on the site and on our Twitter feed about struggling with symptoms when you're usually on stimulants. Have you had to cope? What did you do?