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Douglas Cootey, a single father to four daughters, works hard to meet the challenges of managing depression, ADHD, and chronic motor tic disorders. He describes his frantic but fun-filled life surrounded by his loving daughters as a “living sitcom.”

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posted: Monday August 29th - 9:30am

Did You Diagnose Yourself with ADHD? Don’t Stop There!

The epiphany of realizing you have attention deficit is useless if it doesn’t result in an action plan to treat it.

Self Diagnose ADHD, But Don't Stop There!
In all years that I've been blogging about ADHD, I have been surprised by how many readers are self-diagnosed. They read an article, maybe written by me, and see the same symptoms in themselves. "Aha!" they think, "I must have ADHD." They could very well be right. Maybe they do have ADHD, but perhaps they have pseudo-ADHD, as Dr. Ed Hallowell describes the ADHD-like behaviors caused by...
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posted: Wednesday August 17th - 9:30am

The Heat Is On, and My ADHD Brain Is Melting

I locked my daughter and I out of the car, it was still running, and it was 100°F.

Locked Keys in the Car (Again!) and How to Stop It
Do you find that your ADHD worsens during the summer? The kids are home from school. There’s more commotion. Even if there isn’t a summer trip to take up your time and money, there are plenty of summer activities to drive the family to. I feel more like Mr. Bus during summer than the school year and I have less time to myself. On less busy days, though,...
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