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Frank's an ex-TV writer, now sandwich-generation ADHD homemaker with a wife, two kids, a dog, and an eighty-something mother-in-law in a house that won’t stay clean. He writes here to try to figure out what’s going on there.

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Archives: February 2010

posted: Friday February 26th - 12:30pm

Explaining ADHD...To My Doctor, a Patient's Perspective

When attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hits close to home, a doctor turns to ADDitude's blogger for advice on all things diagnosis and treatment, from symptoms to medications and side effects.

I’m in the doctor’s office for my yearly physical which with I manage to get every three or four years, or sometimes five. I don’t trust most doctors. At least when they’re in their offices or the hospital. They just seem like detached bearers of bad news and pain. Lucky for me I’m a pretty healthy guy -- if you put aside...
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posted: Friday February 12th - 2:00pm

Accused of Lying About Having ADHD

A look at how people perceive -- and stereotype -- those with ADHD, and the reality of living within and beyond mental health labels like "normal" and "crazy."

“Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” - Groucho Marx “I’m concerned that you are possibly misrepresenting yourself, or at the least exaggerating some small problem for dramatic effect.” It’s the end of an exhausting three days of passionate self expression and concentrated listening at an autobiographical writing and critique group, where I just read my story about living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...
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