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Linda Roggli was diagnosed with ADHD at 45 and writes about her midlife add-ventures with honesty and humor. As she searches for focus, happiness, and a place to put all her stuff, Roggli shares the job of being an ADDiva.

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Archives: October 2009

posted: Friday October 23rd - 4:55pm

ADHD and Swine Flu: Similarities at Home and Abroad

This incident forces me to look at the serious effects of ADD-ish behavior. It’s not funny. It’s not whimsical. And it needs to be addressed effectively.

"The main problem in Egypt is follow-up. A decision is taken, there is follow-up for a period of time, but after that, they get busy with something else and forget about it." -- Chief of Infectious Disease, Department of Agriculture, Cairo, Egypt? I’m pretty sure that the Egyptian medical expert who made that statement last month had no idea he was exactly describing ADHD symptoms. He was merely...
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posted: Wednesday October 21st - 4:41pm

ADHD and Writer's Block

Writers’ block is not the exclusive province of ADHD folks. But the creative ADHD brain and creative writing have some, shall we say, “issues.”

I’ve been composing blog posts for you in my head for weeks now. I would notice or experience something that had implications for our collective ADD-ish-ness and mentally “write” the opening lines of dozens of posts. For instance: "Grandma LaLa update: little Lilly is growing into an adorable marshmallow baby..." and "Faced with the prospect of retraining my memory cells, I begin to wonder if I’ll lose my...
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