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posted: Monday April 18th - 1:30pm

ADHD Frustration: How Do You Handle It?

Trying to stay optimistic, I sometimes downplay the challenges that come with attention deficit. The truth is that some days, I hate my ADHD. But I never let it beat me.

For a variety of reasons, I’m in a position to speak openly about my experiences as an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). I run a business and therefore don’t have to worry about the stigma that many ADD/ADHD adults rightly fear. And because I want to help and encourage others, I have a tendency to do something unfortunate. I tend to speak about the...
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posted: Monday April 11th - 3:00pm

Making Peace With Adult ADD Diagnosis, Symptoms

If you've long dealt with frustrating symptoms, an adult ADD/ADHD diagnosis can be empowering. But when improvement seems impossible, inconsistent, or gradual, how do you stay motivated about treatment?

Knowledge is power, which is why I felt positively super-heroic when my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) was first diagnosed. I was 39 already, tired of struggling against forces that I didn’t understand, and entirely ready for actionable alternatives. My diagnosis led to exciting treatment options -- medication, behavioral therapy, and codification of useful behaviors -- for relief and betterment. As I brought these approaches to...
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