Another Annoying ADHD Symptom

I recently stumbled upon another annoying ADHD symptom I hadn’t notice before. It started during a fight with my mother. “Maybe I should tell YOUR friends about you.”  The statement hung in the air. The absurdity of it wasn’t lost on me. Forty-one years old, and my mother was threatening to socially isolate me. I […]

Win The Day With ADHD

How to win the day (and let go of perfect) with ADHD. I’ve had ADHD since 1992. Waaaay before it was cool, and also way before most adolescent girls were being diagnosed. My son also has ADHD, as well as Aspergers. I treated my ADHD with meds throughout college, but then stopped taking them in […]

ADHD and Fear

There is a connection between ADHD and fear of…EVERYTHING. “You have a real fear of cancer, don’t you?” My husband asks me as I follow him around the house reciting the survivability rates of various cancers. We’d just returned from the gym where I’d been running on the treadmill listening to a medical podcast. My […]

ADHD Coping Strategies

Many adults develop ADHD coping strategies to help them navigate life. Some of these strategies are helpful, while others actually produce long-term consequences. Picture yourself with a looming deadline for work. It’s Friday and your report is due on Monday. You took the day off so you could work from home to complete this project. […]