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ADD/ADHD



Life is a balancing act for most people, but for those with ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) it can feel downright chaotic. ADHD symptoms can vary widely from person to person, with the general outcome that controlling impulses, making plans, following routine, keeping track of time, and mastering focus can be a real struggle. At the same time, those with ADHD are often counted on to be creative, spontaneous, and good at thinking about things in new or nonstandard ways. An ADHD diagnosis does not indicate intelligence or capability; it is merely a description of brain activity patterns. Those of us with ADHD are not inherently lazy, sloppy, or unprofessional; we just process and prioritize the world differently than others. Thanks to advances in research and greater understanding around neurodiversity, strategies can be developed for living a life with less stress and celebrating the advantages that an ADHD brain can provide.

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Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story | Jessica McCabe | TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe tell us the story of her life. Once a gifted child with bright future, who later lives a life of a constant failures, because one thing—her ADHD diagnosis. Until one thing changed everything and she realized, that she is not alone.

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Answers to Distraction

The bestselling authors of Driven to Distraction respond to the most frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Disorder. After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition.

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How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

For people with ADHD or ADD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria can mean extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain—and it may imitate mood disorders with suicidal ideation and manifest as instantaneous rage at the person responsible for causing the pain. Learn more about potential treatments here.

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FindCenterWe live in a world of media overload and data smog, where everything distracts us from everything else. Yet underlying this noisy assault, our culture offers us nothing transcendent.

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Why Is It So Hard to Do Something that Should Be Easy?

Brendan Mahan explains why simple things can be so difficult.

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NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea

Judy Singer is generally credited with the coinage of the word that became the banner for the last great social movement to emerge from the 20th century.

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Growing College Success From First Semester Failure

Beyond off the shelf ideas like going to office hours, using a calendar/planner, asking for help, using their accommodations, students need a structure that will empower them to better organize themselves around the deficits that accompanied them to college and to experience struggle (and even...

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Dr Russell Barkley ADHD Intention Deficit Disorder

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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.

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ADHD Assessments and Cultural Impact–Diagnosis and Treatment in BIPOC Patients: A Special Report

Culturally sensitive interactions may provide clinicians relevant context for patient and caregiver discussions when an ADHD diagnosis is in order.

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