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Is Technology Friend or Foe When You Have Adult ADHD?

Is Technology Friend or Foe When You Have Adult ADHD?

Technology is a tool, and like any tool it can be used for either constructive or destructive purposes. When it comes to focus and productivity, it’s wise to embrace all the tools at your disposal when you have adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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About Jimmy Durham, Author of Living with Adult ADHD

About Jimmy Durham, Author of Living with Adult ADHD

My name is Jimmy Durham. I’m happy to be joining the talented contributing writers at HealthyPlace. Their passion and compassion are evident; that’s a thrilling thing of which to be part. I hope to be entertaining and informative on the topic of living with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My primary goal is to give readers something to think about, and connect them with the right information for them, but I also think we can have some fun at the same time.

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Adult ADHD and Relationships, Divisions of Labor

Adult ADHD and Relationships, Divisions of Labor

When we are in a relationship with another person, there are thing we excel at and there are things they excel at. Why not find out what you’re best at and what they are, and then tag team the heck out of life?

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Adult ADHD, Sunglasses and Sunlight

Adult ADHD, Sunglasses and Sunlight

My doctor told me his theory on there being a connection between types of sunlight and Adult ADHD last year. Blue light is what is often used in those natural sunlight lamps that a lot of people use for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The lamps are supposedly able to give you more energy and keep you less sad during seasons where you don’t have as much access to natural sunlight. When summer comes around, those of us who are already hyped up, imagine what extra natural blue light can do for us …

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Adult ADHD and Decreasing Anxiety Using EFT

Adult ADHD and Decreasing Anxiety Using EFT

Ever wonder if tapping on your face could decrease your anxiety? Having Adult ADHD can be stressful and decreasing anxiety is always a good thing to strive for.

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Adult ADHD is Not a Gift?

Adult ADHD is Not a Gift?

I had some time to kill between class and my train home on Friday and I spent it watching youtube videos. A waste of time, you say? Nay! I watched videos about Adult ADHD and one in particular by Dr. Russell Barkley about the fact that Adult ADHD is NOT a gift. But, Dr. Barkley, we’ve been told for so long that ADHD isn’t only a bunch of junk that makes it hard for us to focus, but it’s something that helps us to be more creative and really good and different things. What is the meaning of this?

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Adult ADHD and Squirrels

Adult ADHD and Squirrels

Often with Adult ADHD, it’s easy to be distracted by squirrels – both actual squirrels and the ones that float around in your brain! You can be reading a good book, watching television, or preparing for that big important meeting and a squirrel can come into your brain and overtake it! Sometimes, that’s just what Adult ADHD is like …

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Being Open About Adult ADHD

Being Open About Adult ADHD

There are reasons why I share having Adult ADHD with people. It’s not simply because I can’t keep it in – it’s important for those of us with Adult ADHD and our non-ADHD counterparts to see that we can be successful with this disorder.

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Adult ADHD and Acting Like an Adult

Adult ADHD and Acting Like an Adult

Being an adult means different things to different people. Being an adult with ADHD, for example, means being a person of a certain age who looks for things to change and takes responsibility over changing those behaviors.

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Adult ADHD and Meeting New People #2

Adult ADHD and Meeting New People #2

When you meet new people and you admit to having Adult ADHD, it’s easy for people to jump to conclusions about your behavior. It’s easy to say that you’re an adult and you should be able to do X, Y, and Z without issue, but having Adult ADHD can make X, Y, and Z more difficult.

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