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Adult ADHD and Diets

Adult ADHD and Diets

It seems like everyone you know is on a diet, right? Most people don’t succeed, sadly. If they do, they gain it back (plus some) later on. It’s hard to stick to losing weight and a diet plan. For those of us with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) it can be even more difficult. Impulisvity, medication side-effects and all the traps that “ordinary people” fall into are all waiting to trip us up.

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Adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Practice

Adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Practice

I have been working on my executive functioning (EF) skills during my week long break from school. How have I, chock full of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), accomplished this? Well, by practising the steps of EF: planning, organizing and only then completing a task. I began, and completed, one project over break and am currently in the middle of my second (which I sadly won’t finish for quite some time).

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ADHD Medication Vacation: Should Your Child Have One?

ADHD Medication Vacation: Should Your Child Have One?

Many parents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remember, as a child, taking an ADHD medication vacation during the summer. Well, summer is around the corner and maybe you’re wondering what to do about your son or daughter’s ADHD medications. Bob says, “my child really needs them for school, and the medication has calmed him down a lot, but some people have told me they take their kids off ADHD medication in the summer. I‘m not sure what to do!” (See an Adult ADHD Medication Vacations article here.)

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Effects of Colds on Adult ADHD

Effects of Colds on Adult ADHD

Yesterday, I attended a really cool event run by the Maryland Branch of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) all about sports physical therapy and orthopedic surgery. A few times when I stood up my brain felt pretty wobbly. I was watching Doc Martin in the evening and noticed a bit of a tickle in my throat. Now, I have a full fledged cold and it definitely has an interaction with my typical adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) symptoms.

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Adult ADHD and Balance

Adult ADHD and Balance

Balance really is the key to life. Balance your life, your career, your significant other, and your children. Balance your attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. We’re at our most successful and most functional when we have achieved the best balance of things. Today, I’d like to talk about how things get out of balance in the first place for those of us with adult ADHD. At least, this is how I view how our scales tip to and fro’.

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Adult ADHD and Research

Adult ADHD and Research

I have spent the last 20 minutes unsuccessfully researching adult ADHD, using my library’s medical journal archive and then, I did a plain Internet search. These are two of my least favorite things to do. I currently have no way to make it more enjoyable, but I bet you anything I’ll come up with something useful by the end of this post. Please, read, learn and see thinking out loud happen in a blog post.

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Adult ADHD and How It Can’t Be Fixed

Adult ADHD and How It Can’t Be Fixed

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – it’s what I have and it’s what you either have or think you have, or what your loved one has or you think your loved one has. And, guess what? It can’t be cured. And guess what else? That’s okay. Also, you might ask, “Why can’t it be fixed? And, if it can’t be fixed, what the heck can you do about it?” The following is my argument for how best to approach the treatment and post-diagnosis-life of adult ADHD.

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Adult ADHD and Internal Bullying

Adult ADHD and Internal Bullying

Do you have a bully inside your own head? Many adults with ADHD do. You know what I mean, those negative thoughts that keep putting you down and killing your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Making sure not to minimize the bullying that goes on between people, I have to wonder, where is the program for the internal bullying that goes on in our own heads?

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Adult ADHD and the Senses

Adult ADHD and the Senses

In my program, there are a lot of lectures and a lot of labs. For lectures, we’re sitting quietly listening to  a teacher and in labs we’re talking with our partners/groups about movements and techniques. I had the opportunity to do a few lab activities in the past few weeks for my neuro-muscular course that tested my senses and my ability to adapt to their age-related changes.  Because I always look at experiences though my Adult ADHD lens, these labs were no different.

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ADHD and Driving: Risks and Strategies

ADHD and Driving: Risks and Strategies

Mom, can I have the keys to go meet Cheryl at the mall?”

“Dad, I just need the car for about an hour so I can take my friends to get some ice-cream.”

“Mom, it’s so hot out! Can I just drive to the pool?”

Not only do adults often drive more in the summer, particularly on highways while on vacation, but teens who are no longer confined to the school setting often drive more as well.

If you are an adult with ADHD or have a teen diagnosed with ADD, extra caution may be needed.

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