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Putting the Brakes on ADHD-Fueled Road Rage

Putting the Brakes on ADHD-Fueled Road Rage

Adults with ADHD often have issues anger management and road rage. Here's how I put Bug Out Bob to use to help me remain calm when other drivers tick me off.

Adults with ADHD often have anger issues, and nothing brings them steaming to the surface like lousy traffic. In a follow-up to my blog on anger management and driving, I show Bug Out Bob in action and talk about different techniques to help manage road rage.

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New Optimism for Parents on Causes and Treatment of Eating Disorders

New Optimism for Parents on Causes and Treatment of Eating Disorders

I’m a pretty loud critic of old and discredited ideas about eating disorders; and there are many. I have to say, though, lately I have more-and-more optimism about the future.

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Motivated to Procrastinate

Do you have a difficult time getting things started? Find yourself highly motivated to find something else to do? Are you even aware when you do it? Today we’re going to discuss chronic procrastination—one of the hallmarks of adult ADHD.

Motivated to Procrastinate

Do you have a difficult time getting things started? Find yourself highly motivated to find something else to do? Are you even aware when you do it? Today we’re going to discuss chronic procrastination—one of the hallmarks of adult ADHD.

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Anxiety Sufferer and Pregnant

Anxiety Sufferer and Pregnant

I had an extremely shocking and surreal day yesterday. I had a suspicion, and it took a couple of tests to come up with conclusive results. Mr. T is out of town all week, so I had to tell him over the phone. I couldn’t keep this to myself for so long. I found out that I am pregnant.

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Psychosis and Saving My Daughter’s Sanity

Psychosis and Saving My Daughter’s Sanity

Susan Inman's daughter suffered from severe psychosis, diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. Video on tools she used to save her daughter's sanity and manage her own.

Susan Inman’s daughter suffered from severe psychosis and was later diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Susan discusses the toll Molly’s severe mental illness took on her and her family, finding the right treatment for psychosis, and the tools she used to save her daughter’s sanity as well as manage her own.

Watch the interview with Susan Inman at Schizoaffective Disorder in the Family: Saving My Daughter’s Sanity.

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One Parent’s View of Eating Disorders in Two Health Systems

One Parent’s View of Eating Disorders in Two Health Systems

I was in London earlier this month for the Eating Disorders International Conference held by b-eat, the largest eating disorders charity in the UK. The event gave me the opportunity to see eating disorder treatment from two perspectives: my own, and the one faced by families in England. I came away feeling the chasm between science and practice is just as deep on both sides of the pond, but the content is different.

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Ways to Inspire a Deadlocked Bipolar Life

Ways to Inspire a Deadlocked Bipolar Life

We all can get in a rut sometimes. It’s hard to get out of a rut. You have to pull yourself up out of your hole. How can you do that when you feel so defeated?

Bipolar Disorder can defeat you like no other disease can. It affects our brain and that affects how we function; which, in turn, affects our relationships and our daily existence. I’ve found myself alone, hopeless, and incapable of doing anything about it. At least until I found the tools in which to combat that feeling of being in a rut.

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Do You Feel Your Gifts Project Your Self Worth?

Do You Feel Your Gifts Project Your Self Worth?

Gift Giving and Keeping Score

Yesterday, I went to work and we had a baby shower for a co-worker. The food was excellent, the decorations beautiful, and a table was full of gifts. No matter if it’s a baby shower, a bridal shower, Christmas, or a birthday party, I can’t help but feel that your gift gets entered into a silent competition in the minds of everyone watching. It’s as if each gift goes through a rating system. A score is given for the level of creativity, thoughtfulness, expense, quantity, and quality for the gift itself as well as how it is wrapped. And somehow the overall score given to your gift correlates to how much you love that person, or even worse, how you rate as a person on a scale of worth.

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3 Ways To Not Be an ADHD Twitter Twit

There are a lot of style guides out there on how to use Twitter properly. Many will tell you what you should and shouldn’t do. They tell you how to get followers…how to get retweeted…how to build multiple streams of revenue using Twitter DMs as your combo pathway to Hell & Easy Street. I’m simply going to tell you how to use Twitter without losing your ADHD self in it.

3 Ways To Not Be an ADHD Twitter Twit

There are a lot of style guides out there on how to use Twitter properly. Many will tell you what you should and shouldn’t do. They tell you how to get followers…how to get retweeted…how to build multiple streams of revenue using Twitter DMs as your combo pathway to Hell & Easy Street. I’m simply going to tell you how to use Twitter without losing your ADHD self in it.

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Have Faith Even When a Bipolar Trigger Strikes

Have Faith Even When a Bipolar Trigger Strikes

There was a noise in our car that had been there for a while. So, we went to Pep Boys to have it checked out. It turned out that the noise was a bad rotor in the brake system, but the break pad was fine. It was nothing to worry about right now. The car would still run fine. However, while they were there, they found out that the radiator was leaking. It cost $309 to fix it. I immediately went into stressed out mode. We had money to fix it, but just barely and we’d be sitting tight until the end of the month. I freaked out. I hate bills. They are always a trigger for a bipolar episode to start.

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