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Problems Sitting Still? ADHD Just Needs to Get OUT!

Problems Sitting Still? ADHD Just Needs to Get OUT!

Adults with ADHD sometimes have excess energy (hyperactivity) that is bursting to get out. ADHD video on what to do when you feel stir crazy. Watch.

Ever feel like the proverbial caged animal? Adults with ADHD sometimes have excess energy that is bursting to get out. That would be the hyperactive component of ADHD at play. Winter is especially hard for me because I can’t get out for a bike ride, my favorite activity to release pent up energy. What do you do to burn off excess energy and find calm in the storm within your mind?

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An ADHD Attribute I Love and Cherish

Is it true that adults with ADHD experience a frequent search for high stimulation? Could there be any truth to such an outlandish claim?

An ADHD Attribute I Love and Cherish

Is it true that adults with ADHD experience a frequent search for high stimulation? Could there be any truth to such an outlandish claim?

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Acceptance of Bipolar Disorder

Acceptance of Bipolar Disorder

When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006, it was I who took in an online questionnaire that I had filled out. I had been hearing a lot about the symptoms of bipolar disorder through medication commercials. Until then, I hadn’t put two and two together that I had bipolar disorder. I knew that I had been depressed and I knew that I had high times of the year when I would drink too much. I knew something was wrong, but I wasn’t sure this was it; until I took that online quiz, that is.

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What Does Everyone in the Eating Disorder World Have in Common?

What Does Everyone in the Eating Disorder World Have in Common?

Admittedly, not everyone in the eating disorders world agrees on everything. In fact, I wonder how many fields have as much internal dissent and such a lack of common ground? We don’t agree on cause, treatment, or even how to diagnose or measure recovery. We don’t all agree on what an eating disorder IS. Worse still, too many people rest in the belief that their view is happily shared by all.

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Adult ADHD: Cover That Mouth Before You Use It!

One of my favorite aspects of ADHD is the delightful way I open my mouth and insert both my feet into my mouth…usually sideways with boots on and an awkward piece of toilet paper trailing behind. It paints a great image, but it’s even better to hear. My mouth has been known to light bridges aflame behind me leaving burned out friendships to mark my passing.

Adult ADHD: Cover That Mouth Before You Use It!

One of my favorite aspects of adult ADHD is the delightful way I open my mouth and insert both my feet into my mouth…usually sideways with boots on and an awkward piece of toilet paper trailing behind. It paints a great image, but it’s even better to hear. My mouth has been known to light bridges aflame behind me leaving burned out friendships to mark my passing.

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Do You Have Anxiety While Driving?

Do You Have Anxiety While Driving?

On Saturday, I went on a road trip. I drove all by myself to Moab and back in one day. That’s about 9 hours on different highways, freeways, state routes, whatever you call them. Big multiple lane roads moving at very fast speeds. For most people, this is nothing special, but for someone who gets anxious and has fears associated with driving, its a huge accomplishment. One speeding ticket and one potential dead deer later, I rolled into my garage at 10:30 at night ready for bed.

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Sex After Sexual Abuse

Sex After Sexual Abuse

Effective healing techniques now exist to help sexual abuse survivors overcome the sexual repercussions caused by abuse. Sex therapist, Wendy Maltz, explains.

Sexual abuse–whether by a loved relative or a violent rape by a stranger—is an attack on a person’s sexuality (The Damage Caused By Sexual Abuse). It’s no wonder that many survivors of incest, rape, and molestation report that they suffer from problems with sexual relating and intimacy.

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Trading Creativity for Bipolar Medication

Trading Creativity for Bipolar Medication

Does it matter that my creativity has dwindled down to almost nothing now that my bipolar medications have taken over? Should it matter that my essence is now a dull wit? Am I willing to trade a part of my soul for a lot of sanity? Should I have to choose between my bipolar medication and a normal life?

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Obesity Prevention and Eating Disorder Prevention

Obesity Prevention and Eating Disorder Prevention

When I ask people to care about eating disorders, it is very common for them to come back with “but obesity is such a big problem.” I’m not sure why the two things are seen as opposites, but I think we’d benefit from taking a different look at both issues that may lead us to see some common goals and a common approach.

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Anxiety Tool: Track Anxiety Levels With Your Menstruation Cycle

Anxiety Tool: Track Anxiety Levels With Your Menstruation Cycle

I’ve heard that your anxiety can get worse during your menstruation cycle. The internet is flooded with forums with women questioning this topic.

“Menstruation leads to a number of hormonal changes that can cause physical and emotional effects that may contribute to anxiety. There is no single reason for this anxiety, but multiple factors probably are at work, says Charles Goodstein, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center.”

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