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The Internet Ate My Brain (3 Basic ADHD Survival Tips When Reminders Fail)

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

The Internet Ate My Brain (3 Basic ADHD Survival Tips When Reminders Fail)

Something terrible happened to me on the inaugural eve of Apple’s iCloud service going live. Something catastrophic. Apple’s MobileMe servers hiccuped and ate all of my calendars.

Remember that sound Superman made when Lois Lane died in the classic 1979 movie? Mine was louder.

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

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People Were Dying to Teach Me How to Manage My ADHD

Sometimes strong emotions like embarrassment can give an Adult with ADHD hyperfocus and clarity. Learning to take advantage of that clarity can turn ADHD from a downside into an upside. After all, think of all the opportunities you’ll have to beclown yourself in life!

People Were Dying to Teach Me How to Manage My ADHD

Sometimes strong emotions like embarrassment can give an Adult with ADHD hyperfocus and clarity. Learning to take advantage of that clarity can turn ADHD from a downside into an upside. After all, think of all the opportunities you’ll have to beclown yourself in life!

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SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Kiddies ADHD?

According to Dr. Dimitri Christakis, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study, the results should be cautiously interpreted because they only tested a few tykes, but gosh darn if the data didn’t look bad for TV. He even felt the study suggested that media exposure is a public health issue. Why, that means the government can get involved and finally do something about all those brightly colored cleaning supplies who sing silly sea shanties to our children!

SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Kiddies ADHD?

I knew there was a reason I despised SpongeBob SquarePants and his shiny bottom. There was just something about that character that set my teeth on edge. It wasn’t the fact he was a talking sponge. It had nothing to do with his nasally voice. It didn’t even have anything to do with the inane plots or lame jokes. No, something about that squishy annoyance with the large proboscis filled me with an almost primeval loathing. And now I know why.

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One Less Iron in My ADHD Fire

Got too many irons in the fire? Running out of room in the furnace you call your schedule? Maybe it’s time to focus in on your core projects so you can actually complete them.

One Less Iron in My ADHD Fire

Got too many irons in the fire? Running out of room in the furnace you call your schedule? Maybe it’s time to focus in on your core projects so you can actually complete them. That’s what I’m doing with this very last ADDaboy! article.

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Adult ADHD: Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy Proven Effective

A new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT) taken in tandem with medication is an effective treatment against Adult ADHD compared with relaxation techniques.

Adult ADHD: Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy Proven Effective

A new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT) taken in tandem with ADHD medication is an effective treatment for Adult ADHD compared with relaxation techniques.

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ADHD and Intensity – 6 Tips for Damage Control

Being in the presence of an ADHD solution supernova tends to burn people. Obviously, it is better to not let your intensity get away from you, but sometimes you aren’t even aware it is happening. This is why it’s important to train yourself to put out fires afterwards. Yes, you may have saved the day, but at what cost? Try these tips to see if you can salvage relationships from the fire:

ADHD and Intensity – 6 Tips for Damage Control

One aspect of ADHD in adults that is hard for the non-ADHD to cope with is our intensity. This can be very off-putting for them—like “I think I’d rather walk from Salt Lake to Boston than drive with you” levels of off-puttingnessiveness. What’s an ADHD adult to do?

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Hyperfocus in Adult ADHD: Stuck in Gear

Hyperfocus in Adult ADHD: Stuck in Gear

ADHD hyperfocus makes it nearly impossible to shift gears and adapt to the flow when things change. Can you break out of ADHD's hyperfocus rut with impulsivity?

One aspect of hyperfocus in ADHD that I’ve not heard mentioned much is the inability to shift gears, or in other words, adapt to the flow when things change. You would think that an adult with ADHD would have spontaneity in the bag, but that golden attribute of ADHD impulsiveness is hampered when ADHD’s hyperfocus mode is engaged.

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The Label of ADHD: The New Four Letter Word

The Label of ADHD: The New Four Letter Word

The label of ADHD doesn't bother me. But I wrote the four letter word ADHD on a man's wall, not knowing he hadn’t come out with his ADHD yet. He censored me.

Maybe because I was once diagnosed with minimal brain dysfunction, I don’t find the newer label of ADHD so bad. MBD sounds like something the cast of Monty Python and the Flying Circus came up with. ADHD on the other hand sounds somewhat more descriptive and less post lobotomy-ish. This is why I was so surprised to encounter somebody yesterday so embarrassed by the ADHD label, they censored me. Is someone else’s ADHD self-stigma something I need to better understand?

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