• ADHD/ADD,  Mental Health

    ADHD and Depression

    ADHDers often struggle with another condition on top of their ADHD. I have looked at ADHD and anxiety in a previous post. However these aren’t the only two co-existing conditions that ADHDers struggle with. ADHDers may also struggle with depression. Depression is more than just having the occasional blues or bouts of sadness. Depression is a feeling of sadness, loneliness, emptiness and despair that lasts for more that two weeks. People with depression lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. It affects your ability to do things at home, at work, and other aspects of your day-to-day life. Considering all the struggles that ADHD can bring, it is no…

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    ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and Anxiety

    Life can be quite stressful and challenging when you have ADHD. It is no wonder that about 50 percent of people with ADHD also have anxiety disorder. Individuals with ADHD are more likely to have an anxiety disorder than their neurotypical counterparts. Having an anxiety disorder is more than just feeling a little anxious from time to time. Most of us may get a little anxious from time to time. Anxiety disorders is a recurring and persistent fear or worry, and those affected struggle to take part in daily activities and life. When you have an anxiety disorder, it does affect your relationships, work, and many aspects of you life.…

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    ADHD and Perfectionism

    Many may not think of or associate perfectionism with ADHD. However, many people with ADHD are perfectionists. With all the things that we’ve been told we do wrong or missed or didn’t do well enough, it can be easy for those with ADHD to want to do things perfectly. However, perfectionism can backfire, especially when trying to achieve perfectionism with things that don’t require it. We may miss a deadline, or not do something we would do. Other things in our lives may be neglected. It can be difficult to not strive for perfection, especially since individuals with ADHD don’t want to disappoint others, want to avoid criticism as much…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Often Switching Jobs

    Getting fired and/or changing jobs a few times happen to many people. It’s definitely not uncommon for them to happen. It may not happen often or to everyone, but it does happen. However, when ADHD is involved, it changes things quite a bit. Many adults with ADHD struggle when it comes to employment. Surveys have been done, comparing ADHD vs non ADHD employment topics. It shows that only about half of those with ADHD are able to hold down a job. About three quarters of non ADHD adults are able to do the same. It also seems that ADHD adults are more likely to earn less than non ADHD adults…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Social Struggles

    As humans, we’re social beings. At one point the large majority of humans, I would imagine, feel the need to interact with others. It’s just part of life for as us as humans. However, in some cases, some people struggle with social interaction for various reasons. Social interaction is something that kids and adults with ADHD do struggle with. Individuals with ADHD struggle making friends and interacting with peers from an early age. It’s not to difficult to understand why this is the case. Kids and adults with ADHD struggle with impulse control, picking up social cues, easily get distracted or bored during conversations, going off topic, becoming overwhelmed and…

  • ADHD strength,  ADHD/ADD

    Focusing on the wrong thing

    When it comes to ADHD, it is so easy to focus on the negative, the challenges, and the struggles of having this type of brain. It’s something that I have been guilty of doing. I’m sure I’m not the only one with ADHD who has focused on the negative side of this disorder. It can be so easy to forget about the good aspects of having ADHD. The positives can be overshadowed by all the struggles that comes with ADHD. Since starting this blog, learning more about ADHD, reading about it, and listening to podcasts about ADHD, I’ve been learning about the good things about this condition, becoming more aware…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Getting the right diagnosis

    Getting the right diagnosis isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Symptoms of ADHD often overlap with other conditions. This is why finding the right diagnosis makes things challenging. ADHD shares similarities with conditions such as bipolar disorder, autism, sensory disorder, anxiety, depression, just to name a few. For this reason, people may be diagnosed with another condition when in fact they have ADHD, or vice versa. Same symptom, different conditions. One common symptom of ADHD is mood swings. Kids and adults with ADHD are very passionate and our moods can change dramatically. However, these mood swings are more commonly associated with bipolar disorder. Those suffering from bipolar shift…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Comorbid Condition

    In this post, I’m going to talk about something that may not be common knowledge. Something that we may not really think about or be aware of. The topic is ADHD and comorbidity. By that, I mean ADHD and another condition. Not many know that many with ADHD also have another condition, such as another learning disability, or depression, or anxiety, for instance. There are several other conditions that individuals may also experience on top of ADHD. More than half of kids and adults with ADHD suffer with another condition. ADHD is not always a stand alone condition, like it may be thought. It is important to remember that these…

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    Yes, Focus is Possible

    One common and well-known trait of ADHD is distractibility. I know everyone has some difficulty with it, but as an ADHDer, it’s a constant battle. So many easily associate distractibility with ADHD. However, one thing that many may not be aware of is that ADHDers can also focus. Yes, you read that right. Kids and adults with ADHD have the ability to focus and be easily distracted. I understand that this may confusing, but this is the case for those of us with ADHD. The key thing about this is that we can easily focus on the things that we find interesting. Once we start doing something that we’re enjoying,…

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    ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and being overwhelmed

    When it comes to ADHD, there are some things that people know and other things that aren’t so obvious. For instance, being easily distracted is commonly known. Or that some people with ADHD have Hyperactivity. These are some things that people are aware of, when it comes to ADHD. However, there are things that people may not be aware of. When you have ADHD, it’s so easy to be overwhelmed by almost everything. Okay, now I know everyone gets overwhelmed. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks and challenges in life. No matter what, no matter who you are, we’ve probably all felt this. However, because our…