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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…

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    When your partner/spouse doesn’t have ADHD

    Relationships can be difficult and every couple have their own set of problems. Sure, most, if not all, have their share of good times, but it’s not always easy. When one partner has ADHD while the other is neurotypical, the challenges within the couple may be quite different from those where both are neurotypical. Not necessarily worse or better. Just different. As many of you know, I have ADHD. My husband, on the other, is neurotypical. We have had our share of happy times. But there have been a lot of struggle and we’ve both talked about it. Recently we were apart of a 3-day workshop for couples where one…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Right Job with ADHD

    Finding the right job or career can be challenging for anyone, whether you have ADHD, learning disability, or a neurotypical. Some know exactly what they want to do, while others really aren’t sure at all. There are so many options and possibilities. As people with ADHD, we are pretty aware of what we struggle with. Disorganization, lack of focus (at times), difficulty with paying attention to detail, time management. Often times, these things are required. And this may stop us from going for the job that we are interested in. We may be nervous about being a nurse or lawyer, for example, because we know we will have to pay…

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    ADHD/ADD

    The trouble with sleep

    Many people struggle with sleep. It is certainly a problem for many. Many ADHDers struggle with this as well. It isn’t something that is overlooked a bit, but slowly links between ADHD and sleep disturbances are being seen. When it comes to sleep, there are a few things that ADHDers struggle with. We have a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up. At the moment, there are different theories as to why so many have difficulty sleeping. However, many adults with ADHD are talking about this, and researchers are looking more into this, in order to understand more about the cause and link between ADHD and sleep. At…

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    ADHD/ADD,  Emotional Health

    Emotional Dysregulation

    Individuals with ADHD tend to feel emotions more intensely than those who don’t have ADHD. It also seems that not only do we feel more deeply, but we also struggle with regulating our emotions. Many with ADHD, both kids, teens and adults, often have difficulty controlling their anger, frustration, and other emotions. We feel both positive and negative emotions very intensely and sometimes we can’t control our outbursts of emotions. This emotional (dys)regulation is often overlooked. Perhaps because we focus more on the more common/well-known symptoms of ADHD, like poor memory, hyperactivity, and distractibility. Several researches are starting to show the connection between ADHD and emotional regulation. It seems to…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Knowing to Listen while having ADHD

    Listening to what others say can be difficult at times. Especially if we’re not interested in the conversation, what is being said, and such. I would imagine that this happens to many from time to time. When you have ADHD, listening is challenging, as we have a difficult time focusing. So this doesn’t come easily for us. During conversation, it’s easy for us to start thinking of other things and miss part of what the other person or people have said. It can be so easy for us to get distracted. As hard as it may be to focus during a conversation, or to talk non stop, or any other…

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    ADHD/ADD

    My Story with ADHD

    This is something that I haven’t really discussed in length. Yes, I mention it a bit on the About Me and Home pages, but I don’t go in depth. I feel as though I just brush the surface a little bit. So, today, in this post, I want to go a little more in depth and talk a little bit more about my story with this. I want to start before I got diagnosed with ADHD, Inattentive type. The best place to start is the end of elementary school (Grades 5 & 6), as this is a time I remember fairly well, before getting my diagnosis. I really remember struggling…

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    Just being me

    Here’s something that I’ve struggled with for a long time, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has. I know it can be something difficult to do. As someone with ADHD, I struggle with everyday things, tasks that many people don’t. Things I wish came easy to me. It’s been so easy for me to focus on the negative aspects of having an ADHD brain. It’s something that I’ve done for so long. Too long. And it’s not healthy. It’s something that I didn’t realize I was doing until the last couple of years, give or take, and it’s something that I’ve been working on changing. Instead of…