ADHD Roller Coaster with Gina Pera http://adhdrollercoaster.org News and Essays about Adult ADHD, with author Gina Pera Tue, 16 May 2017 23:08:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 84451017 Can Foods, Acids, and Antacids Interfere with Stimulants? http://adhdrollercoaster.org/medication/can-foods-acids-and-antacids-interfere-with-stimulants/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/medication/can-foods-acids-and-antacids-interfere-with-stimulants/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 13:33:51 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=6021 Can acidic foods interfere with the effectiveness of stimulants, such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Vyvanse? The question came up again at my face-to-face Silicon Valley Adult ADHD discussion group. So, let’s delve now into answering that question. In a word, yes. Yes, food can interfere!   Most specifically, an overly acid or alkaline system (ph) can affect some stimulants’ effectiveness. For […]

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ADHD Roller Coaster Again Named A Best ADHD Blog http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/adhd-roller-coaster-again-named-best-adhd-blog/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/adhd-roller-coaster-again-named-best-adhd-blog/#comments Wed, 10 May 2017 01:04:03 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=7729 For the fourth year running, Healthline.com editors named ADHD Roller Coaster a Best ADHD Blog.  They  describe my work this way: For 17 years, Gina Pera has been dedicated to opening up dialogue on adult ADHD. Her background in journalism has made her a thorough researcher and interviewer. Her blog posts tackle issues the ADHD […]

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ADHD Drug Holiday—Or Horror? http://adhdrollercoaster.org/medication/adhd-drug-holiday-or-horror/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/medication/adhd-drug-holiday-or-horror/#comments Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:46:18 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=7523 By Katy Rollins I was out of Concerta for a couple of days. In the interim, it was funny watching the ways that I unravel, when I don’t take my medication. Of course, the unraveling isn’t always what people might expect if they didn’t know much about ADHD. I Ran Out Of Concerta—and This Happened For […]

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“My Husband Is A Good Looker…” http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/husband-good-looker/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/husband-good-looker/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:05:05 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=7618 By Jo Ann Law McGrath, guest writer My husband is a good looker. Well, yes….he’s handsome, too, but what I mean to convey is his likeness to a bloodhound. He is good at looking for things. He has established a state-of-the-art for lost and found. He is tireless, dauntless, indefatigable, tenacious—driven even. He is Bulldog […]

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Adult ADHD and Infidelity: Getting Past the Affair http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/__trashed/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/__trashed/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:07:11 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=4529 Is there an association between Adult ADHD and infidelity?   The simple answer is: Maybe. But probably not in the way you might think. My ADHD Partner Survey queried this topic. I will explore the results in a future post.  Some quick highlights: Most respondents said that their ADHD partners were very committed to the relationship. A small […]

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On Trying to Swim Blind: ADHD and Medication http://adhdrollercoaster.org/medication/7214/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/medication/7214/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:37:47 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=7214   What difference does it make later in life, to be diagnosed with ADHD and take medication? We met just a few years ago. At that time, Meg struggled mightily over the tedious tasks of daily life. For example, remembering to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer. It’s easy to understand. Anyone co-parenting […]

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What Might Kill Me?: An Astronaut’s Tips for ADHD Adults http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/might-kill-astronaut-planning-tips-adhd-adults/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/might-kill-astronaut-planning-tips-adhd-adults/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:34:20 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=6886   When you sit in a spaceship hurtling around the Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, you learn something about managing risk—and panic. As I listened to this interview with a famous astronaut, I thought, “That’s exactly the strategy Dr. Goat and I need for planning a terror-free vacation!” It worked! I’ll tell you more about […]

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Shedding ADHD-Fueled Fears & Creating Change http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/shedding-adhd-type-fears-creating-change/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/shedding-adhd-type-fears-creating-change/#comments Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:06:10 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=5977   Change can be stressful—even “positive” change. Then there’s the anxiety that comes from expecting ourselves to keep up that positive change. Day after day. Remember my friend Frances “Not a Bozo” Strassman? Happily, I have one more of her essays to share with you:  Shedding ADHD-Type Fears And Creating Change.  You’ll find some bedrock wisdom here, about […]

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Q&A: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy http://adhdrollercoaster.org/adhd-and-relationships/qa-adult-adhd-focused-couple-therapy/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/adhd-and-relationships/qa-adult-adhd-focused-couple-therapy/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:50:17 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=6668 Why create a special model to help couples challenged by Adult ADHD—in one or both partners?  Four questions and answers go a long way toward explaining that. In case you missed it, my new book (with psychologist Arthur L. Robin) is Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions. As part of the book’s debut, the publisher sponsored a […]

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Perfectionists Can Have ADHD, Too http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/perfectionists-can-have-adhd-too/ http://adhdrollercoaster.org/tools-and-strategies/perfectionists-can-have-adhd-too/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:45:32 +0000 http://adhdrollercoaster.org/?p=7100 To people who don’t truly understand Adult ADHD, it seems a ridiculous oxymoron: A perfectionist person with ADHD?   Yet, the phenomenon is surprisingly common. I hear it among my friends who say, for example, that it takes them hours to write an e-mail. They want it to be “just right.” As I emphasize in my […]

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