Personal Essays

Personal Essays on Living with Adult ADHD -- in oneself or a loved one

This category features a wide range of first-person stories about living with Adult ADHD—in oneself or a loved one.

Myth-Busting

Knowing ADHD Facts Makes You Gaslight-Proof

Is there a connection between ADHD and this phenomenon called  gaslighting? Potentially. But, as with most ADHD-related topics, it’s complicated. In this post, I examine the topic from a few angles. I’m seeing more talk

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Myth-Busting

Eyeglasses, ADHD, and Stigma: Introduction

Eyeglasses and ADHD have a lot in common — chiefly, have both faced stigma, ridicule, and opposition.   Here in the 21st Century, stigma has mostly faded for eyeglasses. An estimated 62 percent of Americans wear some type

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Personal Essays

Blindsided by ADHD Diagnosis: One Wife’s Story

How can you be blindsided by an ADHD diagnosis?  It’s easy. Our culture serves up alternate explanations for virtually all ADHD-related challenges. Moreover, even in this 21st Century, the public and even the mental health

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ADHD perfectionism
Myth-Busting

Perfectionists Can Have ADHD, Too

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. For example, I hear among perfectionism among my friends with ADHD who

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ADHD hyperfocus lens zoomed in
Adult ADHD Basics

ADHD Hyperfocus: All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

We’ve all heard about the much-ballyhooed ADHD Hyperfocus.  Hollywood screenwriter and now author Frank South shares his personal take on the topic below. It’s an an excerpt from his new book: A Chicken In The 

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Personal Essays

A Swell Review

You know that marvelous feeling you get, when you stop hitting yourself in the head with a mallet? That’s how I felt in late September. Then I received a lovely surprise. First:  The Mallet First:

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