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.

Our Lost Weekend Without ADHD Meds
Medications

Our Lost Weekend Without ADHD Meds

Yes, for many ADHD-challenged individuals and couples, a weekend without ADHD meds can be a very big deal. This first-person story speaks to two common reader questions:   Is ADHD a real thing?  Do the

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Personal Essays

From Rejecting to Treating ADHD: One MD’s Journey

Some physicians, faced with the very idea of ADHD, reject it outright. They often do so with indignant outrage. Yet others, even without medical-school training in ADHD, come around to a more compassionate, science-based perspective. 

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Personal Essays

ADHD & Fear-Based Management: The Risks

My husband, prior to ADHD diagnosis at age 37, called his best coping tool Fear-Based Management—fondly referred to as FBM™.  Yet he, along with many other adults with late-diagnosis ADHD, often learn this: The strategies

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Personal Essays

Blindsided by ADHD Diagnosis: A Wife’s Story

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

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ADHD snake oil
Personal Essays

Truth Serum More Helpful Than ADHD Snake Oil

Here’s one example of ADHD Snake Oil—the idea that stimulant medication makes you a drone of the “normal” world. Historically, the term snake oil describes a worthless pseudo-medical remedy promoted as a cure for various

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