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.

ADHD Relationship Support

Reaching Past ADHD Denial In A Loved One

Understanding denial sometimes associated with ADHD is one thing.  Reaching through ADHD denial in a loved one is quite another. In previous essays, we learned about what ADHD is, how it affects the brain, how

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ADHD drug holiday
Medications

ADHD Drug Holiday — Or Horror?

An ADHD Drug holiday, they call it. As if stopping to take ADHD medications guarantees a fun, freedom-filled break from tedious routine. On a recent trip to Hawaii, my friend John decided to not take

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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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