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.

“I Had to Live This. Your Kid Does Not”

We could also call this guest essay “The Hilarious Revenge of Tom Nardone.” It’s a funny-bittersweet excerpt from his new book, Chasing Kites. This memoir follows Tom’s experiences growing up in a time when neither

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ADHD News & Research

Sound Off: Users of Downgraded Concerta Generics

  These first-person stories from generic Concerta users recount the dramatic and adverse changes they experienced—often not knowing why . This started around 2015.  Typically, those associating their devolved functioning with the different-looking “Concerta” pill

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ADHD News & Research

Russell Barkley on ADHD and Creativity

Does ADHD truly confer greater creativity? If you get your science news only from your Facebook feed, you might think so. The truth is more complicated. Recently, preeminent ADHD research scientist Russell Barkley and I

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Annoying Things People Say About ADHD

Thank you to readers who entered The ADHD Explosion book giveaway contest!  I am showcasing all 20 comments here, and will announce the winner at the end of this post. With any luck, people who

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