Gina Pera

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ADHD Relationship Support

ADHD Denial Can Be Brain-Based

  Denial  of Adult ADHD symptoms hurts everyone. But we compound our hurt when we wrongly attribute this denial in our  loved ones to stubbornness or willfulness.  Sometimes, that is the case. Many times, however, “ADHD

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Personal Essays

Happy Valentine’s Day to ADHD Roller Coaster Relationship Riders

It’s Valentine’s Day on the ADHD Relationships Roller Coaster. Are you celebrating—or crying? I used to dread the occasion. Now I look forward. How did this happen?

Let’s travel back in time. Back to the “bad old days,” before my husband and I started happily traipsing through the woods singing “I Got You, Babe” (see video at the end of this post).

Back when we were getting ferociously whipped around on the ADHD roller coaster—but had just discovered ADHD. By chance.

Back when we desperately needed better strategies—fast! The year was 1999, and almost no one was talking about Adult ADHD—much less  Adult ADHD relationships.

As for Valentine’s Day, we were lucky it wasn’t the Valentine’s Day Massacre.

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ADHD Relationship Support

How Adult ADHD Can Affect Driving

When I started researching Adult ADHD and relationships, way back in 1999, I found an impressive body of research on ADHD and Driving.  Researchers such as Daniel Cox, using driving simulators, clearly documented ADHD-related driving

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ADHD News & Research

Adieu To France’s Abusive Treatment of Autism

You thought ADHD awareness in France was bad? Well, it is. But in France, autism awareness and treatment might be worse—or at least better documented. Two documentaries and a former French-trained psychoanalyst call out hidebound

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