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Why Attend An ADHD Meeting In Person?

“Procrastination is not laziness," I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.” ― Julia Cameron

by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – Groups Help you Make Connections – Find Your Peers –  If you think you have ADHD or are diagnosed with ADHD, just talking with like-minded others in person helps. Yes, there are really others who think just like you do. Others who’ve forgotten keys, anniversaries and bills. […]

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Dr. Amen’s Adult ADHD Checklist

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by Daniel G. Amen, MD –  One of the most common ways I diagnose ADHD in adults is when parents reluctantly tell me that they have tried their child’s medication and that they found it very helpful. They report it helped them concentrate for longer periods of time. They became more organized and were less impulsive. […]

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NIMH’s The Basics of ADHD

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by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Coming from NIMH, a classic article with a clear, thorough description of the basics of ADHD. The article is on NIMH’s website as well. What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through […]

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They Pulled Together to Success

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By Meg McDonald, Executive Directory, ADD Resources – As I read the news stories about Westhauser’s rescue, I immediately thought that many of those rescuers were members of my tribe, those with ADHD. We excel under what appears to be impossible circumstances. We come up with brilliant solutions to difficult problems quickly. And we work together […]

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Does A Pill Equal Sleep? Seven Secrets

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by George H. Glade, MC, MN, ARNP* – Patients come to me frequently with this question, “Can you give me a pill with no side effects that will let me sleep through the night, lose weight and get rid of my stress and depression?” I wish I could. Unfortunately, such a pill does not exist. What […]

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3 Reasons Why It’s Tough to Find an Adult ADHD Medical Provider

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by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – Why is it so tough to find a medical provider that understands Adult ADHD? This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the Puget Sound Region and it’s evident all across the country. Where are the medical providers that are trained in diagnosing and treating Adult ADHD and the […]

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I’ve been diagnosed with…..

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by Kimberly Castelo, MS, LLC, LMFTA* – When you go to a therapist or a doctor with a problem, you’re often given a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, you may think no big deal or you may  worry. A diagnoses can be concerning. Truth be told, it’s easy for society to see you as a diagnosis, […]

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