Experiences Of Adult ADHD

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One of the best ways to understand the problems of having ADHD is to hear the stories of the people who have ADHD.

Here are some Article on the experiences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Explain ADHD To Non ADHD Adults. 

My crowdsourced project where I ask adults with ADHD to help reduce the ignorance, shame and the stigma of adult ADHD and help others understand it better.

They answer this question with either their full name if they are out of the ADHD closet, or first name if they are still hiding in the ADHD closet as sadly so many still are.

What is the most important thing you want non ADHD adults to know about your ADHD?

I then blog their answer on my first blog, Adult ADD Strengths and put it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD so other can find, read and share your stories, and share their own.

Check out some of the #ExplainAdultADHD stories here.

Please consider contributing your entry to help others understand adult ADHD better and to reduce the shame and stigma and ignorance that often is a heavy burden for those of us with ADHD.

5 Ways ADHD Is Different For Women Compared To Men

By JR THORPE. While men and women have many common problems there are some differences, although I disagree with number 5, men have that too, though women seem to have that more then most men.

8 Signs Of ADHD That Aren’t Obvious, According To Experts

By SUZANNAH WEISS “Women tend to be under-diagnosed with ADHD because boys tend to display more of the external hyperactivity symptoms that alert teachers and parents to ADHD. This can leave a lot of women frustrated and misdiagnosed.”

20 Facts About ADHD No One Ever Tells You

By JR THORPE. “Recent science has also uncovered solutions to long-standing mysteries about ADHD. There’s much more to ADHD than media speculation and myths — here are 21 facts about ADHD no one ever tells you.”

23 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD

By Rick Green, comedian and actor who has ADHD and the grand poohbah of Totally ADD website.

ADHD Speaks.

A crowd sourced project by CADDAC where adults, teens and children talk about what it’s like to have ADHD, in videos, audio’s and texts. Contribute your own story.


An Experience of Adult ADD

A chapter of Dr. Gabor Mate’s book about ADD Scattered Minds.

Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with ADHD

Pediatrics 2004; 114: e541-e547 Anne F. Klassen, Anton Miller, and Stuart Fine. Some conclusions.
“Children with ADHD had more parent-reported problems in terms of emotional behavioral role function, behavior, mental health, and self-esteem. In addition, the problems of children with ADHD had a significant impact on the parents’ emotional health and parents’ time to meet their own needs, and they interfered with family activities and family cohesion.”

How To Explain What Adult ADHD Is To Your Spouse, Family, Friends, Boss, Work Colleagues.

From my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group Meeting Notes, Adult ADHD Issues. Why would we want to learn how to explain ADHD to others? A few ways to explain ADHD to non ADHD people. How do you generally explain ADHD? What is a more useful approach?

Hypersensitivity Is Not Imagined — Especially for Adults with ADHD

Hypersensitivity explained, pros and cons of having it. The symptoms of hypersensitivity common among adults with ADHD, more signs of hypersensitivity, why people with ADHD are likely to have hypersensitivity and treatments for hypersensitivity

Justifying One’s Existence: Self-Esteem and the ADD Adult

Dr. Gabor Mate’s book about ADD Scattered Minds.

“Guilt, shame, and self-judgement are commonly heard when one interviews adults with attention deficit disorder. Low self-esteem and a merciless self-criticality are so much part and parcel of the ADD personality that it would be difficult to know where ADD ends and low self-esteem begins.”

Just Looking For Attention, Discusses Some Damaging Myths About ADD Children

including the misconception that they are “just” looking for attention. If, indeed, they are looking for attention, we must inquire why. From Dr. Gabor Mate’s book about ADD Scattered Minds.

I’m A Woman With ADHD & Here’s Why I Didn’t Know Until I Was 28

By Gabrielle Moss. “By the time I finally hauled myself in to a psychiatrist’s office to find out if I had ADHD, I was 28, five years into a corporate career, and totally ready to hear the truth.

Honestly, after a lifetime of struggling to multitask and losing literally any belonging that wasn’t fastened to my body, an ADHD diagnosis was my best case scenario.”

Politicians Whose Son Has ADHD Speech on ADHD in The BC Legislature For The 3rd Annual BC ADHD Awareness Week. BC NDP MLA Judy Darcy.

Watch BC NDP MLA Judy Darcy, whose son has ADHD, speak in the BC Legislature on ADHD for the Third BC ADHD Awareness Week. Transcript available on the post of my second blog BCADHD.com

She is now the Minister of Mental Health for BC. She has been the minister for a month shy of 2 years now, and while she’s gone some good work on addictions, sadly she has done nothing at all on ADHD, despite BC being massively backwards on ADHD in so many areas and huge rates of addiction of teens and adults with ADHD:(

Positive Quotes about ADD

Sources are linked to book reviews at amazon.com or other source websites.

Why ADD Makes You Feel. So. Much.

“The volatile (and sometimes destructive) emotions associated with ADHD can manifest as frustration, sensitivity, or tendency to feeling sad. Here’s what you need to know about rejection sensitive dysphoria, and how to control it.”

Women With ADHD Gender Differences, Impact On Your Life, Strategies And Support

From my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group Meeting Notes. From one of our members with ADHD, Christine. Some real life examples of symptoms of ADHD in women. Impact on your life, Online Articles Links on Women and ADHD. Gender Differences in Depression.  Question. Do adult women experience different symptoms of ADHD from men? Could you describe a typical presentation of a woman with ADHD? Ways that Women with ADHD Can Help Themselves

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