ADHD

How to stop procrastinating, if you have ADHD

Most ADHDers like me have read several articles on procrastination, which give a lot of tips about schedules, todo lists, etc. They work for a while, when they’re new and exciting, but, after a while, we find them as much of a chore as the initial task, and fall back onto old patterns. So, there is one big problem with…

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Silly tips that helped me get through school

I was not yet diagnosed with ADHD as a child, so I struggled quite a lot, but ended up doing reasonably well. I wrote previously about some of the unhealthy coping mechanisms I developed in school. But I also had some that were relatively healthy. Even if they are a bit silly, they work, and I would like to share…

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ADHD, Psychology

How do you know if your therapist is good?

I’ve been through several therapists, most of which have not been all that helpful. Now, I actually have one that is truly amazing, and has helped me enormously. And we have Skype sessions, strangely enough. So don’t be afraid to look for remote ones, if you can’t find any good local ones, or if you worry about having to go…

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ADHD, Psychology

How to decide on a career

Many people struggle to decide on what kind of job they want, and it’s even harder if you have ADHD. There are many good resources out there to get you started, like this great video. But, in my opinion, they are only half of the equation. The jist of it is: What do you enjoy doing? What are you good…

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ADHD, Anxiety

Why do some kids with ADHD do great in school?

I was one of the kids who had pretty good grades, top ones at subjects I loved, good enough ones at the rest. I even got my Master’s degree before getting diagnosed. It was only when I started working full-time, requiring sustained effort 8 hours a day, that I crashed and burned. My “trick”? Crippling anxiety. Yes, anxiety can mask…

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The difference between ADHD and laziness

Many people struggle to understand what it feels like to have ADHD, and they often assume we’re just lazy. Many people who have ADHD ask themselves if they aren’t just lazy, after being accused of it all their lives. But there is an important difference. Kate and Sarah just started working at a clothes store. Their job is to fold…

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What does it feel like to have ADHD?

For most people, the idea of struggling with focusing on something you really want to do is baffling, particularly if you don’t have ADHD or any other similar mental health issue. Imagine the following scenario: You love your job and are good at it. But one day, a loved one is in the hospital, yet you still have to go…

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