Dear teacher — heartfelt advice for teachers from students with learning disabilities like ADHD!
I think we have to be obsessive about some things because our brains aren’t dependable in the linear sense. We can’t trust ourselves to remember so we compensate by obsessing (a little bit) over some details.
So does having an ADHD brain mean there is a greater risk of developing Lewy Bodies Dementia? Maybe. Or do symptoms of Lewy Bodies Dementia mimic ADHD so well that they are indistinguishable until LBD gets worse? Very confusing. And no solutions offered to slow down or ward off this terrible form of dementia.
I get it. Big Pharma is greedy. But Big Pharma didn’t manifest ADHD in children (or adults) despite the obvious benefits to its bottom line. Yet last night, Bill Mahr, host of his namesake HBO show Real Time with Bill Mahr, took a shot at the pharmaceutical industry and sideswiped ADHD in the process. Interviewing Patrick … Continue reading Bill Mahr is at it again – ADHD and boys
Depression is a cunning enemy and a deceitful friend. It pretends to want a cure, but smacks me down the minute I feel a rush of optimism
Exercise is good for you. Everyone says so. It helps you focus, tightens those abs, lifts your spirits, improves ADHD. So why am I so resistant to jumping in to just DO IT? I found a shirt that inspired me and thought I’d share it with you here: Ah, if only it was true! I’d … Continue reading ADHD resistance training (or not)
Now that the tears are finally dry and my face is swollen and my eyes are red and oh-so-attractive for public appearances, I can grudgingly accept that peace of mind would have helped in this circumstance.
I am NOT a hoarder. Far from it. I make regular trips to the Salvation Army to unburden my household of stuff (that I probably should not have bought in the first place). But I do hang on to some things past their expiration dates. LIke empty boxes of things I bought. I am afraid … Continue reading But I might need it someday…
Neuroimaging studies indicated that the menstrual cycle impacts a neural network that is connected to cognitive control of emotion. When you draw a line between the work of Dr. Thomas Brown who now believes that emotion plays a major role in the ADHD brain and this new research, it begins to make sense that women’s ADHD brains are at the whim of forces beyond voluntary control..
My mom took “diet pills” back in the ’60s and cleaned house until 3 am! Years later she told me that she loved getting so much done. Those little pepper-upper diet pills were amphetamines, the forerunner of popular ADHD medications like Adderall. Looks like we’ve come full circle: January 30, 2015 the FDA approved Vyvanse•, … Continue reading Vyvanse approved as treatment for binge eating