5 Things You Don’t Know About Me and My ADHD

What’s it like having ADHD? I’m a master of illusion. I’ll convince you I’ve got everything under control, but beneath the surface I hide anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy that even treatment can’t erase.

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'Behind my smile, I’m holding my breath or gritting my teeth almost all the time — sure that my house of cards will fall at any moment. Thanks in large part to my ADHD, every task takes longer, feels harder, & wears me down in a way I could never explain.'

What’s it like having ADHD? I’m a master of illusion. I’ll convince you I’ve got everything under control, but beneath the surface I hide anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy that even treatment can’t erase.

SaveBeneath my bubbly, exuberant exterior I hide a lifetime of anxiety, but people see a neatly made bed, a promotion at work, dinner on the table, and children who make it to school (just barely) on time. They see a competent, highly functioning, superwoman with a smile on her face. But behind that smile, I’m holding my breath or gritting my teeth almost all of the time — sure that my house of cards will fall at any moment. Thanks in large part to my

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, every task takes longer, feels harder, and wears me down in a way I could never explain. It’s lonely, perplexing, and exhausting. This is what it’s like to have ADHD. Read more: ADDitude »

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How Can I Get My Kid to Take Their ADHD Medication?What happens if your child refuses to take their ADHD medication? To encourage adherence, be honest but gentle with your child about the medication’s purpose and the condition it is meant to help. And remember that, ultimately, ADHD medication is only one component of a comprehensive treatment plan. Are you being paid by big pharma? I need to know because if you are going to advocate these drugs the public should know the truth WHO does the drug help? What if the drug doesn't help? What if the drug causes side effects? What if the kid can manage without it? Why should they be taking it then?

How Can We Improve Outcomes for College Students with ADHD?College students with ADHD face a unique set of challenges — increased academic and social demands; diminished support; and elevated risk for anxiety, stress, and mood disorders — that often lead to adverse outcomes. Historically, colleges have seldom focused on services for students with ADHD — a trend that is changing given increased interest in this group. Today, colleges are crafting ADHD-specific services, while researchers are continuing to uncover factors behind success in college for this population.

Don't Get Stuck in the Muck: Let Your ADHD Shine Today'We get so caught up in the minutiae of setting timers, taking medication, and labeling things in a desperate attempt to get organized that we lose sight of what’s important in our lives.' Read for ADHD motivation!

Hyper-Sexual: Dr. Carol Queen Explores How ADHD Can Impact IntimacyCan ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) impact intimacy and sex? Dr. Carol Queen explores the answer to this question and provides tips on what to do about it.

هذا ما حدث مع ابنتي بعد تناول أدوية لعلاج مرض الـ ADHDهذه تجربة إحدى الأمهات التي كانت تعاني ابنتها من مرض فرط الحركة ونقص الانتباه ADHD، والتي لجأت إلى الادوية والعقاقير الطبية كوسيلة للعلاج، شاهدي هنا