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Always Moving Forward

August 17th, 2009 Comments off

Folks with ADHD tend to focus more on the next thing in front of them than on circling back around to tie up the loose ends of what they were just working on. This comes mostly out of weaknesses in their working memory and prospective memory, which can be helpful to understand.

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How to Get Help When You Need It—For You or Someone Else

August 10th, 2009 Comments off

Many adults with ADHD are conflicted about getting help from others. Sometimes they really want it; sometimes they really don’t. Life gets easier when you find a middle road.

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Find a Job and Career That You Can Enjoy (and Maybe Work for Yourself)

August 3rd, 2009 Comments off

It’s much easier to be happy at work if you’re in the right job. Rather than continue to work for someone else, you may find that you’re happier starting your own business. This can be a great opportunity for the right people.

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ADHD & Depression: Virtual ADHD Conference Interview

July 27th, 2009 Comments off

Jennifer Koretsky interviewed me about the session on ADHD and depression that I will be presenting at October’s virtual ADHD conference. It was fun for me and hopefully interesting for you!

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Can I Trust Myself?

July 20th, 2009 Comments off

People with ADHD learn that they aren’t as reliable as they want to be. This makes sense when their ADHD is still untreated, but you can learn to legitimately have more confidence in yourself once you do get on top of your ADHD.

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Get the Most Out of Therapy

July 13th, 2009 Comments off

Unmedicated ADHD can affect many parts of your life, including getting treatment for it. I cover a number of the ways that this can happen as well as what you can do to minimize these effects.

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Talk It Out: Therapy Can Offer Clarity and Peace

July 6th, 2009 Comments off

Therapy can be especially helpful for adults with ADHD who spent most of their lives undiagnosed. It can be helpful to understand yourself in a more accurate and less pejorative way.

Here are the professional directories I mention in the podcast.

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Rewrite History: Understand Your Past (and Yourself) in a Different Way

June 29th, 2009 Comments off

Being diagnosed with ADHD not only enables you to create a better future, it also changes your understanding of your past. It explains all sorts of events in your life in a much less pejorative way.

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Fully Accepting the Diagnosis

June 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Coming to a full understanding and acceptance of your ADHD isn’t easy, but it is empowering.

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The Four Stages of Adjustment to a New Diagnosis

June 15th, 2009 Comments off

Getting diagnosed can be a really big deal that can take a long time to adjust to. Although not written in stone, people tend to go through certain stages in that process.

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