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Is It You or Your ADHD?

May 24th, 2010 Comments off

People often wonder whether someone’s actions are due to their ADHD or a more conscious choice. The answer is that it depends, but regardless, we can still find strategies to deal with demands more effectively.

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Manage Excessive Substance Use and Other Addictive Behavior

May 17th, 2010 Comments off

People with untreated ADHD are more likely to have addictive behaviors, for several reasons. Getting on top of this will benefit you in other ways, too.

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True Intimacy Means Hearing the Bad News, Too

May 11th, 2010 Comments off

Intimate relationships require us to deal with both the good as well as the bad. This makes them more difficult, but ideally also makes us better people for it.

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Restore Balance in the Relationship (Pt. II)

May 3rd, 2010 Comments off

Every relationship entails struggling to maintain balance. You can use these techniques to bring a little more balance (and peace and satisfaction) to your relationships.

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Restore Balance in the Relationship (Pt. I)

April 26th, 2010 Comments off

Every relationship entails struggling to maintain balance. You can use these techniques to bring a little more balance (and peace and satisfaction) to your relationships.

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We See Others Through Our Own Lens

April 19th, 2010 Comments off

We understand others’ actions based on what we ourselves do. This makes it easy to misinterpret ADHD behaviors, because they look intentional to someone who doesn’t have ADHD.

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Fundamental Strategies to Overcome Impulsivity and Hyperactivity

April 12th, 2010 Comments off

I’ve found that all the strategies that are helpful for hyperactivity and impulsivity, are really just variations on four basic themes. It’s really helpful to understand them.

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Fundamental Strategies to Overcome Inattention

April 4th, 2010 Comments off

I’ve found that all the strategies that are helpful for distractibility, are really just variations on two basic themes. It’s really helpful to understand them.

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Is ADHD an Excuse or an Explanation?

March 29th, 2010 Comments off

Using ADHD as an excuse for poor performance is disempowering because it gives the impression that the person can’t do any better. By contrast, using it as an explanation helps the person understand how and why things go badly and, more important, what she can do differently to increase the odds of success.

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ADHD Is Bigger Than Good Intentions

March 22nd, 2010 Comments off

People with ADHD usually have good intentions but have trouble reliably turning those desires into action. There are important neurological reasons for this, so it’s important to use the right strategies when trying to close the gap.

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