Intervention fatigue occurs when a person diagnosed with ADHD makes many attempts to get help, yet does not get the right help. It can look like helplessness, or powerlessness — a result of exhaustion from years of seeking help. Intervention fatigue can also be a result of misdiagnosis or lack of proper ADHD diagnosis…Read More
There’s been much discussion around the impacts of ADHD medication. Some worry that it is over-prescribed. Others worry that “neurotypical” people are abusing the medications. Both of these fears are well-founded. However, there needs to be more said about how medication works, and when it is beneficial…Read More
Living with ADHD Means Consistently Being Inconsistent
ADHD can be an endless cycle of chasing shiny objects. Followed by losing interest. Followed then by a feeling of failure.
Throughout my life I have poured effort, time, and money into projects. The outcome was always the same: either they never developed, I quit them, or did not sustain them after completion…Read More
Creating a positive connection with the self is difficult for those diagnosed with ADHD. We often experience frustration from being constantly distracted. Thrown off center by ADHD, we tend to suffer from low self-esteem. This makes it even more difficult to create a positive relationship with ourselves…Read More
At my presentation at CHADD I told the very personal story of my then most current ADHD Emotional Distress Syndrome storm. It came as a result of the Houston Astros, my childhood baseball dream team winning the World Series! This monumental event threw off every personal strategy I had to manage my ADHD diagnosis...Read More