Aim For The Stars. Avoid The Black Holes. Explain Adult ADHD
  Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Aim For The Stars. Avoid The Black Holes. “ADHD gifts and potential can contribute positively towards meeting team requirements, where managers are trusted and ADHD aware.  I openly speak to line managers about my strengths and sometimes my challenges (ummm….such as taking breaks). I very much appreciate that these managers have spotted my potential to ‘deep dive’ into transformative projects and I have been actively encouraged to take on related responsibiliti...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD And Love (Or Lack There Of) Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. ADHD And Love (Or Lack There Of) Explain Adult ADHD “I am a 32-year-old woman who was diagnosed with ADHD just two years ago. They said I was a “classic case” of a young girl who struggled in school and life not really knowing why, only to be diagnosed as an adult. Everything that I have since learned about ADHD and how it affects my life and mind has been overwhelming, comforting, heartbreaking and liberating all at once. Particularly how it has affected my heart. Over the years...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - March 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Do You Feel Others Don ’t Understand You? Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Do You Feel Others Don’t Understand You?   “Do I feel others don’t understand me? Yes and no. In this instance I’ll talk about the workplace because it is where I excel and thrive, so have no issue introducing it into the conversation with someone I’m likely to be working with for a while; puts me in context from the outset and let’s them know what they’re dealing with. Being one of the extremely talkative ADHDer’s (that has a love of verbal and ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - June 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

You Still Can Focus And Be Creative And Productive With ADHD! Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. You Still Can Focus And Be Creative And Productive With ADHD! Explain Adult ADHD “I feel that having adult ADHD doesn’t have to be a curse. Sure, there can be times when it seems impossible to focus. Or, we may indeed be productive, but we end up twenty steps away from the task we originally began. However, it can actually be turned into a great source of creativity. Our tendency to hyperfocus can be incredible when it comes to something like writing a book…so long as we’re...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - March 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Just Like You. Explain Adult ADHD
  Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Just Like You “I think something we ADHDers struggle with but, don’t talk about much is our sense of inferiority. Its true, we feel, somehow, like were “beneath” our peers. As if everything we’ve tried to accomplish and failed is on display on a billboard above our heads! We live with the shame of failure that most NT’s (neurotypicals) will never feel. We just want to see something, anything, through til the end. We wonder; how do you guys do it? How do y...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I Can Hardly See Anything. Explain Adult ADHD
  Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. I Can Hardly See Anything. “I can’t see. I don’t mean I am legally blind or that my glasses don’t work. It is like my brain is moving so fast that I can’t find objects right in front of me. Picture zooming down hill on a bicycle and everything you see flying past. It’s kind of like that, only my brain is the thing zooming. In the morning, before medications kicks in, I walk in circles forgetting what I was looking for and/or unable to see it when it is rig...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

To ADHD Families And Friends: We Love You. Explain Adult ADHD
  Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. To ADHD Families And Friends: We Love You “Emotional regulation impairment often unable people with ADHD to appropriately express their feelings. Some of our behaviours are considered hurtful personal attacks by the ones who live with us. But none of these actions will ever mean that we don’t care or we don’t love. We try our best to express the intensity and authenticity of our feelings. But, at times, we fail. Families of people with ADHD: just know this.Despite negative...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

We Stand Alone. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. We Stand Alone “There is much more and my opinion, worse effects of true add/adhd patients suffer. Adaptation for survival. We stand alone in a world we learn from childhood to carry their demons. You will never know one of us who have made it thus far. You will know of the personas we dress into every morning. We have become very intelligent and control the attention defect having to hear your rhetoric years on end. We know your reactions. We will give the scapegoat ready for you to jump on,...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Shame, Guilt. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Shame, Guilt. “When I screw up again, when I let someone down again, I feel guilt and shame and I want to cry. I feel guilt and shame that it has happened again and I haven’t fixed the problem. I wish I could just explain, and be believed, and not have it used against me. I wish you knew what I was thinking, what I was trying to do. It looks like I don’t care, but I do. And now I bury these thoughts and try again.” By Shamed.   Please share this post online with the...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - December 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I Still Use Techniques Pete & I Came Up With During Our Discussions And I Use Many Of Pete ’s Techniques For Solving New Problems In Life.
Discussions And I Use Many Of Pete’s Techniques For Solving New Problems In Life. appeared first on Adult ADD Strengths. (Source: Adult ADD Strengths)
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - December 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Coaching Source Type: blogs

However Frustrated You Feel With Us, We Are 10,000 Times More Frustrated With Ourselves. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. However Frustrated You Feel With Us, We Are 10,000 Times More Frustrated With Ourselves. “We often fail. It’s a difficult thing to get used to: failing at everyday tasks, several times a day, every day. No matter how frustrated you are when I have failed you, I am always beating myself up about it 10,000 times more than you ever could. I am raw from these self-inflicted wounds. Your frustration is just fuel to the wildfire of frustration that’s already raging within. Because th...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - November 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD Rarely Walks Alone, Comorbid Conditions Usually Exist. Explain Adult ADHD.
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. ADHD Rarely Walks Alone, Comorbid Conditions Usually Exist.   “Some days my secondary disorders overshadow the first one. My depression has stemmed from years of undiagnosed ADD. The regrets and disappointments are almost too much to bear. I have etched each let-down, each irresponsible act, and each broken heart; I’ve etched every time I disappointed someone, every time I didn’t listen, and every time I wasn’t the friend that I should have been. All of these moments...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - November 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD is Worse Than You May Think. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. ADHD Is Real And It’s A Lot Worse Than You May Think   “Most people think of ADHD as only having attention problems, but it’s more than just that. People seem to get frustrated at those with ADHD as if the person with ADHD can control their illness or that they’re doing things on purpose. I’m here to tell you that those with ADHD are not ignoring you, they’re not forgetting things on purpose, and they’re not slow at things because they don’t car...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD Is Real And It ’ s A Lot Worse Than You May Think. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. ADHD Is Real And It’s A Lot Worse Than You May Think   “Most people think of ADHD as only having attention problems, but it’s more than just that. People seem to get frustrated at those with ADHD as if the person with ADHD can control their illness or that they’re doing things on purpose. I’m here to tell you that those with ADHD are not ignoring you, they’re not forgetting things on purpose, and they’re not slow at things because they don’t car...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Have A Listen To Our ADHD Radio Public Service Announcement
Cross-posted to BC ADHD. Have a listen to our ADHD radio PSA, public service announcement now on Vancouver radio stations. The goal is to get people’s attention, reframe how they view ADHD and go to this blog to read this pinned blog post to learn more about ADHD in adults and kids and The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and CHADD Vancouver. Your ADHD Superpowers And Your ADHD Kryptonite.    It’s for ADHD Awareness Month, October. It started running last week, my apologies for not getting this post up sooner. Two volunteers of the Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I along with Roger’s radi...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - October 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Awareness Vancouver Source Type: blogs

No. We Are Not All “ A Little ADHD. ” Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. No. We Are Not All “A Little ADHD.” “I have ADHD, I have accepted it so if you’re in my life as a friend, family member or acquaintance you should accept it and not belittle it. I hear far too often “oh we are all a little ADHD at times” and I want to scream NO that’s wrong, ignorant and hurtful! People that say this range from family to teachers and they have no idea what it’s like to live in sheer chaos every waking moment. It’s not just being...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - October 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Successful and Simultaneously Struggling. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Successful and Simultaneously Struggling.   “4.0 GPA and I feel like I’m drowning. Thoughts move 500 miles an hour and ambition to pursue them all at once follows. What’s mistaken for motivation by most is a compulsion – an itch that I can’t quite scratch. I’m constantly exhausted but constantly begging for more until it all becomes too much and I can’t help but curl up with the lights off. All my life, I’ve been known as a smart, talented pers...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - October 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD Is My Super Power Not My Disability. Explain Adult ADHD.
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. ADHD Is My Super Power Not My Disability. “Just because some people think ADHD is a disability, doesn’t mean we all do! ADHD is my super power and my track record proves it. I accomplish a lot more than my peers professionally, in my personal life and in achieving my dreams because I have relentless motivation. Every super power has its kryptonite, so I have learned over the years how to choose where I give my energy, enjoy downtime more and revel in my accomplishments instead of just...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - October 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Drop the Kid Gloves. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Drop the Kid Gloves “This didn’t happen every time, but it was often enough that I don’t think I’ll ever tell anyone about my diagnosis anymore. There have been times that it was extremely relevant, and I’ve shared it with people (employers, classmates, team members etc) to try and help explain what was going on or why I was struggling with this or that, and their demeanor would instantly change. A moment before they would be talking to me as a colleague, but after ADH...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Don ’ t Be Hard on Me! Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Don’t Be Hard on Me! “As an adult with ADHD, I will always feel child-like and therefore feel like those in positions of authority (bosses, leaders, parents, elders) expect me to “grow out of” some of my symptoms. I wish they would embrace those qualities in me instead of trying to be “hard” on me- as surely I will be able to meet goals and please them due to my need to succeed, but inside I will feel depressed, angry, anxious, and stressed. If they knew how di...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I Feel People Judge Me When They Don ’ t Know Why I Am The Way I Am. Explain Adult ADHD.
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. I feel people judge me when they don’t know why I am the way I am. By Renee “I have believed all my life I had some sort of learning disability. Finally, after I turned 60 I began hearing more and more about ADD in adults. I started to educate myself about it. I have been seeing a therapist for many years because of major depressive disorder. I brought it up to him in one of my sessions, explained my “symptoms” and asked him what he thought about me possibly having adult ADD...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - July 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I Feel People Judge Me When They Don ’ t Know Why I Am The Way I Am. Explain Adult ADHD.
  Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. I feel people judge me when they don’t know why I am the way I am. By Renee “I have believed all my life I had some sort of learning disability. Finally after I turned 60 I began hearing more and more about ADD in adults. I started to educate myself about it. I have been seeing a therapist for many years because of major depressive disorder. I brought it up to him in one of my sessions, explained my “symptoms” and asked him what he thought about me possibly having ad...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - July 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

We Aren ’ t Bored We Are Overwhelmed. Explain Adult ADHD
We Aren’t Bored We Are Overwhelmed. By Sue Kerstetter Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD.   “We Aren’t Bored We Are Overwhelmed Myth: ADHDers struggle with boredom Truth: Many of us often confuse being bored with being stagnated by the racing of our thoughts. We often say we are bored when what we actually mean is that we are lacking enough stimulation to keep up with our brains. This is why the mundane is so tough. It doesn’t satisfy our need for stimulation.” By Sue Kerstetter   Pl...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

We Aren ’ t Bored We Are Overwhelmed. Explain Adult ADHD
We Aren’t Bored We Are Overwhelmed. By Sue Kerstetter Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD.   “We Aren’t Bored We Are Overwhelmed Myth: ADHDers struggle with boredom Truth: Many of us often confuse being bored with being stagnated by the racing of our thoughts. We often say we are bored when what we actually mean is that we are lacking enough stimulation to keep up with our brains. This is why the mundane is so tough. It doesn’t satisfy our need for stimulation.” By Sue Kerstetter   Pl...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Why Johnny Never Finishes Things. Explain Adult ADHD
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to fight ignorance, misinformation, and stigma about adult ADHD. “Why Johnny Never Finishes Things When they’re hyper-focused, nobody beats an Adder! ADD, to me, is a memory problem, and the tendency to hyper-focus merely an adaptation. The ADDER knows, at some level, that if they don’t finish the current task now, they’re likely not going to remember to come back to it. An ADDER usually has an astounding number of unfinished projects that will testify to this fundamental truth, and they don’t want yet another one.” Cheers, Charles”  ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Why Johnny Never Finishes Things. Explain Adult ADHD
Why Johnny Never Finishes Things By Charles Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to fight ignorance, misinformation, and stigma about adult ADHD. “Why Johnny Never Finishes Things When they’re hyper-focused, nobody beats an Adder! ADD, to me, is a memory problem, and the tendency to hyper-focus merely an adaptation. The ADDER knows, at some level, that if they don’t finish the current task now, they’re likely not going to remember to come back to it. An ADDER usually has an astounding number of unfinished projects that will testify to this fundamental truth, and they don’t want yet ano...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Myth: I Space Out Because I Don ’ t Care. Explain Adult ADHD
Myth: I Space Out Because I Don’t Care. By Bruce Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. “Myth: I Space Out Because I Don’t Care. By Bruce. Actually: – I do generally want to be polite and listen. – Even when i...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Myth: I Space Out Because I Don ’ t Care. Explain Adult ADHD
Myth: I Space Out Because I Don’t Care. By Bruce Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. “Myth: I Space Out Because I Don’t Care. By Bruce. Actually: – I do generally want to be polite and listen. – Even when i...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Hunting and Attention. Explain Adult ADHD
Hunting and Attention by John Martyn Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. Hunting and Attention “Hunting – ADD’s are great hunters because they TAKE EVERYTHING IN. This attribute is great for tracking down business conn...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Hunting and Attention. Explain Adult ADHD
Hunting and Attention by John Martyn Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. Hunting and Attention “Hunting – ADD’s are great hunters because they TAKE EVERYTHING IN. This attribute is great for tracking down business conn...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I Have A Very Hard Time “ Reading ” People. Explain Adult ADHD
I Have A Very Hard Time “Reading” People. By @KariTaber Her blog is Everywhere But Here. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. I Have A Very Hard Time “Reading” People. By @KariTaber “For examp...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I Have A Very Hard Time “ Reading ” People. Explain Adult ADHD
I Have A Very Hard Time “Reading” People. By @KariTaber Her blog is Everywhere But Here. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Reducing stigma and ignorance against ADHD adults by crowdsourcing our creativity and persuasion powers to help our fellow adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. I Have A Very Hard Time “Reading” People. By @KariTaber &ldquo...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD Medication? – This Is Why! Explain Adult ADHD
ADHD medication? This is why! By @Mrallday2u2 Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. ADHD Medication? – This Is Why! Explain Adult ADHD “How I’d like to explain it to the child: When your eyesight is poor – You can ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

ADHD Medication? – This Is Why! Explain Adult ADHD
ADHD medication? This is why! By @Mrallday2u2 Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Reducing stigma and ignorance against ADHD adults by crowdsourcing our creativity and persuasion powers to help our fellow adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. ADHD Medication? – This Is Why! Explain Adult ADHD “How I’d like to explain it to the child: When your eyesight is poor &ndash...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Why You Need Me. Explain Adult ADHD
Why You Need Me By Linda. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. Why You Need Me “I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. I have been told that I am a poor student, and don’t know how to study “properly”. That may be t...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Why You Need Me. Explain Adult ADHD
Why You Need Me By Linda. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Reducing stigma and ignorance against ADHD adults by crowdsourcing our creativity and persuasion powers to help our fellow adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Why You Need Me “I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. I have been told that I am a poor student, and don’t know how to study “properly”. Tha...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

“ Attention Deficit ” Is A Misnomer. Explain Adult ADHD
  “Attention Deficit” Is A Misnomer. By Catherine Novak. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. “Attention Deficit” Is A Misnomer. “It’s not that I can’t pay attention – it’s that ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

“ Attention Deficit ” Is A Misnomer. Explain Adult ADHD
  “Attention Deficit” Is A Misnomer. By Catherine Novak. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Reducing stigma and ignorance against ADHD adults by crowdsourcing our creativity and persuasion powers to help our fellow adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. “Attention Deficit” Is A Misnomer. “It’s not that I can’t pay attention – it&rsq...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

You Don ’ t Have To Be Hyperactive To Have ADHD. Explain Adult ADHD
You Don’t Have To Be Hyperactive To Have ADHD. By Päivi Butcher Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name.   “I was diagnosed with ADHD-inattentive at 38. I had never even heard of it as I thought every ADHD person is hyp...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

You Don ’ t Have To Be Hyperactive To Have ADHD. Explain Adult ADHD
You Don’t Have To Be Hyperactive To Have ADHD. By Päivi Butcher Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ADHD stigma and ignorance by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it.   “I was diagnosed with ADHD-inattentive at 38. I had never even heard of it as I thought every ADHD person is hyperactive...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

If Flashlights Could Talk. Explain Adult ADHD
If Flashlights Could Talk. By ADAnon Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. A crowdsourced campaign to help reduce the ignorance and stigma against adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. “Let’s say you have a talking flashlight. “It looks like most other flashlights and lacks any particularly distinguishing features. So you put some batteries in the flashlight and turn it on. Nothing ha...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Explain Your One Very Specific Point On Adult ADHD So Non-ADHD Adults Can Understand Us Better
Part Two. See part one here on WHY to do this. Thanks for helping to reduce ignorance, false information, and stigma against your fellow ADHD adults. As I mentioned before, you can share your 1, not 3 specific point you want non-ADHD adults to understand about Adult ADHD in many ways. Text or audio, video, drawings, or a combination After I post it, please share it on your social media accounts and encourage others you know to share it on theirs. Use the hashtag #UnderstandAdultADHD so people can find it. Be creative, use examples from your life or other ADDers you know, or metaphors, analogies, statistics, diagrams,...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADHD Adults Explain One Point About Adult ADHD Source Type: blogs

What Is The Most Important Thing You Want Non-ADHD Adults To Know About Adult ADHD? Explain It Here, Anonymously Or Full Name
Problem:  Have you ever been treated like crap because you have ADHD? Has your self-esteem ever been damaged by how other people treat you because you have adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? The purpose of this campaign is to spread the word on what it really feels like to have adult ADHD. So non-ADHD adults can understand us better and do less shaming or humiliation of us for having a genetically inherited neurodevelopmental condition, i.e., stigmatizing us. As someone who has been coaching adults with ADHD since 2003, runs an Adult ADHD support group and has ADHD, I’ve hea...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

What Is One Thing You Want Non-ADHD Adults To Know About Adult ADHD? Explain It Here, Anonymously Or Full Name
Problem:  Have you ever heard any of these? “You just need to focus.” “You just need to try harder.” “ADHD isn’t a real condition.” “If you use ADHD meds you’ll become a drug addict.” “Everybody has ADHD.” As someone who has been coaching adults with ADHD since 2003, runs an Adult ADHD support group, and has ADHD, I’ve heard these  ignorant stigmatizing comments far too often. So have my Adult ADHD clients, who hear them so often, and see so few willing to call them out on it, or impose a cost for stigmatizing us, so...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

What Is One Thing You Want Non-ADHD Adults To Know About Adult ADHD? Explain It Here
Problem:  Have you ever heard any of these? “You just need to focus.” “You just need to try harder.” “ADHD isn’t a real condition.” “If you use ADHD meds you’ll become a drug addict.” “Everybody has ADHD.” As someone who has been coaching adults with ADHD since 2003, runs an Adult ADHD support group, and has ADHD, I’ve heard these  ignorant stigmatizing comments far too often. So have my Adult ADHD clients, who hear them so often, and see so few willing to call them out on it, or impose a cost for stigmatizing us, so...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

What Is One Thing You Want Non ADHD Adults To Know About Adult ADHD? Explain It Here
Problem:  As an adult ADHD coach since 2003 who has ADHD, I’ve heard far too many horror stories of not getting properly diagnosed and treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because the ADHD Catch 22 & ignorance & stigma on adult ADHD, most hide in ADHD closet, don’t complain to politicians/media. So they both think it’s not a real problem = few resources for us. Too many spread ignorance and stigma against ADHD, which harms us and our families, and keeps many from seeking a diagnosis or treatment & others hiding in the ADHD Closet. Sadly many ADDer...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

What Is One Specific Thing You Would Like Non ADHD Adults To Know About Adult ADHD?
Problem:  Too many reporters, politicians, health care professionals and others spread ignorance, factually incorrect information, and stigma against ADHD adults cost-free, which harms us ADHD adults and our families in many ways. Solution: Use your ADHD superpower of creativity to teach one, not three, very specific point about living with adult ADHD that you think non-ADHD adults should learn about us. I post your one specific point on my blog and social media accounts, If you’re out of the ADHD closet, share it on your social media accounts and encourage others to share it too. You can use your full name...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADHD Adults Explain One Point About Adult ADHD Source Type: blogs

World Congress ADHD Family Day In Vancouver April 23rd
ADHD Family Day will be on Sunday, April 23rd 2017, 8.30 am -4.30 pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre East thanks to the 6th World Congress on ADHD and Caddac. Only $50. Please help get the word out.  Topics > How the Understanding of ADHD has changed > ADHD in the Classroom > Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a new perspective > ADHD and Coexisting Disorders > A Punishment- Free Alternative to Dealing with Challenging Kids > ADHD in Adults, early and late onset, sleep and health > Understanding Medication Treatment Featured Speakers Dr. Thomas Brown Director Brown Clinic ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Conferences and Workshops Vancouver Source Type: blogs

First Time Outside of Europe. The 6th  World Congress on ADHD In Vancouver, Canada, April 20-23rd
Würzburg, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Glasgow, and now  # 6 in Vancouver. The 6th World Congress on ADHD will take place for the first time outside of Europe, they chose Canada, here in my home city of Vancouver. It will be on April 20–23 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It is a massive conference with presenters from all over the world. There will be very many sessions on an extremely wide variety of topics on ADHD in adults, children, and teens. For example just scrolling through one of the four days, Friday, on my 20”  monitor took scrolling down 29, count them, 29 screens ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Conferences and Workshops Vancouver ADHD family day. World Congress on ADHD Source Type: blogs

Dr. Ed Hallowell Is Speaking In Vancouver, Unwrapping The Gifts Of ADHD
Dr. Ed Hallowell, Web,  Twitter,  Facebook,  Youtube has ADHD has written many books on ADHD, taught at Harvard Medical school and is also a great speaker who talks about the challenges AND the positives of ADHD. Given the name of my blog, I appreciate his role as the pioneer of those who talk about the positives of ADHD, when many just see 99% pathology in us ADDers and not much else. I recommend his books on ADHD to all my adult ADHD coaching clients and the members of my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. Dr. Hallowell is speaking in Vancouver on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 4:00pm...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - December 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Conferences and Workshops Vancouver Source Type: blogs