February 2011

Excessive Behavior

by Brenda on February 28, 2011

Sometimes living life with ADHD can lead to excessive behavior - overeating, over spending, too many drinks (alcoholic or not), maybe even too many pills. Excessive behavior of any kind isn’t healthy. Even if your excessive behavior is going to the gym too many times a week. People with ADHD have poor impulse control. An [...]


Another Look at Depression

by Brenda on February 25, 2011

Depression is one of those “gifts” that often accompanies ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder never comes alone, it always brings a friend or two such as depression, anxiety, learning disabilities or even asthma. If you are being treated for depression and still find yourself struggling to get through the day, you might want to reconsider the [...]


Getting Dressed with ADHD

by Brenda on February 22, 2011

Way too many years ago the Bangles had a song called “Manic Monday”. One of my favorite lyrics was: Got to be to work by nine And if I had an air-o-plane I still couldn’t make it on time ‘Cause it takes me so long Just to figure out what I’m gonna wear Boy, I [...]

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Spending and ADHD

by Brenda on February 17, 2011

The challenges that ADHD presents can be especially challenging when it comes to money. Not paying attention, being forgetful, lack of organizational skills - these can really impact your financial situation if you are the one in charge of the money. Depression or low self esteem can cause trouble when it comes to credit cards [...]


The Allure of Shiny New Things

by Brenda on February 15, 2011

Certain people - women, people with ADHD, blonds to name a few - are sometimes said to be distracted by shiny objects. It’s a snarky implication that seems to indicate lower intelligence. We ADDers actually tend to be quite intelligent although the average person may not think so. Still, it’s true that we can be [...]


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