What is There to Discuss About ADHD?


Writing about ADHD is an exercise in self-awareness. To analyze my own behavior is to realize that I’m not getting started because I have too many thoughts swimming around in my head and I don’t know which one to choose. It’s so meta to blog about how the ADHD is affecting your blogging about ADHD. Just in the span of one or two minutes sitting here staring at a blinking curser I’ve thought about:

  • how I came to discover I had ADHD
  • how it affected me when I was younger
  • the APA article about women being diagnosed after their male children
  • in what ways medication has helped
  • the compelling reasons we chose medication for our son
  • surprising ways the meds have helped
  • the connection between ADHD and OCD
  • the different way brain structures are affected in people with ADHD and OCD
  • the benefits of ADHD (complete with pics!)
  • thriving by becoming an idea person
  • ADHD in the family
  • a fascinating video that may explain ADHD in the family
  • friends with ADHD and flowing conversations
  • forming bonds quickly
  • how the “lack of emotional control” also spells loving freely
  • Q & A blog: fire your questions at me!
  • why I was surprised that folks with ADHD are more likely to get in traffic accidents.
  • Finding Dory
  • how we see things that others don’t
  • how I miss things while taking meds
  • why I understand finally that people aren’t intentionally being a-holes
  • putting up with NTs
  • completing big projects
  • headaches and ADHD
  • Do you ever feel like you’ve said (or written) ADHD too many times and now it no longer has meaning?

I suppose that gives me a road map for this month. Perhaps I will write about these topics in the coming days or perhaps I will write whatever is my whim at the time. Whatever works. Isn’t it exciting to never know what you’re going to get?


5 thoughts on “What is There to Discuss About ADHD?

  1. I love this list SOOOO MUCH! And I want a copy of that article about women being diagnosed after their male children. I don’t have a diagnosis, but going through Shannon’s diagnostic process was immensely eye opening, and (speaking of meta) I just need to get it together enough to go seek a diagnosis for myself.

    I will be watching your blog for new posts, and with great anticipation. Thank you for doing this!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! Hopefully I will be able to find the article again. When I do, I’ll definitely write about it. I found it fascinating and it provided some much needed validation.

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