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Lies ADHD Adults Tell and Really Believe

OK, that’s not a very polite way to open a Crusher blog – calling ourselves liars. But we’re all liars, including me. I co-hosted a great ADDA Webinar recently with the brilliant Eric Tivers, who laid out what he calls “Top Lies People with ADHD Tell Themselves…and Really Believe”. Whoppers such
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Memory Tips for the ADHD Brain, Part 1

I'm still a criminal. I admit it. In my dark, pre-ADHD-diagnosis past, I was a grand larcenist. But the only things I steal these days are magazines. From doctors' waiting rooms. And a while back, while waiting for my ADHD meds prescription, I took a five-finger discount on a report
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ADD and ADHD in Adults

A common ADHD myth holds that ADD and ADHD in adults is, um, a myth. Well, as mentioned in What Is ADD?, an estimated 60% of adults who suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder as children continue to suffer into adulthood. It’s believed that for the other 40%, the hormonal changes one
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The Risk-Taking Gene as Alternative ADHD Treatment

Having established in the last post that ADDers tend to possess the ADHD "risk-taking gene" – I suggested that there is a way to go beyond the inherent RISKS of having it (um, addiction, climbing high things, jumping off of high things, exceeding 160mph, etc.), to see its potential BENEFITS. The
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Risk-Taking, Stimulation and ADHD

We ADDers are said to possess the "risk-taking gene" – that bit of DNA that makes us chase stimulation beyond what would normally satisfy non-ADDers. The ADHD Gene In her book, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, author Katherine Ellison tracks her family history back to immigrants who couldn't help but seek
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