Laundry & ADHD: A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time in the far away land of Chicago was a girl who had ADHD. She realised she was running a bit low on jeans for work and contemplated washing all the clothes that had begun piling up in various locales around her apartment. You know, the living room on the side of the couch, the hall outside the bathroom and underneath the bed are all great substitutes for a hamper, which the ADHD girl did not own.

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What If The People In Your Life Aren’t Supportive of Your ADHD Diagnosis?

Being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult is a life-changing event. You finally figure out why you are the way you are, and it’s only natural for you to want to share the experience with your closest friends and family. Sadly it might come as a shock to discover that your nearest and dearest aren’t as encouraging and supportive as you had hoped, saying things like:

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Diet and Weight Management Strategies for Adults with ADHD

Losing weight is never easy, but for adults with ADHD it can be particularly difficult to shed those extra kilograms. Kathleen G. Nadeau (Ph.D.), writing for ADDvance, believes the reason for this is that “many diet plans are very ADHD-unfriendly”.

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Pets and ADHD

By JACQUELINE SINFIELD
Having pets in your life when you have ADHD is very beneficial not only in reducing unwanted ADHD symptoms, but also for your overall physical health and happiness. While you may be thinking, “but I can barely take care of myself, let alone another living creature,” it has been my experience that adults with ADHD make fabulous pet owners. While they may struggle with the stresses of life, their pet’s health is never compromised. Far from it.

Here are five reasons why having a pet is good for you if you have ADHD:

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Health Canada : "The benefits of medication outweigh the risks"

Health Canada, according to a recent article by The Star, has issued “stronger, clearer” warnings about the suicide risks linked to a wider range of ADHD medication. This was motivated by the regulator’s reviewing of reports, filed to the Canadian federal government by doctors, nurses, patients and drug companies, which outlined the suspected side-effects of the medication. These involved, “thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts, and in a very small number of cases, completed suicide”, which showed up during different stages of the treatment, particularly at the start, during dose changes, or when drug treatment was stopped.

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