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30 Essential Ideas You Should Know About ADHD

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  1. toly Link
    Really good talk by Dr. Russell A Barkley about how ADD and ADHD affects the human mind and interacting with the world around you. The focus is mostly on children but he offers lots of good...

    Really good talk by Dr. Russell A Barkley about how ADD and ADHD affects the human mind and interacting with the world around you. The focus is mostly on children but he offers lots of good suggestions, more towards the end, about how to deal with and mitigate the problems that arise. He has a wonderful way of explaining the issues that people with these disorders face and why it is an illness that is misunderstood and as such not properly addressed.

    It's a long video and if you want to refer back to specific pieces or watch it piecemeal this is a link to a playlist that breaks up the whole thing into 10 minute chunks

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    Pilgrim (edited ) Link
    Thank you for this. My son has ADHD and my wife was also diagnosed with it so I'll give it a watch to better understand. What's frustrating for me (in the U.S.) is many of the doctor's we talked...

    Thank you for this. My son has ADHD and my wife was also diagnosed with it so I'll give it a watch to better understand. What's frustrating for me (in the U.S.) is many of the doctor's we talked to about my wife's AHDH refuse to treat it with medicine. We spent $500 and had a multi-hour evaluation done by a psychologist (can't prescribe meds) but no doctor want's to prescribe meds for it (so far). Very frustrating.

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      toly Link Parent
      One of the things he mentioned is ways of accomodating this illness in a way to get a person to still be/become a functioning adult. One of the things I took out of all of it was actually using a...

      One of the things he mentioned is ways of accomodating this illness in a way to get a person to still be/become a functioning adult.

      One of the things I took out of all of it was actually using a notepad to take down information about what I need to get done or other things that I need to rememeber. This is something I've noticed helped me in my day to day activities when I did it in the past but it wasn't something I stuck with. Hearing him say it the way he did gave me a little more motivation to start up the notetaking again.

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