New Research Shows ADHD Symptoms Can Go Up and Down: What Does This Mean?

ADHD Symptoms Can Go Up and Down

The Multimodal Treatment StudY OF ADHD (MTA) was a large study conducted in the 1990s that compared different treatments for children with ADHD to see which was most effective. As part of this research, the elementary school children who joined the study were visited by researchers every two years until they were in their mid-twenties. There…

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Getting What I Need

Getting What I Need

The Factors That Changed My Life Dear Reader: The point of this story is to share that sometimes the weird, unexpected things in our lives come together to be greater than the sum of their parts. Or, perhaps the simpler way of putting it is this: if my life thus far had a song, it…

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ADHD in High-Achieving Individuals

Jamie is a forty-two-year-old computer programmer. She has been working her way up in her company over the past eight years and is well regarded by her peers as being super-organized and very detail-oriented. What her colleagues do not see, though, is that she has ADHD and uses a variety of time-intensive task lists, project…

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Double Trouble: Navigating Life as a Gifted Kid with ADHD

I make jokes all the time about how being an adult is a scam. It’s funny how we long for the day when we become the masters of our own destinies, only to discover that being the master of your own destiny is NOT as fun as it looks from the outside. Being a grownup…

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