All posts tagged: neurodevelopmental disorder

All About Adult ADHD: The FAQ’s You Want & Need To Know, Part 1

Let me talk to you about why this series of articles is coming into being. It all started on July 28, when I decided that I would go live on my personal Facebook page discussing Adult ADHD. I have done so many live videos in the past on my mental health, that I didn’t think twice about it. Then, July 29 at 4:15 p.m. I decided now was the time to act. So, I set up my phone and all of a sudden I was gripped with panic about the idea of going live. Two not so successful attempts later (since my husband says failed is the wrong word) where I panic stopped the live video, I am here, deciding on giving you an important FAQ article about Adult ADHD. I’ve been very vocal about my ADHD journey on Facebook for a few months now, and I want to believe it’s doing something. Even if it’s just allowing me to briefly celebrate my own successes or give information as I learn it. My goal is …

7 Important Reminders I Wish I Knew When I First Started Meds For ADHD

Hello again, adult ADHDers. We are on to part two of my series discussing different aspects of adult ADHD. And, for this next post I am going to talk about one of the easily more abstract (at least, for me it was!) parts of ADHD treatment: medication. Medication was something very new for me. In all my years, I had never taken meds to manage mental health or chronic neurological issues (such as ADHD). I had always had a “I can do it without meds” attitude, because for anxiety it was something that I knew was beatable. When I started exploring ADHD, and began doing research, I found that medication was the one of the best options for managing symptoms and I reluctantly started talking to my husband about it. Once I decided to take that leap, I had no idea what to expect, and the first doctor I saw made the experience even more terrifying (I’ll get to that later). So, I decided to write this post to give you a list of the …