I’m hesitant to say this is my final post on my Ritalin experiment, but unless something drastic changes, I expect it will be quite a while before I write more on the topic. For those that missed the earlier posts, here are links to the ones for week 1, week 2, week 3, and week [...]
If you’re new to this series and want to start from the beginning or you want to catch up on any updates you might have missed, here are links to my updates on my first, second, and third weeks on Ritalin.
Generally speaking, this week’s experience was the same as previous weeks and I seem to [...]
If you haven’t already read them, you may want to begin with my posts about My First Week on Ritalin and My Second Week on Ritalin.
The big experiment for me this week was to try taking two pills in the morning—my doctor prescribed either one or two each morning. I did this for only two [...]
This is the follow-up post to last week’s post on my first week on Ritalin.
I was teaching a SharePoint Training Class in Chicago for most of this week. I feel like I’m on top of my game when I’m teaching, so the thought had occurred to me that maybe I shouldn’t take my “power pellets” [...]
It has been right at one year since I was diagnosed with Inattentive ADHD. My psychologist told me that he felt that although ADHD is the reason for many of the difficulties that I’ve been experiencing, it’s also the reason for much of my success in life as well. He said it has been a [...]
Two of the biggest obstacles for those of us with adult ADHD is the ability to get started on a task and to maintain focus on that task once we’ve started it. If it’s interesting and easy we probably don’t have problems getting started and sometimes our ability to hyperfocus on the task will kick [...]
I realize it’s my responsibility to motivate myself and get myself working productively on the things I need to work on. Sometimes that can be a very difficult though, especially when I need to do work that requires a lot of creativity or other mental energy. Everyone experiences this sort of thing at time, but [...]
I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I find that for most people there isn’t a lot of resolve there and they quickly fail at their so-called “resolution”. I’m no exception to this.
However, I do set goals for things I would like to achieve over the course of the year. In recent years, I’ve fallen short [...]
In my last post, I shared about how I don’t feel that an ADHD diagnosis is a disability, but rather it is incredibly liberating. In case you haven’t read that post already, here is the portion where I talk about this:
Let me begin by saying that there is something very liberating about my diagnosis. I [...]
It’s been a while since I posted about my diagnosis with Adult ADHD earlier this year. When I wrote that post, I promised that I would be sharing more about my experience and especially about the coping mechanisms that I’ve implemented to help me overcome some of the difficulties.
The Liberation of an Adult ADHD Diagnosis