Women and ADHD: The cost of doing it all

women and ADHDWith International Women’s Day coming up on March 8th, we thought it would be important to acknowledge some of the unique challenges that women with ADHD tend to face. One such challenge is a tendency to take on too much.

No, this is not necessarily exclusive to women, nor to ADHD. Yes, things are shifting with respect to gender roles and expectations…the times they are a changing. That being said, we do still often see women at the clinic who are spreading themselves thin and taking on multiple roles – sometimes more than seems possible...

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Problems only people with ADHD understand

For a lighter spin on how ADHD plays out in your day-to-day life, we recommend checking out the Buzzfeed article 25 Problems only People with ADHD Understand. We find that the post helps put some humor into some otherwise frustrating symptoms. As a bonus, when you start recognizing even some of the items on the list, it can be a huge relief knowing you’re not the only one – other people understand your plight!

Be warned, there is a little bit of swearing peppered throughout the list. Nothing too inappropriate, but just be wary of your location when you open the link, and who you’re letting read it!

The battle between your present and future self

The TED talk below, presented by behavioural economist Daniel Goldstein, talks about a phenomenon those with an ADHD diagnosis will be particularly familiar with: The battle between your present and future self. The present self tends to think about the here-and-now – what’s right in front of you, the immediate gratification...

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When having ADHD feels like you’re living in your own Groundhog Day

ADHD and groundhog day In case you missed it, Monday February 2nd was Groundhog Day; a day where it is a groundhog’s job – in Ontario, Wiarton Willie – to tell us whether we’re in for another six weeks of winter (spoiler: Mr. Willie predicted an early spring for us this year).

Now, this might speak to the generation of the current writer, but when I hear “groundhog day” I rarely think of this tradition. More often than not, my mind immediately goes to the classic movie Groundhog Day...

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Greatest Hits: Our Series on ADHD and New Years Resolutions

image ADHD and New Years Resolutions – oil and water. Perhaps this is an exaggeration, but if you have an ADHD diagnosis, it might feel like this comparison is pretty accurate!

This is the time of year when people emerge from the blur of the holidays, and start thinking: Now is time to make a big change. What better time to start something new than at the beginning of a new year?...

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