November Call for Submissions

Our November writing prompt: Write about how different you were five or 10 years ago, as compared to now. This can be in the form of: Writing a letter to your younger self. Writing a letter to a significant person in your life, describing how you’ve changed. Thanking someone who was instrumental in positive changesContinue reading “November Call for Submissions”

ADHD is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD

And not surprisingly, ADHD + PTSD can lead to addiction. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Complex PTSD (c-PTSD) is caused by ongoing trauma, or trauma that was previouslyContinue reading “ADHD is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD”

I’m Not Listening!

APD has various distinct categories: Auditory closure: Difficulty filling in the gaps of speech when it is more challenging. Dichotic listening: Difficulty understanding competing, meaningful speech that happens at the same time. Temporal processing: Recognizing differences in speech sounds, and understand pitch & intonation. Binaural interaction: This is the ability to know which side speechContinue reading “I’m Not Listening!”

ADHD Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Research shows us where ADHD and successful entrepreneurship overlap. I’ve been a successful entrepreneur for more than 11 years and only found out in October 2019 that I have ADHD. “Know yourself, honestly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, then work to your strengths. Find ways to either improve upon, work around, accommodate, or outsource yourContinue reading “ADHD Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs”

Defining ADHD Paralysis

It’s totally a thing, but not actually a thing… I used to think that I was supposed to complete tasks in a certain way, like the way neurotypicals do, I guess. Don’t try to force yourself to be neurotypical if you’re not. Find adaptations for the differences that cause you grief — while embracing theContinue reading “Defining ADHD Paralysis”

ADHD: The Gift That STILL Keeps On Giving

Comorbid Conditions Continued A Brief Recap I previously wrote about the most common co-occurring conditions with ADHD, which are anxiety, depression, bipolar, addictions, and borderline personality (BPD). Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent groups of comorbidities in people with ADHD, most commonly social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Depression and Bipolar disorder (BD) are also highly comorbid with ADHD. CliniciansContinue reading “ADHD: The Gift That STILL Keeps On Giving”

Help With Challenging Behaviours

In this case challenging is an adverb, not a verb. We’re not challenging the kids, even though their behaviour is sometimes challenging. What NEED is the behaviour meeting for that child? “ADHD is a deficit of regulation, not a deficit of knowledge.” – Dr. Russell Barkley “Instead of viewing behaviours purely as difficulties we needContinue reading “Help With Challenging Behaviours”

Oppositional Defiance?

I have written three extensively-researched articles about the topic of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (O.D.D.), in particular as it relates to ADHD.

October Call for Submissions

October is ADHD Awareness Month! Neurodiversified is our Medium publication, and we are inviting writers to submit their stories about ADHD, neurodiversity, mental health, psychology, and parenting. In true ADHD form, we are sharing our October call for submissions 11 days into October… but hey, better late than never is sort of an ADHD motto. Our OctoberContinue reading “October Call for Submissions”

Impulsivity: It’s a Neurodivergent Thing.

A relatable explanation for anyone who does not understand impulsivity. “What were you thinking?!” My son and I both have ADHD. I know I’ve asked myself this question. Many. Times. Read our article on Fourth Wave.