Amen’s “7 Types of A.D.D.” Are B.S.

They’re nothing more than repackaging a condition in order to sell products In my previous piece, ADHD Quackery, I railed against the harmful lies that so-called professionals are spreading in order to sell vulnerable people a quick fix or “cure” for what ails them. In this particular case, ADHD. My latest expression of contempt wasContinue reading “Amen’s “7 Types of A.D.D.” Are B.S.”

ADHD Quackery

I am tired of so-called “professionals” making false claims for financial benefit I was starting to write a piece about Dr. Amen’s “7 Types of ADD” and how they’re essentially a repackaging of ADHD, with some made-up terms thrown in, in order to sell products. As I worked my way toward the seven types thisContinue reading “ADHD Quackery”

Research Shows What People With ADHD Have Been Saying For Years

Thanks for catching up, academia. Find out what the neurodivergent community has been trying to explain to the general population for decades. Read my new article on Invisible Illness. If you’re a Medium member, read my article on Invisible Illness. If you’re a registered News Break member, read my article on NewsBreak. 

My ADHD and Autism Are Not BFFs

Being both ADHD and Autistic feels like having an ongoing episode of “The Odd Couple” in my brain. Before you go looking for my age in my bio, no, I am not old enough to have seen the original “Odd Couple”. In fact, I’ve never seen any iteration of the movie or T.V. show, IContinue reading “My ADHD and Autism Are Not BFFs”

Children with Disabilities are NOT an Afterthought

Pandemic Parenting and Child Advocacy Here it is, October 2021, and we’re STILL wondering:  Where is the funding that was promised to our schools for the 2020–2021 school year? “adequate special education is not “a dispensable luxury.” “human rights law requires education providers to make their services accessible to persons with disabilities.” “the CRPD prohibitsContinue reading “Children with Disabilities are NOT an Afterthought”

Sensory Processing Disorder

ADHD and SPD Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information. People can have under-active or over-active sensory processing, and they can be hyposensitive in some senses and hypersensitive in others. Although there is extensive evidence demonstrating the co-occurrence of ADHD and SPD, the actual prevalence is unknown. One study from 2004Continue reading “Sensory Processing Disorder”

Harmful ADHD Stereotypes

ADHD is the most prevalent childhood disorder in Canada, yet many people have only the most basic understanding of what it is. October is ADHD Awareness Month, so I will share the top three essential facts I wish everyone understood about ADHD, with some help from an expert, Dr. Russell Barkley. Read my article on Neurodiversified.

When The School Keeps Calling

If your child’s school repeatedly calls you about behaviour problems, here’s what you can do about it. We frequently see posts in ADHD/parenting groups with caregivers desperately asking “The school keeps calling about my child, what can I do?!”   Given that children are at school 30+ hours per week, usually without their parent(s) present… Continue reading “When The School Keeps Calling”

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”

Neurodiversity Is Not A Group of People

Neurodiversity is a political movement, a philosophy, and a personal framework. I made a rookie mistake. I don’t use reddit, but recently discovered r/ADHD, and tried to post there without first reading the community rules and guidelines. I made a short, simple post introducing myself as a fellow neurodivergent, which was flagged by the moderatorContinue reading “Neurodiversity Is Not A Group of People”