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I Am Now That Mom

Listening to the neurologist rattled on about the pros and cons of the various classes of ADHD medications, I was no different then a horny guy at the bar who feigns interest in a drunken woman’s babble in hopes of getting laid. 362 more words

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Project Open Voices: "An Even Playing Field"

The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of Project Open Voices, a coalition of students providing a platform for open dialogue on campus. Today’s essay is titled… 293 more words


Focus is the Key

Many of you might have seen or heard of the magic pill in the movie – ‘Limitless”

If you’ve not seen the movie, here’s how it works. 289 more words

A Nation of Excuse Makers Bringing Our Kids Down

When a drug manufacturer sues the FDA because it’s worried about how FDA describes it, you know there’s a problem. Part of that problem is that by focusing on the smaller details, people will overlook the bigger societal problems. 1,183 more words


ADHD or Attention Priority Difference?

A few years ago I worked as a school psychologist.  One day the mother of a 12-year old boy, who we’ll call Pete, explained to me that upon the urging of one of his teachers, she took him to his pediatrician to be evaluated for ADHD.  1,567 more words


Encephalitis Survivor Tips Vol. 2

Brainstorming among the brain injured … now there’s an interesting way to spend a Saturday afternoon! At our Nov. 22nd survivor/caregiver meeting, these were the top mentions of helping us help ourselves. 512 more words