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Struggling With Emotions

Emotional regulation is commonly difficult for those with ADHD, myself included but in a different way.  While many people with ADHD have trouble controlling/regulating their emotions,  I now as an adult, have trouble displaying them.   175 more words


The Biggest Thing Having A Mental Health Disorder Has Taught Me

I’ve spent the last 6 years working through various mental health disorders with my therapist, and I’ve learned a ton of strategies for dealing with anxiety, ADHD, and depression. 414 more words


Maternal Emotional State and Its Effects on the Child

While I was attending a Developmental Psychology course in Leiden University and reading the course book How Children Develop, I discovered an interesting scientific article where O’Connor and his colleagues (2002) were claiming the causal relation between maternal antenatal anxiety and behavioural/emotional problems in children at 4 years. 457 more words


The Pile of Skulls

It’s July 2013.  It’s a beautiful Sunday morning about 5:30am in Chandler, Arizona. I’m up gazing out our back window into our beautifully landscaped backyard, noticing the crystal clear blue water of our pool glistening in the rising sun. 812 more words


What Is My ADHD Child's Executive Function Tank?


Executive function is defined as “self-directed actions needed to sustain problem-solving towards a goal.”

“Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior: selecting and successfully monitoring behaviors that facilitate the attainment of chosen goals.

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A Rant

I’ve felt like a space cadet for the last week.  Everything seems to be going wrong; in the most trivial, self-inflicted kind of way.  I just dropped a nail polish bottle on the floor and watched it shatter into a bomb of noxious odours, microscopic glass shards, and a huge glob of pink lacquer.  240 more words


Being mocked by the person who was there for it all.

This is mainly a rant, sorry in advance. For those who were diagnosed as children and still struggle with ADD/ADHD as adults, youll know where Im coming from. 580 more words