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No Reason


I find it frustrating when people expect there to be a rational reason behind my compulsions. If it was rational it wouldn’t be OCD. I do it because my brain says so. And I pick my battles. If it isn’t something that gets in the way, I let it be. It doesn’t matter that I tap light switches or turn spoons down or change my socks several times a day or check the clock a hundred times a day (yes, literally). These things don’t impair Read the rest of this entry

War of Rodents…


Let me start by introducing you to my beaver. Read the rest of this entry

The ‘Unofficial’ ADHD Test for Adults – YouTube


I found this video wholly entertaining. In addition to that, I feel that it really is a fun over view of the common symptoms of adult ADHD. So, if you want to know more about it, this is a good video to watch.

The Wall


One of the things about ADHD that many people don’t know about is “the wall.” Well, that’s what I call it anyway. I go on screech for endless days and seem full of an eternal amount of energy. Until I’m not. And it comes sudden. I just hit this wall and then all I want to do is curl up in a hole and hide from the world. This cloud of apathy swallows me up and I find it a struggle to get just the every day things done. A deep, aching fatigue washes over me. For some reason, the world doesn’t Read the rest of this entry

Judging Choices


I had a lovely visitor to my site, 1Wise-Woman, so I went and checked out her site where I read this post: The Choice is Yours. 

I agree completely with what she had to say and recommend that you read it too. It got me thinking about medications in context of both my professional and personal lives. For those of you who have been following my blog for any amount of time, I’m sure that you already know where I stand on medications. But for the purposes of those who are newer to the Pig’s weird world (welcome) I figure I’ll start by giving my 2 cents on that. Read the rest of this entry

The Dichotomy of My Mind


 

I don’t talk a whole a lot about my psychiatric disorders here. Or any where else. In a way, I am comfortable with the weirdness with in myself. I feel that I know it and have worn it like a familiar, well broken in pair of boots. But I have always struggled to talk about it in a meaningful way. It is difficult to talk about it in a manner that makes sense to other people. I usually just leave people giving me that vague, quizzical look. Or the one that suggests I have grown another head which happens to be of an alien variety. Read the rest of this entry

The Ducks are Lost


14446063_1784471848489280_871224596317123245_nThis is just how it feels in my head today.

ADHD is Real (Part 2)


Didn’t realize that I would need a part 2. I finished the other piece and felt that I’d covered it pretty well. But as I was reading it over to do the touch ups, I kept finding myself wanting to add in little personal tidbits. But that wasn’t the post for that. In this post, I want to talk about my experience with those who have ADHD denial. There are 2 types of ADHD denial: those who deny the disorder and those who deny that I have it.

As far as encountering people that deny that the disorder is real, this has been mostly an online experience for me. I’ll be cruising along and come across some Read the rest of this entry

ADHD is Real


There are those who talk about how ADHD is not a real disorder… I am writing this post to those people. I will address 3 of the most common unsubstantiated claims that I have heard. These include: “ADHD is a modern disease,” “ADHD only happens in the US,” and “ADHD is a way for the drug companies to get rich from your kids.”

None of these assertions are true.

The History Of ADHD

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In order to diagnose the condition properly and introduce appropriate treatment, it is crucial to understand the several types of ADHD and their symptoms.

Source: Understanding the Different Types of ADHD – ADHDLiving

This is an excellent article that covers the symptoms of ADHD. Keep in mind though that is just the broad strokes. This site in general is excellent if you want to learn more about ADHD.

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