Posts tagged "add"

Girl Talk: Weaving Is The Best Thing To Happen To My ADD Brain Since Adderall

Lucca is a little bit jealous of my loom. I can’t even start to explain why I love weaving so much without first explaining, as best I can, what it feels like to have an ADD brain. While I think I would still love weaving even if I didn’t have attentio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2014

10 Life-Changing Cleaning & Organizing Tips For People With ADD

For pretty much my whole life, I've been a huge slob. We're talking gigantic piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes all over the house, disgusting bathroom, "What is a duster and how do you use it?" levels of slobbery. I have ADD, and I always found it nearly impossible to focus long enough…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 1, 2014

How To Tell If You Have ADHD

When people find out I take Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they often want to know what that feels like. What makes my brain different from theirs? I have a really hard time answering that question, because A) I have no idea what goes on in their brain and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2014

20 Tips For Loving Someone With ADD

Being in a relationship with someone who has ADD presents some unique challenges. Conversations tend to jump rapidly from one topic to another. Shiny objects might distract them during important moments. And that pile of clothes on the floor? Yeah, that's never, ever going to get put away. Of course, there are also many benefit…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 2, 2013

I Have ADD

When I first started taking Adderall, it wasn't prescribed to me -- it was my boyfriend's. It was 2006, and I had a fun but creatively unfulfilling job at a men's magazine. On the weekends, I was determined to grow a freelance career that, god willing, would allow me to quit. Freelance writing, especially whe…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2012

Girl Talk: I Have A Picking Problem

This weekend, I made an horrifying discovery. I have a bald spot. It's small, but it's at the top of my head, right where, if the hair around it is swirling in a certain direction, it is visible to anyone standing six to 10 feet behind me. The good news about my bald spot i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2011

Dealbreaker: The Unmedicated Guy

It didn't take long for me to figure out something about Nick* was different. Everything about him was outsized, super-charming and a bit impulsive. For our second date, he seriously considered whisking me away to Atlantic City for the weekend to go gambling. After only two weeks of dating, he told me he thought I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2011