• Jun 19 / 2010
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What ADHD Feels Like

Before I knew I had ADHD, there were a great many things that frustrated me, and I had no idea why. Things that would happen again and again – like making someone mad at me, and not knowing why.

Or walking into the kitchen and forgetting why I went there. Then walking back to the bedroom, and remembering why I went into the kitchen. Back to the kitchen. Forgot again. Repeat.

An article I just read on additude.com, “Life as an ADD Doctor” mentions a few of these recurring ADHD themes, so I thought I’d start sharing them. Following are some great one-liners from the article. Tell me how many of these make you say, “I know what that feels like!”

..my body’s odd rhythms pump me full of energy at a time when no one else is awake.

I spent my life hearing, “…If you would just try a little harder….”

People whom I don’t realize I have irritated explode in my face.

I struggle with which view to take, and I sadly conclude that both are accurate.

For years, my mantra was “Fake it till you make it!”

The full article is here. While reading these, don’t feel bad; just know that you’re not struggling alone.

One Comment

  1. Steven Tenenbaum

    Thanks for your kind words. I had submitted this piece years ago, and they never told me they had decided to run it! I have much more material, which I am slowly getting up on my website.

    I appreciate that this helped inspire a blog! I will try to submit more stuff to Attitude in the future.


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