Adult ADHD / Anxiety / Coping Strategies / Depression

Meditation for the #ADHD-inclined

Been thinking about something I wrote in an earlier post – that I wasn’t able to understand meditation, as explained by neurotypical folks. And that’s true. The whole concept of sitting quietly and doing NOTHING was horrifying and impossible for me, so why would I ever think it sounded appealing? What I’ve learned, from friends, … Continue reading

Adult ADHD / Anxiety / Coping Strategies / Depression / Medications

Are My Meds Are Working? On Santa, Poop and Ham Sandwiches

Trying new meds, as I am right now, brings on a really important question – how do I know if my meds are “working”? It’s a tangle of definitions…I mean what do I mean by “working”? What’s my range for “acceptable”? Do I care about any “side effects” I may be experiencing (that aren’t dangerous … Continue reading

Adult ADHD / Anxiety / Coping Strategies / Depression

ADHD, Anxiety & “mood disorder unspecified”

So guess what…I feel like a person again. Because we are still sorting out the why and the how and the what of my mood disruptions, it didn’t seem the time to give me a specific diagnosis…though we needed one to function within for insurance purposes: “mood disorder, unspecified”. I feel good about this for … Continue reading