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Resources for working with distracted kids with ADHD, history of trauma

I'm looking for materials, tips, and ideas on working with elementary school kids. Many of them come from economically challenged families, lack stability, and have experienced significant trauma. [more inside]
posted by jeffgerhard on Nov 15, 2015 - 6 answers

Spiraling downward through medication changes, insomnia, and nausea

I am a 40-something woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADHD about a decade ago. I have also suffered from chronic insomnia throughout my life, more so as I get older. Up until recently, I was able to find an acceptable sort of holding pattern through both talk therapy and medications, but a recent change of meds has sent me into a horrible, months-long insomnia, followed by a nervous collapse, followed by days of nausea and painful indigestion. I saw a doctor last week and I am going to see him again in the next few days, but I wanted see if anyone can tell me A) why I my body is acting this way, B) what I might be able to do to mitigate my situation, and C) how I might explain to my work why I am so indisposed from a confluence of individually benign ailments. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2015 - 13 answers

What are better jobs in Computer Software/IT for someone with ADD?

What are better jobs in Computer Software/IT for someone with ADD? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Oct 22, 2015 - 3 answers

FIL to be is staying with me for six weeks post-wedding. Help!

This November, my fiancé and I will finally be getting married. His family will be flying in from India, for the wedding. While his mother and sister will be leaving shortly after, his father will be spending an additional six weeks with us ... and I'm not sure how I'm going to handle such an extended stay. Talking to my fiance hasn't been very successful; he accused me of not wanting him to spend time with his dad. How do I deal with such a long visit? Help! (Additional important details below.) [more inside]
posted by orangutan on Oct 10, 2015 - 31 answers

Go The Fuck To Sleep: I'm My Own Worse Enemy Edition

I cannot get to sleep with any consistency. I have horrible sleep hygiene and I fail to sleep at reasonable times frequently. It's a life long issue, but as I get older, the lack of sleep is becoming more harmful. The problem is, I struggle to just stop and go to bed. There is always just one more thing I have to read or do. I can't seem to take control of this. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Sep 30, 2015 - 21 answers

School is schooling her...

My beautiful, curious, smart 11-y-o daughter is in her first year of middle school (6th grade). The school is in an high-income, high-expectation area. She regularly has 1-2 hours of homework a night, plus long-term projects. Her grades are okay, but she is a stressball. I want to help her not turn gray by 15! [more inside]
posted by heathrowga on Sep 29, 2015 - 14 answers

My 6-year old with ADHD and SPD touches compulsively

My 6-year old son still grabs for my belly compulsively and has done so since he was maybe 2.5 when I weaned him. It hasn't bothered me all this time, honestly, but my ex- had been down my throat about it even since then. He hated it when we were married (made him queasy, in the same way he disapproved of my breastfeeding more and more as my son got older). [more inside]
posted by phreckles on Sep 27, 2015 - 21 answers

ADHD'ers! Help me get a full night's sleep!

It's a common problem, right? What works to help ADHD'ers get to sleep? It seems like the normal things you see via studies aren't effective for me. [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Sep 22, 2015 - 18 answers

How to help students with ADD/ADHD in higher education?

Could you recommend resources (reading materials, interviews, blogs, names of experts in the field) to help me become a better teacher for adult students with ADD/ADHD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2015 - 4 answers

Weekend lethargy, grogginess, oversleeping, delayed onset motivation

I used to wake early or at a reasonable hour on Saturday and Sunday, fill my day enjoying all the things I love to do, and feel happy. Now I spend both days struggling to get up before 11am, and I put off doing anything (save, you know, languishing on the couch) until almost 5 or 6 pm, if at all. I don't enjoy living this way, feel unhappy, and would like to make whatever changes are necessary to get me back to a happy weekend state of mind. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 12, 2015 - 15 answers

Looking for my Career Path

I've been out of school for a few years, and have had trouble finding my career path, due in part to my distractibility and lack of certain skills. Difficulty: Bad at Math [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2015 - 3 answers

Non-monetary rewards

How do you reward yourself (for achieving goals big or small) without spending money? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Aug 2, 2015 - 13 answers

aspergers, adhd, anxiety, or appropriation?

Is there any benefit to pursuing a diagnosis for neurodevelopmental disorders (specifically autism spectrum disorder or adhd) as an adult? Are there reasons not to seek a diagnosis in that realm? Are online screening resources useful for them, or is the use of those resources problematic? Is it better to stick with anxiety and depressive disorders, both as a means for seeking treatment as well as a means of self-understanding? More to the point: Am I trying to figure out what's wrong with me, or am I just trying to earn a Golden Sympathy Star? [more inside]
posted by mittens on Jul 24, 2015 - 14 answers

Vyvanse - adderal equivilent dosages?

What is the Adderall XR equivalent of 20 mg Vyvanse? More below. [more inside]
posted by rudd135 on Jul 24, 2015 - 1 answer

Focalin XR to Vyvanse.

Tips for switching from Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate) to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? [more inside]
posted by a manly man person who is male and masculine on Jul 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Relaxation and ADHD

I need help quieting my brain and body, especially at night. What are some things I could do? Complicating factor: ADHD. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Jun 25, 2015 - 21 answers

Controlled prescription run out

I live in Ontario and I'm prescribed Concerta by my family doctor. I've been taking it for years. I'm an adult. The last time he re-wrote my script he gave me 4 refills of 30 days, which are all up. Now he's on vacation until next month. I had no notice and I'm wondering if there's any other way to have my prescription refilled. I expect walk-ins and pharmacies will be skeptical/unwilling since the drug is controlled/monitored.
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2015 - 11 answers

ADHD and working memory

Can working memory impairment be reliably inferred from a diagnosis of ADHD? How often do individuals meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD without showing substantial impairment on measures of WM? Is it appreciably often the case that WM memory deficits in childhood and early adolesence are resolved during the process of maturation?
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2015 - 1 answer

No ADHD in Europe means no pharma coverage in US?

Last night when I picked up my and my adult son's prescriptions for ADHD meds, I groused that the insurance company didn't consider them maintenance meds. Consequently I have to pay full price until I meet my deductible. The pharmacy employee (not a pharmacist) told me it was because there is no ADHD in Europe. [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Jun 20, 2015 - 17 answers

Why aren't my stimulating meds stimulating me?

You are not my psychiatrist! But maybe you have some idea about why this is happening. I've been diagnosed with dysthymia, major depression (in an episode now, triggered by trying to taper off of Cymbalta), and inattentive-type ADHD. I take a passel of stimulating psych meds but am still lethargic and, currently, pretty depressed, and my psychiatrists (two in the past year) don't know why. [more inside]
posted by knock my smock and i'll clean your clock on Jun 18, 2015 - 24 answers

Strategies for parenting an ADHD (inattentive) child?

My 11-y.-o. son seems to check all the boxes for ADHD (inattentive, not hyper). I am in the process of having him formally evaluated. In the meantime, I need help figuring out how best to support him in daily activities without losing my mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2015 - 12 answers

Daily review journal questions

I keep track of some basic 'quantified self' info by hand, and I'd like to add one or more prompts to help me both track and improve my wellbeing. Gratitude journal prompts are one (maybe not perfect) example - what else could I look at? [more inside]
posted by lokta on Jun 8, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I ADHD

So it seems I have ADHD. 1. Yay, this explains so much! 2. Oh geez, what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2015 - 16 answers

I know, I know, like the internet needs another blog...

So I want to blog. But I have way too many interests that excite me, and that I'd love to explore and write about in an extensive manner. Help me narrow down (or find an intersection among) my innumerable favorite subjects so that I can write a blog that doesn't ramble. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on May 31, 2015 - 15 answers

Making my job ADHD-friendly

How can I engineer my workflow to increase urgency, accountability, and structure? [more inside]
posted by delight on May 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Should I change my job, and if so, to what?

Should I change my job, and if so, to what? *Or is it a symptom of something else, and how should I address it? I have my own office on campus, with software I require, challenging and interesting work, huge flexibility, variety, good pay (with 25% casual loading, 9% superannuation) and respect. But it's not that simple. [more inside]
posted by b33j on May 23, 2015 - 13 answers

ADHD diagnosis for an adult woman in NYC?

I know that there's stuff on this before, but I didn't pull it, for obvious reasons. [more inside]
posted by Blau on May 20, 2015 - 3 answers

When you've got the best, but couldn't give two hoots about cleaning it.

This is why we can't have nice things. How do I calibrate my brain to take better, proactive care of the select, excellent things I am lucky to own? I'm talking leather goods and well constructed clothes, chef's knives, stainless steel cookware, upholstered furniture and solid wood furniture, precious metal jewelry, glass stemware, oil paintings by local artists, houseplants, the list goes on... [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on May 9, 2015 - 19 answers

Doc for ADD meds without office visits every month?

This may be a hopeless ask. But you, mefites, have astounded me before with your knowledge of such things. I have ADD. No one has disputed that since college. I choose to take meds for that. The meds I am on are not controlled substances...Strattera. Going to the clinic monthly is inconvenient (I don't drive because medical reasons), but my doctor requires this monthly to get my Rx refilled. It all seems ridiculous. Can I do this virtually? How? I live in Minnesota. States have different rules, I suppose. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2015 - 10 answers

Lost prescription for ADHD medication and psychiatrist won't replace

Help!! My psychiatrist won't replace the Vyvanse prescription she just wrote me two days ago, which I accidentally threw out yesterday, and had not filled yet. Pharmacies will only accept a written prescription. Please help me solve this by next Friday when I run out of meds. I'm in Tennessee and this has the potential to destroy my performance at work for the next 2 months. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2015 - 30 answers

How to encourage someone to get tested for ADHD?

I strongly believe my younger sister would benefit from an ADHD screening. She hasn't been receptive to the idea. In the meantime, her life is often chaotic and there are real consequences to her disorganization. I know she might not have ADHD, but then again she may. Is there anything I can say or do to convince her to at least consider screening? [more inside]
posted by SmartWool on Apr 22, 2015 - 8 answers

Doctor in NYC willing to transfer an Adderall prescription?

I just moved to NYC and would like to have a doctor refill my Adderall prescription. Ideally, I just give them my current script and they fill it after a general checkup. Also my previous doctor and I were on a plan where I'd only go in for checkups every several months and she'd write me a prescription in the interim for me to pickup but not actually have to visit. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Apr 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Cinderelly, Cinderelly

I like to write and I want to do it more, but I only seem to be able to get into the "zone" after around midnight. Is this something you've experienced? Can I rewire my brain? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Apr 20, 2015 - 7 answers

can you recommend an ADHD coach, or alternative?

I don't want to keep living with disorganization, slippery time management, and a general level of overwhelm. I'm in the process of getting back on Strattera, but while it helped in the past, it didn't cure me, so I want more ammo. I've heard that coaching is one of the most helpful things for ADHD. But who? [more inside]
posted by nevers on Mar 19, 2015 - 4 answers

Time management, for real this time

Got my 2014 performance review. It was, like always, a straight split between "you are amazing beyond belief at this stuff" (actual job functions, strategy, driving new initiatives) and "you are so unimaginably bad at that stuff" (time management, deadlines). My boss told me very plainly that being unreliable is the agreed-upon Thing holding me back from leadership roles, it comes up whenever they talk about high-potential employees at the exec level (in a company of 250!), and if I were anyone else I'd be put on a performance improvement plan (I got a promotion and a raise instead—I was in a visible position before, now it's extremely visible and much higher-stakes if things go off the rails). I want to fix this for real, at work and also just in general with life. But I have no idea how to really do it. [more inside]
posted by argyle socks on Feb 10, 2015 - 24 answers

Did you do your homework? Oooh, shiny!

I have a kind, sweet, beautiful, smart ADHD-PI (primarily inattentive) daughter. She's almost 11 and in 5th grade. However, homework is the land of pain... [more inside]
posted by heathrowga on Feb 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Anxiety/ADHD in Boston

I was diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD out of state. Where could I go in Boston to get meds as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 30, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I appear not to be drug-seeking when I am, in fact, drug-seeking?

I have ADHD. I would like to give Adderall a try. I've tried several other ADHD drugs and they haven't worked, but it almost seems like doctors are avoiding prescribing me Adderall. Do I just walk in and say, "I would like to try Adderall?" [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jan 23, 2015 - 20 answers

Is my Adderall treating my ADHD?

My Adderall prescription works great for me. But increasingly, it feels like its functional effect on me is less about attention and focus, and more about depressive/anxious tendencies I have. Is this a problem? Does anyone have experience around this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2015 - 13 answers

Could I have got to the age of 30 with undiagnosed ADHD?

The more I hear or read about the symptoms of ADD/ADHD the more I wonder if it could explain some of my personality traits. Does it sound like it could be, and is there any value in getting it professionally assessed? 'Symptoms' under the cut.. [more inside]
posted by Dorothea_in_Rome on Jan 17, 2015 - 14 answers

Shiny things! Eh, they're just things.

All my life, I've had a cursory fascination with pretty much everything: from neuroscience and biology, to poetry, history to politics to cooking, writing, architecture, art, aviation and photography. You name it, it's piqued my interest. For all of thirty seconds (exaggerating, but only a little). It's occurred to me that one of the reasons I can't start on a career is because nothing... and I do mean nothing... has ever compelled me to study it beyond a very superficial, Reader's Digest-y type level It's especially apparent when I'm around my very intellectual, very well-read, well-rounded friends. They can talk for hours about most anything, and I can only put on airs using the little I know to only just pass for competent. They read and wonder about things. I might watch half an hour of a basic cable documentary on something and then flip channels. I'm 25. This doesn't seem to be going anywhere? What do I do? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 8, 2015 - 33 answers

My Kid Is "The Bad Kid". Now What?

Nutshell question: "did YOUR kid act this way? What helped them? What was wrong with them?" Nutshell synopsis: WeeThumbscrew is a bright, sweet, cute nine year-old. He has also exhibited SEVERE social issues in school this year (think "has been kicked off of the school bus", think "at least one phone call from the principal every week"). He is already in therapy (with an excellent pediatric Psy.D). Miserable, gray, hopeless snowflakes inside... [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jan 5, 2015 - 53 answers

The confidence to sing and play guitar

I've got a decent voice. I've got a mechanical understanding of acoustic guitar playing. But I can't sing a simple folk song (even if I'm alone in the house), though I want to. How do I start? [more inside]
posted by A Friend of Dug [sock] on Jan 1, 2015 - 16 answers

You Never Cleaned Your Room And That's Why Mom and Dad Got a Divorce

I think my mom blames me for the collapse of her marriage, I'm not quite sure how to process that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2014 - 54 answers

Diagnosed w/ADHD, afraid to take Ritalin bc my brother is schizophrenic

For as long as I can remember, I've experienced anxiety, depression, and concentration problems. After finally going to a therapist/psychiatrist for these, they think I have ADHD and want me to start on Ritalin. Problem is, my brother has schizophrenia, and I'm right in the target age range for it to hit me as well. Stimulants can trigger this. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by shotinthedark on Dec 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Should I let my executive function coach speak to co-workers?

I've been doing some work with an executive function coach who has suggested that our process would benefit if she has some contact with key people that I work with. I'd like to think through the risks that that might entail, in order to decide if it's a good idea and worth it on balance. [more inside]
posted by kroshka on Dec 7, 2014 - 49 answers

Un-supersize me. Difficulty: mental health

With anxiety, chronic depression and ADHD (I'm being treated for all), I struggle sometimes to get out of bed and go to work, let alone exercising and making healthy food (I know, I know, 30 minutes daily exercise is the single biggest thing for health). Where do I start? It seems huge and impossible. I have some spare cash to throw at this, but I’m reluctant to buy expensive clothes racks that take up space in my tiny flat and accuse me silently. If you have any ideas/tips/links for an old (50ish) seriously unmotivated introvert with a BMI of 40 and the attention span of a lizard, that’d be good. If you see a (solvable) obstacle that I'm obviously missing, I'd appreciate your insight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2014 - 42 answers

ADHD meds making me sleepy--but only sometimes.

Vyvanse makes me debilitatingly sleepy, but only occasionally. Has this happened to you? Is there another medication option I should try? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Jobs for space aliens

I am wondering if there are any particular jobs or career fields out there that are more forgiving of the weaknesses of the inattentive ADHDer. Or magical hacks to make a normal office job not suck like an industrial-strength vacuum cleaner. [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Oct 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Meditative, calming Android apps (or websites)

I'm looking, roughly speaking, for a game, but it needs to be as un-game-like as possible. I'd like something interactive I can play with when feeling overwhelmed which is visually appealing, responsive, fairly simple, and has few or no objectives. Levels and world-building are too addictive for this purpose. I'd like to be able to start and stop playing quite easily, and to be able to play when my mind is out for the count (so no puzzles). Can you help? [more inside]
posted by lokta on Sep 20, 2014 - 14 answers

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