Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

ADHD and How to Overcome Doubt

ADHD and How to Overcome Doubt
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Today I am happy to announce I have released a new book titled “Writer’s Doubt.” Over the years, since I started this blog in 2007 and have published 10 books, some free and some available on Amazon, I have been asked countless times how I write so much even though I have ADHD. To be honest my biggest struggle with writing hasn’t so much been my ADHD symptoms (if anything writing helps my symptoms), but rather, self-doubt. Granted, I probably suffered from more doubt than the average, normal person because I grew up with undiagnosed ADHD, but ultimately, doubt has been my primary nemesis. And I think this is especially true for a lot of people, like you and me, with ADHD. As the title, “Writer’s Doubt“ reveals, the book is about writing and overcoming doubt, it is not about ADHD. In fact, ADHD is never mentioned in the book. I [...]

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Why ADHD is Killing Us All and What We Can Do About It!

Why ADHD is Killing Us All and What We Can Do About It!
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If the title of this post caught your attention, then you might have ADHD or maybe your simply concerned about ADHD. Don’t worry, it’s not killing us all, but I am glad the title got your attention because I’d like to share an important message today. One of the many problems with ADHD perception now-a-days is that too many people think they have ADHD simply because they identify with a symptom or two. This is a problem because it leads the public to believe that ADHD is either way over-diagnosed or is just a myth to sell drugs to kids (and adults) who need better grades. If you really do have ADHD, which may be the case, don’t borrow medication or decide to treat yourself. Give yourself a chance by seeking out a proper diagnosis and getting the treatment that can help you thrive. But whatever you do, do not [...]

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The Best Way To Teach Someone With ADHD

The Best Way To Teach Someone With ADHD
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There are many effective ways to teach someone who has ADHD at any age and at any level, but the one I want to talk about today is keeping it Simple and to the point. What I mean by keeping it simple is to break lessons down to their core and strip all of the unnecessary filler. Unfortunately, a lot of teachers find ways to fill up time with a lot of back story and way too much in the way of details. At least for me, that becomes tedious and boring. When I was in class or reading a book, the longer and more detailed the explanations were, the more lost and confused I became. The confusion really came from me zoning out and going off into my daydreams for more interesting excitement. In class, the teacher would suddenly call on me and I’d be totally lost without a [...]

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How to have Happier, Better Days Even If You Have ADHD

How to have Happier, Better Days Even If You Have ADHD
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There are days when we all wish we could be happier and we dream of a time in the future when things will work out, when we can be who we’ve always wanted to be, but the reality is quite different. **See below about entering drawings for this book!** The reality is we all must find and use ways to live life intentionally and create our own happiness. If we wait for someone else to create it for us, or circumstances to be just right, we may be waiting the rest of our lives. You don’t have to wait.  In my new book Happy Every Day – Simple, Effective Ways to Better Days I present 26 simple, realistic and actionable strategies to help you become happier and live with more passion and satisfaction. I wrote this for anyone who might be stuck like I was, waiting for the next shoe to drop and allowing too much time [...]

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Must See: ADHD in Pictures

Must See: ADHD in Pictures
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 I am absolutely horrible at organizing photo albums, so it should come to you as no surprise that these pictures are in no particular order. Feel free to share this post or individual pictures. I have uploaded the pictures to Pinterest here and created a facebook group for anyone to share ADHD in pictures, if you’d like to join. If you’d like to pin an individual picture, hover your mouse over the picture and click on the “Pin it” image that will show up in the top right corner of the picture. Talk about hyper focusing, I have spent countless hours creating these photos, some are better than others, but all in all it was a very enjoyable experience. If you like a particular photo please let me know in the comments, and if you have an idea for a new one, please suggest it in the comments, too. If you like [...]

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Try These Practical “Zen” Brain Hacks for Greater Peace and Productivity if you have ADHD

Try These Practical “Zen” Brain Hacks for Greater Peace and Productivity if you have ADHD
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This is a guest post by Alan Brown, creator of ADD Crusher™ Alan will pick one randomly drawn commenter on this post after 31 Aug 2013 to receive a FREE ADD Crusher™ Video I, Ways 1-5. ADD Crusher™ instructional videos are game-changing interactive tools used by individuals as well as by ADHD coaches around the world to help their clients live to their potential. If everybody in the world could do with a little more Zen, then we ADDers could use a triple scoop, no? Think about frustrations that drive us ADDers nuts daily: I’m in a constant state of overwhelm! I never have enough time…always feel it’s running out! I can’t get motivated to start, let alone finish, projects! My to-do list is a monster…and I can’t prioritize! Let’s add to that the well-researched emotions of the ADDer. The emotional impulsiveness, impatience, being easily frustrated, overreacting, losing our temper, etc. These all [...]

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The Best ADHD Blogs and Top Social Health Makers

The Best ADHD Blogs and Top Social Health Makers
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There have been some awards being, well, awarded lately and I’d like to express my thanks to Healthline for choosing ADDer World as one of The Best ADHD Blogs again, and I’d like to thank Dr. Oz’s team over at Sharecare for selecting me as one of their Top Ten Social Health Makers for ADHD. Both are awesome honors and I sincerely appreciate the recognition. Speaking of recognition, below is the list of the other winners. I hope you visit their sites and read their work, they all deserve it. Healthline’s 13 Best ADHD Blogs: The CHADD Leadership Blog About.com’s ADD/ADHD Blog A mom’s view of ADHD ADD Moms ADDitude Magazine’s ADHD Parenting Blog Charlotte’s ADHD Web ADDitude Magazine’s ADHD Expert Blog (Does this mean I’m in this twice?) Dr. Stephen Ferrari’s Attention Deficit Disorder Blog ADHD Management Totally ADD Blog My ADD/ADHD Blog Sharecare’s Top 10 Social HealthMakers on ADHD: Charles Parker, DO [...]

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7 Crucial Things EVERY Child with ADHD Deserves too! (Share, if you agree)

7 Crucial Things EVERY Child with ADHD Deserves too! (Share, if you agree)
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Hold your mouse pointer over any image to pin it. Let me know which picture is your favorite in the comments. And there are more… List more of what kids with ADHD deserve in the comments. I’ll pick 3 of what kids with ADHD deserve most from your comments, quote them on images and post them in a future blog post. You can find all of these, and as I add new, on Pinterest HERE All concepts from: 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD If you agree with these, share this post. Images from dreamstime & depositphotos.

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Why ADHD Medications Don’t Make Kids Smarter or Improve Academic Outcomes

Why ADHD Medications Don’t Make Kids Smarter or Improve Academic Outcomes
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The ADHD news has been afire lately with a growing body of research showing that ADHD medications do not improve academic outcomes. It’s no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There’s little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. (Wall Street Journal) You know, I’m not surprised by the research, and frankly anyone who reads into the results shouldn’t be too surprised either. ADHD medications are not a take 2 and call me in the morning type of treatment, and clearly not a cure for ADHD by any means. One of the reasons I wrote 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD is because medication alone isn’t a complete solution and the research is showing how true this really is. ADHD medications in my opinion [...]

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Music Heals

Music Heals
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This is a video sent to me by the mother of the musician in the video. He is creating music with his band to help others through difficult times. I was so touched by the video that I wanted to share it with you. After you watch it, I hope you feel compelled to share it, too. I’ve known for years that music helps my ADHD mind focus and it was always music I turned to when times weren’t great. It’s nice to know people are out there with the goal of making music to heal. Isn’t it? My latest on Positive Writer: The One Factor that Will Determine Your Creative Success

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