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"

Dana Blankenhorn

Dana Blankenhorn

Yesterday I wondered upon a fantastic Blog and it is one of the most interesting Blogs this Adder has read in a while. I have a lot to learn yet about creating an awesome, interesting and entrancing Blog, but I am working on it! The Blog I am talking about is Dana Blankehorn’s and while reading Dana’s Blog I happened across an interesting article about Robin William’s being in his head—all of our Adder heads actually!

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Part of the ADD ADHD dilemma or Bipolar?

Part of the ADD ADHD dilemma or Bipolar?

I have decided that once a week I will address the most interesting subject from your emails in a Blog Article and this week’s will deal with: is it ADD ADHD or Bipolar? In a recent email a reader asked me if ADHD can be misdiagnosed as Bipolar. The simple answer and the definite answer is, please, see a doctor—I am not a doctor.  I cannot answer that question; however, I can give you my personal opinion, but remember it is only another Adder’s opinion and nothing more than that. You must see a doctor for such inquiries. There are many tests and evaluations one must go through. I cannot, and clearly will not, give you any medical advice other than that you see a Doctor! –so there! However, I have this for you: ADD and ADHD present a lot of obstacles in one’s life, but one of the most […]

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My personal musing about ADD ADHD part 2

My personal musing about ADD ADHD part 2

  If you really examine the traits and characteristics of ADDers you will see that we share many of the traits of the people I mentioned from yesteryear in part 1. Those folks from yesteryear were very active, well trained, but trained in a more complete and direct one on one manner. The standards they had to comply with were very simple and yet highly effective and directed. They had structure, but in a manner suitable to their specific tasks and needs. They also followed their natural inherent traits. You probably would not have seen one of them become successful at running a stock exchange, but then you wouldn’t expect the stock broker to go out and skin a deer or paint the Mona Lisa. The creative side of yesteryear hunters, trappers, cowboys and others was

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My personal musing about ADD ADHD part 1

My personal musing about ADD ADHD part 1

I am learning new things about ADD ADHD each and every day. In just the last couple years I have been relearning my reality and I have discovered one consistent thing about children and adults with ADD ADHD and that is we all have difficulty complying with order and structure. That seems obvious, but there’s more. I discovered that we are usually hyperactive, either in mind or in body or both. If I go even further with this I discover that most of our difficulties are within the educational system. There is still nothing revolutionary about that. I don’t mean to imply I have anything revolutionary to say in this particular article; however, what I have discovered is that there is not much information about ADD ADHD before the story Fidgety Philip by Heinrich Hoffmann back in 1848. Sure, there are several people we can identify by their nature that they […]

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Go Speed Racer GO!

Go Speed Racer GO!

  The first TV show from my childhood that I can remember is the Howdy Doody show. I remember it faintly and slightly fondly, but not much more than that. SPEED RACER on the other hand I can remember with great fondness and clarity. It was the ultimate show from my childhood! What Transformers was to the late 80’s and early 90’s children, Speed Racer had owned our minds previously and I suspect had the firmest grip on young Adder minds. Everything about Speed Racer was cool and he appealed to us because, although he was cool, he was still flawed. I guess you could call him the Spider Man / Peter Parker of race car drivers.

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Commander Mart

Commander Mart

  As a young boy I would frequently get lost. It was odd, because I would go far, far away and then in an instant I would be right back at home. I didn’t know how I did it, but I did and it was fascinating, it was wonderful and it was intoxicating to my little mind. Even at a very young age I had a mind for dreaming, my dreams weren’t about simple things or even things which were directly around me. I dreamed of flying. I could jump in the air and start flying—just like that, or I could jump onto my silver Pegasus and have him fly me wherever I wanted to go. And the places I would go were far, far away—to distant planets and words in other dimensions! I was Commander Mart—the savoir of worlds and hero to millions. I would fly places and help others […]

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Bryan’s Top Ten jobs List for Adders

Bryan’s Top Ten jobs List for Adders

  This is my top ten list on jobs for Adders:   1) Writing 2) Creating 3) Marketing 4) Advertising 5) Entertaining 6) Manager 7) Consultant 8) Salesman 9) Designer 10) Decorator

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Positive ADDer Quote of the week

Positive ADDer Quote of the week

  “I’ve always been very hopeful which I guess isn’t strange coming from me. I don’t want to call myself an optimist. I want to say that I’ve always been full of hope. I’ve never lost that. I have a lot of hope for this country and for the entire world. . .” Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg. I don’t know where to start. He is an amazing man, he is a pioneer, he is a dreamer and he is a dream giver! In looking up people with ADHD, I keep finding Steven Spielberg’s name. It would not surprise me in the least if it is true that he is an Adder. No name in Hollywood is as well known as Spielberg’s. The man sure dreams and creates like one of us! However, I must say something as I write these Adder quotes: In using quotes from individuals I do not mean to […]

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The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 3

The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 3

As adults with ADD ADHD the contradiction is extremely complicated. In today’s world, getting a job in a specific field of interest isn’t always easy. Many people are working in jobs that they do not enjoy and have no real interest. For people without ADD ADHD working in jobs of no joy and no interest is probably upsetting to them, but they can still work to their potential and do well; however, for Adders, this is not always the case. Adders in jobs of no interest and no joy are often just barely trying to get by. If an Adder cannot work in a job of his or her talent, interest or joy, they usually can be found in jobs of little or no meaning which require very little mental effort—this is presumed to be laziness and is upsetting to spouses and parents who may pressure the Adder to do […]

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Those that are left behind ‘because’ of the nature of ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

Those that are left behind ‘because’ of the nature of ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

When I was growing up I was a quiet, well behaved kid. I stayed out of trouble and I stayed out of the way. If you visited one of my classes in grade school you might not have even noticed I was there. I sat in the back of the class, quiet, unassuming and out of trouble. In school, aside from actual academic performance, the most trouble I got into was when my name was called and I wasn’t paying attention to hear it. That was about it—I wasn’t a ball of fire and energy who needed constant supervision. I didn’t break things and I didn’t talk back. Aside from bad grades and not doing my chores, I was the perfect child, the preferred child—a child who was complemented by other parents for being so quiet and well behaved. At some point in my youth, maybe I was ten or […]

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