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"

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Download ADHD eBook – share it plz

Download ADHD eBook – share it plz

Wow, what an overwhelming response from the new PDF I sent out yesterday! Thank you to all of you who responded with comments and suggestions!! Okay, I changed up the document because many of you had nearly the same suggestions. I included some of the more ‘controversial‘ articles and what seem the current favorites: Is it ADHD or bad luck & Is Sex important to someone with ADHD?. Those of you that wrote me mentioned these articles would make you more likely to share the file with others. I also included the quote that I have on my blog – it was interesting that several mentioned it; I didn’t realize it was so popular 🙂 Here’s the updated file: ADHD_A_Real_Life_Story_Bryan_Hutchinson (download) Please download the file to your computer by right clicking and using ‘save target’ or however you do it. If you send it in an email to friends send it […]

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Special Announcement Published! Brilliant Reality of ADHD

Special Announcement Published! Brilliant Reality of ADHD

I am pleased, proud and thankful to announce the publication of my new book: The Brilliant Reality of ADHD! In many ways The Brilliant Reality of ADHD is a continuation of my first book One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir and in many ways it set’s itself apart. When I started writing openly on the Internet, on this blog, I wrote strictly from my experiences, my life, my lessons learned and most of all, from my heart. I still write from all of those things and my writing has become enhanced by you, the readers. Thanks to your emails, your comments, your encouragements and yes, also your critique, my views and opinions have broadened beyond what I could have ever imagined. Thank you! A brief history: When I began writing my first book One Boy’s Struggle I had no intention of publishing it. It was an effort to get my thoughts into print for myself. After years […]

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Is it ADHD or Bad Luck?

Is it ADHD or Bad Luck?

A few weeks ago I was reminded of something which I sincerely and vehemently believed for a long time: Which was that I was cursed with a terrible case of life-long bad luck (if you have ADHD then you know what I am talking about). In my imagination I figured I must have done something terribly wrong in a past life and; therefore, I was paying the price for it in this life. Well, I was later diagnosed with ADHD, just as awful, I thought at the time, but not as unmanageable as pure, cross-a-black-cat, break-a-mirror, step-on-a-crack, bad luck. Let me tell you what happened, and feel free to let me know if something similar has happened to you. Nobody wants to be alone in their follies, right? I was checking text messages on my iphone, while following after Joan into a local McDonald’s. She was gaining some distance ahead of me […]

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Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D. Books For ADDer World Members!!

Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D. Books For ADDer World Members!!

Just yesterday Lara let me know it would be wonderful to donate ALL 4 of her books for giveaway contests on our ADDer World ADHD Social Network!! These will be upcoming contests and will be random drawings from members who get their name into the hat by participating with comments, replies and blog posts. We currently have two other books, after Bryan Robinson’s The Art of Confident Living, which will be given away in similar contests! The Books are by Dr. Nancy Irwin YOU Turn and Kenneth Kaye Ph.D. with Nick Kaye Trust Me. Not only can you win a valuable book, but you will also show all of us your tremendous ADDer World Sprit! Yeah! You ROCK! Check out the current contest for Bryan Robinson’s book The Art of Confident Living and get your name in the hat. Feel free to start participating today! If you’re not a member yet, […]

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Adult ADHD Meets the Today Show with Jennifer Koretsky

Adult ADHD Meets the Today Show with Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer Koretsky, an adult with ADD, was interviewed recently on the Today show to discuss Adult ADD! It was a fantastic interview and good representation of Adults with ADD and ADHD! Take it mainstream Jennifer! Congrats! Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy For more information about Jennifer Koretsky, please visit her website.

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WIN Nancy Ratey’s Book The Disorganized Mind Autographed Hardback Edition

WIN Nancy Ratey’s Book The Disorganized Mind Autographed Hardback Edition

Win a Free Autographed Copy of Nancy Ratey’s The Disorganized Mind on our  ADDer World ADHD Social Network  Nancy has generously sent ADDer World a personally signed copy of her book for the ADDer World giveaway drawing contest! You can read more about her on her website NancyRatey.com and I reviewed her book here. Nancy is also a member of our ADDer World ADHD Social Network, you can check out her page there and also, if you like, leave her a little ‘hello‘ comment. Thank you Nancy!

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Embracing Me and ADHD

Embracing Me and ADHD

I had a choice. I made that choice. I would embrace my ADHD or I would fight it. It may seem like an easy choice, but anyone who has ADHD can tell you, it’s not. Even so, it seems like it would be a clear yes or no. What’s the difference between fighting it and embracing it? For me, fighting ADHD means to search for a cure outside of one’s self – something to permanently solve the reality of ADHD symptoms. It seems to me, fighting ADHD in search of a cure is akin to searching for that magic answer which will cure the world of all evils.  Embracing ADHD means, at least to me, to look at the symptoms and say okay, you are a part of me and I will find a way to make you work for me and not against me. By doing this I can look upon therapy and other […]

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Is Sex important to someone with ADHD?

Is Sex important to someone with ADHD?

Not really. Physical sex that is, it is nearly irrelevant. You wouldn’t think so, because, well, we probably think of sex more than we think of anything else. However, we don’t think of physical sex that much, not in that way. Do you doubt me? Then read on. Our inherent definition of sex is entirely different than what we think sex should be. I mean to say that what marketers, advertisers and movies, TV and magazines show us what sex should be, isn’t what we define sex to be.  And you know what – sex in of itself is uninspiring for someone with ADHD, and yet, for someone who doesn’t have ADHD, I have heard tell that that having sex, physically and emotionally, with someone who has ADHD can be the best sexual experience they have ever had, the first few times, that is. Have you heard this too? I am […]

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Physically Punishing Children – Slap ’em?

Physically Punishing Children – Slap ’em?

Yesterday I was in a downtown Frankfurt shopping mall when I saw a small crying kid get slapped in the mouth by his mother in an effort to get him to stop crying. She hit him so hard and it was so sudden that Joan and I stared at each other as if we were in some kind of weird movie. Thankfully, this incident immediately got the attention of a nearby security guard too. Predictably, the kid started crying more and when it seemed as though the mother was ready to try again the security guard stepped up to her, they talked and she left the mall with her small child in a huff of indignation. It seems to me that there are parents out there who are confused as to how to get their children under reasonable control and instead lash out with physical punishment. If, like with this person I told […]

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Fear, Survival Skills and ADHD

Fear, Survival Skills and ADHD

Perhaps there was a time when certain fears protected us and even, yes, seemingly comforted us. We may never have realized the comfort of a certain fear and yet it is there because we are even more fearful of letting it go. Our fear can become our proverbial blanket of safety. When I was a kid growing up with undiagnosed ADD (ADHD inattentive) I had many fears that became like close, protective friends. These fears helped me stay alert for signs of trouble and by staying alert for signs of trouble I was better able to accomplish assignments, stay out of fights and make sure I was early for important things, such as, dinner. When punished, chastised, ridiculed and in general trouble often enough, we develop, quite naturally, survival skills which may (and usually do) involve FEAR. It is helpful at first, apparently life saving at times; however, the reality of such […]

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