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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How to Jailbreak ADHD Brain Lock

How to Jailbreak ADHD Brain Lock
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Has your brain ever locked up? You don’t have to admit it out loud. It’s okay. You can be secretive about it. Unless you’re at the checkout line, you forgot something and have no clue what it was. In that case you’re just standing there looking weird. Dumbstruck. Yeah, you’ve been there. At some point. Somewhere. Right? Me, too. Dumbstruck is a good word. It fits. I don’t like it. But it fits. You know the moment your brain has locked not because you realize it instantly. No. That would be too good to be true. You come to realize it because someone nearby asks if you are okay or if you need an ambulance. I am stuck like glue My PC is dying and I absolutely must replace it. That’s what this is about. That’s why my brain has locked up like Fort Knox! Seriously, it’s going, but it is […]

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10 Ways How Individual Sports Can Help Improve ADHD Symptoms

10 Ways How Individual Sports Can Help Improve ADHD Symptoms
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Michael Phelps, a person with ADHD, is the greatest Olympian ever! (Click Here to tweet that, it never gets old!) And with his last official Olympics swim he won yet another gold medal. His swimming career has been amazing, but Michael is accomplished in other areas of his life as well, he’s also an author and he’s a good person. And yes, he’s made mistakes, too. I highly recommend reading his book “No Limits” to get an idea of what he’s done to get where he’s at. When I’m focused, there is not one single thing, person, anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I’m gonna get there. -Michael Phelps And I believe him. Sports Can Help ADHD Symptoms Isn’t it interesting how sports people, like Michael Phelps, do seem to have more control over there ADHD symptoms? Not […]

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Exclusive Interview With Pulitzer Prize Winner Katherine Ellison On ADHD

Exclusive Interview With Pulitzer Prize Winner Katherine Ellison On ADHD
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A Person Who Has ADHD Won A Pulitzer Prize! (Click Here to tweet that statement.) I am happy to present you with an interview I recently conducted with Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Katherine Ellison. I think it is great to have a Pulitzer Prize winner as a part of our community. If you didn’t know it yet, you do now, Katherine has ADHD and so does her son, Buzz. In fact, Katherine wrote a book about her experiences with her son and their efforts to cope with ADHD! The book is titled Buzz and we’ll talk a little about that in a moment. Katherine has become a very active advocate for the ADHD community and does quite a bit of public speaking, so if your an event organizer, we’ll let you know how to book her for your event. Let’s get to the interview! I am sure you will enjoy it. She’s an […]

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Michael Phelps, A Person With ADHD Is The Greatest Olympian Ever!

Michael Phelps, A Person With ADHD Is The Greatest Olympian Ever!
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This is a time to celebrate. One of our athletes, Michael Phelps, has accomplished what no other Olympian in the history of the Olympics has ever accomplished. 19 Medals. It is a record for the ages. Michael Phelps has ADHD. He is the greatest, undisputed champion of the Olympics. (Click Here to tweet that.) He’s one of us. Let’s take a moment to think about that. Few people in the world must train and prepare as much as an Olympian. Their life is eating, breathing, living in training. It’s what they do and they do it all for a moment in time. Some seize the moment and bask in the glory of winning a medal. Most. Do. Not. Michael Phelps is the best of the best. He seized the most moments. Why? What makes him different? What makes him the best? I am sure there are many answers. It’s easy […]

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Exclusive Interview: Dr. Edward Hallowell on ADHD & Positive Thinking

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Edward Hallowell on ADHD & Positive Thinking
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Hello and welcome to my redesigned blog. I hope you like the new design! The new design is so fresh that there are still some bugs being worked out, if you notice any, please let me know. Special thanks to Jorge over at Thesisorange.com for the design! For the relaunch of my blog I asked Dr. Edward Hallowell if he would answer a few (well, more than a few) questions in an exclusive interview. I am honored to provide you with his answers. Did you know he has a new book coming out or what he was asked would fall off when taking Ritalin? You’re about to discover those answers in a moment! I am not sure that there is anyone in the ADD / ADHD community who is not familiar with who Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell is. But just in case: He is one of the world’s foremost experts on ADHD. The Co-author of Driven to […]

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Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults with ADHD Work and is it Better than Medication?

Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults with ADHD Work and is it Better than Medication?
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Controlled trial results with the potential answer in this post. . One of the things I have come to enjoy from blogging is reporting some of the latest studies about ADHD. It’s a lot of fun and sometimes we talk about things like Coffee isn’t so bad and how to make popcorn in a paper bag, but then there are other things we find out that we weren’t really sure about and CBT is one of those things. Does it work? In my opinion and experience: YES. But don’t take my word for it alone, I’ll give you the results of the trial in a moment. . In my first book One Boy’s Struggle I wrote about my experiences with therapy and I gave an overview in my free eBook 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD. In short, my experiences have been profound and exceedingly successful. If you have any idea of how […]

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Here are ADHD Studies and Reports To Be Concerned About

Here are ADHD Studies and Reports To Be Concerned About
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Have you been keeping up with all of the recent studies and reports concerning ADD / ADHD? . What – you haven’t? Is it because you do not have an easy way to keep track of them? If so, I have good news for you. I have an ADHD radar. It alerts me to special news about ADHD. Do you want one? You’ll have to sign a special waiver, of course. After the waiver there will be tests. If you pass those tests there will be more tests after that, but I am not that kind of guy. I cheat. . For you (only you), I have a special deal = The secret to how I cheat: Go to Google News. Once you get there type ADHD in the search field, then click the search button. After you’ve done that you will see a list of the latest news about ADHD. […]

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Here’s a GREAT SNACK for People with ADHD!

Here’s a GREAT SNACK for People with ADHD!
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I think one of the biggest problems for people with ADHD is that most of us are fast food eaters or we eat lots of snacks and not so many REAL meals. I am guilty. I admit it. . Rest easy, I am NOT going to tell you to stop eating fast food or stop snacking. No. I won’t do that. I’m not that kind of guy and I really should not give advice I am not going to follow myself. Stop snacking? As if! . Instead, I am going to tell you about a snack I love: POPCORN! A Recent study showed that it is actually a pretty healthy snack and that’s exactly what I needed. Scientists reported that popcorn may have more healthful antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. It’s also filling, which is important because IF I do not feel full I will continue to snack. I love snacking, […]

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Are Kids Being Diagnosed With ADHD Too Early? What is Not being said…

Are Kids Being Diagnosed With ADHD Too Early? What is Not being said…

The answer is yes according to a recent study. In short the study determined that if kids in the same class are separated by their age the youngest are most likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and treated with medications to improve their behavior. . I’ve always said that today’s need for perfect compliance and behavior are stunting the growth of our youth, whether they are diagnosed with ADHD or not. Kids are simply not allowed to be ‘kids’ to play around, goof off, climb trees and get in the trouble kids get into. Scraped knees and falling out of trees isn’t normal anymore (Okay, that was never normal per se, but it was fun!). Passing notes? Whispering? Squirming? Those weren’t allowed when I was a kid either, but how far are we going to go until everyone is properly medicated into conformity? I sometimes wonder how kids today learn […]

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Pretty ADHD Gremlin Named Somethingelse?

Pretty ADHD Gremlin Named Somethingelse?

This post is about Somethingelse. The Gremlin. You may know her (or him). . I modify everything. . I write something. Finish it. Send it. Then I modify it. . I create a book cover. Love it. Save it. Send it. I come back a day later. I modify it (again). . Why do I do that? It’s ADHD, I tell you. I am convinced that the ADHD gremlin Somethingelse has made it impossible for me to completely, entirely and unreservedly be done with anything. She’s so insistent and particularly distracting. She’s pretty, too. Very. For some, she’s actually a “He”. And he’s handsome. He’s got all the right moves. He wears Ray Bans, too. . Do you constantly modify things? Is there ever an ending in sight? . I mean a real ending, with a period. . Or is there always Somethingelse? … {The End. Maybe.} . (By the […]

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