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The generic medication industry makes headlines this month—thanks to the investigations of journalist Katherine Eban. She is the author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.  Generics have been long touted as a cost-savings to consumers. For the most part, they are. Many physicians and pharmacists  guarantee that they are “exactly […]

The post Generics: “Bottle of Lies” Exposé Raises Concerns appeared first on ADHD Roller Coaster with Gina Pera.

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What does it feel like to have ADHD in a world that doesn’t always “meet you halfway”? A world that can even feel endlessly critical and devoid of empathy? What does it feel like to never meet anyone’s expectations? What does it feel like to be constantly admonished for what you’ve done wrong—but seldom praised […]

The post When Adult ADHD Means Never Feeling Good Enough appeared first on ADHD Roller Coaster with Gina Pera.

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  How is ADHD diagnosed? This is perhaps the #1 question about Adult ADHD. To answer it, in part, I offer this adapted excerpt from my book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?. This post (updated from the original posting of 7/9/10) includes: Guidance from a leading ADHD expert, Thomas E Brown, PhD, An […]

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What does leading sex therapist Stephen Snyder, MD, have to say about ADHD and sexual intimacy? We’ll get to an excerpt of a compelling new book shortly. First, a little background. Twenty years ago, I was asking myself, “Didn’t any sex therapist know about the potential effect of ADHD on sexual intimacy?”  I was just […]

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  Is it true? Is ADHD  a disorder only because “society” imposes conformist and impossible rules upon people with ADHD? Without society’s superficial restraints, would folks with ADHD be free to live happily and in harmony with nature or in some idyllic village? Recently, a friend with late-diagnosis ADHD reflected upon this topic.  We’ll call […]

The post A Life Without Rules? ADHD and Escapism appeared first on ADHD Roller Coaster with Gina Pera.

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  Here is a treat! Have you ever wished for a very catchy, cleverly made music video on ADHD? Here it is!  The 2010 song “A.D.D.” comes from Loomis & the Lust.  Frontman Will Loomis has ADHD (or “A.D.D.”, as he sings)—and a sharp sense of humor. “I Got A.D.D., Honey” The song begins with these […]

The post Sing It: “A.D.D. You Know What I Got!” appeared first on ADHD Roller Coaster with Gina Pera.

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  For years, ADHD experts have recognized the link between untreated ADHD and obesity. As for weight-control experts and gastric-bypass surgeons? Most missed the memo. Is it territorial jealousy? Willful ignorance? “ADHD Denial”? Let’s be charitable and call it one more casualty of our highly specialized medical system. One that too often overlooked undiagnosed ADHD’s contributions […]

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  Almost 30 years ago, I attended my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). It wasn’t for me but for my roommate. She went only to snag a good seat for the next meeting that night: Overeaters Anonymous. I tagged along as moral support. What struck me most about the AA meeting—and remains remarkable to […]

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Early in my advocacy, I noticed a connection between ADHD and nicotine: The adults in my discussion group who had smoked cigarettes as teens and young adults seem to carry the least “baggage” from undiagnosed ADHD. I also heard from more than a few men who claimed they couldn’t function without “snuff” (chewing tobacco). Yes, […]

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  Healthline.com has named ADHD Roller Coaster a “Best ADHD Blog” again for 2018, marking the fifth year in a row to receive this honor. Thank you to Healthline for acknowledging the ADHD blogosphere and, in particular, recognizing my efforts here at the Roller Coaster.  Congratulations to the other bloggers chosen by Healthline editors. Walk With […]

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