What living in uni halls taught me about my ADHD

Uni halls is a right of passage for many. Your first time living away from home, having to do all the things that up until now have been done for you. It’s a new world to conquer, and for an ADHDer the word new conjures a feeling of fear that bubbles up from deep within.Continue reading “What living in uni halls taught me about my ADHD”

My Battle with Comorbidity

According to a 2016 publication by the Mental Health Foundation called Fundamental Facts About Mental Health, ‘almost a quarter of individuals who screened positively for ADHD were receiving treatment for anxiety (23.8%) or depression (22.9%).’ It is a scary reality to face that having ADHD means that you are this much more likely to haveContinue reading “My Battle with Comorbidity”

Doing things with ADHD

One of the wonderful things about having ADHD is that when you care deeply about something, or find it incredibly interesting, you are able to complete that task in record time without breaking focus. The issues come when a task is mind numbingly dull. You have to do that maths homework when you could beContinue reading “Doing things with ADHD”

ADHD Medication – a very brief summary

Methylphenidate is the most common drug prescribed for the treatment of ADHD, but there are four other drugs which are used (dexamfetamine, lisdexamfetamine, atomoxetine, guanfacine) If you don’t come from a background of studying chemistry, these names can be quite intimidating. Methylphenidate is more commonly know by its brand names, such as Ritalin and Concerta,Continue reading “ADHD Medication – a very brief summary”