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Turn Off the TV! Get off of Facebook! ADHD and Political PTSD

Posted on October 16, 2016



This election season has me worn out. Since a lot of my work involves being on social media, the endless articles, videos and bantering has me on edge. Heck, more than being on edge- I feel slammed and shaken to my core. It’s not important to discuss here which candidate I support, but my stress has hit the zenith level to the point where it feels like Political PSTD (post traumatic stress syndrome). I can’t get away from it. Fear is in the air. Who will win? What will happen?

Having ADHD is a bit like PTSD as well and we know that many with ADHD also have PTSD, for a number of reasons that I won’t get into here.

With ADHD often comes hypersensitivity, hyper arousal, ruminating and obsessive thinking and well…just plain worrying.

Life can be hard enough just finding our toothbrush in the morning and our slippers at night. Though we DO need to educate ourselves so we can choose the candidate that reflects our core interests, concerns and more, we also have to take a step back and get untangled from the mess we are watching on the news and other media.

I have vowed to read fewer posts and articles about the election unless it pertains to just facts and other information I need to keep up with the basics.

How about you? Are you feeling overwhelmed? What can you do to help calm yourself down? Please share your thoughts in the Comment section, below.


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ADHD Grows Up: ADHD in Women

Posted on October 07, 2016

Journalist Pam Houghton of Neighborhood SEEN Magazine,  wrote this great article on adults with ADHD, with a focus on women with ADHD and includes quotes by me and my colleague Sari Solden. Read it at seen-magazine-oct-2016adhd-grows-up or click on the photo below to read the full article.





Super Cool ADHD Events Coming Your Way- Now!

Posted on October 03, 2016



October is ADHD Awareness Month. Some of us in the field worked hard years ago to make this happen. The Cliffs Notes version is that in 2004, Dr. Michele Novotini spearheaded this project along with David Giwerc and Evelyn Green, who were able to get Congress to pass US Resolution 390. Back then, it was a one-day event, but through their efforts, it was soon revised to be a monthly event, held each October.

To celebrate how far we’ve come in the field of ADHD, I’m dedicating this post to share with you just some of the many events going on this month. Plus loads of resources. Just for you! Never stop learning and getting support!



Tara McGillicuddy of ADDclasses continues her annual tradition of offering up the exciting ADHD Expo. Top experts in the world are presenting on all kinds of ADD related topics.

I will be presenting on Why is My ADHD Getting Worse? Tips and Insights for Women with ADHD.” The event runs from October 2-8 and you’ll be able to hear my session on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11am EST. I’ll be there to answer your questions, too! Registration is FREE! So sign up now at

Announcing the “soft launch” of my new service: ADD SOS





This one – of – a kind service allows you to contact me online, live, when you are in need of immediate support for your ADHD related challenges.

  • Can’t get started on paying your bills and need some guidance?
  • Have company coming in 2 hours and your house needs de-cluttering?
  • Need to buy holiday gifts but feel like you’ve been hit by a stun gun? 

I will help you figure out how to dig out of the “ADD Hole” with pragmatic, supportive suggestions, guidance and tips. Let’s get through this together!

Go to and check the health cross icon to see when I’m online and available to you.


As part of ADHD Awareness Month, ADDA has created TADD Talks, where they will be talking about ADD every day the entire month of October! ADDA has called on some of the most recognized experts in adults ADHD to speak on adult ADHD to share their expertise with you.

I will be presenting on Women with ADHD on October 24.   

More information on the ADDA site HERE


If you’re in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area, join me Wednesday October 5th for the Ann Arbor local ADHD Awareness Month event at the downtown library. Sari Solden and Dr. Michele Frank will be joined by other local ADHD experts including Regina Carey, Dr. Geraldine Markel, Doug Harris, Susan Hunsberger and me!  It’s free and we promise to make it fun, easy, and enjoyable! We hope to see you there! More information HERE .





To celebrate ADHD Awareness Month, I am offering 20% off the already affordable membership fee! There’s no reason not to join at these low, low prices.  Join me online and get your “stuff” and life in order. De-clutter with me! Sign up at


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Terry in the News

I was interviewed recently by a few magazines:


US World and News Report interviewed me for their article, Understanding ADHD in Women.

Read it HERE


ADDitude Magazine and Broadly: ‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

Read it HERE


In ParentMap Magazine: When Parents Have ADHD

Read it HERE




Where’s Terry? MORE Resources For You!



A Facebook group for Moms with ADHD! Check it out at

And did you know I have a very active Facebook group for Women with ADHD? Join me there at

Plus you’ll find articles and other resources at my ADD Facebook page at


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