Here’s my list of what I’m exploring this week.
What I’ve Been Reading
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read a book by the fascinating, late neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks: On the Move: A Life. Sacks was far more than a neurologist; he was a man of depth and huge curiousity. The book is a memoir and he talks about his early life growing up in London, his flirting on and off with medical school, and then diving in to learn what makes people with unusual behaviors, unusual conditions tick. Sacks wrote Awakenings, which became a popular movie of the same name.
I can’t help but wonder if he might have had ADHD (he lived dangerously, hungry for spine-thrilling, stimulating experiences) or was on the Autistic spectrum, but he taught those lucky enough to study under him, the gift of digging deep- understanding the person behind the symptoms. Great book!
What I’ve Been Writing
We know that ADHD rarely travels alone. Many, if not most people with ADHD, have co-existing conditions, like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, etc. I’ve had my share of panic attacks over the years, so I decided to write about it. There’s not a lot of ADHD content here, but if you have had a panic attack and dread the idea of another one sneaking up on you, this might be of help to you: 20 Strategies to Make Your Panic Attack Stop Right Now.
What I’ve Been Up To
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What I’m Saying
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Where I will be November 7
CHADD, ADDA and ACO have joined together again to bring you what is now called the International Conference on ADHD, which will be a virtual event this year, Nov. 5-7. Join ADHD expert Sari Solden and me on the 7th! We’ll be hosting the Women’s Unity Lunch in a fun and unique hour of Q and As! Or just hang out with us and other women with ADHD. Join us and your favorite ADHD experts at the conference.
Join ADDA while you’re visiting this link and you’ll get a huge discount on the conference. Now tell me, how many ADHD conferences begin with Dr. John Ratey and end with Sinbad? This one, of course! See you there!
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