Living a full and productive life as an adult with ADD is possible. Going through ADHD testing as an adult can be stressful. A diagnosis of adult ADD following the test can be frightening and disheartening, but don’t despair. It is possible to live a vibrant life with adult ADD!
Dr. George Sachs, PsyD, is a perfect example of what is possible. Not only is he a preeminent ADD/ADHD doctor, he is living with adult ADD.
There are people, resources and tools that can help you constructively deal with the symptoms associated with ADD in adults, including treatment at the Sachs Center.
ADDitude magazine identified a number of Adult ADHD Blogs that you may also find helpful. “When you’re dealing with the daily challenges posed by ADHD, a little commiseration and understanding can go a long way toward making you feel less alone,” the magazine says. “To that end, here are 13 great blogs by people who share in the obstacles, the uncertainty, and — most importantly — the joy of living with adult ADHD.”
Adult ADD Blogs
- 18 Channels
“A self-described ‘artstrepreneur,’ author Katy Rollins has crafted a blog bursting with creativity and life – each entry is peppered with honesty, insightful self-evaluation, and a dash of humor. She refuses to sugarcoat or wallow in setbacks – making 18 Channels readable and relatable,” the folks at ADDitude say.
- Actually ADHD
This one made ADDitude’s list for a number of reasons. “Actually ADHD follows a straightforward Q&A format, where other Tumblr users submit questions privately to receive publicly displayed responses,” they says. “J, Elise and MJ offer a healthy mix of personal anecdotes, real ADHD research and tried-and-true strategies for everything from managing a grocery list to dealing with extreme emotions.”
- ADHD Man of DistrAction
Many people who didn’t receive ADD testing until they were adults will be able to identify with Kelly Babcock, who writes this blog. “Like many adults diagnosed late in life, author Kelly Babcock was suddenly thrown into unfamiliar territory: the land of ADHD.” ADDitude likes this one because, “Determined to learn whatever he could about the condition – and how he could best manage it – he turned himself into a near expert on it and it shows. He brings a sense of authority to ADHD Man of DistrAction, whether personal anecdotes about anger management or insight into our nation’s mental health system.”
Are there blogs, websites, books or podcasts for adults with ADD that you have found helpful? Tell us about them! It might smooth the road for someone who is undergoing an ADD/ADHD test for adults today.