ADHD Voices

Adults with ADHD write about their lives.

A man with ADHD sent me a short poem about his experiences in his relationship.  His emotional devastation gives voice to one aspect of the ADHD side of relationship troubles.

A man with ADHD shares his ‘aha’ moment of learning that his ADHD included Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, an often undiagnosed, but not very well ‘hidden,’ part of ADHD for many adults.  Do you have RSD?  What does RSD mean for your relationship?  How do you treat Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

ADHD symptoms – and our approaches to managing ADHD – change as we age.

Does the ADHD partner in your relationship become defensive, offer excuses and deny wrongdoing when legitimate grievances are raised? Here are some reasons why this could be happening and some tips on how they can be addressed.  

About 50 percent of adults with ADHD suffer from an anxiety disorder. Here's the story of how Katie came to grips with hers. 

Katie, a 30-year-old journalist, has ADHD and her husband does not. In her first blog for ADHD and Marriage, she talks about life before and after receiving her diagnosis at 29 years old, and the moment she realized her marriage could be saved.

ADHD doesn't correlate with intelligence one way or the other.  In this post, a professor with ADHD tells his story and provides encouraging words about the benefits of actively managing ADHD.

A woman with ADHD talks about the shame and remorse she feels about her childhood ADHD.