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(Marketwatch)   How professionals with ADHD make their jobs and.....Hey squirrel........ life work for them   (marketwatch.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, professor of medicine, subsequent job, Russell Barkley, Cat Jones, U.S. adults, ADHD coach Erik Anderson  
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2019-03-15 02:15:39 PM  
I'll tl;dr it for people with ADHD:

They take meds.
 
2019-03-15 03:36:45 PM  

downstairs: I'll tl;dr it for people with ADHD:

They take meds.


As someone with ADHD: yup.

/Also, Fark.
 
2019-03-15 03:51:36 PM  
ADHD is a bonus if you're into the emergency game or commissioned sales.  IF  (a really big IF) you are off the Adderal and you have moderate ADHD.
 
2019-03-15 04:06:19 PM  

bigfire: ADHD is a bonus if you're into the emergency game or commissioned sales.  IF  (a really big IF) you are off the Adderal and you have moderate ADHD.


Emergency game?

Is that like when your coworkers or boss makes everything into an emergency because they won't jsut do their jobs in a timely manner?
 
2019-03-15 04:09:56 PM  
The American workplace is a shiatty, unforgiving, nihilstic environment, whether you have ADHD or not.

I have ADHD. It's real and it presents challenges, but...

ADHD is not the problem. It's our society and work-culture that is broken and needs fixing, not people with ADHD. I wish we didn't waste so much time and resources trying to medicate/treat people as a way of "coping" with garbage workplace expectations.
 
2019-03-15 04:12:18 PM  
Shameless plug for Thom Hartmann:

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2019-03-15 04:23:00 PM  
As someone whose doctor won't prescribe meds for me until my anxiety is under control (read: never), I have to make do with the constant fear of getting fired, going broke, and dying.
 
2019-03-15 04:44:59 PM  
I thought ADHD was the solution.
 
2019-03-15 04:50:44 PM  

emtwo: Shameless plug for Thom Hartmann:

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The talk radio loon?
 
2019-03-15 04:54:41 PM  

Daer21: emtwo: Shameless plug for Thom Hartmann:

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The talk radio loon?


Talk radio? Yes.
Loon? No.
 
2019-03-15 04:57:42 PM  
Adult with ADHD that doesn't take meds here. You just gotta power through. Am I less productive than I was on meds? Yeah, probably, but I'm less angry, less up-tight, and less strung-out too.

Being a teenage boy on ADHD meds is no fun. Amplifies all of the testosterone you already have to deal with. Eughh.
 
2019-03-15 04:58:05 PM  

Sophont: bigfire: ADHD is a bonus if you're into the emergency game or commissioned sales.  IF  (a really big IF) you are off the Adderal and you have moderate ADHD.

Emergency game?

Is that like when your coworkers or boss makes everything into an emergency because they won't jsut do their jobs in a timely manner?


You're probably thinking of either the fire Department or search and rescue, depending on the severity of the situation.
 
2019-03-15 05:05:56 PM  

Sophont: Emergency game?


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2019-03-15 05:10:14 PM  

Douggernaut: As someone whose doctor won't prescribe meds for me until my anxiety is under control (read: never), I have to make do with the constant fear of getting fired, going broke, and dying.


My ADD made me so scattered that I was anxious and depressed and would get very moody. My doc had me take Wellbutrin for depression along with the Ritalin. My mood stabilized, I didn't worry so much and could concentrate at work so I was less anxious about getting the axe.

In addition to the meds, I found the greatest thing for anyone with ADD is calendar reminders and automatic bill payments. God bless Outlook. I get my reminders to pay certain bills at certain dates, choose the website from my saved bookmark folder that has the user name and password stored and no longer have to worry about a bill being late or insufficient funds.
 
2019-03-15 06:11:01 PM  
Just checking in as a "recently" (year and a half ago?) diagnosed adult, do we have a guest book to sign or anything?
 
2019-03-15 06:57:03 PM  
ADHD-RSD here. farking want meds so bad but my new doctor wants to treat depression (a side effect of the ADHD-RSD) first. 6th? time they have tried treating untreatable depression when I just want the farking ADHD-RSD treated which is the source of the problem.

/Rant
Anyone else with ADHD hugely into puns?
 
2019-03-15 08:21:21 PM  

Douggernaut: As someone whose doctor won't prescribe meds for me until my anxiety is under control (read: never), I have to make do with the constant fear of getting fired, going broke, and dying.


Welcome to the human race.
We all worry about that.
 
2019-03-15 09:13:49 PM  
I'm bipolar 1 with ADD because God nerfed me for being too powerful
 
2019-03-16 03:30:34 PM  
Many people with ADHD tend to do well in fields like the performing arts, photography or videography, athletics, emergency medicine, law enforcement and the military, according to Barkley.

Except guess what, they won't take you if you have a basket of problems like this.
 
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