Online, there’s a joke that our disability is named after how it affects other people, not how it affects us. ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Congrats! What a mess! You can’t focus or stay still! The only thing that people will think about when they hear that you have it is that you have it, not that there’s a lot more to it. A lot of people with ADHD have problems with their emotions, memory, executive function, hyperfixation, rejection sensitivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and more. ADHD isn’t just about having a short attention span and having to move some part of your body all the time. It’s a fun joke to say that I have alphabet soup in my brain because I have so many other disorders. ADHD is more than just someone not being able to stay still and focus. ADHD is more than just someone not being able to stay still and focus. ADHD is more than just someone not being able to stay still and focus.
ADHD is a little hard to understand, especially when it’s shown in movies and TV shows as a little boy who bounces around and doesn’t listen. If you’re lucky, then. There are times when people say that ADHD doesn’t exist, and that our kids just need discipline, not drugs to get them in shape. Because I have to be disciplined, my brain will make the right neurotransmitters. Mockumentary: If this were real, I would be facing the camera. Rather, I made a list of stories and books written by people with ADHD, as well as some basic information about ADHD, so that people could read about it. To be clear, it can be hard to get diagnosed even if you’re from a minority group. This list isn’t as diverse as our other lists. You should read “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in ADHD Diagnosis from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade” and “Racial and Ethnic Differences in ADHD Treatment Quality Among Medicaid-Enrolled Youth” for more about ADHD in minority groups.
Chasing Kites by Tom Nardone
Before there were many people who knew about ADHD, Tom Nardon grew up with it. By reading this book, he talks about how he had trouble making friends as a child because he had ADHD. He also talks about being bullied every day, and how hard it was to keep a job. It shows you how the mind of someone with ADHD works, and it’s a book I think you should read if you or someone you know has it.
Memoirs of an ADHD Mind by Melissa Hood
So if that helps you, this memoir is one you should read. Melissa Hood used her faith to help her deal with her ADHD diagnosis, and she wrote this book to fight the negative stereotypes society has about people with ADHD. She also wants to help people with ADHD learn healthy ways to cope and build the structure they need in their lives.
Hyper by Timothy Denevi
Hyper is caused by someone who took medicine and it didn’t work. Taking Ritalin made Timothy Denevi go crazy when he first took it, which happens to a small number of people who take it. Here, he tells you about how he has tried different treatments for ADHD and how they didn’t work for him. He also talks a lot about the history of ADHD and the different ways people have tried to treat it.
Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention by Katherine Ellison
As someone who has ADHD, I can’t imagine having to deal with both my own and my child’s at the same time. However, that’s what Katherine Ellison is doing with her son now that they have both been diagnosed with the same thing. Buzz tells Ellison and her son what to do as they try to find a solution that works for both of them.
Adult ADHD 101 by Jacqueline Sinfield
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or think you might need to get checked out, this guide is for you. It will help you figure out where to start. You can read it in a short amount of time, and it’s clear, concise, and does a good job of keeping your attention. It’s a great start for anyone who wants to learn more about ADHD.
Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus and Whitney Martin
This picture book was written with your child in mind to help them deal with their diagnosis. There are short stories about how to deal with friends and family, how to deal with school, and how to deal with everyday life. There are also stories about how to treat ADHD and how to get help, as well as useful tips for dealing with all of it.
My Brain Needs Glasses by Annick Vincent
A doctor has written a story about an 8-year-old boy, Tom, who has ADHD and writes about how he lives his life every day. There are many good things that your child can learn from this journal, and you can use it to try and figure out how your child lives.
Smart but Stuck by Thomas E. Brown
Smart but Stuck is a collection of 15 stories from teens and adults who have ADHD about how they deal with hyperfocus and emotional issues, as well as how we can get stuck on certain tasks no matter how smart we are. This book, which was written by an expert on ADHD, also has strategies and different treatments for getting yourself out of a rut.
100 Questions and Answers about ADHD in Women and Girls by Dr. Patricia Quinn
As I said before, there is a difference in how ADHD looks in different genders. Men are more likely to talk about their symptoms outside of themselves than women are. A lot of this comes down to how we’re raised based on how we think we’re supposed to be as kids, but that’s another conversation. For women who have ADHD, this book is a “FAQ.” It talks about things like how to deal with their emotions, and how to get a diagnosis.
If you have ADHD and have been having a hard time during the pandemic, I’m there for you, too. Changes in routine and accountability make it almost impossible to get yourself to do anything, so you can’t make yourself do it. If you’re having problems with these things, know that you’re not the only one who has them. ADHD Alien comics by Pina Varnel are a good source of information about ADHD if you want to learn more about it. We have an article called “8 Great Books for Parents of Children with ADHD.” If you want more books about ADHD in kids, check it out.