If you saw the excellent ADD and Loving It?! documentary and if you think you may have Adult ADD:
1. Take the 5 minute Harvard/NYU/W.H.O. Adult ADHD screener test on my website.
2. To get a diagnosis find a local ADHD support group near you to find a list of medical professionals who know enough about ADHD to diagnose it properly, sadly, many don’t. UBC medical school students get one hour of training on ADHD.
3. The best way to treat ADHD is multiple methods, there’s no one magic pill, you don’t “cure” it, you learn to manage it more effectively with things like Adult ADHD coaching, for practical daily skills for things like procrastination, trouble getting organized, being easily distracted, getting overloaded and overwhelmed, and time management. Also ADHD medications, exercise and meditation to help balance out the brain chemistry and increase focus etc. See Top 10 Ways to Manage Adult ADHD
You can now buy the ADD and Loving It?! ADHD documentary on DVD and use it to educate the people who think Adult ADD doesn’t exist or it’s a failure of willpower/drug company/space alien conspiracy. Here’s the trailer of the movie, and you can buy the DVD here at the great Totally ADD website that has a lot of useful videos on Adult ADD. Help pass the word around about the show, reduce the stigma.
ADD and Loving It?! is a Canadian Adult ADHD Documentary made for Global TV by Canadian Actor/Comedian Patrick McKenna (Traders, The Red Green Show) and Comedian/Director Rick Green. Heard this from Heidi Bernhardt, the National Director of the CADDAC, The Centre for ADHD Advocacy Canada who was one of the people who helped to make the ADD & Loving It?! documentary happen. Here’s the team that made the video possible.
Show was very entertaining, informative & fast paced. Perfect for ADDers. I liked Thom Hartmann’s comments near the end “I think probably the most effective treatment for ADHD I’ve seen is coaching” As an Adult ADHD Coach, I agree:)
My last post described the ADD& Loving it, and if you read the comments section of that post, people who watched the film were very moved and impressed by it.
If you saw ADD and Loving It!, what did you think of it? Who else should see it and how can you let them know about it?