Welcome to Adult ADHD Unplugged! We’re glad you’re here.
We want to share what we learn in the areas of personal development, productivity, and improved relationships that help people with ADHD. When we learn new strategies, we want to pass them on. We want to hear other peoples’ stories and strategies, too.
We want to share our stories with people in this online community we’re calling Adult ADHD Unplugged.
So please join us. If this community sounds like it could help in some way, then please follow this blog, explore our website to sign up for our FREE Weekly Tips and blog posts, “like” and “follow” our Facebook page, and subscribe to our Youtube channel.
If you’re wondering if you have Adult ADHD yourself, follow this link for the same free online Adult ADHD Self-Assessment I took when I wondered about it.
Here’s more of my story and what we’re doing with Adult ADHD Unplugged.
Since I learned I have Adult ADHD in early November 2016, my life changed for the better. I found out later in life than most people who get the diagnosis. At the time I was six weeks shy of my 70th birthday. However, that hasn’t stopped me from being grateful and looking for ways I can reshape the rest of my life.
My wife, Marge, and I keep learning more about Adult ADHD. Marge does not have Adult ADHD.
The numbers are shocking! An estimated 5% of the adults in the U.S. have the neurochemical condition called Adult ADHD. However, only about 20% of those people are diagnosed. Fully 80% don’t have a clue!
So most people with this fairly common disorder don’t know they have it. I know I sure didn’t. Almost by accident, I read an article about adults with ADHD, and it hit me: “Those people are just like me!”
How I found out I have Adult ADHD
So I got busy and soon found an online self-assessment. I took it and got ridiculously high scores.
But I didn’t want to push it. I didn’t want to think I had something when I really didn’t. So I made an appointment with my primary care doctor. He said it sounded like I definitely had it. He referred me to a psychiatrist who specializes in people with Adult ADHD.
Fortunately, I got an appointment quickly and had my first visit with the psychiatrist. He asked loads of questions and then had me take the same self-assessment I’d found online.
The short version is that he diagnosed me on the spot. I am grateful for that because it often takes people many steps and much longer to get a diagnosis.
I’ve told this story in more detail elsewhere so I won’t keep going here, but that’s how it started.
We have benefited in three ways since we learned that I have Adult ADHD. These are the three key areas where we’ll be passing on tips and strategies to the ADHD Unplugged community members.
Personal Development with Adult ADHD Unplugged:
My Adult ADHD diagnosis and subsequent treatment and readings have given me a lot of clarity about who I am. Now I understand why I did and largely continue to do certain things that neither I nor others always understood. I’m getting treatment which allows me to focus longer and not be so jumpy and agitated.
Also, I keep reading and learning. It helps in my personal development, which I believe never stops still our bodies stop. I want to be the best person I can be. Now I won’t turn away from opportunities I thought would never work out before.
I am pumped about what the future can bring for me and you as we implement personal development tips and strategies.
Productivity with Adult ADHD Unplugged:
I am now aware how my ADHD got in the way of my productivity. With that new understanding, I’m focused on learning strategies and finding tools to help with tasks and projects. Now I can pay attention to one topic much longer than ever before in my life. I no longer have to automatically rule out long-term projects.
I previously avoided all assignments or projects that I couldn’t handle from start to finish in at most a couple of hours.
Despite having Adult ADHD, I’ve been fortunate to have careers and professions where I could actually accomplish quite a bit. Now, however, I set my sights much higher, and Marge and I are super excited about our future.
Join our community and get more excited about what’s possible in your life, too!
Relationships with Adult ADHD Unplugged:
I am forever grateful Marge and I found each other in 1970 almost by accident — on a blind date. With our new understandings and clarity on how I operate and how Marge and I work together, we look forward to making our primary relationship even stronger.
We look forward to improved relationships with other people including family, friends, work and professional colleagues, and neighbors. We know this is also possible for others with Adult ADHD, so we’ll share our relationship strategies with you.
We invite you to join the ADHD Unplugged Community!