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As the season changes to fall, you may be noticing that you aren’t as happy, have some sleep or mood issues that weren’t around in the summer. The reduction of sunlight has often been centred out as being responsible for these changes. Some of us have full blown “seasonal affective disorder,” which is a diagnosis of depression based on less exposure to full spectrum lighting. Children and adults diagnosed with ADHD may be more susceptible to this diagnosis. More mild versions of this may also be present
Having ADHD can mean that people define you by what you can’t do. Often called the disease condition or symptoms of the diagnosis, others look to discuss inattention, hyperactivity, performance below potential, fidgety behaviour, speaking out of turn and quick to anger. But if you look closely, you will see that having ADHD often means that you have skills and abilities that surpass those of your “normal” peers. Here are a few of my favourite gifts of ADHD.