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ADHD Resources: From A Therapist with ADHD

Updated: Mar 22




Oh, joy! Another ADHD resource post! Because clearly, what women with ADHD need is more reading material, right? Brought to you by a therapist with ADHD – because who better to offer help than someone who can't even find their car keys half the time?

So, if you're a woman with ADHD, congratulations! You've just found the cure for your chronic procrastination, forgetfulness, and all-around disorganization...or not. But hey, at least you'll have a good laugh and maybe pick up a tip or two as we navigate the wonderfully chaotic world of ADHD together.

Let's dive headfirst into this whirlwind of ADHD resources, because if we don't, we'll probably forget why we started in the first place.


Adult ADHD Store


Please. If you choose to look at anything on this list, make it this! There is something here for EVERYONE!


Supplements & Vitamins for ADHD Symptom Control

Okay, so legally I cannot tell you what you should take and how much... but! what I can do, is share with you what works for me. Here are some of the the supplements I choose to take to help manage my ADHD symptoms like inattention, mood regulation, and memory:

1. Fish Oil, Omega 3's
[overall brain function, focus, mood regulation]

2. Adult Multivitamin - naturally, I go for the gummies :-) The ones I take focus on Iron, B Vitamins, Zinc and Magnesium
[focus, mood regulation, memory]

3. L-Theanine
[focus, sleep, influence balance of dopamine and serotonin]

4. Melatonin, CBD
[sleep quality, relaxation]

Note: None of these vitamins or supplements should be used in place of medication.


Medication/Pill Trackers & Reminders


1. Bluetooth and App Weekly Pill Organizer with Alarm; around $37

Amazon Link here.



Not only do I struggle to remember to take my ADHD meds but when I do actually remember to take them, I sometimes cannot remember if I actually took them... *eye roll* it's a whole thing. So, having one of these makes it way less of a burden on my brain by reminding me to take all my meds and vitamins whenever I need it to. You'll find a few variations of these online but I personally like this one because it comes with an app.


2. Pill Poppers; around $10
Amazon Link here.

A much cheaper and less techy option is the Pill Popper. It's just so damn satisfying to push the rubber buttons every time you use it. It fits around the med bottle and you can use it for up to 3 different medications, so it's really great if you take more than one type of med or vitamin daily.



Organization :-)


1. Waterproof Notepad for the shower; around $12
Amazon Link here.





Because anything of importance ALWAYS pops into my mind while I am in the shower, completely isolated from ANYTHING to help me remember it...















2. Wrist Key Chain Tags for Tasks & Chores; around $6 for pack of 30
Amazon Link here.
















If you know, you know.
If you don't know... click here.



Get Your Shit Together Apps


Best for Setting Reminders: Due – Reminders & Timers
Best for Taking and Organizing Notes: Evernote
Best for Reducing Overwhelm: Remember the Milk
Best for Collaboration: Asana
Best for Managing Your To-do Lists: Todoist
Best for Pomodoro: Brain Focus
Best for Project Tracking: Trello
Best for Simplicity: Clear Todos
Best for Security: Bear
Best for Productivity: Productive – Habit Tracker
Best for Meals: Home Chef
Best for Body-Doubling: Flown



Books/Audio Books


by Jessica McCabe (2023)
This book is changing my life!
& let me just say it was written in a very intentional ADHD friendly way!

1. Paragraphs are short
2. The pages have a lot of white space
3. Reading shortcuts
4. Pull quotes
5. Bullet points
6. Bold subheadings
7. Doodle
8. Worksheets
9. Chapters are written so you can read them in order or skip around and not miss anything.

I love any book for ADHD that embraces our brains - and not trying to change us! Jessica has ADHD herself, she was diagnosed later in life so she has a unique and relatable perspective - she explains and embraces how our brains work. 🥰


A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD is the first guided workbook for women with ADHD designed to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws.


This book can help you engage in some neurodiverse self-care—without pretending to be neurotypical. You’ll find more than 100 tips to accepting yourself, destigmatizing ADHD, finding your community, and taking care of your physical and mental health.


IG Accounts


@connor.dewolfe – comedian
@authenticallyadhd – ADHD and non-binary


Tik Tok


@adhdcoachsheila
@catieosaurus
@drhallowell
@dr.kojosarfo
@howtoadhd
@loloelizabeth
@stina905
@thepsychdoctormd
@youradhdmom

For whatever reason, I refuse to get a Tik Tok, and so I am unable to link up these accounts. But they're still great!


Youtube Channel: How to ADHD




Followed by 1.56 M Women struggling with getting their shit together
Building a toolbox of techniques for tackling ADHD. Learn to work with your brain, not against it



"...Whether you're navigating your ADHD with confidence or still trying to find your way, remember that you're not alone, and there's no one "right" way to do this..."


You've reached the end of my caffeinated ride --- brought to you by a therapist who sometimes forgets what she's saying mid-sentence. But here's the deal: ADHD is a wild beast, and we're all taming it in our own beautifully messy ways. Some days we'll conquer the world, while on others, we'll lose a staring contest with the refrigerator. And guess what? That's the ADHD "norm"!

Whether you're navigating your ADHD with confidence or still trying to find your way, remember that you're not alone, and there's no one "right" way to do this.

Keep laughing at the quirks, celebrating the wins (no matter how small), and embracing the glorious chaos that is ADHD. It's what makes us, well, us.

So, keep riding those ups and downs, and don't forget to enjoy the view – it's pretty fucking unique up here!


Read my ADHD Story here.





 
If you live in PA, NJ or NY and want to start therapy, reach out here to schedule a free 15 minute intro call and see if we make a good fit!

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