Rod Dreher: “Hi, honey, I’m ADHD”

Climb every mountain …

“This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the Church.” (St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 5:12)

Rod Dreher, who is an Orthodox Christian, wrote “Hi, honey, I’m ADHD” on Beliefnet, July 20, 2010. A spouse with ADHD is hard to live with, he admits. In the post he hints that he himself has this disability. Some of the comments at the end of the post are very illuminating; many are written by people who know the situation from experience. To access:  http://blog.beliefnet.com/roddreher/2010/07/hi-honey-im-adhd.html

At the beginning of Rod’s Post, written in blue, is “Attention-deficit disorders can take a big toll on marriage.” This sentence is a live URL,  leading to this New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/attention-disorders-can-take-a-toll-on-marriage/?ref=health?8dpc

(And though, there is no current diagnosis, yours truly shows  signs of it, too.) I bought a book a while back that paints what is for me a familiar picture:

Adult ADD: A Reader-Friendly Guide to Identifying, Understanding, and Treating Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, by Thomas A Whiteman, PhD & Michele Novitni, PhD, Pinon Press, 1995.)

Here’s a site from Science Reference Services with a long list of resources on ADHD, including the book mentioned above: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/adhdtb.html

picture from YoungChristianCouple.wordpress.com 

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