Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On December 14, 2009 I was diagnosed with ADHD combined type. This could be puzzling to some. It happened because my son was also diagnosed with the same type of ADHD last Summer. Here I was thinking it was his dad.

As I mentioned in my last blog, I am attending ADDCA (Attention Deficit Disorder Coaching Academy). It was supposed to be a way to increase ACiM's ability to service our clients and perhaps learn more about my son and other friends and family who struggle with ADHD.

About (4) classes into the program, light dawned on thunder mountain (as my wonderful life partner would say, who...btw... also has ADHD).

"Um, wait a second, this clas
s wasn't supposed to be about me. What is going on here?"

Because of this practice and my association with ADDCA, I was able to quickly connect myself with an appropriate doctor, Dr. Theresa Cerulli M.D. ( Her biography speaks for itself.

One of the most important things about Dr. Theresa Cerulli M.D. is that while she is an expert on ADHD and the pharmac
ology associated with it's treatment, she believes in treating the whole person and that pharmaceuticals are only (1) piece of the treatment pie.

Her practice is medically based with the most current objective testing available. (It's my opinion that doctors who say there isn't objective testing for ADHD are wrong.)

Either she or a professional available through her practice offers Cogmed Working Memory Training - A drug-free, research based solution to improve Attention and Working Memory, ADHD Coaching, Behavioral Therapy, Mindful Listening Training (MLT), and Cognitive Fi
tness Training - CFT (

Dr. Cerulli evaluated me. I was prescribed Vyvanse. I am humbled by my previous judgments about medication. I am very serious when I say this:

About two hours after taking my fi
rst 30mg dose, my life improved in a significant way. I will continue, for some time, to sort out just how significant.

Don't misunderstand me. This is not a miracle pill. I have also increased my attendance at yoga classes from 1 to
2 times per week. I joined an amazing gym. If you're local to the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire area, you HAVE to check out:

KDR Fitness Systems in Enfiel
d, NH

I also have my own ADHD coach. The point is, it's a combination of things that have improved my life.

  • If you suspect you or a loved one have ADHD and don't know where or how to begin the process of finding out, I can help you.
  • With or without an official diagnosis, coaching will help you.
  • If you have ADHD or your child has ADHD and you're struggling, I can help you.

Until next time...

Warmly and Sincerely,


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