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(Some...Oh Look, Shiny)   15 signs that you might have adult ADHD. Given the subject, is a 15 page slideshow really a good idea?   (health.com) divider line 101
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2011-06-11 08:29:35 AM  
It's also how to tell if you're a software engineer.
 
2011-06-11 08:33:36 AM  
It's also
 
2011-06-11 08:40:33 AM  
Yeah, that list is written like a horoscope, it could apply to practically anyone. We all have our moments.

/Except maybe the smoking thing, it's the only item that saved me from ADHD.
//That and the kid thing
///Mine are two, it's really hard to tell if it's ADHD or just being two.
 
2011-06-11 08:52:44 AM  
If I claim ADHD, can I go talk to the nice therapist? The one with the great legs and the naughty librarian look from the article?

img2.timeinc.net
 
2011-06-11 09:12:15 AM  
I'm pretty sure it's just really early onset Alzheimer's.
 
2011-06-11 09:13:04 AM  
I cured my adult ADHD with beer. Have a couple cold ones and about half of those symptoms go away.
 
2011-06-11 09:16:48 AM  
lolcat.com
 
2011-06-11 09:17:09 AM  
img2.timeinc.net

Volkswagen goes where?
 
2011-06-11 09:20:37 AM  
I have a feeling that, sooner or later, everyone who doesn't have some sort of serious psychological condition will be diagnosed with having ADHD.
 
2011-06-11 09:21:15 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: It's also how to tell if you're a software engineer.


Heh. Touche.
 
2011-06-11 09:21:28 AM  
all the important information is usually on slide 1 anyway
 
2011-06-11 09:21:38 AM  

MAYORBOB: I have a feeling that, sooner or later, everyone who doesn't have some sort of serious psychological condition will be diagnosed with having ADHD.


Or Bipolar II
 
2011-06-11 09:25:51 AM  
I thought it was...Oh look! A squirrel in the next post.
 
2011-06-11 09:26:33 AM  
All I see is a list of indicators that, if present, reveal than an individual is having trouble being an adult.
 
2011-06-11 09:26:48 AM  
I don't spend the whole day on the couch and I skydive so I think, yes, I have ADHD. Put me on Ritalin at once and turn me into a vegetable. Much better...
 
2011-06-11 09:27:36 AM  

MAYORBOB: I have a feeling that, sooner or later, everyone who doesn't have some sort of serious psychological condition will be diagnosed with having ADHD.


Big Pharma knows best.

/dnrtfa
//like I have the patience to sit through that
 
2011-06-11 09:32:14 AM  

KStDrew: I don't spend the whole day on the couch and I skydive so I think, yes, I have ADHD. Put me on Ritalin at once and turn me into a vegetable. Much better...


I found xanax with a vodka chaser to be effective for numbing the mind and robbing you of any creativity or cognitive skills.
 
2011-06-11 09:32:19 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: It's also how to tell if you're a software engineer.


Hey, I'm a 29 yo software test engineer recently diagnosed with ADHD, so I'm getting a kick, etc
 
2011-06-11 09:32:43 AM  
And a possible way to fix your ADHD problem:

img2.timeinc.net

/from a related slideshow
//don't mind the coffee
 
2011-06-11 09:34:42 AM  
As someone with ADHD, I'm really getting...omg, where did you find that kitty picture? I've got two cats. I'm hungry. I like this song, what is it? I really need to clean off my desk. Where did this pepper come from? Oh right, I was posting on Fark. It's going to be hot today. Hee hee, kitty picture. Oh right...medication.

*takes medication*

a kick out of this.
 
2011-06-11 09:36:19 AM  
I can't wait to see Super 8 today. I heard it's a good movie.
 
2011-06-11 09:37:03 AM  
12/15 I guess that means I'm okay.
 
2011-06-11 09:39:35 AM  
I have ADHD, it sucks. Thank god for meds and pot.
 
2011-06-11 09:43:33 AM  

shadowmaster: I thought it was...Oh look! A squirrel in the next post.


Golf clap.
 
2011-06-11 09:44:52 AM  

cmunic8r99: MAYORBOB: I have a feeling that, sooner or later, everyone who doesn't have some sort of serious psychological condition will be diagnosed with having ADHD.

Or Bipolar II


Epileptic Boogaloo?

/got nothin
 
2011-06-11 09:46:24 AM  
I found the "view all" button, so does that mean I don't have ADHD?
 
2011-06-11 09:54:49 AM  
The last slide says:

"Congratulations, you don't have ADHD"
 
2011-06-11 09:55:49 AM  
I made it to the third slide then saw something shiny out of the corner of my eye.
 
2011-06-11 10:03:04 AM  
If you have ADHD as an adult

www.tvjab.com

(insert quote here)
 
2011-06-11 10:09:55 AM  
14 out of 15 for me. I'm actually 99% positive I have it, especially since both my kids got diagnosed last year. My only real concern is that meds are gonna throw me all out of whack.

Tr0mBoNe: It's also how to tell if you're a software engineer.


And yeah, I'm one of these too.
 
2011-06-11 10:10:08 AM  
I used to cure mine by burning a bowl, but since I'm subject to a random drug test with my current job that's now impossible.
 
2011-06-11 10:10:47 AM  

Krymson Tyde: I used to cure treat mine by burning a bowl, but since I'm subject to a random drug test with my current job that's now impossible.


FTFM
 
2011-06-11 10:16:09 AM  
Was it just that the content was boring or does three slides and out mean something else?
 
2011-06-11 10:16:45 AM  
So, basically.. if you're alive, you have ADHD. Good to know I now have an excuse.
 
2011-06-11 10:18:01 AM  
Sometimes I think I have ADHD. But it's more likely that I'm just an asshole.
 
2011-06-11 10:18:45 AM  
14/15- what do I win?

I got myself fixed at the ripe old age of 26, so I won't ever spawn. Therefore, the child thing didn't count.

/love-hate relationship with Adderall
 
2011-06-11 10:27:14 AM  
Did you guys see the articles about the fat squirrels?
 
2011-06-11 10:35:34 AM  
Yay!
I got 100%
 
2011-06-11 10:41:19 AM  
If you made it through the article, you are probably ok...
 
2011-06-11 10:44:43 AM  
After reading through them, I'm guessing that maybe we don't have ADHD, but maybe our jobs just suck. I don't have a disease if my job is boring, the pay is crap, and I'm forced to work every waking hour.
 
2011-06-11 10:49:10 AM  
tl;
 
2011-06-11 10:54:09 AM  
How can you be a good cubicle monkey if you enjoy life and can't focus on mundane TPS reports? Better medicate you so you are more productive and less costly.
 
2011-06-11 10:55:28 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I found the "view all" button, so does that mean I don't have ADHD?


YOU ARE A GOD!
 
2011-06-11 10:55:37 AM  
14 out of 15. Everything but the kids. Mine are normal enough, and girls too which might be the difference.
 
2011-06-11 11:07:46 AM  
they could have made the list simpler:

1. If you are human.
 
2011-06-11 11:12:05 AM  
it's just poor socialisation and lack of discipline.
 
2011-06-11 11:22:22 AM  
People seem to be missing the point of the article. Well, not of the article, but of listing these things as symptoms.

Of course everyone experiences all of these things. Most people see that list and say "Big whoop, applies to everyone, nothing there is exceptional. It's made up!"

A person with ADHD looks at the list and says "My god, those circumstances and conditions dominate my life... Maybe I'm not crazy, lazy, or stupid" (To paraphrase the title of a popular book on ADHD)

It's not binary. It's a spectrum. The point isn't that only ADHD people misplace their keys or have messy desks -- it's that the frequency, length, and intensity of those "ADHD moments" are astronomically greater in persons with ADHD. For me, it was "looking for things." I can't look for things. Or, rather, I can't find things. My ADHD often prevents me from maintaining the kind of focus needed to search a space thoroughly. I cast about, hoping to notice, rather than looking. I wasn't aware of it -- I spent my whole life thinking I had some amusingly cosmic inability to find things I was looking for. It's not about amount of effort, either, because it wouldn't matter if I was looking for something meaningless or something dreadfully important. When I learned more about ADHD, it was that particular characteristic that really clued me in to my condition.
 
2011-06-11 11:27:24 AM  

Guntram Shatterhand: After reading through them, I'm guessing that maybe we don't have ADHD, but maybe our jobs just suck. I don't have a disease if my job is boring, the pay is crap, and I'm forced to work every waking hour.


If you can't focus on your boring paperwork, you don't have ADHD.

If you can't tear yourself away from Minesweeper to do anything else you actually enjoy, despite being bored to tears, that's ADHD. "Attention deficit" doesn't mean you can't focus, it means you can't CONTROL your focus, and you can get "locked" to something that bores the everloving crap out of you.

That's what got me tested at age 26, and diagnosed. The shrink had no idea how I got to adulthood without it being picked up on, since every single report card I ever got has something like "has difficulty paying attention" somewhere on it.


I'm also not medicated, unless you count caffeine. I didn't need meds to "fix" me, I just needed to know WTF my head was doing and why.
 
2011-06-11 11:31:07 AM  
img2.timeinc.net

NO YOUUUU!!
 
2011-06-11 11:44:47 AM  
i55.tinypic.com

Thanks for the exposition sticky-note, it looks totally natural.
 
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