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2013-01-28 12:27:46 AM
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F*ck you, subby, and anyone who makes fun of this.

I an adult with ADD. I was diagnosed halfway through high school. I went on meds and went from a 2.66 GPA to a 4.0. If not for the diagnosis and the meds I would have barely graduated, would never have gone to college, and would, over all, have a vastly sh*ttier standard of living.

And I never asked for any breaks other than taking meds. No extra time on tests, none of that.

I still struggle every goddamn day, and still take meds, to deal with the f*cked up society you low-intelligence disinterested f*ckwits have built for yourselves because you are only capable of dealing with having everything placed before you in nice neat rows, but are unable to question or dream.

So, in conclusion, f*ck you, subby. Go DIAF.

/and I f*cking hate text messaging
//it's too distracting
2013-01-28 07:15:01 AM
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: F*ck you, subby, and anyone who makes fun of this.

I an adult with ADD. I was diagnosed halfway through high school. I went on meds and went from a 2.66 GPA to a 4.0. If not for the diagnosis and the meds I would have barely graduated, would never have gone to college, and would, over all, have a vastly sh*ttier standard of living.

And I never asked for any breaks other than taking meds. No extra time on tests, none of that.

I still struggle every goddamn day, and still take meds, to deal with the f*cked up society you low-intelligence disinterested f*ckwits have built for yourselves because you are only capable of dealing with having everything placed before you in nice neat rows, but are unable to question or dream.

So, in conclusion, f*ck you, subby. Go DIAF.

/and I f*cking hate text messaging
//it's too distracting


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2013-01-28 06:49:11 AM
1 votes:
It's a massive shame that the thread looks like it does right now. Plenty of people screaming that Big Pharma invented the condition and that some anecdotal experiences with snotty-nosed little kids with extremely poor parents being labelled with the condition disproves the entire condition's existence, carefully skirting the fact that it exists on adults, and the amount of extremely famous and successful adults that have come out as having ADHD. Are we saying these folk are using the label as an excuse for their failure? They haven't failed by my measure.

The Boobies was the sound of an emotional, angry post from someone all too used to being told they're an idiot and their condition is made up, and it's appropriate that even on Fark, where you can find at least some discussion and understanding for disorders like body dysphoria and transsexualism, is treated with such scorn.

Actual science recognises the condition, and in the latest DSM-V, it is still there, but has been refined and redefined, not eliminated, into a spectrum condition. I really don't want to share a label that so many associate with a either a children's disease, an American over-medication hoax, a crux for failure or a drug-seeker's 'disease' and I ESPECIALLY don't like taking the *pre-existing* and not made for purpose medications for it, as they have such a bad reputation and they have unpleasant side effects. I don't like collecting that medication at the pharmacy any more than you like the idea of someone using it for treatment.

Let me tell you what it's like - you cannot put your attention where you want it; it goes where it pleases, usually on the most interesting thing at the time. Imagine having to do something monotonous, tedious or otherwise extremely dull, but extremely important. You know full well that your life will be easier when you complete the task in good time, that you can continue to provide for yourself and your loved one if you apply yourself, that you will continue to build your future. Now imagine not being able to emotionally connect with that future image of yourself and your attention instead judges the task as inferior to pretty much everything else. All other people can tell you is that you need to stop being a child and think of your future and just man up and get it over with.

If I was truly lazy, childish and uncaring about my future and the future of those I love, I wouldn't have been frequently brought to tears by my inability to do what is required and not what is interesting, the weight of actually knowing what its worth to succeed and the hurtful judgements from others when I fail. I wouldn't be in mental pain over it. It is not a nice feeling when you swap jobs because you cannot torture yourself enough to keep the routine going, and within a few months of the novelty wearing off, you can actually feel the disconnect happening and what you previously had such ease doing, becomes harder and harder.

I'm really, really glad on one hand that so many people are so unable to imagine being at odds with themselves like this and can just do as they want provided they care enough; I would dearly love that for myself. I only wish they could instead feel a little empathy or even just leave me alone because I can't do likewise.
2013-01-28 05:56:48 AM
1 votes:
Sid_6.7 way to ignore the headline & article is about children (not adults) and to make it all about you. Your explosion speaks volumes about subject matter that counseling and hard work should have attended to long ago.

I'll agree that research and development in pharmaceuticals has resulted in wonderful advancements that most certainly be taken advantage of. The same holds true for the field of psychiatry and counseling. The general field of medicine grows in leaps and bounds and only the most ignorant choose to overlook how many can benefit from others hard work and efforts.

There is also cause for concern FOR CHILDREN that certain poor parenting habits can lend to misdiagnosis. Intake of certain foods and beverages for children should be limited or eliminated, proper amounts of sleep must be part of the daily regimen as well as physical play time in fresh air. Taking care to make certain basic needs are met before moving on to medication is a logical choice.
2013-01-28 05:52:36 AM
1 votes:

Insurgent: i'm afraid Sid_6.7 was misdiagnosed. autism is the culprit here.


In all seriousness - the perception that all of "low-intelligence disinterested f*ckwits" society is against him, in his lone stand against the world - could be classic paranoid schizophrenia.
2013-01-28 05:26:53 AM
1 votes:
I think the fact that pharmaceutical industries have developed wonderful pills for dealing with this shows that it is a REAL PROBLEM. They definitely did NOT create this disorder as a way to push billions of dollars worth of pills into every kid they can.

Besides, even if it were a real disorder for some people, it is definitely NOT due to all the brain-warping chemicals being pumped into the environment. It's genetic, so keep taking your pills, microwaving your food in plastic containers, and living next to smokestacks.
2013-01-28 04:52:40 AM
1 votes:
Human beings aren't wired to spend their formative years sitting still in one position for hours, reading things, listening to someone talk about things they mostly don't care about, then filling in little bubbles about other things they mostly don't care about. Why is it a surprise some people aren't good at it? In modern society it may be a 'disorder' because it makes it harder for you to sit quietly in your cubicle and do paperwork, but I'm not sure it's a defect. For most of the time humans have been humans, they spent their time moving around, doing multiple tasks in a sensory rich environment where they needed to be alert to many different things. If you focused in too tightly on one specific repetitive task you might miss whatever was sneaking up behind you to kill you.
2013-01-28 04:40:40 AM
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encyclopediaplushuman: Sid_6.7: I an adult with ADD.

Not to insult or anything, but what do you think about the American Psychiatric Association no longer recognizing ADD as a legitimate disorder?


Part of that has to do with the reorganization of autism as a spectrum disorder. I suspect that ADD may have gotten subsumed into ASD, since a lot of the symptoms are the same.

I also suspect that overdiagnosis of normal 5-year olds because teacher/mommy&daddy/the school nurse seem to feel that it's easier to call a kid ADD and hand him a pill instead of scheduling more recess may have played a part.
2013-01-28 04:39:22 AM
1 votes:
Sid_6.7:

Ok, ADD tackled. Next up, anger management.
2013-01-28 03:03:05 AM
1 votes:
I think part of being a child is having ADD.

People want children to be little adults and focus on things while their brains (the kids) are racing with new inputs and distractions that adults are hardened too..oh look at the cloud, the sunlight from the window...that end of the pencil tip..the way the pencil hits the paper and leaves dusts sometimes, the texture of paper, the little imperfections in their desks..etc..etc. and the adults now have 'name' for it ADD...and drug them. Even in Charlie brown the adults were all WHAAA WHAAA WHAAA. Let kids be kids.

while sometimes it's a big problem for few kids, but most kids that what we'd call ADD is because they're processing new info, distracted from adult imposed regiment;  from the light in a rainbow, an ant is more interesting than a teacher, and a cloud is wonder to behold.
2013-01-28 02:51:25 AM
1 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: Please forgive my ignorance, but for the sufferers, what were the signs and how is ADD diagnosed?


Google it...

And if you can't make it to the third search result without checking your phone or opening a different tab, you may qualify. ;-)

/not a doctor
2013-01-28 12:39:33 AM
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: I an adult with ADD.


Not to insult or anything, but what do you think about the American Psychiatric Association no longer recognizing ADD as a legitimate disorder?
2013-01-28 12:32:18 AM
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: I


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Looks pretty good other than that,
 
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