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2013-03-04 08:08:18 AM
ADHD leads to other psychiatric disorders in adulthood? That sounds really scary! I'd better finish RTFA if I can focus long enough...

...So by "psychiatric problems" we're talking largely about self medicating, anxiety, and depression? Yeah, nothing new there.
 
2013-03-04 08:42:46 AM
Well, duh.
 
2013-03-04 08:53:48 AM
Which ADHD?  There's like three of them, and the Inattentive one was already understood to persist in adulthood.
 
2013-03-04 08:54:01 AM
Wait, so psychiatric problems don't just disappear the day we turn 18?  Or is it 21? 25? or 17 in Nevada and parts of Montana.
 
2013-03-04 08:54:24 AM
Have ha ADHD my entire life, don't take meds, never will. I dont want to be medicated my whole life, only to decide one day im done being medicated and cant come off it because i dont know how to lice wirh it. If you live with it you learn to manage it, just like any "disorder." In my case, and I'm sure many others, I've made it my strength, among other thing I multi-task extremely well(can't stay on a single task though).
 
2013-03-04 08:55:40 AM
tl;dr
 
2013-03-04 08:55:57 AM
I used Ritalin as a means of taking college classes without losing my focus at five minute intervals. Doing so substantially improved my academic performance.

I no longer use the drug now, but I do still suffer from concentration deficiency.
 
2013-03-04 08:58:35 AM

Gdalescrboz: Have ha ADHD my entire life, don't take meds, never will. I dont want to be medicated my whole life, only to decide one day im done being medicated and cant come off it because i dont know how to lice wirh it. If you live with it you learn to manage it, just like any "disorder." In my case, and I'm sure many others, I've made it my strength, among other thing I multi-task extremely well(can't stay on a single task though).


By denying Big Pharma of its cut of sweet sweet cash, you are truly history's greatest monster.
 
2013-03-04 09:00:21 AM

Gdalescrboz: Have ha ADHD my entire life, don't take meds, never will. I dont want to be medicated my whole life, only to decide one day im done being medicated and cant come off it because i dont know how to lice wirh it. If you live with it you learn to manage it, just like any "disorder." In my case, and I'm sure many others, I've made it my strength, among other thing I multi-task extremely well(can't stay on a single task though).


I don't take meds for it either. I just drink. That's how I deal with it. Beer is good because it - oh look, the birds are chirping outside (I hate this farking meme)
 
2013-03-04 09:02:29 AM
I still think ADHD is a myth perpetuated by a few to have a new "victim class"

A bunch of people, normally middle class whites, need to find a new reason for society to pay attention to them. It's like the middle child syndrome.
 
2013-03-04 09:03:15 AM
I was on Ritalin in the mid 70's but my folks thought they would rather have me as I was than a zombie like shell of my former self, yet attentive child.

So I guess I got "lucky" with the alcoholism in adult life and that's why I work convenience store retail .  shiat comin' at me from all over , yeah bring it!.
 
2013-03-04 09:05:47 AM
Every adult I've met with "ADD" ended up just being bi-polar.
 
2013-03-04 09:05:55 AM
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2013-03-04 09:06:35 AM
Well, yeah. And sometimes you struggle with ADD your entire goddamn life while being misdiagnosed with a host of other disorders that are all just symptoms of your long untreated ADD, then are told as an adult that you can't possibly have ADD because you were never diagnosed as a child...

I finally got my ADD diagnosis at 33, and I have to say, the symptoms are INFINITELY more impairing as an adult than they were when I was a kid.

There really needs to be more resources for adults with ADD. Kids can have it tough too but add adult responsibilities to the problems of ADD and it can get damn near unbearable trying to juggle everything when your stupid distracted forgetful brain seems to sabotage every effort to complete even the simplest task.

/still trying to find meds that work.
 
2013-03-04 09:08:27 AM
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2013-03-04 09:10:06 AM
As an adult with ADHD I can confirm this.
 
2013-03-04 09:13:34 AM

Gifted Many Few: I still think ADHD is a myth perpetuated by a few to have a new "victim class"

A bunch of people, normally middle class whites, need to find a new reason for society to pay attention to them. It's like the middle child syndrome.


It's real. It's just over-diagnosed. It's much easier to label someone than to actually help them.

You sound ADHD. (not really, but you see how it works now?)
 
2013-03-04 09:13:42 AM
I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.
 
2013-03-04 09:14:47 AM

simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.


Your ignorance is stunning.
 
2013-03-04 09:18:34 AM

simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.


It's not that we'd rather do something else. For example, you're at home.  You walk by the trash can, it's full and needs to be taken outside.  You recognize that it is full, you have absolutely no issue with the task, and see no reason not to do it. You then proceed to walk right by it still thinking you need to take it out.  4 hours later, you have spent the last 4 hours bouncing back and forth between whatever you were doing and the thought that you should take out the trash but just can't summon the willpower to actually get up and do it. Hell, you may have walked by it three or four more times that evening. That is ADHD.
 
2013-03-04 09:20:02 AM
I'd kill for the hyperactivity part.
 
2013-03-04 09:21:45 AM
Adult with ADD here that I can confirm it lasts past childhood. I learned to manage it to some extent in my teens so I could come off the medication. But I still have frequent issues with concentration on anything that lasts more an than hour unless it is something I enjoy or like doing. And even then, unless it needs total attention I will daydream or do other self-distracting things.
 
2013-03-04 09:23:24 AM

Gdalescrboz: Have ha ADHD my entire life, don't take meds, never will. I dont want to be medicated my whole life, only to decide one day im done being medicated and cant come off it because i dont know how to lice wirh it. If you live with it you learn to manage it, just like any "disorder." In my case, and I'm sure many others, I've made it my strength, among other thing I multi-task extremely well(can't stay on a single task though).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feingold_diet  <---Changed my life.

/not quackery
 
2013-03-04 09:23:32 AM

Chabash: simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.

It's not that we'd rather do something else. For example, you're at home.  You walk by the trash can, it's full and needs to be taken outside.  You recognize that it is full, you have absolutely no issue with the task, and see no reason not to do it. You then proceed to walk right by it still thinking you need to take it out.  4 hours later, you have spent the last 4 hours bouncing back and forth between whatever you were doing and the thought that you should take out the trash but just can't summon the willpower to actually get up and do it. Hell, you may have walked by it three or four more times that evening. That is ADHD.


Not making a great argument here for hiring people with ADHD.  I don't give a shiat if you can't "summon the willpower" to not surf Fark at work.
 
2013-03-04 09:24:48 AM
Made up diseases continue to grow in number, news at 11:00.

Good smacking now and then cures that early. ADHD is a term for laziness and lack of discipline, enabled by poor parenting. South Park had that right.
 
2013-03-04 09:25:41 AM

Gifted Many Few: I still think ADHD is a myth perpetuated by a few to have a new "victim class"

A bunch of people, normally middle class whites, need to find a new reason for society to pay attention to them. It's like the middle child syndrome.


Your hypothesis is fascinating. Please present your credentials in the field of psychology, and describe the extensive peer reviewed research that has allowed you to credible derive your conclusion.
 
2013-03-04 09:27:25 AM

FLMountainMan: Chabash: simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.

It's not that we'd rather do something else. For example, you're at home.  You walk by the trash can, it's full and needs to be taken outside.  You recognize that it is full, you have absolutely no issue with the task, and see no reason not to do it. You then proceed to walk right by it still thinking you need to take it out.  4 hours later, you have spent the last 4 hours bouncing back and forth between whatever you were doing and the thought that you should take out the trash but just can't summon the willpower to actually get up and do it. Hell, you may have walked by it three or four more times that evening. That is ADHD.

Not making a great argument here for hiring people with ADHD.  I don't give a shiat if you can't "summon the willpower" to not surf Fark at work.


Who's at work at 6:30am?
 
2013-03-04 09:27:52 AM

Chabash: simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.

It's not that we'd rather do something else. For example, you're at home.  You walk by the trash can, it's full and needs to be taken outside.  You recognize that it is full, you have absolutely no issue with the task, and see no reason not to do it. You then proceed to walk right by it still thinking you need to take it out.  4 hours later, you have spent the last 4 hours bouncing back and forth between whatever you were doing and the thought that you should take out the trash but just can't summon the willpower to actually get up and do it. Hell, you may have walked by it three or four more times that evening. That is ADHD.


Sounds like laziness to me.

Note that I don't mean that as a insult. But what do I know, I feel like that all the ti... Kitties!!!!
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2013-03-04 09:29:43 AM

Thunderpipes: Made up diseases continue to grow in number, news at 11:00.

Good smacking now and then cures that early. ADHD is a term for laziness and lack of discipline, enabled by poor parenting. South Park had that right.


From which medical school did you earn your Psychology degree?
 
2013-03-04 09:29:52 AM

I_Am_Weasel: I'd kill for the hyperactivity part.


No, you wouldn't.  I'm severely bipolar (predominantly manic), and my energy is so high at times that I lose touch with reality and fall into full-blown psychosis.  I've been hospitalized for it.  It's like the intense physical restlessness that can't be alleviated just makes my brain snap.  It's not fun.  At all.

/properly medicated for the safety of society
 
2013-03-04 09:30:33 AM
Relevant?

"For the first time, scientists have discovered that five major psychiatric disorders-autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia-share several common genetic risk factors." Citation Link
 
2013-03-04 09:30:57 AM
Are all the ADD denyers saying that we should just let anyone have Ritalin? That seems like a fair way to do it.
 
2013-03-04 09:32:05 AM
Well, duh!
 
2013-03-04 09:33:00 AM

Happy Hours: You sound ADHD. (not really, but you see how it works now?)


I've been told I have Aspergers. Not from a doctor, but from people that hear how I talk. I am the guy that will complain about my food not being done right in a restaurant or telling the mailman to wipe his feet before walking on my porch. I don't have a social condition, I just tell people how it is.

I feel ADHD is the same thing. Someone isn't doing well, we have to have a medical reason, so they can't be persecuted.
 
2013-03-04 09:33:16 AM

Gdalescrboz: Have ha ADHD my entire life, don't take meds, never will. I dont want to be medicated my whole life, only to decide one day im done being medicated and cant come off it because i dont know how to lice wirh it. If you live with it you learn to manage it, just like any "disorder." In my case, and I'm sure many others, I've made it my strength, among other thing I multi-task extremely well(can't stay on a single task though).


Me too. I just considered it a strength that I could use to do several things at once.I am Autistic and so my processing is lowered. My ADHD speeds it up and helps me look at different things at once. It helps me make better decisions because my mind can move on to other possibilities.  I am also a master multitasker. I can't stay on one thing long without forcing myself. Maybe we dont need treatment just because the rest of the world doesn't have our skills.
 
2013-03-04 09:33:16 AM

Chabash: absolutely


Chabash: simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.

It's not that we'd rather do something else. For example, you're at home.  You walk by the trash can, it's full and needs to be taken outside.  You recognize that it is full, you have absolutely no issue with the task, and see no reason not to do it. You then proceed to walk right by it still thinking you need to take it out.  4 hours later, you have spent the last 4 hours bouncing back and forth between whatever you were doing and the thought that you should take out the trash but just can't summon the willpower to actually get up and do it. Hell, you may have walked by it three or four more times that evening. That is ADHD.


I'm not saying NOBODY has adult ADHD, I'm saying that the people that tell me they do, don't.
 
2013-03-04 09:34:15 AM

Thunderpipes: Made up diseases continue to grow in number, news at 11:00.

Good smacking now and then cures that early. ADHD is a term for laziness and lack of discipline, enabled by poor parenting. South Park had that right.


And if you smack your nearsighted kid hard enough he'll see the errors of his lazy-looking ways and see right.  Screw the glasses/contacts industry agenda.
 
2013-03-04 09:35:37 AM

Brittabot: I finally got my ADD diagnosis at 33, and I have to say, the symptoms are INFINITELY more impairing as an adult than they were when I was a kid.

There really needs to be more resources for adults with ADD. Kids can have it tough too but add adult responsibilities to the problems of ADD and it can get damn near unbearable trying to juggle everything when your stupid distracted forgetful brain seems to sabotage every effort to complete even the simplest task.


I've been trying various motivation sites. You know, the sort. Chore Wars types. As long as I can remember to go to the site, I can get SOME stuff done.

However, my productivity at work went from 2 hours a month to a solid 4 hours a day once I started taking something for the ADD (Laziness can't be medicated). I know people hate it, but man... When it works, it works. I'm a much happier, calmer person now. I'm not constantly hating myself.
 
2013-03-04 09:39:28 AM

Raider_dad: I was on Ritalin in the mid 70's but my folks thought they would rather have me as I was than a zombie like shell of my former self, yet attentive child.

So I guess I got "lucky" with the alcoholism in adult life and that's why I work convenience store retail .  shiat comin' at me from all over , yeah bring it!.


And for the idiots who say "hey, they dope kids up with Ritalin so they just sit there", for about the millionth time,  Ritalin is an upper.

But I see some of the usual suspects have weighed in.  "Ugh, kids in school look like zombies must be drugged up on Ritalin and Prozac."  I used to work with a guy whose kid was misdiagnosed with ADHD, was prescribed Ritalin, and literally started hitting his head against a door because he couldn't stop moving.

"Oh, ADHD is just made up."  Yeah...fark you, idiots with your FOX News School of Medicine degrees.  You're right up there with Dr. Jenny McCarthy.
 
2013-03-04 09:41:02 AM

simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.


I'm such a failure, I'm a year away from getting my PhD in physics.

/STFU yourself, son.
 
2013-03-04 09:41:03 AM

Dimensio: Your hypothesis is fascinating. Please present your credentials in the field of psychology, and describe the extensive peer reviewed research that has allowed you to credible derive your conclusion.


Psychology has little to do with it. Look at the all the drug commercials. They target middle class whites. They have trouble with depression, psoriasis, allergies, constipation, gout, arthritis and getting a boner. If you believe TV, the middle whites are falling apart.
 
2013-03-04 09:41:07 AM
Great.

I was given ADHD medications when I was a kid. Does this mean I could now have to deal with harassment of some kind because it's somewhere on my medical records?
 
2013-03-04 09:42:22 AM

theMightyRegeya: And for the idiots who say "hey, they dope kids up with Ritalin so they just sit there", for about the millionth time, Ritalin is an upper.


You can get a slightly deadened feeling if you're overmedicated. That was with Adderall, however. I noticed with my son that he gets super-duper serious (and depressed as all hell), and then he was kind of non-responsive emotionally. So I understand the "doped up" thing, at least in part. I still hate listening to the "ADHD is just not being spanked enough" bullshiat though.
 
2013-03-04 09:43:39 AM

Dimensio: Thunderpipes: Made up diseases continue to grow in number, news at 11:00.

Good smacking now and then cures that early. ADHD is a term for laziness and lack of discipline, enabled by poor parenting. South Park had that right.

From which medical school did you earn your Psychology degree?


Medical School of Life.

Guy above said he can't bring himself to muster the will to take the trash out? That is a goddamn disease now? Come on. That's why none of this crap existed a few decades ago. Parents straightened their kids out before they grew up sheltered and crying on the couch while the trash piled up.
 
2013-03-04 09:43:41 AM

Fecacacophany: Thunderpipes: Made up diseases continue to grow in number, news at 11:00.

Good smacking now and then cures that early. ADHD is a term for laziness and lack of discipline, enabled by poor parenting. South Park had that right.

And if you smack your nearsighted kid hard enough he'll see the errors of his lazy-looking ways and see right.  Screw the glasses/contacts industry agenda.


You know, I really don't understand people.  Fark tends to be full of people who make fun of people who worship magical sky wizards, yet seem to fail to understand that the brain is an organ, just like any other, and things can go wrong with it, just like any other organ.

I've spent my life avoiding taking more drugs, because when I was a teenager I had to go on antiseizure medication that really  didturn me into a zombie.  Well, hell, the condition made me a zombie, too.  But I've spent much of my 38 years living in a fog.  fark anyone who thinks it's made up, imaginary, or an excuse.  It's a disorder.  You wouldn't tell a person with cancer that they just need to straighten up and grow cells the right way, would you?
 
2013-03-04 09:44:07 AM

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.

Your ignorance is stunning.


amazingly many civilizations flourished before humans came up with daily psych meds for the masses.
 
2013-03-04 09:44:27 AM

Aidan: I noticed with my son that he gets super-duper serious (and depressed as all hell), and then he was kind of non-responsive emotionally. So I understand the "doped up" thing, at least in part.


www.dosenation.com
 
2013-03-04 09:44:57 AM

Chabash: simusid: I know WAY too many people that say they or someone they know has adult ADHD.  I don't buy it.  Yeah, I'd rather be doing a lot of other things than work too.  Yeah I find it hard to concentrate too.  STFU, GBTW.   The only common factor in all of your life failures is you.

It's not that we'd rather do something else. For example, you're at home.  You walk by the trash can, it's full and needs to be taken outside.  You recognize that it is full, you have absolutely no issue with the task, and see no reason not to do it. You then proceed to walk right by it still thinking you need to take it out.  4 hours later, you have spent the last 4 hours bouncing back and forth between whatever you were doing and the thought that you should take out the trash but just can't summon the willpower to actually get up and do it. Hell, you may have walked by it three or four more times that evening. That is ADHD.


Really?? seriously, if that's a good description, that describes me to a T....as with with cleaning in general...I see it, I know I have to do it but I find it almost impossible until its to a point that its embarrassing.....please tell me there's a farking pill for this...it drives me crazy and has ruined relationships in the past...I would love to not be like this.
 
2013-03-04 09:45:14 AM

Brittabot: Well, yeah. And sometimes you struggle with ADD your entire goddamn life while being misdiagnosed with a host of other disorders that are all just symptoms of your long untreated ADD, then are told as an adult that you can't possibly have ADD because you were never diagnosed as a child...

I finally got my ADD diagnosis at 33, and I have to say, the symptoms are INFINITELY more impairing as an adult than they were when I was a kid.

There really needs to be more resources for adults with ADD. Kids can have it tough too but add adult responsibilities to the problems of ADD and it can get damn near unbearable trying to juggle everything when your stupid distracted forgetful brain seems to sabotage every effort to complete even the simplest task.

/still trying to find meds that work.


Vyvanse has been good for me... only problem is the cost... Vyvanse is twice as much as Aderol
 
2013-03-04 09:45:52 AM

fredklein: Aidan: I noticed with my son that he gets super-duper serious (and depressed as all hell), and then he was kind of non-responsive emotionally. So I understand the "doped up" thing, at least in part.

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Precisely. That's not a good thing for kids (being super serious I mean).
 
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