Brittabot: I sometimes forget a thought or a request from someone WHILE I'm writing it down.
raygundan: Gdalescrboz: I multi-task extremely well(can't stay on a single task though).Doesn't ADHD usually come with a tendency to <a href="http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/612.html">hyperfocus</ a>? Although not necessarily on what your real priority is. It's not, as so many people seem to think, a lack of attention. It's a lack of ability to control the focus of your attention.
FizixJunkee: All this is true. I was diagnosed when I was about 33 years old. Adderall has been a godsend for me.
fredklein: FatherChaos:I've never seen that Calvin and Hobbes. That's seriously depressing.Here's the antidote:[i93.photobucket.com image 768x260]
RexTalionis: Gifted Many Few: 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.You're making a blanket determination of the validity of a condition based on a few comments a few non-medically trained lay people made to you in describing your behavior.Do you understand how stupid and illogical that is?I'll tell you how it is - you're an ignoramus and a cretin.
theMightyRegeya: 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?
orclover: Over the last decade we were told by our oldest son's psychiatrist that the big change was coming when he hit puberty and that he might stablize or normal out alot. Well at 14-15 he did change, big....he's practically non-functional now. What little hope that we clinged to as he grew up that he might ever be able to take care of himself or live in at least a semi-assisted facility, well that hope is out the farking window. Now the question is will he even be manageable enough to live in a full assisted living facility. He's 15, if he gets any worse we will actually have to put a diaper on him.October at least he gets his primary diagnosis when he turns 16. No more ADHD with behavioral disorder, now were on to full blown schizophrenia. Just ADHD would be a blessing. Course at this point just about anything would be.
notyomama: 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.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.I knew the "ADHD doesn't exist" derp would be strong in this thread. Thanks for proving me right. Please continue parading your stupidity for all of us to see.
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.
FLMountainMan: 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.
FatherChaos: I've never seen that Calvin and Hobbes. That's seriously depressing.
Gary Coleman's kidneys: 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.
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.
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).
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