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Posted 1/27/11
All of the attention symptoms I have trouble with, but I am not diagnosed with that. I imagine that Wellbutrin helps with it, for me, though. It supposedly helps with ADD symptoms. It only moderately helps me at all, but enough that I won't stop taking it.
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Posted 1/27/11
i had this since i was a little kid. There was no medicine for it when i was little.. Hell there was no name for it. Im 26 and when i was a kid being ADD was just called being an annoying little kid and the medicine was getting spanked.

I took medications for it once and i regret every second of it.. it fucks up with my mind. Im an artist so i feel the pill made me stupid...

Yes i was more focused and less hyper. bUT I wasnt myself... and it also makes u addicted

My advice.. learn to live with it . Find something you like and do it.!
Posted 1/27/11
Try having a teacher with that condition
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Trying to study on a computer with anime on, instant messenger on, on facebook, a TV show on across the room, and massive texts over the phone doesn't mean you have ADHD. It just means you're doing it wrong.
The threshold to be considered as an ADHD sufferer is way too low. Prescribed drugs for ADHD are some of the most lucrative businesses in the world today. We have way too many people blaming ADHD when its often due to normal lack of attention, bad eating habits, bad sleeping habits, emotional stress, laziness, imbalance of priorities, etc.
Posted 1/27/11
I got it. It's really annoying >.<
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I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was in first grade and put on pills that mellowed me out; meaning that i became introverted, quiet and angry. Honestly I have to say that the hyper disorder is kinda a bullshit thing. I mean every kid is hyper and being stuck in school where you will get bored very easily doesn't help much. I prefer to think that I actually have ADD and was just hyper because I couldn't focus on anything that bored me for a long time. I took assorted pills and the like for at least 6 or so years before I decided to call it quits around 6th or 7th grade. The surprising thing is that maybe a month or so after quitting the medication I immediately jumped from about 90lbs to somewhere around 120 and started growing and had an appetite again. I was also able to express emotions other than anger for one of the first times. I think doctors and the school encourages diagnoses with ADHD and others like that simply to put a label on someone so that they don't need to make a more personal effort to figure out if it's just the kid not liking something and not really caring much to find out.
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Posted 1/27/11
i had the hddvd but that failed
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I was going to make a thread for this, but seeing as it already exists, I might as well revive it.

I have ADHD, more specifically, ADHD-PI (predominately inattentive). I've had it for such a long time, but I was not "diagnosed" with it until last year. Although really, I don't need someone to "confirm" what I already knew. What I was already suffering. Sometimes, though, I think I may either have a bizarre case of ADHD, or a bizarre case of Aspergers. There's no denying my inability to focus on difficult work (or boring work). There's no denying my excessive daydreaming. There's no denying the length of time it takes me to do a single thing. Let's not forget my inability to follow things through, even if I really want to do them. That's the difference between ADHD and a "normal" state: those with ADHD cannot even do what they want to do. It's greatly frustrating.

ADHD has caused me great troubles in college, although for some reason, I manage to avoid total catastrophe. My homework almost always get done last minute, even if I have weeks to complete it. Sometimes it doesn't get done at all. It's very easy to feel like a failure, like you have no worth. Even my medication is not doing the greatest. But I've come to accept that I will forever be this way, and it's better to learn to live with it than to continue being medicated. Perhaps some life lessons will do me well. Perhaps.

There's also no denying that ADHD has given me a different perspective on life. I see things differently, I think. Way differently. But then again, how different is "different"? Aren't we all "different"? I can only go by what I see.

ADHD is serious, and it's a shame to see people outright denying its existence, or otherwise badmouthing the condition, the doctors, and the people who suffer from it. What person would willingly suffer like this? Even masochists to that extent do not exist. ADHD truly makes you suffer. It affects you emotionally on so many deep levels. Because no matter how greatly you desire a goal, no matter how powerful your resolve, you always end up giving in, in the end. You always end up failing. It's very difficult to achieve.

Forgive me for this almost nihilistic take, but I was, and still am, greatly affected by ADHD. In my twenty years of life, I have yet to accomplish much of anything.


tobydiah wrote:

Trying to study on a computer with anime on, instant messenger on, on facebook, a TV show on across the room, and massive texts over the phone doesn't mean you have ADHD. It just means you're doing it wrong.
The threshold to be considered as an ADHD sufferer is way too low. Prescribed drugs for ADHD are some of the most lucrative businesses in the world today. We have way too many people blaming ADHD when its often due to normal lack of attention, bad eating habits, bad sleeping habits, emotional stress, laziness, imbalance of priorities, etc.


It is true that ADHD is over-diagnosed these days, but I hope you know that does not mean it doesn't exist. It is true that parents are quick to blame ADHD when their child may simply be a child, but that does not mean it doesn't exist. The difference should be carefully examined, between children simply being children, and children who are seriously extreme. That extremism is what should indicate a further study. However, I should say that I do not agree that children should be medicated for ADHD, regardless of their symptoms. Seeing the effect the medications had on me, a twenty-year old, I cannot even fathom how parents would agree to give their children this poison. I feel only young adults should have the right to decide whether they really need it or not.

However still, the condition does truly exist. It may exist in only half of all the people diagnosed, but it exists nonetheless. It exists.
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I attend a college that specializes in people with all kinds of difficulties.
Learning disabilities
Language difficulties
Mental conditions
etc.

Many of my friends are ADHD people and I enjoy their company, there's always something going on.
One of my friends have such a severe case of ADHD that he's pretty much uncontrollable, he's almost always so hyper that he's shaking, he goes from one thing to another is a split second, etc, etc. But I like him, he wants to do a lot of good; he wants to be nurse.
The problem is he's afraid of his medication (this other girl with ADHD told him it contains amphetamine) so he stopped taking it which caused him completely derail. (This is one guy that can't be without pills, he admits so himself)
It got so bad that I snapped (I'm an Asperger's Schizoid) and yelled "Take your meds or I'll shove them down your throat!"
That was about a year ago and we laugh about the entire thing today.
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I didn't think I had it but now I've read that.... O.O
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Below is a list of symptoms associated with adult ADHD:

- carelessness and lack of attention to detail
-continually starting new tasks before finishing old ones
-poor organisational skills
-inability to focus or prioritise
-continually losing or misplacing things
-forgetfulness
-restlessness and edginess
-difficulty keeping quiet and speaking out of turn
-blurting responses, and poor social timing when talking to others
-often interrupting others
-mood swings
-irritability and a quick temper
-inability to deal with stress
-extreme impatience
-taking risks in activities, often with little or no regard for personal safety or the safety of others

As with ADHD in children and teenagers, ADHD in adults can appear alongside many related problems or conditions. One of the most common conditions is depression. Other conditions that adults may have alongside ADHD include:

-personality disorders
-bipolar disorder, a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another
-obsessive-compulsive disorder, a condition that causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour, such as cleaning constantly

Any problems you may have had as a child are likely to persist into adulthood, which can make life extremely difficult. For example, you may have problems:

-finding and keeping employment
-in relationships and social interactions
-with drugs
-with crime

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
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I seriously think it's the American culture and classification, i even did a Psychology paper on this exact issue, and it was found that Americans had the highest in the world due to a couple to several factors including doctors being to eager to prescribed something to make a buck or the lack of discipline in American youth to concentrate. And there is the food that is being loaded with all sorts of crap that not even in the nutritional facts.
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As a slight aside to this topic, why do people think that sugar causes hyperactivity?

On topic, my brother was diagnosed with ADHD along with one of his friends, bot of them were placed on Dexamphetamine, which lead to a stunting of growth and severe acne (which has persisted after they stopped taking it).

Too many children are diagnosed with ADHD when they don't actually suffer from it, what they do suffer from is a poorly designed education system that ignored basic biological impulses in favour of teaching relatively useless information in a manner that "adults" find reasonable.
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Let's just blame our problems on mental conditions :/ I wonder how many people have it and how many people are accused of having it based on their personalities. Like OCD, it's possible to have some symptoms of it without being insane, and it doesn't mean we all have it. I'm sorry for the people who have it, and I feel sorry for the people made to believe they have it just for their personalities.
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As I've said, I do not agree with medicating children. Regardless of the severity of their symptoms, ADHD medication is simply too potent for them. And besides, there is no cure, so one could argue, "What does it matter?"


KleinerSkollexxx wrote:

Let's just blame our problems on mental conditions :/ I wonder how many people have it and how many people are accused of having it based on their personalities. Like OCD, it's possible to have some symptoms of it without being insane, and it doesn't mean we all have it. I'm sorry for the people who have it, and I feel sorry for the people made to believe they have it just for their personalities.


The difference between someone who has said mental condition (regardless of what it is), and someone who does not, should be based on the severity of it present. If someone is simply "eccentric," then it would suffice to say that they are simply eccentric. But those who step over the line of eccentricity, then those are ones who should be considered further. That is my opinion, anyway.

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I didn't think I had it but now I've read that.... O.O


If you didn't think you had it, then you probably don't. Real ADHD is the kind of the thing that doesn't go unnoticed, particularly to the one suffering from it. The severity of your symptoms will alert you that something isn't right, generally.

When I took general Psych. a few semesters ago, my professor said, "During this class you're going to think you have everything- you don't." That's because these conditions take basic aspects of our human self, and blow them up beyond proportion. It's normal to feel superior to people every now and then, it's not normal to be a narcissist. It's normal to get irritable, it's not normal to be bi-polar. It's normal to feel sad, it's not normal to be depressed. And so on.
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