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Posted 4/30/14

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Usually people that have Asperger's and ADD/ADHD are highly intelligent.


Whoops, guess I don't qualify. Pack it up, guys!
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So the reason I always did well in school without much effort was because of my ADD? Honestly had no idea.

For me, ADD and ADHD, and whenever I went to the psychologist and a similar doctor they said I showed strong signs of having asperger, but was never fully diagnosed with it.

The hyperactivity from ADHD isn't that bad, I've always been able to control it, for the most part. But when I'm talking to friends and enjoying doing so it just seems to go out of hand, and it ends up giving even me a headache.
The ADD tho, if my quick learning is due to it, then I am glad to have found something positive about it. Because the little focus I have due to ADD ends up ruining many of my fun times.

Asides from those, don't know if it can be called a disorder, but have trouble with my fine motor skills and gross motor skills since childhood. Also a very troublesome thing to have.

*edit: Completely forgot about it before I saw someone post it above. One more disorder(?) I have is social anxiety. Tho since I've lost most of my interest in a social life, this doesn't bother me much anymore. Still ends up affecting my conversations with some friends.


No need to separate those. You either have ADD, or ADHD. Not both. You see, if you have hyperactivity, you have ADHD. Just ADHD. Not ADD.

Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD.

So, basically, they're almost the same thing except people with ADD, such as me, don't have hyperactivity. People with ADHD, as in you, do.

Now you know.

Oh, side note? That troublesome motor skills? Could be a mental disorder. Could be a physical disability, such as Cerebral Palsy. Which does heavily affect the mind as well.
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I’ve always been the “Martian in the Playground.” I was diagnosed as an aspie at age 9 because I was noticeably active, but odd. I tend to be extremely focused and routine oriented. I’m more rational, more direct and less ambiguous than neurotypicals, but not everyone appreciates brutal honesty. I avoid chit-chat because I have a tendency to blurt out something odd and random when confronted with a social situation in which I fail to correctly decode a non-verbal cue.
I certainly don’t consider Aspergers to be a disability. It’s an asset. It’s normal people who seem abnormal to me with their fascination with celebrity and obsession for conformity. Normal equates to average and why would anyone strive to be average?
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ADHD and Bipolar along with Depression.

I found out I had ADHD last year by myself then confronted my mother about and she said "yes, you have it". Thinking about it all, since I was younger and when I suffered from depression at sixteen it makes sense.

Thanks, mom, love you too.
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I was diagnose with ADD in 5th grade. School was always hard for me and i remember if i didn't understand something especially (math) i would just get frustrated and lose interest . but i never gave up. had to spend alot of hours of extra studying and have tutors for help but i made it through. Now that i'm older the ADD doesn't really bother me anymore however due to a wrongful diagnoses of medication for my ADD it triggered a disease that I am currently still struggling with. Its called Trichotillomania, its a OCD of pulling out your hair. I don't have a severe case like pulling out the hair on my head but i have it enough that it effects the way i look and my day to day life. i used to hate going out in public because i thought every one would stare at me and make fun. before i started wearing make up to hide it i was made fun of and i was often alone. but through it all i have learned to deal with it and accept the person I am today. sure i still get depressed about it but i am more aware of this disease and now I understand it. for the longest time I had no idea what was wrong with me, so to have come this far and have gone through everything I did i'd say i'm kinda proud of it.
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yeah, 15 years later and the docs still dont know what wrong with me. im pretty resistant to all meds at this point. ive pretty much given up on a modern medical cure.
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I’ve always been the “Martian in the Playground.” I was diagnosed as an aspie at age 9 because I was noticeably active, but odd. I tend to be extremely focused and routine oriented. I’m more rational, more direct and less ambiguous than neurotypicals, but not everyone appreciates brutal honesty. I avoid chit-chat because I have a tendency to blurt out something odd and random when confronted with a social situation in which I fail to correctly decode a non-verbal cue.
I certainly don’t consider Aspergers to be a disability. It’s an asset. It’s normal people who seem abnormal to me with their fascination with celebrity and obsession for conformity. Normal equates to average and why would anyone strive to be average?


Because life is harder when you don't go with the flow.
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I was diagnosed with OCD hm... six years ago? Went through a lot because of it. Was put on some serious medications, then I guess I grew out of it? Who knows. My psychiatrist was amazed and I was glad that I didn't have to take so many medications. I became a zombie emotionally while on meds. It was pretty horrible. Kids at school picked on me a lot for things like "glaring" at them when I was actually just staring out into space because I was so medicated.

It was less of doing obsessive actions, like washing hands, and more like heavily "intrusive thoughts" that wouldn't go away. I don't really have any lingering symptoms, but I do like things to be clean and orderly. Just not at an obsessive level. No longer medicated, either.
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I have ADHD, and for a long, long time.. i thought it was a bad thing. In school i was always getting into trouble for it cuz i could not focus on the things i needed to do in class.. Stuff that needed much more focus on, like English assignments or what not i have always been bad at them because i could not focus on the work at hand, and i tended to be bouncy and too energetic to do it.

Now, i am 25, and i feel like ADHD isn't a bad thing. the fast learning of things it a great benefit for the things i do now. One of the biggest thing i have noticed is that because of my hyperactive mind and lack focus on one thing, I can damn near be aware of every car on the road to me. So honestly ADHD is a really great help for me while i drive. I was once ridiculed for my disorder, but now i embrace it full heartedly. I can be safe while everyone else is a complete fool on the road while being morons. We have ALL seen terrible drivers on the road...

I like my ADHD 'Disorder'
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Posted 4/30/14

Phersu wrote:


TsunLemon wrote:

So the reason I always did well in school without much effort was because of my ADD? Honestly had no idea.

For me, ADD and ADHD, and whenever I went to the psychologist and a similar doctor they said I showed strong signs of having asperger, but was never fully diagnosed with it.

The hyperactivity from ADHD isn't that bad, I've always been able to control it, for the most part. But when I'm talking to friends and enjoying doing so it just seems to go out of hand, and it ends up giving even me a headache.
The ADD tho, if my quick learning is due to it, then I am glad to have found something positive about it. Because the little focus I have due to ADD ends up ruining many of my fun times.

Asides from those, don't know if it can be called a disorder, but have trouble with my fine motor skills and gross motor skills since childhood. Also a very troublesome thing to have.

*edit: Completely forgot about it before I saw someone post it above. One more disorder(?) I have is social anxiety. Tho since I've lost most of my interest in a social life, this doesn't bother me much anymore. Still ends up affecting my conversations with some friends.


No need to separate those. You either have ADD, or ADHD. Not both. You see, if you have hyperactivity, you have ADHD. Just ADHD. Not ADD.

Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD.

So, basically, they're almost the same thing except people with ADD, such as me, don't have hyperactivity. People with ADHD, as in you, do.

Now you know.

Oh, side note? That troublesome motor skills? Could be a mental disorder. Could be a physical disability, such as Cerebral Palsy. Which does heavily affect the mind as well.


Nice to learn something that will save me the effort of writing longer sentences, thanks. ^w^

I shall look up Cerebral Palsy just in case then. Once again, thanks.
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I don't suffer from any personality disorders (at least, not to my knowledge). One of my good friends in high school had ADHD. She was always zoning in and out, sometimes she was just bouncing off the walls. Very sweet girl, though. She was raunchy as hell, but intelligent, and she could always make me laugh.

Quite a few of my friends have had severe depression, and continue to suffer from it in bouts. I can't even imagine how hard that is. Another has a social anxiety disorder. It hit her really bad in our latter years of high school. She would rarely come to classes, too stressed out to leave her room. Thankfully, she's gotten a lot better now.
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What about something mental? Like waking up in the middle of the night and starts laughing for no reason? I do that from time to time. I'm getting worried though.
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I always worry people will wake up when I tickle them in the middle of the night.
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I have ADHD, Bipolar disorder and Mania. I also have slight multiple personalty disorder, where i cant really find a personality to continuously have (i keep switching the way that i talk, think and feel unconsciously). Most of the times its a pain in the ass, but it could always be worse. I find ADHD has made me more creative and my multiple personality disorder makes it really easy for me to act in theater, since i can easily fit in with a particular characters personality.
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Posted 4/30/14 , edited 5/1/14
Just ADD. I was once also diagnosed with Clinical Depression, but that was actually just me going through the grieving process. I used to take Focalin and Lexapro prior to turning eighteen, but I kicked them (and my former dipshit and greedy psychiatrist) to the curb and started taking a non-prescription amino acid supplement called Tyrosine. Guess what? I can safely drive now! Still some issues that pop up every now and then, like spazzing out when particularly stressed. Otherwise, I'm good.

The possible side effects of prescription medications are f***ing scary. Just taking Focalin on an empty stomach can be fatal.
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