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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/9/15
I am a person with autism. I had a difficult time focusing on my work at the 7th and 8th grade. My mind was wandering, thinking about happy thoughts and all of the sudden, my aid scolding me for not paying attention. I was fighting my mind from wandering and end up getting warnings from my aid. So I was making outbursts, yelling, making gestures, throwing fits, temper tantrums and other things. I feel like i am wrong for existing. I really feel like a disgrace for everything I do caused by poor parenting. For example, my 14th birthday, somebody asked me if i love her at school and I slammed the book on the table after being told that I should not do inappropriate loving with girls or something like that a long time ago. After that, I was trying to focus but I ended up fighting my mind from wandering again and when my aid nodded "no", i end up throwing gestures. I have unexpressed feelings that people, even my family, think it doesn't make sense about being mean to me about my adhd and autism. I was hit, multiple times, as a child and it caused me to be overprotective, feeling like everybody is attacking me, feeling everything I do will cause problems, etc.... After no longer, being pushed, I did whatever I want. Without anybody smacking me or anybody upset with me having aspergers, adhd, or autism, I end up yelling, screaming, stomping, and making temper tantrums. And this really shames me when I say this, I admitted that I've been warned by CR Mods about live stream and forums, i think it was my adhd.

What do you think about my history of my adhd?
What do you think when it comes to autism, aspergers, add, adhd, etc....?
What can we do to prevent it?

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When I had adhd, i may have a difficult time following the directions like the Crunchyroll site rules, for example. The reason why I had a difficult time following the CR rules, is because of my hyperactivity or maybe it's something. I feel like that everything is difficult for me. I apologize if I'm going crazy.
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Posted 6/8/15
Do you think you might have tourette syndrome?
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Posted 6/8/15
you can't really "prevent" disorders like these lol... you could treat it however
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As someone diagnosed with ADD we cant actually do shit to prevent it. Medicine I took for it really fucked me up as a child and its not an experience I want to repeat.

Also cool to see another person representing Cincinnati.
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First, I'd recommend seeing doctors if you aren't already. Both Psychiatrists and Psychologists may be able to help.

While I'm not a fan of medicating someone into a stupor, there are medications that can assist with ADHD and make it more manageable.

Megahobbit is correct that we can't prevent these disorders currently. That doesn't mean we can't mitigate some of the effects, and the more study (and case histories) doctors have, the better chance they have of identifying causative factors and correcting them where possible.
Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/8/15
Sometimes I feel that way too. That my mental disorders are a real burden to everyone around me, so I feel like my existence is more of an inconvenience than a blessing. Or something like that. While I do not have Autism or ADHD, I know how mental illnesses/disorders could affect your relationships with people greatly.
Autism isn't really sorta curable I guess, but I think ADHD might be. (Don't quote me on that.) You just have to treat it. Meds could help, I think its cheaper/easier than having to go to some type of theraphy for it or maybe even a Special Needs school. A school near me is mostly full of kids with more severe autism & ADHD. Like most can't even talk/communicate normally at all. Unless its that severe I don't think you'll need it. Therapy and/or meds should help. A lot of people are reluctant with taking meds (I was too for a long time) but, it might not be so bad. What I hate the most about taking them is I'm at a point where I can't even function at all without them. The side affects of not taking them are so annoying & worse with me. I'm not saying this will also happen to you, but I've been taking meds for over 7 years. Me & my body is sorta attatched to it at this point lol
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You can't really prevent them, unfortunately... Aside from having a fairly healthy pregnancy, even then it's inevitable. Neither is there a cure. Treatment, however, is a good liability to have. At least to function properly in a public environment. I myself have severe ADHD, and I would love to... You know, maybe not have it. I don't like to take meds for it, either, because they kinda change me. They make me feel uptight and angry. And I don't like to feel that way. I've taken ritalin, but even that makes me feel a little weird. It could be because I also have depression and anxiety, along with other mental disorders, and it's hard to balance out the chemicals. But that's just what a psychiatrist has informed me of.
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Posted 6/9/15 , edited 6/9/15

galaxiias wrote:

You can't really prevent them, unfortunately... Aside from having a fairly healthy pregnancy, even then it's inevitable. Neither is there a cure. Treatment, however, is a good liability to have. At least to function properly in a public environment. I myself have severe ADHD, and I would love to... You know, maybe not have it. I don't like to take meds for it, either, because they kinda change me. They make me feel uptight and angry. And I don't like to feel that way. I've taken ritalin, but even that makes me feel a little weird. It could be because I also have depression and anxiety, along with other mental disorders, and it's hard to balance out the chemicals. But that's just what a psychiatrist has informed me of.


I took Abilify and it caused me gain weight. I apologize if this site won't work, but here are side effects of abilify:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0009101/?report=details#side_effects
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The human brain is a very complicated structure. As others have pointed out, there's not much we can do as of now to prevent it, but someday maybe we will be able to. Treatment is the best course of action and can be very beneficial. The tore of treatment, be it medicine, therapy, natural, or other should be decided carefully by both doctor and patient. With time, it should get better, in the case of ADHD. But people with autism can also improve over time and become successful. Many stories of famous people with autism or Aspberger's.
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Go to your doctor so you can get individualized treatment.
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If you're having problems with your medication and ADD/ADHD specfic behavior I'd talk to a therapist, If your doctor can give you your scripts or a psychologist if he can't. I'll echo what others have said, people with disorders effecting the chemical balance of the brain can't really control their behaviors as well as others. It's pretty tough, it takes a lot of mental discipline to learn how to cope with it. I neither an aspy or have autism so I can't really speak for my experiences as one of those two groups but I've had ADHD since I was a kid.

Learning coping behaviors is the hardest part whether you are on meds or not. If you are having trouble with this you need to talk with a professional who knows about your condition and can help you work on strategies to help you.

Just as how ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it,we can't really be excused for our behavior so if we aren't acting in a way that people deem at least somewhat acceptable, we'll be shunned or chastised for it. All we can do is figure out how to deal with it.

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What do I think? I think you're, at the very least, lucky for a person born with autism. Judging by your writing, you're high functioning. Most who are autistic are not. They can barely communicate, much less type out a coherent paragraph on an anime forum.

As for preventing such disabilities, that's for scientists to figure out. Best we can do is help the one's affected, the U.S. isn't so bad in doing that, at least compared to many other countries.
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