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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    Thanks man, very interesting.
    I actually always dismissed ADD because I thought it had to be connected with hyperactivity. I was just wondering, I don't need solutions necessarily, just to know.
    Thinking of my childhood, I'm pretty sure I had to be ADD, my attention span was practically inexistent. The problem is, many of the traits are related to _N_P traits that I thought I had as extremes. So there could be a confusion.



    That's what I was thinking. There's practically no way in knowing for sure if one has ADD or not.
    I doubt it should be connected to being an _N_P, I can easily hold focus for hours at a time.

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    I was "diagnosed" with ADD when I was 14, It involved loads of testing at McMaster University(I wish I could remember which tests)they tried to medicate me for about 6-7 months until I told them the medication(Ritalin)gave me anxiety, and sometimes migraines. I've been off it since, and I refused alternative treatments from the "Pros"...

    I sometimes had/have a hard time concentrating, I can't stay on one thing at a time, and I must do many things to keep the thoughts straight. I lose focus quite quickly when I'm under stress, marijuana helps a lot with my focus, unfortunately, and I could say that my social skills aren't up to par when compared to the average abilities when meeting new people, I get frustrated with peoples annoying ticks and what not.

    ... But my visual memory is very sharp, and I see myself as very creative.

    Usually it felt like severe boredom when I was obligated to engage in something I disliked, like Mathematics...
    ... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!

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    Why is it that everyone always calls maths boring? It's pretty awesome.

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    Not all traits, but many are.

    I actually can't hold focus for more than 5 minutes at a time, but I'm not hyperactive physically, my mind would just wander, and would lose track, or would do something totally different.

    Anyway, this might not be ADD at all, but since I've never considered the possibility, it is worth a look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post

    So, if a child with ADD wasn't treated, could it still affect him in adulthood ? ?

    This is basically my situation. Know about when I was 7, but never addressed ( I Was a "daydreamer", not a problem case), self-medicated til recently, so I'm eccentric to boot. And yes, the cognitive deficits (and accents) are real. Nothing going into my ears that isn't written by me/seen written is just gone, and I can't follow instructions longer than 1 or 2 steps. 99% spatial and symbol search though, so I've got a skewed hand dealt to me

    Even though I have my problems, I still am averse to the term "disorder" for ADHD because some of the traits ARE adaptive.

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    my mind jumps around a lot too but i'm not at all hyper physically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjur View Post
    Why is it that everyone always calls maths boring? It's pretty awesome.
    When you can't focus, it's not awesome.
    But I can see what you're saying, right now I wish I did study/follow the course/etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    This is basically my situation. Know about when I was 7, but never addressed ( I Was a "daydreamer", not a problem case), self-medicated til recently, so I'm eccentric to boot. And yes, the cognitive deficits (and accents) are real. Nothing going into my ears that isn't written by me/seen written is just gone, and I can't follow instructions longer than 1 or 2 steps. 99% spatial and symbol search though, so I've got a skewed hand dealt to me

    Even though I have my problems, I still am averse to the term "disorder" for ADHD because some of the traits ARE adaptive.
    Disorder does seem like a very subjective term in this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjur View Post
    Why is it that everyone always calls maths boring? It's pretty awesome.
    Don't get me wrong, I found Geometry to be fun...
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    also - I think the "trade off" with meds spoken of depends what kind of ADHD you have and what kind of medication you're on. Ritalin is basically cocain, so it works if you are UNDERSTIMULATED. I'm OVERstimulated, and Strattera has a "calming effect", neuraly speaking, but I actually get many more "idea moments" as I used to. And I haven't lost my keys or debit card in liek a year, wowowow!

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