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    Quote Originally Posted by McRumi View Post
    You're clueless. And you have never taken Ritalin. I have for 15 years. I know you NFs like to ignore reality for your grand schemes, but my 15 year reality trumps your googled knowledge base.

    You don't see the ADD trees for the pharmaceutical forest.
    I've already told you what my background is regarding this issue, you can ignore it if you wish. You've got little credibility with so few post, and the only thing you've given is your own personal experience, to which other people have given their's as well; some, contradicting your own.

    Again, I'm glad it's all been great for you, but that's not the case with many people. In fact, the NIMH just released a study recently that connected a 7x increase in sudden death amongst young people who have been professionally diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and take Ritalin. The increase was noted in children who do not have any known underlying health condition.

    I'm interested in knowing what you think the intent behind the "NF grande scheme" to stop the gross over and misdiagnosis, plus medicating, of people(esp. young people with "mental disorders" and "chemical imbalances") is?
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    Rumi, you kinda remind me of Jag..*ponders*
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    You've already stated that you don't care whether ADD exists or not. That disqualifies you as someone who has an objective viewpoint. Your mind is closed. You can read as many reports as you want, but because you have no experience, and have a closed mind, your opinion is of little value. You have aroused an ISTP Protector for those with ADD. I will not relent. I have a lived truth to support me. You have mere theories, most of which you have only a dim understanding of.

    I am a living proof against your many false claims.

    I will not relent.

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    Who is Jag? You mean the TV show?

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    Oh. LOL. No. I'm just me. Too old and lazy to play those kind of childish cyber games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McRumi View Post
    You've already stated that you don't care whether ADD exists or not. That disqualifies you as someone who has an objective viewpoint. Your mind is closed. You can read as many reports as you want, but because you have no experience, and have a closed mind, your opinion is of little value. You have aroused an ISTP Protector for those with ADD. I will not relent. I have a lived truth to support me. You have mere theories, most of which you have only a dim understanding of.

    I am a living proof against your many false claims.

    I will not relent.
    I specifically said that the existence or not of ADD and ADHD is a non-issue for me. It is a condition which is overlydiagnosed, so there is no need to promote its existence. My issue, as I stated earlier, is with the knee-jerk desire to diagnose people as having either ADHD or ADD, and then medicating those people(particularly young children who can suffer severe effects from the medications), for what typically amounts to making them easier to deal with for the adults in their lives.

    My mind is indeed closed to more promotion of ADD and ADHD, plus medicating, without doing extraordinarily thorough examinations and rooting out of other potential causes for the behaviors that people exhibit. As I said, every single child I have worked with who has been diagnosed professionally with ADD or ADHD, and has had the opportunity to have someone look at their case and handle it thoroughly, eventually rooting out the cause of the problem behavior, has eventually lost their need to take medications. They are living proof to me.

    If there is a way, as many professional psychiatrist, psychologist and even neuroscientist believe, to eliminate the combination of behavioral problems that we use to professionally diagnosis ADD and ADHD-without medication, wouldn't you prefer it? The diagnosis of ADD and ADHD are almost always made on the basis of symptomatic behaviors. If the behaviors are eliminated, then the person is essentially "cured".

    A person who is struggling behaviorally and cognitively has a right to assistance; the least harmful and most effective help available.

    I have offered links to reputable articles on almost every "claim" I've made. You're arguing against David Keirsey, who has spent decades working with who knows how many people with a concentration on temperament, the blackbox warning on Ritalin, a school which claims to have eliminated almost all behavioral problems after implementing a healthy meal plan,etc...Seriously...
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    There is much I do agree with you on.

    But when you make statements about long-term effects, dependencies, etc, you are plain wrong. As I have stated ad nauseum, I have taken 80 mg of Ritalin daily for 15 years. The dosage has never changed and the effect is always the same. I can stop taking it for months at a time with no side effects whatsoever. NONE. No depression, no cramps, no insomnia, nothing except for one thing: the lack of controlling my focus. Ritalin works in the ADD brain WAY different than in the non-ADD brain. Nor am I some superman exempt for these supposed long-term effects.

    As for Keirsey, he is an arrogant ass and I hope there is a place for him in hell for the damage he is doing to kids who really do have the neurobiological condition ADD / ADHD. Just as I hope there is a place in hell for those who mis-diagnose and mis-treat kids who are not ADD/ADHD.

    I am a 50--year old man living a very successful and fufilling life after having discovered ADD and Ritalin in my 30s. Prior to that my life was a living hell...and I tried suicide at age 14. That would not have happened if I had been diagnosed and properly medicated earlier. Nothing you say or any narcissistic doctor can say will ever change the facts of my life.

    Your experiences are of mis-diagnosed children. Go to a ADD conference and spend time with those who have been correctly diagnosed and given correct medicine and whose lives have gone from black to white...ask them about the lack of side-effects and the ease of stopping meds at any time......THEN we can talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sLiPpY View Post
    uh, noticed a topic developing in another thread and well here we go.

    I had a school teacher that worked part-time on my team, tell me she thought that I had ADD...

    Just because I could focus on something so intently, I wouldn't hear a word that she said. Which led to my reading about ADD of the Inattentive type?

    This was about seven years ago, and I read all kinds of crap.

    Sometimes I'd think how could I be ADD when my ISTP best friend is exactly like me?

    So what!?! I used to not be able to find my keys, or he'd walk out of a store and leave his wallet behind. Right now I always know where my keys are. They're in a basket I place next to the door, which is exactly where I drop and retrieve them from each and every day.

    So guess I'm asking? Is it really ADD or is it simply ISTP?

    Or is it diet? The modern lifestyle vs. just be?

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    I would encourage anyone thinking about stopping ADD/ADHD medication to consult with their clinician to establish an appropriate schedule. Under no circumstances stop taking any psychoactive medication without consultation.

    I do much of this myself. I think its more to do with an introverted prime function than being specifically an ISTP.

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    If you put your keys in the same spot every day and always know where your keys are, I can tell you almost without hesitation that you do not have ADD. On the other hand, losing your keys every day is not in itself proof of ADD. ADD is an entire constellation of life long behaviors and is treatable by medicine which increases dopamine in the brain through reuptake inhibition of the monoamine transporters..as well as blocking other transporters (aka, brain noise).

    It is brain chemistry. Not diet, not family dynamics, not personality disorder. Just chemistry.

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