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?
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.