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More recent controversy about ADD ADHD - about the harm of "labeling".
Is there a difference between a label and a diagnosis?
Boy, when I got a label I grabbed it and held on - "Oh, I have ADD! Now I understand why all the index cards, why I couldn't make model planes, why I killed the pregnant…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 19, 2014 at 11:12am
"Lists don't work for me!"
Some people with ADD ADHD have told me that to do lists don't work for them. That may be so, because we are each unique, but my guess is they aren't using them properly. Then they won't work.
Here are a few tips on lists, but then I suggest you read Pete Quily's whole post on the subject. Lots of details.
A Few Tips:
1. One list, where you can always reach it -cards in my pocket, i Phone,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 15, 2014 at 5:24pm
The Esquire article was lengthy, but I was finally able to focus enough to read the whole thing, word by word, by reading it during breaks in the championship basket ball game. I have trouble reading anything of length on the computer or i Phone.
The loving positive behavioral approach…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 12, 2014 at 1:43pm
According to research, we all do this, ADD ADHD or not:
Most of our beliefs come from our emotional responses; we then dig up data to support them.
If we come across information that refutes or doesn't support our belief, we either don't notice it or we refute it,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm
Re recent outburst of sensationalized articles against the diagnosis and the treatment of ADD ADHD:
"Kids are being given medicines to control their behavior."
No, kids are given medicines so that they can control their behavior - not get in trouble for blurting out or being unable to stay in their seat; turning in their homework instead of losing it, not forgetting the assignment, or just not…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on April 7, 2014 at 4:27pm
Posted by doug puryear on April 5, 2014 at 9:40am
With my ADD ADHD I need structure, which comes from routine and schedule. Some people don't like routine and schedule; it makes them feel confined and they prefer free wheeling and spontaneous. For me, that is not freedom, it is being a prisoner of my whims and a disaster.
Posted by doug puryear on April 2, 2014 at 4:25pm
Folks with ADHD are said to be lacking in executive functioning capability, This may be partly due to hyperfocus which may either keep you mulling over a lot of things or work passionately around stuff that you are really interested in.
I believe this is in some way at the root of the difficulty faced by ADDers in building and sustaining close long lasting relationships .
Are we really able to focus on the other guy, his working style and what interests him or…Continue
Posted by Ratan Shetty on April 1, 2014 at 9:45am