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New brain imaging studies
I don't pretend to understand this, but this is as close as I can get:
Years ago, I was taught that children outgrow ADHD ADHD during adolescence.
This is wrong.
Our brains are different:
In children, when our brains are at rest, two different areas are lit up on imaging. They are supposed to be synchronized. Ours are not. Our …Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 31, 2014 at 5:41pm
PRINCIPLES OF HUMANITY
1. If we struggle and struggle with a problem, and finally find something we can
do that works, the next thing we will do is stop doing it.
2. People will choose up sides, and make it into us against them.
3. People need someone to look down on.
4. People lose sight of the distinction between their opinion and facts.
5. If we are under heavy…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 26, 2014 at 1:16pm
I changed my schedule. And Oh, my!
Pills, pills, and more pills.
Kegl exercises (don't ask).
Breakfast and read paper.
And so my day is begun –
Change of schedule
But recently I realized that I feel better if I eat breakfast earlier. But that changed everything, and I'm forgetting to do things, forgetting to brush my teeth, forgetting quiet…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 22, 2014 at 5:59pm
My Daytrana patch is helping.
This is Ritalin absorbed through the skin. It gives me more control and doesn't have the G.I. side effects I get from Ritalin. But I need to remember to take it off early, so that hopefully I can get to sleep at night (that's another topic).
But I don't remember. …Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 19, 2014 at 10:36am
Escape from structure
Camil and others write about being free of structure, "Relief from all this silly rules." And "Just let my mind fly anywhere it wants to."
That sounds wonderful to me, and now that I'm retired, seems like it could be possible.
Would that work for me?
I don't think so:
1. I do like to be functional and…Continue
With ADD, ADHD, we tend to be interested in a lot of different things.
When we moved to Santa Fe, I planned to cut down my practice. Then I would have time to do things on my wish list, like woodworking, painting, hiking, etc.
I wound up doing my own bookkeeping, secretarial work, and screwing around with the insurance companies. My practice quickly became a full-time job.
Then I retired.
Now I will have time to do all…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 12, 2014 at 11:44am