Having read a few of the comments placed by ADDers on the discussions, could it be that ADD/ADHD is not just a SINGLE condition and it is looked at Only from a behaviour issue whether social ,emotional,etc...etc..
A few of the specialist who have joined the discussions have mentioned behaviour and coping strategies medical or otherwise.
May be there are other POSSIBLE conditions that maybe ASSOCIATED with add/adhd like dyslexia, dyspraxia so called physical conditions that can be controlled .
Some parents have talked about their childs work being affected at school and grades not being up to scratch possibly Dyslexia ?. Somebody being Clumsy? dropping things not being able to throw a ball etc possibly Dyspraxia ?,which can lead to frustration and the behaviour changes,Due to not being unable to perform to expectation. Some people may not like noise, things not being done in a certain way
Are some of the basic root causes away from the brain being missed out? That might reduce the severity of add/adhd ? and help it to a degree. Have the specialist Mentors,Coaches and Psychiatrists looked at other possible syndromes that could be connected with ADD/ADHD? and work a coping strategy through that?
Entering the house , NOT THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ,But from the back door,garage or window. You still enter the house.
Has anyone heard of the IRLENS SYNDROME TEST?
Hear in the UK colleges Use IRLENS SYNDROME TEST for students in a lot of cases because it has 4 key areas... ENVIRONMENT/DEPTH PERCEPTION....... READING......STRAIN AND FATIGUE..... LIGHT SENSITIVITY....
This is quite interesting actually. I have noticed a lot of people with ADHD that would have something else as well, like Anxiety and Depression are very common, as my doctor told me and also i've noticed people with ADHD also have Asperger's syndrome or OCD. I think they are separate, but due to easy frustration and having high highs and low lows. I don't know if a lot of these are directly linked to ADHD itself, but they are very common to come across in a lot of people with ADHD.
Anxiety and depression I feel are possibly at the end stage where people feel that they cannot cope with the problem.
Anxiety because everything in life to them is starting to fall apart and passing by due to no fault of their own
Depression because the self esteem disappears and people start to think they are worthless and sometimes family and friends appear to make them feel that way because they are on a comparison site with so and so"s child if they don"t understand that you have this condition.
I think that ADHD is Linked to the other conditions and maybe is easier to diagnose where as Aspergers etc are a lot harder.
I ran across this on webmd.com it look like there just calling it ADHD now.
There are three different types of ADHD, including:
Zahir :yes, these other conditions often accompany ADD or ADHD but are not part of it- the dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, and my own personal dystechnologica :) these are all presumably neurological. other conditions are more consequences of ADD or ADHD -depression, anxiety,substance abuse.
tom, i think you got it right. i still personally claim ADD, because I don't have very much H (my wife doesnt entirely agree, hates my tapping etc at the table) and it is shorter to type.
not familiar with IRLENS-sounds interesting, can look it up.
Here in Uk Dyslexia is the first angle that we start with as a picture in my photo collection shows its a LABEL the public in the Uk is familiar with, if the person is not necessarily ticking all the boxes then the IRLENS TEST is what is taken next.This starts at school / college level and then the progress is diagnosis of add/ adhd and other conditions.
sounds like a good system, except do you have to have dyslexia before ADD/ADHD can be considered?
the UK like the other civilized countries has universal health care, which covers this? (wish we did)
Nno you dont have to have dyslexia before adhd can be considered. as said before a lot of conditions are a mixture its just the LABEL that has been given by the FIRST SPECIALIST that person has visited to do something about their condition.
as shown by my picture ,If i approached from a dyslexia angle using colour filters in spectacles and overlay to help reading and writing/education due to vision overload , the right filter has positive effect on reading and writing,and a calming effect helping health life and career etc something adders generally complain about so it has possibly helped add/adhd ?.Its the overall knock on effect.
that's clear (no pun intended). i did look up irlen- interesting. i do note that i wear my sunglasses all the time out of doors, thought it was the new mexico sun and a fear of cataracts- there could be more to it.
I hadnt heard of the word Dysgraphia before which is what you say you have, so I looked it up. It affects handwriting. So with the colour filter work I do ,I have seen amazing changes in writing when the right colour filter is in place. May be I should try it on you.The only difficulty being I am in the UK. Unless of course you travel frequently abroad?
would love to try it, unfortunately, no, don't travel abroad much
dysgraphia does frequently accompany ADD/ADHD, as does poor coordination and fine motor skills in general. certainly does for me
may be I should hold a COLOUR FILTER CAMP in the US ? what you think ?
i dont know. when i looked it up on google there are some irlen centers in the us.