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(Originally posted on: 04-11-03 10:36:17 AM)
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Does anyone here other than me have A.D.D.? If anyone hasn't heard of this before, this is a physical condition in the brain carried by 1/20 of the world that makes it harder to concentrate and makes it easier to get side-tracked.

So what do people take for this and how does it affect your lives? I sometimes take ritilain if I have an exam or a lot of work to catch up on. I don't take it a lot though as it makes me lose my appetite and sometimes makes me irritable. When I don't take it though, I get nothing done usually.
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Reply 1 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 11:16:35 AM)
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I have ADD, but I don't take meds for it.

I was talking about it to my friend, and I don't pay attention in ANY of my classes. The only one I occasionally pay attention in is AP History, and usually not.

Like, I'll go through the day without hearing a single word one of my teachers have said.
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Reply 2 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 11:37:08 AM)
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My friend who used to live with me has A.D.D. If, or maybe it was it's hyperactive cousin, but he was God-Awful annoying if he didn't take his medicine. I think he had something else wrong with him, too. Maybe all the drugs in his system, but he would never stay on task or remember anything. In short, I don't have it, but I know what it's like living with someone who does.

I'm not saying either or you are that bad, because I doubt your complete idiots, but this kid *shudder*....
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Reply 3 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 01:19:24 PM)
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My brother has A.D.H.D. (just throw some hyperactivity into the usual A.D.D.) and O.D.D. (Oppositional Defiance Disorder). And on top of all that he's an asshole. Well he was all his life up until recently, anyway. He's changed as of late, but god, he was a fucking demon most of his life.
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Reply 4 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 01:30:11 PM)
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I have ADHD. While I don't doubt that is a valid chemical imabalance in the brain, I also think that it is extremely over diagnosed, like depression. Many kids that get "diagnosed" with it, are in fact not afflicted with it, but merely being normal for a kid, in my opinion. I have extensive experience with this subject and I think that it's all about money, just like every fucking thing else in the USA.
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Reply 5 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 01:34:54 PM)
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I have ADHD. While I don't doubt that is a valid chemical imabalance in the brain, I also think that it is extremely over diagnosed, like depression. Many kids that get "diagnosed" with it, are in fact not afflicted with it, but merely being normal for a kid, in my opinion. I have extensive experience with this subject and I think that it's all about money, just like every fucking thing else in the USA.
I am in the same bote as Katii here. Cept they at first said it was A.D.D. That fucked my middle school grades over quite well.
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Reply 6 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 04:22:46 PM)
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mel, what the hell is O.D.D.? i mean, seriously, "defiance disorder"? sounds like being a teenager to me.
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Reply 7 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 04:45:39 PM)
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I was diagnosed at the age of 8, and at the time it was mostly because of the hyperactivity (I had A.D.H.D. as a child). Apparently I sat still once I started to take the ritilain. Ever since I've matured, ritilain helps me to concentrate.
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Reply 8 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 05:45:46 PM)
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I was diagnosed at the age of 8, and at the time it was mostly because of the hyperactivity (I had A.D.H.D. as a child). Apparently I sat still once I started to take the ritilain. Ever since I've matured, ritilain helps me to concentrate.
I will never go back on the fucking drugs. I hated what they did to me.
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Reply 9 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 06:08:26 PM)
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Quoted from Spazz:
Quoted from Coca-Cola:
I was diagnosed at the age of 8, and at the time it was mostly because of the hyperactivity (I had A.D.H.D. as a child). Apparently I sat still once I started to take the ritilain. Ever since I've matured, ritilain helps me to concentrate.
I will never go back on the fucking drugs. I hated what they did to me.


i take mine for other reasons (zoloft) and they dont do anything bad to me.
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Reply 10 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 07:12:02 PM)
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Quoted from Chire:
Quoted from Spazz:
Quoted from Coca-Cola:
I was diagnosed at the age of 8, and at the time it was mostly because of the hyperactivity (I had A.D.H.D. as a child). Apparently I sat still once I started to take the ritilain. Ever since I've matured, ritilain helps me to concentrate.
I will never go back on the fucking drugs. I hated what they did to me.


i take mine for other reasons (zoloft) and they dont do anything bad to me.
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Reply 11 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 08:33:00 PM)
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I've never been diagnosed with it, but I wouldn't be surprised if I had it.
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Reply 12 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 08:35:10 PM)
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Attention defecit? I could never have that.

(I know what ADD is...)
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Reply 13 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 11:03:54 PM)
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Funny how they say you "grow out of" ADHD. Like, maybe in the first place you were just going through shit that NORMAL kids go through, but they have to slap a label on it and make it a big deal to make $$. I have "matured" out of my "ADHD" but I still ge tthe drugs. They fuck me up, so I take them for enjoyment and nothing else. Thank you doctors and pharmeceutical companies!!!
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Reply 14 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-11-03 11:45:56 PM)
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I have "matured" out of my "ADHD" but I still ge tthe drugs. They fuck me up, so I take them for enjoyment and nothing else. Thank you doctors and pharmeceutical companies!!!


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Reply 15 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-12-03 01:34:45 AM)
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mel, what the hell is O.D.D.? i mean, seriously, "defiance disorder"? sounds like being a teenager to me.
It's pretty much where you don't do something even though you want to, just do defy someone or something. I don't know if that made sense. Let me think of some examples.

Say he's in one of his "off" moods and my family is going out to eat. No matter how much he wants to go with us, he will say no and be angry with himself.

It was more obvious when he was little, and there are definitely more extreme examples of this behavior with my brother, but I can't think of any right now.

My mom can put it better:

"Extreme defiance toward a person of authority, especially their guardians. They will defy to no end, even if it's not in their best interests." And she also adds that it's not anything to do with being a teenager, my brother showed these signs as soon as he was old enough to show attitude.
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Reply 16 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-12-03 06:43:17 AM)
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my little brother's 11 and he's had a.d.h.d. his whole life. it is not a normal kid behavior. it may have been overdiagnosed at times, but my brother's is very severe. it doesn't help that he's dyslexic and his developemeent is 2 years slow anyway either. he's the sweetest little boy in the world, but he's always had all this energy (he gets up by at least 7am every morning) and had a really hard time directing it at anything, and because of his learning disability he would always get extremely frustrated. he can't take ritalin because it is a stimulant and he has a "tick" (he blinks a lot, and is nervous) and the ritalin would probably make that worse. the medication he is on now is amazing, he's much calmer, and is finally able to challenge some of that energy into sports and math and art and video games. i think medication is an extremely good thing, for people who need it. if i have a.d.d., it is acute, and at this stage in my life i've developed enough coping mechanisms to sorta get by. i was never hyperactive as a kid, and i was always quiet and eager to please around adults, so nobody questioned my inability to do work or sit still for any extended period of time until high school, and i'm not gonna pay somebody to test me and then tell me it's too late for medication to help much (as it might even counter-act the coping mechanisms), but after my first year of college i'm starting to seriously consider looking into it.
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Reply 17 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-12-03 10:46:09 AM)
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he can't take ritalin because it is a stimulant and he has a "tick" (he blinks a lot, and is nervous) and the ritalin would probably make that worse.

I'll have nervous ticks like that from time to time, and when I'm on the ritilain it will get worse and I will get frustrated easier. Sometimes if I have a lot of work to do, it will also cause enormous amounts of sexual tension (of course masturbation feels really good at this point, but the problem is that I will also be obsessed over sex at this time).
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and i'm not gonna pay somebody to test me and then tell me it's too late for medication to help much

In my opinion, it's never too late to be diagnosed. This isn't just something that childen have, it lasts for a lifetime.
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Reply 18 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-12-03 11:10:44 AM)
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I was misdiagnosed with ADHD.

I don't have chemical imbalances; I'm just fucking crazy.
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Reply 19 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-12-03 11:59:56 AM)
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Holy shit.

Doesn't anyone else like ExtraKrypsi as much as I do?
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Reply 21 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-12-03 04:18:41 PM)
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I supposedly have ADD, then I refused to stop going to the psyciatrist after he repeatdly tried to perscribe them for me.

I wasnt about to let my mom waste her money on some crackpot who doesnt know what the hell he's talking about AND some pills which would change my normal flow of life.

...but I still dont understand how they think that I, someone who can sit in front of a game for hours on end, has ADD. Hmm..
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Reply 22 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-13-03 09:48:12 PM)
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I don't have any of that shit...

Its kind of weird how many of you have A.D.D. I have only met one person in my entire life with it.
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Reply 23 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-13-03 11:41:58 PM)
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I don't have any of that shit...

Its kind of weird how many of you have A.D.D. I have only met one person in my entire life with it.

Chances are statistically that 1/20 people you know have A.D.D., it's just not that obvious and not everyone is diagnosed.
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Reply 24 of 46 (Originally posted on: 04-13-03 11:50:44 PM)
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Holy shit.

Doesn't anyone else like ExtraKrypsi as much as I do?


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