By Anonymous - 12/09/2014 21:36 - United States - New York
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#61 I have ADHD and I think it definitely has its opportunities for humor. Drawbacks, yes, but you gotta take it with a sense of humor. It's like being tall or short. You can get upset, or you can threaten... "Make one more short joke, and I swear to God I will come over there, jump really high, and bite your knees!" As long as it's not done in a deliberately insulting manner by someone who actually thinks it really is an insult, I'm fine with it. Deliberately insulting? That'll just piss me off. Otherwise, grow a thicker skin.
don't just accept all comments given to you just because if the sender 'didn't mean anything bad'. they need to learn that you can't joke or comment on every-*******-thing ! I have a ton of stuff about myself that I joke about, and then there are things that I can't/won't/are not ready to joke about. If someone comments on the wrong thing, wether it be someones height, weight, nose, diagnosis, it can really hurt people!
My doctor explained my ADHD to my parents very simply. A child is standing behind a girl with a ponytail. His brain thinks to itself, "I wonder what would happen if I pulled her ponytail?" and before he can think anything like, 'it would hurt her,' or, 'I would get in trouble' he has already yanked on the ponytail and is now thinking, "I should NOT have done this. This was bad." I am in no way making excuses for her, but the basic theory lines up. Either way, it didn't just 'happen' I would guess and I would say that she probably led up to this with meetings or something.
By that definition it would not be ADHD but instead an impulsive/compulsive type disorder more like OCD...if that's how your Dr "simply" put it then your parents need to find a different Dr for you because the Dr "simply" doesn't know what they're talking about &/or knows your parents won't question such nonsense while continuing to waste money. Sorry #9, FYL.
67, Well my neurologists (yes, plural) would disagree with your psych professors. Boys and girls can both have ADHD. And I can say with certainty that your psych professors are wrong, because I'm a female with ADHD. And I'm not sure you understand what ADHD is, because multitasking can also be a symptom of ADHD. It's an inability to focus on one thing. So a person with ADHD will start an hour long project, then 10 minutes in realize they have something else they need to do, start working on that instead, then see a book they wanted to read, start reading it, then get a little thirsty and make an elaborate smoothie, then remember what they were going to do in the first place, go back to that, and ten minutes later remember that second thing they started doing and do that instead. So ADHD is basically multitasking gone so awry that no one task can be finished. So to say that woman can't have ADHD because they multitask is a really stupid statement.