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Turns Out I'm Adhd-positive
Posted 31 December 2005 - 02:44 AM
ADHD has two sub-symptoms. Symptoms are usually shown during first, second and third grade. The first is inattentiveness (also known as attention-deficit-disorder: ADD) and the second is hyperactive (Attention-Deficit-Hyperactive-Disorder: ADHD). I have sub-ADHD, I scored very well on the TOVA test. ADHD is mostly due to genetics. However, studies are showing it can be due to eating habits or excessive Internet/television/video game use. The mind of an ADHD-diagnosed person is one minute the kid can control his actions and the next, the dude's mind flashes off and he/she begins to run around doing things without self-control.
The treatment for ADHD is both the same, both can be treated with Ritalin or Concerta (what I'm going to take). Ritalin has to be taken twice a day since the effects pike up really high and goes down. However, Concerta is consistent and lasts for eight hours throughout the day. The side effects of Concerta are drowsiness and dizziness. I don't know about Ritalin.
Anyway, that's pretty much all I can recall about ADHD.
Posted 31 December 2005 - 03:06 AM
Sorry to hear that dude ... but just wondering why you took the test. I mean, did you really have the symptoms for ADHD like you said:
or did you just go out and get tested just because you had some time on your hands?
The mind of an ADHD-diagnosed person is one minute the kid can control his actions and the next, the dude's mind flashes off and he/she begins to run around doing things without self-control.
I'm not suggesting anything, but if it's a serious thing, maybe you'd like to get a second opinion? I mean, why take those drugs if you never experienced anything like ADHD before in your life? I'm not saying anything against the doctors who diagnosed you with it, but it's your body man, you don't want to chance it right?
Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:43 PM
I've heard some horror stories of people hallucinating as a result of Ritalin. And Concerta has a one percent chance of affecting your mood. Some kids cry and stuff after this. But still, if worse comes to worse, the side effects still isn't as bad as those using illegal drugs. I've learned in health class that some people die the first time they use it. And in another that induces hallucination, some people experience the worst time in their life all over again. Surprisingly, illegal drugs aren't "illegal" in different countries. I've heard that if you go to a coffee house pub in Germany, they serve them.
Anyway, some doctors overprescribe Ritalin/Concerta. A normal amount of hyperactivity is healthy for some children. But if it reoccurs and you really can't contain your movements, then that's when you need to be tested. Psychologists know what they're doing. It isn't like for every one kid that really needs Ritalin, they assign 10,000 other kid that don't.
If you think you have ADHD, my advice is to get tested. It gives you another chance, and an opportunity to change.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:13 PM
But I'm glad it's working out for you. Hope it helps you do your best .
Posted 02 January 2006 - 12:37 AM
Let me tell you something I tell many people:
I had ADHD. It was a medical condition. This is why I am disgusted by all teachers and their "zero-tolerance." If I see a teacher acting like this and I didn't know better, I'd think, "So this is how all teachers treat their students." Have a thought about that.
If you treat someone as an outcast and five years later, you change into a completely different person, that guy will always see you as the jerk you once were.
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