Archives for Myths


Motivate Me

Rather moving ...

In doing a bit of research on ADHD recently, I came across the phrase "Motivational Deficit." And I didn't like it much.

In fact, like the concept of "Attention Deficit," I think that motivational deficit is a misnomer for something that is not easily explained and certainly not labeled as easily as this.

As you know if you follow this blog, the idea that someone with ADHD has a deficit of attention...
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The Easy Part Of ADHD

This shouldn't be that hard ...

I keep trying to figure out how to deal with my ADHD.

I'm not looking for easy answers, if I were, I'd be accepting the latest fade crap that the shysters and hucksters keep putting out there.

You know, that ADHD doesn't exist (that would make it easy, eh?), or that it's my diet that causes it, garbage like that.

But I'm not accepting that, there are already plenty...
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Waffling At Breakfast Time

What's for breakfast?

I'm a bit scattered this morning. I seem to be losing time. I look at the clock and think, "Gotta get up." or "Time to make breakfast." or "Time to write, right now."

Then I glance at the clock a few seconds later and ten minutes have gone by. What the helz???

So I'm trying to figure out what's causing this today, because nothing saves time like thinking about something other...
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Out Of ADHD Prison

Finding way out ...

On Friday we talked about how to get yourself into prison, especially if you have ADHD.

If it's something you aspire to, then your impulsivity and lack of executive function can be great tools to help you achieve this goal.

If prison is something you would rather avoid, then it's best to discover how to manage impulsive behaviour and compensate for a lack of in advance of becoming responsible for...
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Two Groups

There are three groups of people in this world

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who divide the worlds population into groups, and those who don't.

Obviously, I am in the first group.

There are many other criteria for dividing up the population, gender, skin pigment, political leanings, and so on.

And without exception, the divisions should only be applied for the sake of statistical analysis. Never for application...
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Cure ADHD? That’s Brilliant!

Rather rank

There are those who postulate that people with ADHD are just not trying hard enough, that we're lazy.

There are those who suggest that we aren't very bright, that we're stupid.

I've recently read memes that offer the solution of corporal punishment to “cure” ADHD in children.

I suppose the idea is that if the inattentiveness can be beaten out of them they'll just be stupid and that will be acceptable. After...
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What Causes ADHD?

Can we do this?

We've been through this before. ADHD is caused by a slowing down in the development of certain parts of the brain. This “slowing down” in development means that the individual takes longer to develop fully.

In the case of Adult ADHD it means that the development of the affected areas of the brain never is completed. Development is arrested at a level that leaves us … well,...
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Relentless ADHD

Drip, drip, drip ...

It has come to my attention that there is a persistent idea that ADHD is not a valid mental health issue.

It's perceived kind of like the new father's mixed up son from a previous marriage that stay's mostly with his mother but every now and then you have to put up with him visiting.

Or like those e-bikes out on the street that aren't cars or trucks, but...
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ADHD And Media Misrepresentation

Well, there's got to be a place for fiction ...

A friend named John wrote to me recently complaining of a so called news story by HuffPost Science.

Damn! I liked them. They seemed to be mostly on the ball. Well, until they started spouting anti-vax rhetoric and then ... well, read on.

Sadly, a lot of news organizations have jumped on the old “ADHD May Not Be Real” band wagon.

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The Secret Doctors Don’t Want You To Know

Likely ...

I get a kick out of the schlock that passes for reason these days. Especially the schlock in advertisements. And those advertisements are quite invasive, they're everywhere.
They're there on all kinds of web sites. They're on sensational websites that are selling conspiracy theories, websites that are just trying to get you to click on the next picture, even relevant and valid sites offering...
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