Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I was thinking I might have ADD, but then I got side-tracked...

How exactly does one get diagnosed with ADD or ADHD? What the hell is it anyway? I used to think people were using it as an excuse for why their kids were so unruly... and perhaps some are. But I've had a few people tell me over the past couple years that they think I have ADD!?

I laughed. Snickered. Smirked. Made sarcastic remarks. Then went home and looked it up on the internet. HOLY SHIT!? Is THAT why I spent 6 hours a day doing 2 hours worth of homework because I kept getting distracted and my mind would wander off on other subjects. Is THAT why everytime I sit down to read a book it takes me 10 times longer than the average person to finish.. IF I do at all. Is that why I start fidgeting and talking to myself at times to keep the boredom of life from bringing me to tears? Is that why I go weeks without posting on my blog... because I have a tendancy to start a post and never finish it.

And all this time I thought I just had a short attention span and an overactive imagination. Or is that what ADD is?

.... I forgot what I was going to say here.


Cootiebug77 said...

lol, I think you just have a short attention span babe. Most people with ADD or ADHD have a difficult time functioning enough to hold down jobs.
Of course, I could be wrong I'm not a doctor ; )

I'll try that! said...

I think, but am not educated in the subject, that ADD and ADHD effect all aspects of your life, not just recreation.

For example, you may take 10 times longer than an average person to read a book, or post a blog, BUT does it take you 10 times longer to brush your teeth or tie your shoes?

That's what I have understood the difference is.


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