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God I was angry for so, so long. I could be very sweet, but bitter and sour too. I had anxiety separation from my dad passing away I was 6, I will spare you with my mother, and my self-raised living condition. No…I was not tough. My ADHD was intensely rubbed against all the time. As a result, the anger was building up and it was like a circle. Of course, remember we talk about untreated ADHD. Also, I could sleep for hours…and still do. I love the nightime…awwww… so calm, so still, so silent… the energy of the day dissipates and leaves the space of a much more calm.
I absolutely love it. Annibali just wrote an article on Relationships, unfortunately or fortunately, the link takes us here. The need to adjust that link.
I really want to read it. This is only my view here…too protect our sanity, we need to be careful who we have relationships with. And, if you let that input go by … of course, your relationships will be challenging. If you want a decent, reasonably balanced relationship with a partner, very important to claim and understand ADHD.
No blame game, regrets, shame. Nothing is socially wrong with you. Nah, nah, nah … nothing is wrong. There is a Great Someone for everybody without exception. Louise here, she changed the relationship scene. I started writing down the personality and experience I wanted to life with my Mr.
To each is own, but for me? No addicts, no to someone with no awareness of journey and show me a committed life style, financially very anchored, generous, patient, very calm, mature, mid or upper 50…and so on, and so on. I was so focus on that, so darn focused on that description… It was like a bone in the mouth of a dog.
Did I meet my Mr. To my surprise, this sudden manifestation had to be written in the stars. Less than two months later synchronicity manifested itself and David came into my life. It was way too fast, I had just signed my divorce paper with my ex-alkee husband in recovery for 8 years… oh yeahhh, I was pretty angry there too. Wonderful that I had scripted, defined on my piece of paper two months ago.
Mind you, I was pretty stressed. He was working in the same law firm I was working in at the time as a paralegal, I was afraid to loose my job… I was angry again…. He would call me every second night. Nah, nah, nah … I was not in a good place. I had the condo to myself, my peace, my sacred retreat place …. Wonderful shows us too early. Wonderful of my script. I scripted him, just like an actor in a movie, I was practicing my script.
No time for the ANTS…negative thoughts. Relationships … we have to be very careful. I chose much older than me. At least 10 years. We have to be very aware and mindful of the environment we place ourselves in.
Goodness especially a relationship … someone who may live under your roof with you ADHD prone. Basically, in a nutshell, anything that will stimulate our nervous system enough to make us feel wired, like wired uncomfortable … is a no-no. Do I follow that? Not enough, not enough, did I say not enough? You know you can get in because you have the key … but you need to make up your mind.
That can be me too much. But when I drink it, one glass is not enough for Frenchee Fromage culture. So, what it left to enjoy life for an ADHD, the convent? No seriously, going into nature is the best medicine.
ADHDers … we love nature…awww nature makes us feel relaxed, happy, good, life that grows, the beautiful green color of trees, the wind, water … God… awww, freedom at last! We need to share stuff like that.
We need to be where people like Dr. Annibali are posting great and interesting articles on topics related to our condition that impact us and our life. This is a great incentive to engage in intelligent conversation vs playing brain regression. Again, ADHD is cool once you get a grip on it. Brendon Burchard and so many other celebrities have it… and they have a great life. Okay … spoke a lot again, so much to share!
Hi Louise, Everything you describing is so much what i experience in life. Struggle remembering names, dates, events..
I found no rest, no peace in my life. Do you have some advice for me? I need a break.. According to my mother who died in , I was left alone in a small fenced back yard and was able to climb over an ash pit an head to a nearby lake. From then on she rigged up a harness and hooked me on the close line so I had a place to run while she attended to my soon to be 2 year old brother. I also learned that I have dyscalculis basic math. I was a terrible student in high school but went to a JR.
College on an athletic scholarship but failed most of my academic classes. I was about ready to be drafted and had to join the navy to stay out of the army. I volunteered for submarines and denied because of my poor GCT scores. I eventually was able to go to sub school because of my performance as a radioman. I then, according to the skipper, got my dolphins faster than anyone he remembered. Since that time I have three degrees in music education, certification in counseling, 28 years as a music teacher, a doctorate in education, started an outplacement company, designed 4 subdivisions, and passed with top level grades the ability to give and score IQ tests.
Also, I have declared bankruptcy twice, been divorced and lost my subdivisions and my home. How about that for. The most powerful and efficient tool I used was CBT. Now that, that worked.
He talks about it. If I study the work of someone that I really, really like, example: Annibali has an article on Relationships.
I get the Amen Newsletter. It was in the Amen Newsletter I received yesterday. My take is … either Dr. Annibali has a very busy schedule or the marketing department at Dr. Amen is doing these posting for him. Humor aside, it may be that the purpose of this style of forum is simply for us to engage between each other without him engaging.
I have a son and husband that fit this description to a tee! As it is true for reading anything else. These people will benefit greatly in getting educated about it to enhance their self-esteem, calm their worries. A great majority of people with ADD and ADHD are very gifted, creative, fun, seekers, interested in new knowledge, and yes, school is an issue. Now, that, that is boring… lol. The symptoms of this condition will aggravate in an environment that is dysfunctional, unstable, and unpredictable no matter how old you are.
A discombobulated marriage with someone with addiction issues …you bet. Yes, those who are fine with it, my goodness me, blessings to them! And why would they want to read anything about that in the first place. Nothing more, nothing less.
And certainly nothing denigrating. I truly believe that the day we start seeing and understanding things this way, an entirely new world of enlightenment will open up for all of us. Before we even place out children into school, perhaps we should consider creating a brain test for our kids. And this test could be adjusted and re-taken at different stages in their educational process? For example, little Suzie is very auditory and would respond better to someone teaching her with a verbal approach.
And little Johnnie is much more visual so a visual approach would work best for him. Instead, today we continue to tackle education with a one-size-fits-all approach, led by teachers who are burdened with larger and larger classrooms of kids with individual learning needs.
And more often than not, many of those teachers are often very rigid and set in their ways of teaching — a recipe for disaster in many cases. I truly believe that the Amen Clinics could very well lead the way to our next breakthrough in understanding our brains better. Why is it that in this day-and-age of modern technology, we still have so little in the way of new tools to help us advance our learning and teaching at the very core of our educational systems?
Personally, I refuse to be labelled and have always been an outside-the-box thinker. Turns out he only discovered last year that he was supposed to be dyslexic!
You may want to prepare him for that. In high school geometry class as a freshman 10th grade in the school year, I was lost. That was one of the first lessons in my geometry class. I struggled to understand equations that proved this. I got hopelessly lost and confused. I stayed that way throughout the rest of the year in class. However, large groups of students sitting together, in a class, can also promote discussion of what is being taught in a class. This allows for the possibility of the free exchange of differing points of view, important for developing a political culture of democracy in society.
The Pythagorean theorem says: To use an equation of the Pythagorean Theorem for a right triangle: I apologize if my writing this out only results in even more mathematical confusion if you read this.
Something of the time and setting of Pythagoras — the ancient Greek mathematician and philosoher who, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, lived somewhere around the time of B. As best I remember, Bronowski sat down among ancient ruins. I knew this proved that the Pythagorean Theorem was universally true for all triangles. Yes, so true, so true. We are born with it.
Yes, many kids are simply hyperactive teens and many of them will be diagnosed with ADHD, and without deeper evaluations will be put on medication. However, when you have a teen with constant hyperactivity, I mean seriously hyper, constantly challenged in school,, loosing and forgetting except his name and address year in and year out … that is a different kind of situation. Something else is is going on other than a simple teen hyperactivity. When it comes to a point where it impacts his relationships, his studies, his well being in body, mind, and spirit.
His he just going through a phase of total teen rebellious crisis, is he just a pest in the makings, or is there something in the way that can be addressed. Because, you know, they will drive your crazy, drain your patience, challenge you, and … well, they will push your buttons and that for a long time.
The sign is that it will not go away with age. In their 20s it will still be there, 30s, 40s and up we go. A lack of blood flow in the brain at the wrong place is not something not to be taken lightly. If the blood is not coming through at the wrong place, it will impact your cognitive behavior.
No way around that one. With a basic understanding of brain anatomy and physiology it makes sense. This is not rocket science here. No blood flow no neurological connection. Attention will not go where energy will not flow. Blood carries oxygen and other chemicals the brain needs to develop and function at its best. It takes a lot of will power and a seeking personality, and a go-getter mind to get a handle on this one. ADHDers are are intelligent, creative, dynamic with high energy, and this energy if pushing to be release in a healthy way.
Yes, they can be prone to addiction because more is never enough for us. I like you posting. On my FB page, when I post on on my topic: In order to live that, it takes not only an understanding of oneself, but a choice and be okay with it. It takes learning and knowledge to want to live this.
I had perfect grades until my second year in high school. All hell went loose! It had nothing to do with the teachers, the building…. Other students were successful. The culture of the environment, the influence of people, the intensity, the need to be accepted, ego teen … will aggravate the symptoms. Until there is a better education system is in place, I would home-school until college.
High school is the most unhealthy place for a kid with this condition to be immersed in right now. I believe the findings of Dr.
Amen have opened a can of worms. New research will spring from his work with new findings. Robert… 8- , sweet. Daniel Amen totally jumped out-of-the box with his two feet…and big time, and he did because as a psychiatrist he was unable to help his daughter who was a serious case of ADHD.
Each time he would try to treat her, she would not get better. It was devastating for him, totally understandable. One day, he stumble on the SPECT, worked around it for a while, tested his daughter and was able to treat her, and the results were significantly apparent after just a few months. That was enough for him to do what he did. His story is very powerful.. They are extremely knowledgeable on alternative approaches, advanced nutrition, and how hard workouts are beneficial for this condition.
I personally wanted to get to the bottom of this ADHD, but I did not want to be some guinea pig you test on medication. It turned into a cold was between him and the Psychiatry community for many years. They reported him by the hundreds, he was stopped from practicing psychiatry for two years while they were investigating his whole practice. There is no mystery to that. The brain is a serious organ not to be messed with. Psychiatry is the only profession that never looks at the organ they treat, and many will never do.
How many people have been medicated with all sort of brain cocktails creating more issues and damage. Amen is now close to his 70, Robert. He made an important contribution that will open the door to better technology and treatments.
Recognition and gratefulness is in order. He did a darn good job and I command him for never giving up. He is ADHD you know, he has it too. My husband practices is corporate bankruptcy law for corporations. The demand on his focus when he writes pleadings or other legal document is very important. David is not hyperactive like I am. He is more poised, more grounded, not impulsive, has a good long term memory, he is thoughtful, and it filters through his head for much longer than me.
However … he is very anxious, short switch, impatient, stressed, grumpy, he will forget where he put things…His attention span? Well, we do with what is left of his attention span…LOL. He has no sign of hyperactivity at all. I can assure you that David and I, as far as the hyperactivity is concerned? His daughter has ADHD, and take my word, she has it pretty bad. She hated school, hated college…this little sweet monster had to be placed in boarding school for a few years to realign her baskets…because she was so arrogant and confrontational.
She dropped college and got a certification with Aveda as a hair stylist. She is exactly at place where she can express her creativity and be with a bunch of other ADHD like her. She had to be treated for her ADHD. Man … she was intense. Go on Google instead of coming back to me asking what genes? There are an estimated 19,, human protein-coding genes. Look it up please. They will tell you everything you want to know about the genetic side of it. Take your question up to them and have fun.
And what difference does it make? Talk about a time waster for people here. And that is that, my friend. Actually, I am a high school teacher, and do my best to hit all of the learning styles when teaching so all my students can learn. However, I typically teach struggling students so I have smaller classes. I also try to get them to identify their learning style so they can utilize it when studying on their own.
For example, before I taught him how to multiply he is 7 I would create groups of coins where each group had the same number of coins. For example, 2 pennies in a group and 5 groups. To start, I placed all the pennies down and grouped them, then I asked how many pennies there are. I then showed him the groups of 2, then asked him how many groups there were.. Totally agree with you, could not have said better! Brains just processing information differently, nothing more!
More power to you, and please, continue to be a voice! See, that is the quality of humor of a real ADHD dude! The commentnu made was it to me in reply of a comment i placed or simply a general comment?.
Apology if i confused you I want to make sure i reply if its addressed to me. Oh, I see, thank you. I just noticed that if the comment was to me, there would have been an arrow next to your name pointing to my name. As a result of battling ADHD for over four decades much has suffered, including my finances. Please consider the possibility of giving this gift instead asking for payment in kind, at least a portion of solutions that can improve mine and others lives thus giving us the opportunity to move forward, discover functionality and stimulate our profitability.
The decision to do so could very well result in more offerings purchased, even books purchased, and changing our lives forever! That is a good point. A reduce price for people with less income. At no charge is never a good idea. Without some skin in it, your commitment to implement will not be as dedicated.
I would have worked every weekend somewhere to put the money together in an envelope and get there. I would have found a way. To get to the bottom line was priority for me at that point in time. Getting the money for you to afford to go there is not the focus, your focus is on avenues that will create the income to to there. Money is simply the outcome of an objective, of what you put your focus on. Oh…for the love of God … Adderall or whatever else, are only used the balance the chemistry in your blood stream allowing the brain to be more chemically balanced giving you or us a window of time to get our act together and make new and better choice for the life style that fits her best.
Meds do not serve anything other than that, in my personal view. Meds is one thing, embrace a new lifestyle is the next thing. Lets both not pretend to know how drugs work internally, but focus on what we really know — the result. The word Lifestyle does not mean much to me except to think about TV commercials of happy families doing things we rarely ever do or have much time to do.
This is not life. I cannot move forward. The problems above are serious problems that affect work, family, and personal growth. They are all related to some inability to think and get thoughts together in your head. We all have to pick up our bed and walk. We all come in package with a baggage. We can either justify our grocery list or litany of why we have this problem, this issue, why it hard to do this or that.
Our life goes according to the conversation going on in this chat box sometimes too full of sugar, coffee and what not. You bring nothing in here, but only the same old experience you have every day. How about talking about solutions, what are you doing to address all that.
After all, hey… this is not cancer, right? The problem, whatever, is always our problem first, and we are the only ones who can address this. And if you address it, remember it goes both ways, that will improve all the areas of your life.
But you replied to my solution… so I am confused why you are asking me to talk about solutions. My Solution you replied to: Its the only thing that really ever helped. I will tell you, chat box, texting, or email are not the best means of communication. There are too much confusion, misunderstanding like now … 8- , miscommunication, no body language, no eye contact, no voice intonation. I use it, but I dislike it. Bill, you are so right! And we learn to be okay with it, live with it.
And, Bill, you sound educated on this topic. Truly, there is a nutritional and fitness exercises that are crucial is we are interested in a better control of our symptom.
Now, it is easy to implement? I like my pizza, Starbucks coffee with a lemon pound cake, spaghetti … I have a treadmill in my house and I rarely use it. However, I will never deny that both exercise and nutrition are key in a solid control in our symptoms as well as in body, mind, and spirit. However, at least, I know what I need to do, and will not try to convince myself of a list of excuses. If I want to feel better? I need to get my act together. Non Distracted me thinks: However, anything that helps is something we can do.
About the dog… well, everything seems to be in the right place now … poor doggy… lol. Educated also means to be informed and continue to educate ourselves. Reading is a part of educating ourselves. There you have it, to live healthier, think healthier which is an outcome of living healthier.
When I was in my 20s I compete for 10 years in a sport that required me to do a lot of strength training in the gym up to 5 days a week. A couple months before the date of my competition I had to include cardio training and adjust my nutrition as well. During these 10 years, all symptoms were gone, in 10 years I never had to take any medication, nothing. No anxiety, no absence of mind, great focus, I slept well every night, my mind and my thinking was clear, and mostly, I was releasing a lot of energy from working out hard.
For ADHDers, this hyperactivity energy has to be released no matter how old you are. Because of my hyperactivity I was able to get things done, to pull it through, and pull it through not in the best conditions, but harsh ones.
Of course, the opposite is also true…many times I put my foot deep in my mouth because of it too! The hyperactivity aspect of ADHD remains the same. We have more energy, we are more intense, everything is either super wonderful, ultra fun, awesomely great, or the end of the spectrum.
However… when we finally reach balance… over some years of mountains and valleys. AKA… when we get it! We move into a place of wholeness, and accept the whole package of us including the baggage! I have trouble staying focused on meanie tasts, but doing ok with medical webanairs to find things to heal myself?
You guys are so cool. I love the exchange here. That…will be very interesting. I met with Dr. Annibali a week ago. Very down-to-earth, pleasant, composed, a good listener and spirit. Click to play Tap to play. The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now. Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe See our privacy notice More newsletters.
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New Doc 'Take Your Pills' Illustrates the Power of Visualizing Adderall Addiction
Even high-profile psychiatrists with ADHD do not use the drugs they Lloyd and Bremner are also working on a documentary for the BBC in which That was a revelation as I had an eye-opening chat with two friends who. Since America has the most advanced health care system in the world — or so we have been told — we expect that the drugs and devices we. Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD and learns the facts Great documentary for those with ADD but, more importantly to those who are out of 5 starsGood eye opener for a spouse who doesn't have ADD ADD & Loving it opened my thought process that there is life with ADD with help.