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  • in reply to: Having ADHD Co$T$ Money #125577

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    @Larynxa, I like where you’re going. Maybe chicken livers and hearts and a sticker on the front of the bag reading “Hearts and Minds: Toronto’s Only Privately Operated Organ Transplant Centre.”

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    in reply to: Having ADHD Co$T$ Money #125576

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    Aaah, yes, all of those bring flashbacks.

    Or how about damaged/broken stuff? I used to buy expensive wine glasses but no longer since they all end up as shards in the bin. I just bought a lovely hardcover gardening book and managed to spill coffee all over it. Every plant I ever buy dies anyhow. My dry-clean-onlies have a way of sneaking into the washer with the regular washables…

     

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    in reply to: Having ADHD Co$T$ Money #125570

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    A week! Did you eat it? ūüėČ

    Clear bags!!! Yes!!! That is genius. The strategy I had told myself I would use is that from now on no perishables go into the purse while shopping. But I like yours better.

    BTW I ate the bacon so if this is my last post I guess it will be no mystery what happened.

     

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    in reply to: Having ADHD Co$T$ Money #125567

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    Well, this morning has given me a reminder of yet another item I should have added to my grievance list in this ‘costs’ category: food left out of the fridge overnight. I just found the pound of bacon that I bought yesterday in the bottom of my purse.

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    Yikes. Thanks for posting this, @silentsaturn91 .

    The reporting (and the press release) are wildly overstated.¬†“Neurobiological Origin of Attention Deficit Disorder Discovered” is just a made-you-click title, and the claim they they have “confirmed the biological origin of the disorder” is a wild leap that is not backed up by the study.

    The researchers used a genetically altered mouse that exhibited some symptoms that “remind us of adult patients suffering from one of the forms of ADD.” And therein lies the true finding. They meddled with mice and managed to get some symptoms that in some vague mousy ways, seem similar to ADHD in humans.

    You can read the full paper here: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/849/art%253A10.1007%252Fs00429-014-0745-5.pdf?auth66=1397852726_cde3d6884e25e1014bad2a576246452a&ext=.pdf

    So why the shamelessly claimy press release? These animal models are big money-makers, since they are used in drug-development research. Could it be that the university hopes to market their mouse model as the new animal ADHD model and a make a fortune?  While we could certainly use an improvement over the current critter, we are still a long long way from finding the cheese.

     

     

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    in reply to: ADHD doesn't exist… #124816

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    I guess we should be happy that there is a new book out claiming ADHD doesn’t exist. A lot of people, including physicians and psychiatrists, still believe this. Let this be the start of a renewed public discourse and examine the evidence. The truth will prevail! Right?

    Er, no it won’t. Not for a very long time, anyhow. Most people are only willing to see evidence that supports their pre-existing beliefs.

    And we have many problems that need to be addressed: ADHD is being diagnosed in people who don’t have it. But ADHD is also being left undiagnosed in people who do have it. Rates of diagnosis are skewed by drug-seekers and by pharmaceutical companies. But diagnostic rates are also skewed by those who suffer in shame and silence instead of seeking help, and by doctors who don’t diagnose because they still don’t believe in it.

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    in reply to: I Just Can't Get A Project Done #121289

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    Awesome post, @dithl. I feel like printing this out and framing it.

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    in reply to: Need some advice quickly #121226

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    Glad it is going well for you Harald!

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    in reply to: TVO's "The Agenda" looks at ADHD, tonight #121220

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    I have been away from TADD for a while and just got back and one of the first things I did ¬†upon return yesterday was watch this interview — and was delighted to see that among the ADHD experts, the one ADHDer at the table came off as both the smartest and the most entertaining person in the room. Ha ha! Great job, @Rick. You do us proud.

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    in reply to: Feeling "In Trouble" Most of the time #120000

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    OMG! Yes! When my mind wanders unchecked toward the future, my vision of how I will spend my old age is either in a prison cell, or committing suicide by jumping off a bridge.

    (Disclaimer: I am not suicidal.)

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    in reply to: Feeling "In Trouble" Most of the time #119998

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    You will laugh at this one: One time I walked out of a grocery store just as a cop pulled up in a police car and jumped out and ran toward me. In that instant, I was 100% convinced they were there for me. Completely irrational, but that’s what I felt! So, yes, I always feel ‘in trouble’.

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    in reply to: I saw a workplace bully in action and did nothing :( #119997

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    Thanks, Larynxa; I had some inkling that there might be some sort of dusty government policy on such matters but from what you say it sounds like they really do take this stuff seriously. That actually makes me think my email might not go directly to the ‘delete’ folder. I don’t work there – I have my own company. But I was there on business, so maybe that makes a difference. And now that you mention it, it probably is a good thing that I didn’t launch into a confrontation right there on the spot. I’m not good at that sort of thing. But do I ever wish I were!

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    I *feel* like I read body language and tone of voice very accurately. And I have taken those tests that are supposed to reveal your ability to read body language and scored really high.

    So, that was confusing. Because, I knew situations had a tendency to go off in some unpredicted direction on me because I missed the switch in mood or whatever.

    And I think this weird dichotomy comes down to the fact that when I am watching body language I understand it. But when I miss it because I’ve had a break in my attention, things go south pretty quickly.

    Do you think it might be the same for you @trashman?

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    in reply to: "You'll get to used the noise.", NO! #119963

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    @Filmbuff1984, I feel ya! Once I had to leave a store to throw up because there was something wrong with the air conditioning in the building and it was creating a horrible high-pitched resonance. No one else seemed to care about the noise and vibration!

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