I think I actually have ADD

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I think I actually have ADD

Postby Annalena » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:02 am

Not saying all scanners have ADD at all.

Just saying I think I actually do and it has explained a lot.
Note the difference between ADD and ADHD! Not all people with ADD are hyperactive!

- Easily distractible
- hyper-associative
- problems with authorities
- easily bored when not challenged, but bright and smart
- has a hard time focussing and finishing projects
- sometimes gets into hyperfocus- learns everything about a subject and can focus on nothing else within a short time span
- impulsive
- doesn't hold social relationships for very long
- very independent
- mood swings
- over sensitive
- never achieves what he could achieve according to his potential
- unstructured

There is a lot to read out there on the topic... a lot of these characteristics are probably true for both scanners and ADD-lers (? :) ). Just it really has openend my eyes, maybe it will for some others,too.
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Re: I think I actually have ADD

Postby SquarePeg » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:35 pm

Yes, me too. And when our daughter was referred to a specialist for autism / asperger screening, I recognized a lot of those symptoms in myself, too.
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