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ADHD on the Inter-Tubes

Posted Jan 22 2010 10:04pm

Jeff at Jeff's A.D.H.D. Mind has a great series written by one of his readers, who tackles a few of the myths about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  The following from Myth No. 2: ADDers are Smarter than Non-ADDers really caught my attention:

... there is nothing amusing about standing in your kitchen, tears streaming down your face, having forgotten what you were about to do, and knowing time is elapsing at the usual rate - that is, too fast. It is not "multitasking" to start and leave off - without returning to finish or clean up - four or five different jobs in the same morning; it's a mess.

The reason this jumped out at me, is because the more I think about it, the more I realize "adders are good at multi-tasking" is a myth!  Seriously!  The way I see it, I may appear to be good at multi-tasking, but the truth is I'm just completely unfocused and scattered.  That's all.

MUST READ: ADD Mama has some interesting information about sleep and attention deficit disorders.

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) has a good article about ADD and business, The ADHD Entrepreneur:

Understanding that your brain is different is the first step towards moving ahead not only in business but in other areas of your life as well. If you have AD/HD, then you know that it takes extra effort to focus on a specific task for very long. It may be that your AD/HD forces you to spend so much energy focusing on your work that you end up neglecting other important areas of your life. Studies have shown that the divorce rate among people with AD/HD is much higher than normal. People with AD/HD are also more likely to have problems with alcohol or substance abuse. They're even more likely to get speeding tickets!

H/T to Adult ADD and Money!

Bryan wants to know ... "Is Sex important to someone with ADHD?"  With a title like that, I gotta link to it! ;)

I don't know though ... Bryan starts off with the following premise:

Sex is boring. We'd rather be doing something else while in the act of having sex, something more exciting, like, well, fantasizing about sex, putting together a good story about our sex life and while we do that we miss out on something important, the reality of sex.

I must humbly disagree.  Great post though, definitely click over and read it!

And last but not least ... 10 Amazing Physics Videos! Including fun things like:

  • Superconducting Levitation
  • Boomerang in Zero Gravity
  • Mythbusters Play with Sulfur Hexafluoride

Ahhh, who are you kidding ... you're gonna waste another half hour anyways, go enjoy the videos!  :)

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