Repressed A.D.D.

2 years, 4 months ago

Do you think it is possible for depression to quell the outward symptoms of a.d.d. while the a.d.d. brain function remains the same?

December 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

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Profile photo of Myriad Creatures Myriad Creatures (@thedao) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I think you are really on to something and this insight alone is extremely wise. I think minds that may be labeled as a.d.d. react to depression in an abnormal way. They keep questioning the world as they would otherwise and strive to understand it rather than submitting to depression. What they find may sometimes sadden them more and some people in this category may become resigned to depression but for most I agree that brian function stays active. Is this what you were thinking?

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

What are the outward symptoms of ADD?
There seems to be a gross misunderstanding about what ADD actually is. The hyperactivity portion of it is a damned myth. Healthy children who aren’t challenged/engaged at school become ‘hyperactive’ in class. Children who don’t get enough attention at home/school/wherever become ‘hyperactive’.

What the medication we have developed to address this issue of poor academic ability really does is that it makes the subject overly-concentrated. This fixes the hyperactivity issue.. as the user is at a loss of will to pull their attention away from whatever mental stimuli is occurring. And yes, it improves the school performance.
It however, is NOT tantamount to like.. an increase in attention span.
Holistic attention is not so linear as is the thought tendencies of a brain on the ADD drug.
The type of attention that you get on drugs like shrooms is what is missing from the picture – That receptiveness to all data, whereas on ADD medication you get caught up in rigid thought patterns (you’re able to analyze the shit out of things but you really sacrifice your aptitude for original thought.
It’s a Male aspect vs Female aspect type aspect. The duality between the two being pure attention (consciousness) in this case.

What are you really trying to know?
@tabletop99,

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

As far as I know, the outward symptoms of ADD are the same outward symptoms as anyone who lives an unconscious-dominated life, I.E. an irrational sociopath who spends the majority of their time in fantasy land and can never relax around other people: almost everyone I know.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@danfontaine, Also, not everyone could make everyone relaxed around them, or not at the same time, so even if the diagnosis loses its meaning, people are still going to seek the attention of professionals. What a mess!

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@beyond, Professionals in socioeconomics, ya. Such a mess lol.

Yeah I know what you mean too.. some people are easy to be totally natural around, but those are the very minuscule minority. In fact, I catch myself all of the time acting as some poor excuse for myself around other people. I won’t be directly engaged with them, I will act like something is distracting me that is more interesting than that/those person(s).
How sad? We’re on the same mother FUCKIN planet!

Guess I can be glad I’m catching it.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Oh mind fuck though, I act the same way around my self at times – when I’m alone. Acting like there’s something more interesting/better always, not being directly engaged with myself.

Can never quite get my fill because my entirety isn’t in the picture – always end up disappointed.

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