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?
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?
What are the outward symptoms of ADD?
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.
What are you really trying to know?
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.
@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!
@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).
Guess I can be glad I’m catching it.
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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