Well Holy Crap

Adhd and BpdOne of the blogs I follow, Daddy Scratches, has a recent post dealing with ADD. As part of the post there is a link to a list of signs and symptoms of ADD. Let’s take a look, shall we?

  1. A sense of underachievement, of not meeting one’s goals (regardless of how much one has actually accomplished).
  2. Difficulty getting organized.
  3. Chronic procrastination or trouble getting started.
  4. Many projects going simultaneously; trouble with follow-through.
  5. Tendency to say what comes to mind without necessarily considering the timing or appropriateness of the remark.
  6. A frequent search for high stimulation.
  7. An intolerance of boredom.
  8. Easy distractibility, trouble focusing attention, tendency to tune out or drift away in the middle of a page or a conversation, often couple with an ability to hyperfocus at times.
  9. Often creative, inituitive, highly intelligent.
  10. Trouble in going through established channels, following “proper” procedure.
  11. Impatient; low tolerance for frustration.
  12. Impulsive, either verbally or in action, as in impulsive spending of money, changing plans, enacting new schemes or career plans, and the like.
  13. Tendency to worry needlessly, endlessly; tendency to scan the horizon looking for something to worry about, alternating with inattention to or disregard for actual dangers.
  14. Sense of insecurity.
  15. Mood swings, mood lability, especially when disengaged from a person or a project.
  16. Restlessness
  17. Tendency toward addictive behavior.
  18. Chronic problems with self-esteem.
  19. Inaccurate self-observation.
  20. Family history of ADD or manic-depressive illness or depression or substance abuse or other disorders of impulse control or mood.

Um guys, I’m not one to self diagnose. Well I was. That’s kinda how I got labeled with Bipolar for so long. Anyway back on the thought train. I’m not one to self diagnose but there isn’t a thing on that list that doesn’t reflect me. I think I need to speak to my meds doctor.

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