What Is A.D.H.D./A.D.D.?

H/T to Kalstolyn on adderworld.ning.com for posting a link to this video

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  • http://www.adderworld.com Bryan

    She really has done an excellent job on that video!


    • Jeff

      B, She made one of the best videos I’ve seen that explains what it is like to LIVE with ADHD. Funny, though, she never mentions that it’s a gift. Oh well…probably an oversight on her part. ;)

      • http://www.adderworld.ning.com Bryan

        Even so, you can’t deny that she is gifted! Have you checked out her other videos? She does an excellent job across the board. Her video lucid dreaming demonstrates her talent :-) She’s a star on the rise, and even though she doesn’t say it, I think she knows it!

        • Jeff

          Is she gifted? Absolutely! I’ve seen her other stuff. WOW!! It’s just that her “gift” ain’t ADHD so her task is NOT to unwrap the ADHD gift but, quite the opposite, to wrap it tightly so she can get on with her life. But…let’s not go down this road yet again. :D

          • http://www.adderworld.ning.com Bryan

            Uhm…. I didn’t bring it up :) However, she would never had made that video if she didn’t have ADHD, or would she have? lol Okay, let’s stop, but, again, I didn’t bring it up!!

            • Jeff

              If she didn’t have ADHD…she wouldn’t have a need to discuss it. :P

  • http://www.ADHDRollerCoaster.org Gina Pera

    Beauty is truth and truth, beauty. :-)

    • Jeff

      Ah…spoken like a goddess.

  • betsy davenport, phd

    Holy Cannoli! She is amazing. I was weeping within the first minute. And yes, she really told what it is like, day after day. How everyday things are just plain HARD. Thanks for sharing that, Jeff. It is a keeper.

    • Jeff

      She did an amazing job. I could only watch it once. Too painful to watch again.

  • http://18channels.blogspot.com Katy B.

    Ah yes, I am familiar with this “there’s no college for ADHD people” concept. It’s why I had a 2.7 GPA as an undergrad and had to stifle my hysterical urges to drop out until I finally graduated after 5.5 years…and now have had a 3.8 us grad school…where the majority of my courses are ONLINE. No more getting up and wandering around campus instead of going to class! No more sheepishly returning to classrooms to get my stuff because I never made it back to class after I left. No more anxiety washing over me in the middle of class because the thought of having to sit there is making me queasy and irritable. No more annoying fluorescent lights.

    There IS college for ADHD people! It’s called creating your own major that allows you more diversity in your courses, using your on-campus counseling center for all its worth, and taking correspondence and online courses, even at your home university.

    Also helpful: pulling all the research articles you’ll need for the semester up during the first two weeks of class when you still have enthusiasm. Picking topics for papers in the first week…so you’re not stressing about it later…and of course so you can PULL THE ARTICLES way ahead of time.

    And don’t forget: staying in communication with your school/advisor/professor/on-campus disabilities center so that they understand, if you’re in a pickle, that you’re not just being a jackass.

    • Jeff

      I ended up with three majors and it took me about 7 years to complete my bachelor’s degree.

      • betsy davenport, phd

        Uh-huh. Left regular high school after 10th grade. Went to alternative school. Started college at age 21, quit after 2 years, went back at age 26 (?) and graduated at age 28. Masters Degree at age 29. PhD at age 38. Pffffft.

        I will say that in the interims, I had a lot of interesting experiences and lived a lot of places and I don’t regret any of them. I just wish I had had a better sense of direction and that I had known why the heck I was so scattered.

        • Jeff

          Me…dropped out of high school. Tried to get into an alternative high school but was rejected. Got my high school equivalency diploma. Went to college…failed twice. On my third try (started age 24) I graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Took me seven years to complete. Went to grad school on a scholarship…dropped out after 60 or so credits. That’s my education story.

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