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Re: Does Effexor work Corafree

Posted by PoohBear on July 14, 2004, at 18:49:43

In reply to Re: Does Effexor work PoohBear, posted by Corafree on July 14, 2004, at 15:22:09

> Hey Tony. Effexor-XR working o.k. I wonder could you tell me something about ADHD. I stood and listened to my caseworker yesterday for 15 minutes. Today I can't remember what he said. I thought I was hearing him, ya' know, taking it in, but I don't remember anything but him saying 'see ya' as I left. I've always wondered about my attn span and learning abilities, had trouble w/ math, and I do have trouble with keeping thoughts in my head long enough to write them down. Anyway, would appreciate your insight. cf


A great book on ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is:

"You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?"

After I read that all of a sudden many things that had happened in my childhood and youth made sense.

ADHD'rs brains are wired differently than most people and many respond to stimulants to calm down or focus, the opposite of the effect these drugs would have on the general population. Most researchers thought that children grew out of ADHD as they reached adulthood, but we now know this is not the case: adults simply develop coping mechanisms that mask the condition.

You should go to a psychologist who is trained to recognize and treat ADHD for a diagnosis. Don't rely on books or anecdotal evidence as other disorders like some forms of bipolar can "look" like ADHD. In fact, many children with ADHD develop bipolar as they age.

Not all people with ADHD are hyperactive, especially women. Tell-tale signs are inability to focus, racing thoughts, procrasitnation, need to have many projects going at once, inability to finish a project, daydreaming, etc.

I wrote a poem about ADHD here:

Best wishes!





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