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    http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/...=4146&ShowId=3

    This was very interesting.
    Any body here living with this?

    Chantal Rutter (Carte Blanche Medical presenter): 'Looking for lost keys and feeling disorganised happens to most of us from time to time. But when this becomes habitual chronic disorganisation it may be raising the red flag for something far worse.'

    And that may be adult ADHD - that's an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a chronic neurological condition affecting around 5% of the population including many famous people such as Winston Churchill, Bill Cosby and Richard Branson.

    Many untreated ADHD adults are underachievers. They have big ideas but get bored easily. They are easily distracted and their chaotic lifestyle impairs functioning. For example, tax returns are never filed in time, important numbers are lost and time management is poor
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    Typically adults with untreated ADHD, because of constant criticism from the past, will have difficulty with authority figures and in relationships.

    Tim: 'I struggled a lot with my boss, relationships at work, uhm, constantly shouting at one another.'

    Even a simple question from Tim's wife could lead to a fight.

    Tim: 'I would find it as criticism, and constantly at me. Everybody is trying to get at me. And just leave me alone. Then I would immediately go on the defensive.'.
    Life coach: 'A lot to do with ADHD is low self esteem. So as they are making progress and moving forward, so to they want to do more, they want to be better and they embrace the structure.'

    But getting better for some may mean high schedule drugs.

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    I've been meaning to see someone about it for years, somehow just never did. I recognise many of the classic symptoms in myself.

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    What next ADHD for pensioners.Its amazing how they invent illnesses to make us think we that we might have this condition.Next thing you know there's a 'adult ADHD Specialist' waiting to drain you off your hard earned cash.Of course Richard Branson is hyperactive-who would'nt be with all those gorgeous supermodels chasing him.

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    scary stuff. Was looking at Carte Blanche Medical and pretty much noticed all the symptons in me. So i guess a trip to the shrink or doctor to find out if it is true.
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    I am pretty sure I am also a sufferer of ADHD. But looking at the list of personality traits, I am not so sure anymore. I do not struggle with authority figures or relationships at work, or a low self esteem. But I am very unorganized and have really trouble concentrating in meetings etc.

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    I think its because our brains are not designed to sit in front of a computer all day.

    I have suffered with ADHD all my life and have learnt to adapt, so no i'm not lazzy. I got a degree and a decent job that I can do... you have to learn adapt.
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    This whole ADHD thing drives me mental....

    Its the bloody "easy" option for a lot of medical practioners because it involves giving the person some pills to take constantly..
    I'm not denying the condition exists, but its WAY overdiagnosed.
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    Sure, I am a bit mental, but I definitely won't take medication for it.

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    Well, sometimes when I am playing online poker I will be in the middle of a han.... oooooh look... midget pr0n...
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    Guess I'm off to the doc then. Pretty scary.

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    /raises hand

    I have Adult ADHD.
    I only take Vits and supplements to assist with it.
    Really?

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    What sort of vitamins and supps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponder View Post
    Whatever happened to yuppie flu?
    Its still around, it has a proper name now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilton View Post
    What sort of vitamins and supps?
    When I was a kid (circa 1988) I was put on a wheat and gluten free diet. It also exuded sugar and preservatives. It worked very well.

    I absolutely hated it and had to take a fist full of vitamins every day
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