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<![CDATA[ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Open Science & Philosophical Discussion]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums This forum is for open discussion, encouraging new and unconventional ways of thinking, welcoming posts in any format en Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:26:52 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.addforums.com/forums/images/misc/rss.jpg <![CDATA[ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Open Science & Philosophical Discussion]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums What is attention? http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191401&goto=newpost Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:59:11 GMT It has been my feeling for a long while that us Westerners do not really have adequate working definitions of attention. That is a bit tricky as we call one common and troublesome condition "attention deficit disorder".
The very term attention deficit is problematic, as to the extent that we are awake we are always paying attention to something.

I struggled with this a great deal when I was diagnosed ADHD, almost a decade ago. I am still unaware of an adequate definition in the Western tradition. I am also unaware of adequate accepted definitions of mind or consciousness. however I believe that adequate definitions will lead us in the direction we need to go.

So I believe this needs work:

What is attention?
What are the key axes of function that define it?
What is it used for?
What are the necessary pre-conditions for good and effective attention?
What are the characteristics that define attention deficit.
How can we maximise attention (apart from medication, which we all know works to at least some extent)?
Where should we look for advice and opinions about how to maximise our functional attention.
What strategies should we adopt when we know our "attention" is below par?

The last question is posed in my understanding that some "ADHD coaching" approaches actually overload us with more things to attend to".


Now my last comment is that I was torn as to whether to place this thread in the scientific or the meditation/spirituality thread. I guess that gives some clues as to where I might be going with this. ]]>
Kunga Dorji http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191401
Physiology of: Fear vs Anxiety vs Depression and Role of Neurotransmitters http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191398&goto=newpost Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:32:44 GMT Some people are afraid all the time (I am praying that is the case, otherwise I'm one lonely oddball), some have anxiety all the time, some are depressed all the time, etc, etc. I view these as distinct processes, even though I see meds for depression used for anxiety and phobias etc. I view this as very important subject but do not find any material or research on it, or maybe I am missing something. I want to clarify, I am absolutely not against depression meds being used for anxiety, I understand we got to do with what we have (and wish everyone luck), and respectfully realize that science is continuously being developed, but understanding this better is very important to me and my great Psychiatrist does not give me any answers, nor does Google.

In my case, I dont have any depression at all, but I am afraid (abnormally afraid) since birth, so much afraid that all my conditions (in particular my speech problems) I believe emanate from fear, and I have yet to see a person like me, which makes me very alone. I dont have "a" phobia, I have generalized intense fear 24x7, and I really dont believe it is anxiety.

Would there be anyone that has researched or knowledge in this area, please chime. Hoping someone can help here, thanks in advance. ]]>
fathom6 http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191398
Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191272&goto=newpost Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:51:08 GMT I think all cases of "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" should really be called "Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder".

This thread is meant to explore why I think all cases of "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" should really be called "Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder".








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mildadhd http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191272
If I was cloned, would my clone have moderate AD(H)D-PI? http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191137&goto=newpost Mon, 09 Apr 2018 05:17:20 GMT If I was cloned, would my clone also have similar moderate AD(H)D-PI? I do not think my clone would have similar moderate AD(H)D-PI, unless my clone experienced similar early life distresses, as I did. M If I was cloned, would my clone also have similar moderate AD(H)D-PI?

I do not think my clone would have similar moderate AD(H)D-PI, unless my clone experienced similar early life distresses, as I did.





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mildadhd http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191137