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Re: Porn/Massterbation Addiction

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Originally Posted by daveddd View Post
this is something im always on the fence about

on one hand, its obvious all of us adhders here are great people, coupled with self perception (distorted or not) . Ive formed a phenotype of ADHD in my mind . I feel insulted when people blame deviant behavior on ADHD. Like it somehow reflects us as a whole



other the hand, sometimes I just look at ADHD as a group of symptoms without any specific origin that include poor self regulation. the inability to regulate emotions. the inability to sustain goal directed behavior . the inability the inhibit behavior that interferes with future goals despite consequences'

these behaviors that science tells us make us about 50 times more likely than the general population to become addicted to unhealthy external stimulus, substances, behaviors, etc

now, where does the morality of the particular's fit in. completely separate from ADHD?


probably. but I don't know that ADHD has a morality of any type , good or bad affiliated with it
Yeah, I've def had trouble with the inability to regulate emotions and sustain goal-directed behavior. I don't know how many nights I've wanted to work on some kind of project and then I ended up surfing the web instead. Those little dopamine hits really seem to be more appealing to me than the average person. I think minor dopamine addiction is a characteristic of ADHD, based on what I've observed in myself.
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