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Personally, I'm insulted that they call it an attention deficit... I don't have a deficit, I just have too much attention to deal with at one time!
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

I haven't noticed anyone glorifying the hyperactive component in ADHD. Depending on who you ask, some might actually think that the hyperactive or combined types are getting a poor deal at least in terms of public opinion.

I'm not obviously hyperactive either. (Well, I might not even have ADHD so take everything I say with a pinch of salt). But the way someone on this forum explained hyperactivity to me, it's not an excess of energy but a problem with energy regulation.

Besides hyperactivity can manifest itself in different ways. My mind is hyperactive a lot of the time. I'm restless, always unsatisfied, always looking for stimulation, always having to battle between different lines of thought, etc. At other times my mind just seems dead with all thoughts and emotions slowed down. I can't control when my mind works and it's rarely at the required pace.

All articles that you read will have ADHD or AD/HD in the title because that is the official name now. I'd view an article that calls it ADD as outdated.
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

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You'll find that hyperactive behavior expresses itself in many ways, some are not so obvious. I never thought of myself as hyperactive, but over time I started to recognize hyperactive thinking, occasional pacing, restlessness while on the phone, etc. It's not always obvious!!!

Personally, I'm insulted that they call it an attention deficit... I don't have a deficit, I just have too much attention to deal with at one time! It's only a name.
I agree. The problem isn't the word "hyperactive" although mine is mostly
internal rather than in-your-face, it's the word "deficit."

I think it was Barkley who suggested changing the name to Attention
Regulation Disorder - which is far more accurate in my humble opinion.
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

H,H,H,H,H,H,H,H,HH,H,H,H,....GIVE ME ALL THE H'S...Flory's love H's...OH Yeah

what needs to be realised, and is failed time and time again, is that it is definitely possible for adhd adults to have hyperactivity and impulsivity...it takes on a different head in adults, speeding, reckless behaviour, impulsive spending, fighting etc....it never just 'goes' away, the sofa climbing settles somewhat, but...i still enjoy a quick slide down the bannister ...waaaaah
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

not glorifying h there either...just get a little fed up of the 'pi and its so much harder' perspective :/....what nonsense
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

okay my mind can also be "sort of" considered Hyperactive but thats not really close to the word I would use for my PI type. I would consider Restlessness or Wandering to be more appropriate...(ADWD Anyone?) HaHa... I guess its just me, Hyperactivity is synonyms of people physically moving around in a hurried like manner. They get alot accomplished even if most stuff gets unfinished or incomplete.

I just know that with my ADD, I wish I did have the "H" in a way. I'm a horrible procrastinator especially when it comes to anything that is routine. Now that I think about it.....Hmm.... perhaps the "H" does come into play. Whereas, I put off things until the pressure starts to build and then I literally run around at the last minute to accomplish everything. Hmm...perhaps I was too harsh when I said Take your H and shove it....
Anyway about the word Deficit....I'm okay with that word. My wandering mind or spacing out does seem like a deficit. Not being able to focus like normal people is a definite minus.
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

I'm diagnosed ADHD-PI, but have blatant hyperactive tendencies!

The only thing I dislike is not the label itself, but the interpretation of the label by NT's. Often, and especially round here in the UK, people have been pulled into a media created stigma surrounding the term and what the diagnosis means, not to mention the "CONTROVERSY!!!!!!" of the meds..... *sigh*

If I could say to most people "Yeah, I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult"

and they replied :

"Really? That's interesting! And the medication helps a lot? It must be great to finally have some insight and help with that!..."

I'd probably feel more comfortable with it all myself...

but instead you might get something like:

"Really? Is that the same as the thing they diagnose problem kids with? I thought ADHD was a made up illness created by big pharma to make us all subservient worker drones and sell more pills? Do you have to take that medication that makes you a zombie? What's it called... rittlin' ?? Is it not the same as coke? Oh my god do you get prescription cocaine from the doctor? Are you totally hyper without it? Does coffee make you sleepy? My friend says people with ADHD get sleepy when they drink coffee. Do the pills you take make your life like the film limitless?"

or :

"ADHD!!! LOL That's meant to be for kids, in fact I heard it's just made up... LOL"

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I'm predominantly inattentive but I did/do hyper stuff a lot before I got meds and if I skip them. I just have some strange ability to keep it private... until I was diagnosed I didn't know what the hell was going on with myself
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

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"Really? Is that the same as the thing they diagnose problem kids with? I thought ADHD was a made up illness created by big pharma to make us all subservient worker drones and sell more pills? Do you have to take that medication that makes you a zombie? What's it called... rittlin' ?? Is it not the same as coke? Oh my god do you get prescription cocaine from the doctor? Are you totally hyper without it? Does coffee make you sleepy? My friend says people with ADHD get sleepy when they drink coffee. Do the pills you take make your life like the film limitless?"


Although I knew adult ADHD was real, because a friend of mine was ADHD (and the H was no joke with her - when she was off her meds she was so bouncy and in your face it felt like the very air was being drawn out of the room towards her), I was pretty uneducated about it.

When I was diagnosed and the pdoc pulled out the prescription description page, and I saw that some drugs were labeled under 'amphetamines', I looked at the pdoc and was like "Meth? You want to give me prescription meth?"

Maybe it is because I am newly diagnosed and am just so frickin happy to have an answer that I don't care if I was labeled as Too Stupid To Live, as long as I can get some help and just move forward, without feeling like I'm just a hopeless, sad, lazy loser.

I also grew up with a profoundly retarded brother, and have an almost offensively bland tone about any type of mental issues. I'm the type to laugh about the bad in life.
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

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Barkley distinguishes between inattentive only and primarily inattentive, which can have subclinical hyperactive/impulsive symptoms, as well as up to 5 full blown H/I symptoms. People who meet the PI criteria but have those symptoms are ADHD-PI. People without any H/I symptoms at all appear to be "SCT."
I'd much rather be called ADHD- PI, I would be fine with with telling people I had that. But that's definitely not the case with SCT, "Hi I have sluggish cognitive tempo. No I'm not retarded, but my brain is sluggish, there's a difference you know?" Plus whenever I hear the word slug I think of Jabba the Hutt.

But without being too hyperactive or impulsive, I'm afraid I fall under SCT.
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

I agree with broken 1 I'm a newbie so who should be aware of these ins and outs of titles, sub-titles, and the rest of the mish-mash deffinitions thatonly make it easy and convenient for the doctors and diagnostic there dictionarys are way differan than our's i think the deffinition's should maybe be screened and broken down to add understanding's and possible variation's (big ADD&whatever attack)you know where i'm goig with this,I'm just now at 71 learni how to tell the doc hes not listenin to me about my body-mind -feelings.if i break my ankle I defiatly donet need a doctor to tell me hurts.lololo eneough already stay well
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Thanks all, I didn't realize that they were gonna separate the disorders. But still wondering why they added the H even if it still technically read as AD/HD. Why emphasize the H, and IMO needlessly so. Especially when Attention Deficit describes us all pretty much. Its just looking up info always has the acronym ADHD in the title and when I start reading the article it most always predominantly discusses the hyperactive part with a small section on the "non-hyperactive" part(if your lucky that it mentions it all) Anyway about my seemingly hostile manner, I apologize, I figure I would vent a little. It's just a shame they added the "H" in there. Why not just leave it alone or distinguish it from the term ADD. Like AD/ID along with AD/HD. I just don't see why the change. They kind of "subtyped" us when we should have gotten our distinction. Anyway I see that they may change it but it still doesn't help all the thousands upon thousands of people who will be researching ADD PI type as there are hundreds of articles stamped permanently(or at least a very long time) with the ADHD Tag

If the combined and hyperactive types are so emphasised why is it that here on ADDF there is an inattentive section but no combined or hyperactive section ?
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

It wasn't put diplomatically, but I can see the point in the first post. To the average person ADHD is a mendacious way of saying "hyperactive." It'd be nice if the official language didn't encourage the stereotype.

I too was unaware of the slash, but the slash doesn't make up for the name being nondescriptive of a bunch of us. It'd be a bit of a hassle to tell people that your broken arm was a broken leg--arm subtype, right? when you could just say broken limb?

If you ask me, the whole term ADHD was a terrible ****up. It sounds like ********, it really does. It sounds embarrassed.
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Re: ADHD; They can take their H and Shove it..

If I were hyperactive, though, reading the title of this thread would make me feel bad.
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It wasn't put diplomatically, but I can see the point in the first post. To the average person ADHD is a mendacious way of saying "hyperactive." It'd be nice if the official language didn't encourage the stereotype.

I too was unaware of the slash, but the slash doesn't make up for the name being nondescriptive of a bunch of us. It'd be a bit of a hassle to tell people that your broken arm was a broken leg--arm subtype, right? when you could just say broken limb?

If you ask me, the whole term ADHD was a terrible ****up. It sounds like ********, it really does. It sounds embarrassed.
I think kids are more physically hyperactive, as we get older the hyperactivity becomes more mental.

Maybe there should be more of a distinction between ADHD and Adult ADHD, eh?

I still wish the name could be changed to ARD, Attention Regulation Disorder.
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not glorifying h there either...just get a little fed up of the 'pi and its so much harder' perspective :/....what nonsense
i think it would be harder to be hyperactive! not practical, what to you all do if you must sit through a class or a meeting?
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