ADD and Ritalin
S. Craig Hufford
shufford at cctr.umkc.edu
Sat Sep 2 21:41:55 EST 1995
In article <sally-2608952124100001 at ts8-14.upenn.edu>,
sally at retina.anatomy.upenn.edu (Sally Shrom) wrote:
>Does anyone know exactly what is going wrong at the synapes of children or
>adults who have " attention deficit disorder"? What does the drug Ritalin
>do in the brain. I understand it is used to treat the disorder.
> sally at retina.anatomy.upenn.edu
I don¹t mean to be argumentative, but it seems as though as an Adlerian, I
seem to have stumbled into the wrong newsgroup. Are you sure that ADD/ADHD
is a result of a neurochemical imbalance? I happen to have ADD, and I
THINK (ie, I have done no in-depth research on the neurochemical side)
that this disorder is a psychological disorder, ie. behavioral (I know,
doesn¹t really fit the Adlerian approach). Are we sure that it is not the
behaviors that are influencing the neurotransmission of the transmitters?
Kind of like a jogger that gets a ³runners high?² It isn¹t the endomorphs
that are the ultimate cause of this experience, but the behaviors of the
runner, ie, running, and jogging, that are ultimately responsible.
I feel sorry for me of yesterday, as he did not know as much, experience as much, sleep as much, or eat as much as me of today.
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