Lets talk about diagnoses and the technical details

Michael S. m.sabino at comcast.net
Tue Dec 9 18:00:07 EST 2003


Hah... I thought all girls played with dolls at a young age

Michael S.
"SumBuny" <sumbunyTHIS_DOES_NOT_BELONG_HERE at cox.net> wrote in message
news:cVrBb.59730$Ac3.57394 at lakeread01...
>
> "mat" <mats_trash at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:43525ce3.0312091221.304d6fc1 at posting.google.com...
> > "Michael S." <m.sabino at comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:<NKbBb.469203$HS4.3663427 at attbi_s01>...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > When I was 5 years old, I was diagnosed with ADD (without
> hyperactivity).
> > > This is ususual since I'm a male, and most of those who exhibit
symptoms
> of
> > > ADD without hyperactivity are female.
>
> Interesting...I am female, and ADHHHHHD....
>
>
>
> > > There are a few reasons why I think this may be the case. But I think
> there
> > > is an early-childhood origin in rearing that led to these symptoms in
> me.
> > > Mostly, I was educated from my parents in areas that differed from the
> > > material tought in school. As an example... when I was 5 in preschool,
> my
> > > dad would teach me about electric circuitry at home, while at school
the
> > > teachers would watch in amazement as I'd drift offtopic while they
were
> > > teaching something as commonplace knowledge in that agegroup as the
> letters
> > > of the alphabet.
> > > I also notice that this parallel exists when females are tought less
> > > education-orientated topics than males from their family, so I wonder
if
> > > that's the reason why females more often develop the add without
> > > hyperactivity than males. Does encouraging distraction by barbie dolls
> allow
> > > the brain to be deficient in long-term thought processes (such as
those
> that
> > > occur in the prefrontal cortex)?
>
>
> "Encouraging distraction by Barbie dolls"?  I had Barbie dolls, was not
only
> undistracted by them, I didn't care to play with them...my folks didn't
> actively teach me, but I grew up going to museums and reading--this was as
a
> pre-schooler.
>
> Buny
>
>





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