Lets talk about diagnoses and the technical details

SumBuny sumbunyTHIS_DOES_NOT_BELONG_HERE at cox.net
Tue Dec 9 18:56:47 EST 2003


"Michael S." <m.sabino at comcast.net> wrote in message
news:XtsBb.6454$8y1.28273 at attbi_s52...
> Michael S.
> "SumBuny" <sumbunyTHIS_DOES_NOT_BELONG_HERE at cox.net> wrote in message
> news:cVrBb.59730$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.
> Hah... I thought all girls played with dolls at a young age


Like "all" boys play with cars?   That is the problem with stereotypes, is
it not?  Like "all ADHDers are boys and all ADDers are girls."
<G>

Buny





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