I was wondering if anyone else here has been diagnosed or suspect that they have ADHD/ADD. I know it has nothing etiologically to do with being an AB/DL, but the two issues converge in interesting ways.
I was recently prescribed Ritalin, and I can't help but be a bit tickled by the idea that I am in need of a drug largely used for children. Childishness pervades my every day life. I've started a blog highlighting these issues and my struggle to control my impulses - the "netherworld" between childhood and adulthood that I can't seem to ever escape. (squirmyboy.wordpress.com) Is "struggling" with potty training and still being in school at the age of 34 two sides of the same coin?
I'm interested in hearing from others who are in the same boat.
There's recent research that claims the ADHD brain is essentially wired like 3-5 year olds. The paper, called "Cognition Without Control," (psych.upenn.edu/stslab/assets/pdf/STS_CDPS09.pdf)
highlights the similar lack of frontal lobe development in children and those with ADHD. This allows us to be extra-creative and quick learners, but also means we have difficulty with social rules, following directions, and, yes, impulse and motor control. Talk about being forever-a-kid!