Getting Worse

My ADD sypmtoms have been getting worse the past few weeks. Apparently they get worse as you get older. I have a more sudden need to run around and fidget and stuff and I’m almost completely unable to focus on stuff. Yesterday I almost didn’t come to school because I couldn’t focus enough to even get ready for school.

You may not know , but there are two types of ADHD :

ADHD-I and ADHD-H. I’ll just copy and paste some stuff from Wikipedia. I’m sure you’re smart enough to figure this stuff out.

Inattentive Type ADHD-I…………………………….Hyperactive Type ADHD-H

In children:

  • Forgetful during daily activities
  • Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Losing important items (e.g. pencils, homework, toys, etc.)
  • Not listening and not responding to name being called out
  • Unable to focus on tasks at hand, cannot sustain attention in activities
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Makes careless mistakes by failing to pay attention to details
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Always asking for attention
  • Fails to follow-through on complex instructions and tasks (e.g. homework, chores, etc.)
In children:

  • Squirms and fidgets (with hands and/or feet)
  • Cannot sit still
  • Cannot play quietly or engage in leisurely activities
  • Talks excessively
  • Runs and climbs excessively
  • Always on the go, as if “driven by a motor”
  • Cannot wait for their turn
  • Blurts out answers
  • Intrudes on others and interrupts conversations
In adults, these evolve into:

  • Procrastination
  • Indecision, difficulty recalling and organizing details required for a task
  • Poor time management, losing track of time
  • Avoiding tasks or jobs that require sustained attention
  • Difficulty initiating tasks
  • Difficulty completing and following through on tasks
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Difficulty shifting attention from one task to another
In adults:

  • Chooses highly active, stimulating jobs
  • Avoids situations with low physical activity or sedentary work
  • May choose to work long hours or two jobs
  • Seeks constant activity
  • Easily bored
  • Impatient
  • Intolerant to frustration, easily irritated
  • Impulsive, snap decisions and irresponsible behaviors
  • Loses temper easily, angers quickly

ADHD-H describes my Uncle Scott and cousin.

It also describes my dad and brother, however their symptoms are controlled.

I think I’m somewhere in the middle. This runs in the family. See?

My mind is all over the place…

By the way, who reads this anyway?


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