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Haven't been here in a while. need some advice
Sep 01, 2014 - 9:12 PM - by Rudegar
-In my thirties diagnosed at about 26 with ADD inattentive type.
-Been in college a long time kinda lost focus and changed majors quit school.
-Layed off in May still unemployed.
-Been in therapy with CBT (Cognitive Behaioral Therapy) for a few months for depression.

I was told I have negative thought patterns. Negative self talk. Possibly from middle school bullying and thoughts of suicide parents who didn't take it seriously many experiences with... [Read More]
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IQ Test
Aug 31, 2014 - 10:12 PM - by USMC
Has anyone ever taken an IQ test? I had to take one a while ago to assess me before I went to a special school for students with disabilities. I got my results back and I tested "borderline mentally challenged." I am so confused by this because, like a lot of people with ADHD I am quite intelligent. I may have trouble in school but the two times I took the ACT I scored very well, a 32 and a 33. The results of this IQ test has somewhat destroyed my self-confidence. Can people with ADHD and/or... [Read More]
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Are your cognitive thoughts always stronger than your affective emotions?
Aug 31, 2014 - 9:32 PM - by Peripheral


Hi


Are your cognitive thoughts always stronger than your affective emotional systems ?


Example:

If mature "higher" prefrontal neocortex's "job" is to regulate "lower" subcortical primary emotional affective systems (example, fight or fight response instincts), and people that have ADHD, have slightly... [Read More]
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Does Caffiene make you tired?
Aug 31, 2014 - 6:41 PM - by bandie08
I feel like I have the best sleep after I drink Coffee
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"Racing thoughts" caused by brain self-stim for dopamine?
Aug 31, 2014 - 2:27 PM - by orangello
I've read through a bunch of posts here on the subject of "racing thoughts" sometimes also known as "brain chatter" or whatever. It's the condition of having many many thoughts going on in your brain (cognition). But there's not much discussion on the cause of it.

Now we know that the major cause of ADHD is the lack of dopamine/norepiniphrine in various parts of the brain. These are "reward substances" that the brain is seeking.

We chase these reward... [Read More]
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