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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

Holy shyt!!! That's right!! Beatles would normally be spelled beetles!! And holy-shyt!! Spell check just accepted both of them.

Kabooom!!! <--- That was my mind. Completely blown!!

And come to think of it, you're response, not as a joke, makes perfect sense. I mean remembering to forget something every day sounds exhausting. I don't think I'm capable of that kind of consistency.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

"Well, it'd be really hard to sustain it, over the long haul. You'd forget to do it sometimes."- I'm gonna sound stupid, but I'm still not getting it. Is there something wrong about this statement?
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

Lots of people think it's easy to pretend to be ADHD (or other mental illnesses). It depends more on the doctor or other clinician than anything else.

There was a study that found people could walk into a psychiatric hospital, get diagnosed with schizophrenia, and hospitalized and medicated for it. And I think faking schizophrenia would be harder than ADHD but I am not sure.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

Corina, it's not you,.. but the statement is perfect. I think MADD is making a fine and elusive point. (and I swear I'm being totally 100% serious)

Just one example: Imagine being engrossed in a conversation, and then still having the capacity to completely forget what you were talking about. When I think about it, when I'm medicated I don't think I could pull that one off. It's not something you could practically pretend to do without significant and constant focus - you'd have to be more of a type-A (ironically).
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Oh, I think I could do schizophrenic.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

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What? That the fourth one was a long haired hippy type?!! Oh, ****, I've done it again, haven't I? Someone, please, JUST SHOOT ME!!!
Poor George Harrison, no one ever remembers him.

At least, no one with ADHD.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

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Oh, I think I could do schizophrenic.
I think I could fake this too. ADHD seems a bit too nebulous to fake. I asked my wife if she thought she could fake being me and she didn't think my symptoms were predictable enough to really lock down. I guess someone could lie about having symptoms but what would be the purpose of that? Medication isn't cheap.

I'm much better at faking being normal.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

I kind of regret bringing schizophrenia up, because I think it's maybe not quite that easy and I don't want to see stuff trivialized.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

the hyperactivity would be hardest i think

i tire people out after a few minutes of walking with me or something, i wouldn't be able to keep it up if it wasn't real
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

Regardless of my adhd, I dont think anyone could fake being me.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

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Depends on what kind of schizophrenia we're talking about.

My brother had a paranoid schizophrenic at work and he seemed the most normal rational person on the face of the Earth... besides the fact he was convinced the government was leaking gas into his bedroom to make him obedient and was spying on him with hidden mics and cameras. Other than that, he was ok. And he wasn't faking it, he had no reason to. He was trying to hide his beliefs out of fear the government will find out he's on to them, not because he would be considered crazy. He trusted my brother to believe him and help him, since he's an engineer and he knows computers and technical stuff... That I could fake, if I were a good liar.

I've seen a lady in the ER once who was screaming and yelling, claiming she had some health issues she didn't have and kept making them up as doctors were trying to convince her that she was (physically) healthy. Only a very very good actor would fake that. Plus, she was restrained, given injections - I wouldn't be able to take that no matter what I would gain from it.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

Fortune, you're right. I was making a joke and I can't remember why it seemed funny at the time. I think it was supposed to be like my "blind people are faking" joke.

Anyway, while I think all things are fair game for a laugh, I should have been more careful and trivializing is not ok.
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Re: On fakin' it (ADD, not orgasms)

The one thing that would be pretty much impossible to fake is the wall that rises up before you when you try to do the simplest task. When you stare at that wrapper of paper that has been sitting for days on your desk and just can't focus for the second needed to pick it up and put it in the trash. When you need to pick up the phone and just make one phone call and you know that if you don't do so your life will be so much harder; but your mind just can't focus on it for long enough to chain the actions needed to do so. That feeling that no matter how hard you try, the wall just grows taller and more intimidating. People can fake the symptoms but they can never really feel the frustration of just not being able to do the simplest task no matter how much you want it to be done.
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Here's the kicker.

I couldn't fake having an ADD parent. Thanks, Mumsy.

I couldn't fake an ADD grandmother. ******* hero, that woman. Lousy risk analysis, but however. She drowned, at age 32, off the north end of Seven Mile Beach, in a huge dumping surf, saving the lives of her two little children whom she had allowed to go swimming. Vale Maree.

I couldn't fake a clutch of ADD siblings. Too many funny stupid angry recalcitrant stories to recount. And it all continues in our adulthood.

I couldn't fake having two ADD offspring. QEEG-analysis and all! They didn't get it from their darling papa.

And one day, I imagine, I shan't be able to fake ADD grandchildren.

Sigh. Why don't they have a special imperial-purple-coloured icon for ADD relo's on ancestry.com?????
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You know hatter, apart from being hilarious... that might actually yield some very telling causational patterns... pull all our relative purple peeps... tie in their vitals...

boombah... effect, cause match! tho' still running back to the house 10 times in the morn i'm afraid
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