I wrote about how hard it is for a person to change their opinion once it is formed.
But I am getting a lot of new information.
Dr. Charles Parker – I am reading his book- The New ADHD Medication Rules – and it is very informative. Three types of ADD ADHD – acting without thinking (impulsive), thinking without acting (paralyzed, indecisive), and not acting and not thinking. So a lot of mis and missed diagnosis. And lots of other new ideas for me. I recommend it.
Dr. Kinsella – good description of neuroanatomy, cerebellum, basal ganglia, prefrontal cortex, and how his ADD ADHD came from a birth injury to his cervical vertebrae. Honestly, at first I thought he was too woo woo for me, but he is teaching me a lot and I am starting to understand it, it’s making sense.
Angelique- is sending me information on the benefits of marital arts for ADD ADHD. I suspect this will fit in with Dr. Kinsella’s info- exercise the cerebellum. Angelique is also a fan of special ADD ADHD diets.
An ADD ADHD expert who I can’t find now – ARGHHHH!!!- who has good results using brain training techniques.?
(Does anyone else find ADD ADHD sometimes frustrating?? This was good stuff which I planned to use. )
Hey!! its Maya. I found it.
Stephanie, who has offered me a hypnosis session, to help me prioritize better, but I just haven’t found time to follow up. (Do you think if I could prioritize better, then I could find the time?)
Jonathon Marx and Dr. Farone have provided good information. It is now clear that food dye does make some difference in some people. But how many? And how much? Not as much as medication.
The Over Generalization Problem
Somebody finds something that helps them – maybe they just think it does, or maybe its placebo effect, or maybe something else is going on – but then they tend to think it is The Answer for every one. What we need is more studies – what per cent of people benefit from this?
This certainly does suggest that there are different causes and probably many different types of ADD ADHD, and therefore probably many different treatments – different ones for different people. Its complicated, and often over my head. But lets keep trying to muddle through.
I would like to be up on all the latest science and research, but honestly, my thing is strategies, whatever your cause and whatever else may help you.
Progress is being made and I am trying to keep an open mind – I don’t mean like a sieve.
More to come – I hope.