Open Mind? or Naive? Or Old and Ignorant? About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O The Day 606

Lots of input about different approaches to helping with (treating?) ADD ADHD.

Many different people have been helped by many different things.  Could this be because different people have different sets of genes?

Dr. K traces his ADD ADHD to a cascade of consequences initiated by a birth injury to his cervical spine, and exercises are helping, through improving the connections between the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and pre frontal cortex.

Dr. Parker’s book has a lot of information interesting to me tho sometimes hard to follow, but is he in the woo woo camp or on the cutting edge of the frontier, with SPECT imaging, bowel and allergy issues, and unusual lab testing? He’s ahead of me for sure, but some of the points i can use.

I think we all agree that sleep and exercise are essential, and diet and no food coloring are sometimes of some help for some people.

Isn’t life interesting?


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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to Open Mind? or Naive? Or Old and Ignorant? About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O The Day 606

  1. Jeff says:

    Hi Doug, Thanks for fixing the font size. Much easier to read now!

    I’ve concluded that my ADD happened in childhood. Could have been caused by a number of things, from my mom’s heavy smoking during pregnancy, parental abuse, etc. I never thought that I may have had ADD as a child because I never felt I was hyperactive. But maybe I was; perhaps tapping my feet during class and biting my fingernails could be classified as hyperactive?

    Maybe meditation can help with my ADD, but I need to find the time to get into practice. I also need to find the time to read your book. Thank you for having so many chapters. This will make it much easier for me to read and absorb! Jeff

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    • jeff
      thank you for alerting me to the font problem. took me a while to figure out how to fix it.
      i think we all ahd our ADD start in childhood, in fact, think we were born with it. still a mystery what the various causes might be..
      yes, i think the little hyperactivites were part of the hyperactive.
      and meditation, and hopefully my book, will help you. finding the time for things is a matter of setting priorities for example, if you really want an exercise program, then you schedule it and learn to say, sorry, but that’s my exercise time.
      you got it. i tried to keep each chapter short, for ADDers. then the trick is to read it slowly and try things and digest them as you go.
      thank you for commenting – keep it up


  2. rammkatze says:

    Personally, the fact that so many different people are helped by so many different things, actually spooks me. When every single person claims that they are helped by a different thing, that goes way into the psychological aspect (can one say placebo?) and could give force to the argument that ADD/ADHD is a made-up disease. It IS a syndrome of which you can only treat symptoms so whatever floats anyone’s boat is ok, but still, it makes me uneasy.

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    • ram – good comment. i think part of the picture is whether something actually TREATS ADD ADHD or it just helps some. hard to figure out. i do encourage everyone to find out what works for them, but not to spend a lot of time money and effort chasing after untested things.
      thank you for commenting



  3. Jeff says:

    Hi Doug, Would you consider a return to using a normal-sized font for your blogs? I found it very difficult to read your last two blogs (605 and 606) because you used such a large font. Why did you make this change? Jeff

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    • jeff – thank you for telling me. Why did I make this change? I didn’t! its the &^$&$&^&& machine! I’m trying to fix it, but i cant even tell what its doing. arghhh!! hoope its better soon.


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