Clumsy, Clumsy, Clumsy – Is It ADD ADHD?
I reached for the glass, and…
– I reached too far and I knocked it over.
– I didn’t notice the glass between it and me and I knocked it over.
– I picked it up and it slipped out of my hand.
– I picked it up and my hand jerked and the wine went all over the table.
– I started to drink but I missed my lips and the wine went all over my shirt.
etc. etc. etc.
Anybody know what I’m talking about?
The ADD ADHD Brain
Clumsy is not in the list of symptoms of ADD ADHD but they often run together.
If we understand the science that shows that ADD ADHD is related to problems with the cerebellum and the basal ganglia and the circuits between them, it makes sense. Both the cerebellum and the basal ganglia have the job of coordinating our movements.
Also, doesn’t it make sense that if part of our brain is miss wired it might have other effects in addition to causing our ADD ADHD and other parts of our brain might be miss wired as well?
A Helpmate – That’s One Strategy
“Be careful, Doug!”
My wife has the task of watching over me and trying to avert disasters.
“Move your glass back from the edge of the table, Doug.” “Better tuck your napkin round your neck, Doug.” “You’re dragging your sleeve through your food, Doug!”
“Oh! You did it again, Doug.”
God only knows what it would be like without the supervision. On the other hand, I don’t always fully appreciate it.
Quote the Day:
(After I asked my wife to describe what it’s like being married to someone with ADD ADHD) –
Lots about ADD ADHD – seems like the arguers think it has to be either meds or strategies. Why not both?
Dr. Goodwin said that the purpose of the meds is to help you focus enough to use the strategies.
Clumsy and ADD ADHD an old post, I didn’t just get clumsy yesterday. @ADD @ADHD @ADDstrategies @ADHDadults