Are you clumsy? I am. We have ADHD.
Did you know that clumsy is a part of ADHD, even if it’s not in the criteria for diagnosis? It’s not a criteria because the criteria are chosen to distinguish a diagnosis from other possible diagnoses, and clumsy does not do that, because it apparently can come from a number of other diagnoses. There are other symptoms that are similarly not in the criteria but that we ADHDers have more than our share of. Irritability is one for example.
My view is that if the wiring between our cerebellum and our basal ganglia is screwed up, both of which are involved with coordination of movement, then guess what. Dyscoordination, uncoordinated, klutzy, clumsy!
Our problems are more in fine motor movements than in large motor movements. So in football, I could play in the line but never be a back or a receiver. But we can have problems in large motor movements too; I was the second slowest guy on the team.
We also have problems with balance, related mostly to the cerebellum.
So my theory is that our cerebellums (cerebella?) and basal ganglia are screwed up themselves, and not just the connections between them.
With practice exercises we may be able to improve our coordination and our balance somewhat, and that might even improve our ADHD symptoms somewhat. Maybe.
Quote O the Day:
“If I haven’t dropped it, spilled it, or knocked it over, it’s probably nailed down.”
Personal Notes O the Day:
The more I learn about ADHD, the more it explains about me and my experiences.
I plan to discuss diagnosis, the DSM, and it’s criteria soon. (“I plan to” – right!)
Your Life Can Be better, using strategies for adult ADHD, second edition, is now on Amazon and Smashwords. The focus is on strategies to deal with ADHD problems, like procrastination, inertia, distraction, overwhelmed, disorganization, etc., with special sections on studying and learning, ADHD medications, and others.
Getting this done has been a booger. I’m still struggling with the cover which isn’t quite right but I may have to live with it. There’s been some sales but no reviews show yet. Reviews are always appreciated. Unfortunately, on Smashwords you have to buy the book to leave a review, but not on Amazon. Fortunately, the eBook versions are inexpensive.
The second edition is improved, and many typos and other errors are corrected (at least I think so.)
The novel, Alma Means Soul, is on the 15th and I hope final draft. I’m still fixing errors and a few editing issues. I really like it. The writing style is rather unique; some of the beta readers loved it and some didn’t. The current problem is getting a cover.
I like writing, editing not so much, marketing even less. Part of my ADHD problem is trying to do too much at the same time. Still, I am getting it done. I hope people will find the books useful and enjoyable.
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