On ADHD and relationships, medications, comorbidity, statistics, and etc.:
My wife said I should post about the most recent disaster, but no, I’m not going to describe the incident where I merely sat down on the sofa next to the bowl of popcorn and somehow it ‘exploded’ and the popcorn went, as my wife says “everywhere.” We sure had a good time trying to get it all up, not.
Tip: Don’t sit down next to popcorn?
More Damn Statistics:
8% of children have ADHD. Half of those no longer meet criteria after adolescence, but will still have some symptoms and some brain abnormalities, which have moved towards normalized. So 4% of adults have ADHD, ie. meet criteria.
8% of people with ADHD have bipolar. 16% of people with bipolar also have ADHD (fortunately and surprisingly, treating these people with stimulants does not appear to be unstabilizing for their bipolar). Can we calculate how many ADHDers have both? Can we calculate what percentage of the population have both? (Actually, not “we,” but “you”. I can’t. Plus, note that these percents vary in different studies.)
40% of ADHDers do well on either methylphenidate or amphetamines. 40% will do well on one but not on the other. 20% will not do well on either but might respond to a non-stimulant medication, which tend to be less effective than the stimulants. (If someone does not do well on stimulants, I always want to recheck the diagnosis.)
To illustrate combinations, as discussed in the previous post:
You have an apple, a pear, and an orange. You say I may have any two of them.
I could choose an apple and a pear, or an apple and an orange, or a pear and an orange. Three possible combinations out of a group of three.
OK, we’re all clear on that now. Right?
Personal Note O the Day:
I always wanted to be on the fast track, and now, finally, I am.
I just never realized that the fast track runs downhill.
My wife says that things happen when I’m around. ADHD? Karma?
From James Clear:
“Marrying well makes everything easier.”
“Charity can be a lifestyle, not merely a gift.
Read charitably. Give the author your most favorable interpretation.
Listen charitably. Donate your undivided attention.
Work charitably. Be generous with your expertise.
In this way, you make charity a daily habit.”
Note O the Day: I first published this with the title of 988 instead of 998. More of the same?