Experiences of Attention Deficit Disorder Articles
Experience of Adult ADD
A chapter of Dr. Gabor Mate's book about ADD Scattered Minds.
There are also 2 other free chapters to read online.
People with ADD
"Thomas (Al) Edison's schoolmaster, "angered by the lad's inattentive 'dreamy,' distracted behavior, frustrated by his tendency to drift off during recitations, to draw and doodle in his notebook instead of repeating rote lessons -- cuffed and ridiculed Al in front of his motley classmates"
"Dr. Samuel Johnson...whose contribution to the intellectual progress of his time was so immense that the era is called 'The Age of Johnson.' Novelist Fanny Burney, upon meeting the great Dr. Johnson at the home of Sir Isaac Newton, wrote in her diary:
"His mouth is almost continually opening and shutting as if he was chewing. He has a strange method of frequently twirling his fingers, and twisting his hands. His body is in continual agitation, see-sawing up and down; his feet are never a moment quiet; and, in short, his whole person is in perpetual motion."
More Famous People with ADD
Did you know that Einstein was four
years old before he could speak, and seven before he could
read? I didn't. Others listed as well.
Really good quotes from the inventor of the light bulb and
the phonograph or record player (he was nearly deaf) among
other things. "Pretty much everything will come to him
who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness
is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity
of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will
show you a failure." "If parents pass enthusiasm
along to their children, they will leave them an estate of
incalculable value.... "
Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics 2004; 114: e541-e547 Anne F. Klassen, Anton Miller,
and Stuart Fine. Some conclusions. Children with ADHD had
more parent-reported problems in terms of emotional behavioral
role function, behavior, mental health, and
self-esteem. In addition, the problems of children with ADHD
had a significant impact on the parents’ emotional health
and parents’ time to meet their own needs, and they
interfered with family activities and family cohesion
ADD and being hypersensitive: Is there a connection?
Mary Jane Johnson explores the connection.
Looking For Attention, discusses some damaging myths about
including the misconception that they are "just"
looking for attention. If, indeed, they are looking for attention,
we must inquire why. From Dr. Gabor Mate's book about ADD
One's Existence: Self-Esteem and the ADD Adult
Dr. Gabor Mate's book about ADD Scattered Minds.
shame, and self-judgement are commonly heard when one interviews
adults with attention deficit disorder. Low self-esteem and
a merciless self-criticality are so much part and parcel of
the ADD personality that it would be difficult to know where
ADD ends and low self-esteem begins."
Quotes about ADD
Sources are linked to book reviews at amazon.com or other
Edison ADD Poster Child
"Thomas Alvin Edison is cited more often than any other historical figure for exhibiting classic hyperactive ADD behavior. ADD and divergent thinking styles have even been dubbed "The Edison Trait." So here's a page on the poster child himself."
Here's 2 Books on the Thomas Edison as ADD Poster Child meme.
The Edison Trait: Saving the Spirit of Your Free-Thinking Child in a Conforming World
by Lucy Jo Palladino
The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child by Thom Hartmann