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Friday, December 10, 2010

Apparently, I am suffering from "Combined Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)"

I was helping my friend translating a questionnaire set of various disorders (including drug and alcohol abuse as well as bullying and psychotic). As I was translating the set, I had subconsciously been  answering the questions as I go. Of course, none of it fit the brat's profile, until, the brat reached this one. I answered "Yes" to most of the questions or symptoms, and according to the manual inserted along with it, apparently the Brat is suffering from  "Combined Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" - and I don't even know about it until now.

ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). A person with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what's expected of them but have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or attend to details.

Now, I'm gonna share with u the questions that I had answered.

Before that, a word of WARNING, please read until the end of the post, so that you won't be running to your doctor or parents because you thought you have ADHD. The Brat is not and will not be responsible for any mis-diagnose on your part.


Have you often not paid enough attention to details?
Well, actually most of the time.
Made careless mistakes in school?
Like counting 2x3 as 5? all the time...
Have you often had trouble keeping your attention focused when playing or doing schoolwork?
oh yes, definitely. I'll study for 5 and play for 30.
Have you often been told that you do not listen when others talk directly to you?
All the time
Have you often had trouble following through with what you were told to do (Like not following through on schoolwork or chores)?
Definitely (especially chores) my mom had a kick in lecturing me everytime
Did this happen even though you understood what you were supposed to do?
Did this happen even though you weren't trying to be difficult?
Yes and sometimes No. Hey, I'm a brat, I am EXPECTED to be difficult.
Have you often had a hard time getting organized?
Just take a look at my room and you'll stop asking that question. YES
Have you often tried to avoid things that make you concentrate or think hard (like schoolwork)?
Ugh~ Thinking make my head hurts
Do you hate or dislike things that make you concentrate or think hard?
Didn't I just said my head hurts?
Have you often lost or forgotten things you needed?
All the time
Like homework assignments, pencils, or toys?
Yes, yes, yes, and many more. Who knows where I put my car keys, or my guitar pick, or my umbrella....
Do you often get distracted easily by little things (Like sounds or things outside the room)?
Actually it's the other way round. so NO.
Do you often forget to do things you need to do every day (Like forget to comb your hair or brush your teeth)?
I forgot to feed my cat, I forgot to take my diet pills, does that count?


In the past six months:
Did you often fidget with your hands or feet?
No. But They are always moving (I'm always doing something)
Or did you squirm in your seat?
Not that I noticed.
Did you often get out of your seat in class when you were not supposed to?
Yes, to the point my teacher calls my father in because "I move around too much in class" (this was when I was in primary school)
Have you often run around or climbed on things when you weren't supposed to?
And thus my a bit distorted ankle. I climb and I jump and my mom always say I when I was a baby I never stopped running once I learned how to walk.
Did you run around or climb on things even though you didn't mean to?
Nope. I climb because I want to
Have you often had a hard time playing quietly?
What is playing quietly? You've got to make some noise, then it's called playing..
Were you always "on the go"?
Oh Yes.
Have you often talked too much?
Have you often blurted out answers before the person or teacher has finished the question?
Have you often had trouble waiting your turn?
Can you wait patiently in a traffic jam? Then you must be a saint.
Have you often interrupted other people, Like butting in when other people are talking or busy or when they are on the phone?
Yes. What I want to say is important. So ppl should listen :p


- If yes, COMBINED Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- If yes, INATTENTIVE Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- If yes, HYPERACTIVE/IMPULSIVE Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

But of course, that is only true IF these symptoms had shown themselves BEFORE I was 7 and if it had in any way affected me in classroom, playground, home, community and social life.

Truth is, I am TOO OLD to be diagnosed as ADHD. And, even if I'm not, I don't remember it affected me in any of the above areas. TOO BAD. If not, I could attribute my little-than-less-successful life to it. Plus I could always get out of doing assignments because of it! LOLS.

NAh- I'm glad I am nOrmal (well, as normal as I can be).

Just so I have the facts right, There are also ADHD among adults (which is quite a different story than mine). But if I explain it here, it would take too long. So you can just check it out from this website.

Note this. I am not posting this up to make fun or ridicule those who have ADHD. If anything, I scorn those who make fun of people who just can't help themselves being the way they are. We need to care for these people and help them in any way we could. Children who have ADHD may need extra attention and work, but instead of getting angry and impatient we should be supporting them and help them to learn and cope with their situation.

These are not only hard on the child, but also the their parents. What kind of a human being we would be if we disregard those who need help because we find it a bit more hassle? Oh yes, you've guessed it a SELFISH person. And what does it says for us as a  person that forces more burden on such frail shoulders? I would say, INHUMAN.

I believe, in each of us, we have a bit of this ADHD symptoms. In the end it depends on us how we wish to cope with it. Would we surrender? Or would we fight?

Just the Brat sharing her Thoughts,
p/s: none of the pictures above belongs to me. I thank Google for it.

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