I've been reading a bit more about #ADHD / #ADD in childhood to prove or disprove to myself that it is a trait I possess. Leaving aside debate over what it is or is not, these slides sum up my experience as a #gifted child pretty succinctly.
Slides from Strategies for Twice Exceptional Children Who are Gifted and ADHD, CHADD Conference 2017, by Lori Henderson
@muninn This is fascinating. I was, literally, a little from column A, a little from column B.
@muninn My biggest struggle with sifting thru the noise of this kind of thing was that a lot of clinical diagnostics for children are something that can come across as highly subjective when done by a layman because the exact behavior can be masked by the popular interpretations of it.
Even something as simple as "does the child point to communicate" during childhood communicae can be very particular in in how it manifests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG5ErVtk7GE
Space is loaded with "gotchas".
@muninn I think my mind focused on the last paragraph on that slide about "delays in social and emotional development". A lot of these 'delays' are very specific and when I see language like that I assume most people walk away with the wrong impression of what that means in a clinical setting.
Not that i'm doubting your ability to do that snooping, just something that always jumps out at me and I find it interesting.
@ultimape It's a good point. For me the slides I chose to highlight out of the document read mostly true in that I recognized my own childhood in them. I'm basically thinking back to try to parse out ADHD type traits from something that showed up later. If the cognitive stuff I'm experiencing is new, maybe I just need to get the bipolar into remission. If there's evidence of ADHD from childhood, I better plan now for how to live the rest of my life, haha.
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