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November 11, 2005

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i am just differently wired

November 11, 2005
  • Hyperfocus
  • Mind wanders/easily distracted
  • Procrastination
  • Lack of finishing
  • Out of phase
  • Compulsive/addictive personality
  • Disorganised
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sense of impending doom

Thing is I have all these symptons (and more) that may or may not indicate that I have Attention Deficit Disorder or some other medical neurological mental health thing OR just not coping with modern life.

Anyway I took a couple of online tests over at Amen Clinic. The first ADD symptom test indicated that I may have ADD. The second Brain System test indicated that it is Highly Probable that I have the inattentive form of ADD or Limbic System Heirarchy or possibly Basal Ganglia Hyperactivity.

Interesting stuff, but I have to stress I am not self diagnosing myself with anything. I have been to my GP, who was sceptical but nevertheless referred me to a psychologist. I have to wait for the bohemoth NHS referrals process to get under way and see how many weeks my appointment will be.

Anyway the first steps are done. I have admitted to myself (and my wife) that I have a problem (actually problems) and can start dealing with it. I am instinctively opposed to prescription medication, but will try and reamin open to all possible treatments. In any case the eventuality of getting medicated is a while away yet (thanks to the NHS) so I can deal with that if/when it happens.

Through this blog I aim to discover what I am actually dealing with and how I can deal with it.

That’s all for now. I just had to get something down whilst the Procrastination Beast wasn’t looking.