The ADD “ADHD” Club is Open for Membership – No Application Needed

Great info on TBI from an ADHD perspective

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

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Welcome to the Party – BYOB (brain!)

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
In support of the Brain-Based Coaching Series
An ADD Awareness Post — PASS IT ON!

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Attentional Deficits:
NO ONE is Immune

As I said inTypes of Attentional Deficits:

EVERYBODY living in an industrialized society in our CrazyBusy world will haveChallengeswith attention and focus, and ANYBODY anywhere who has current health challenges of any type will find themselves included in one of the three main categories I introduced in that article.

  • We ALL experience attentional deficits that cause problems in our lives, making it tough for us to stay intentional long enough to reach our goals.
  • Whether physical, neurological, or situational, when attentional challenges rear their ugly heads, deliberate strategies must be consciously employed to make it extremely easy for us to attend, register, and link for memory.
  • Otherwise, the chances…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

6 thoughts on “The ADD “ADHD” Club is Open for Membership – No Application Needed”

  1. Thanks SO much for sharing with your community, BB.

    Although it is one of the longest articles on my blog, I also think it is one of the most important, linking TBI to ADD re: “broken” brainparts – and I did my best to break it up with formatting and graphics to make it easier to track for the many of us in BOTH camps who struggle with focus on what we are reading.
    xx,
    mgh

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  2. Regarding Inattentive ADHD – Sustained attention vs Inattention – educational websites:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ADHD_Bulletin_Board/info

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Tartrazine_and_ADHD/info (Nutrition and ADHD – Discussion Group)

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/constructional_apraxia-dyspraxia/info

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/C_Thomas_Wild_and_ADHD/info

    Thank you.

    X-ref: Educational books: Nerves in Collision book by Walter C. Alvarez, M.D., the How To Cure Hyperactivity book (1981) about Inattentive ADHD, auditory processing, dyspraxia, and nutrition by C. Thomas Wild, introduction by Anita Uhl Brothers, M.D.

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  3. Broken Brilliant – You’re welcome. You have a wonderful ability to work around your brain concussions (my view). What is your view on medicines, in general, for brain injuries (from caffeine to Adderall, etc.)? Have you had the opportunity to read the Remarkable Medicine book (about Dilantin) by Jack Dreyfus? Have you seen the fictional movie about the fictional medicine (NZT-48) titled Limitless (2011)? For me, Tirend (contains caffeine 100 mg/14 other ingredients) works, for me, in a very small way like NZT-48. That’s why I wrote two educational books about Tirend, NoDoz, and Bonine many years ago. – Charles Thomas Wild

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  4. Hi – I’m afraid I can’t really say much about meds for brain injuries, other than caffeine. I am extremely sensitive to meds, and brain injury has a way of making people more or less sensitive than “normal” folks are. I think it’s a fine line — and it’s not one I want to walk.

    Not saying it can’t help others. There are plenty of people who have been helped in a very good way. I’m just not one of them. {shrug}

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