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Forum Post: For Adults With ADD/ADHD

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 22, 2011, 3:24 p.m. EST by SupportForADHD (3)
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We has a meeting last week, and two people from OWS came and told us they thought the group was good.. We never ask for personal info, so we don't know their identities.....

If anyone in down there in Zuccotti Park has ADD/ADHD, Please visit our website for our schedule of meetings..... As A POI... We are Not subsidized, so we ask for a $5.00 Contribution per person at our meetings...

Please visit our website for more info.. and... our website has NO ads.. (Google: Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group)



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[-] 2 points by peacescientist (169) 8 years ago

I have ADD

[-] 2 points by Kulafarmer2 (118) 8 years ago

I have ADHD Its been a bitch, but am now self employed and work outdoors, is better, but still have gocus issues, but not as bad as when working in an office, that was pure punishment,

[-] 1 points by SupportForADHD (3) 8 years ago

I didn't expect to get the kind of response I've gotten.. but... If anyone has any questions.. Please visit our website (No Ads, no charge to visit site) http://maaddsg.org I have tried to put info on the site that will help answer questions which some of you have posed....

[-] 1 points by RantCasey (782) from Saginaw, MI 8 years ago

Iv seen kids with ADHD. Not overly diagnosed ADHD. Those kids are in pure he'll you can see it. I think there are a lot of people who are diagnosed that don't have it. But many who do have it are not diagnosed. I seen a child tear his skin on his arm trying to sit and listen in class. I luv that kid but he was miserable. The drugs made him sad and unresponsive. I hope that there are more advances made to handle this disease. Keep fighting guys.

[-] 1 points by HapteMikael (162) 8 years ago

Trolling at it's most insidious.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

are these meeting an attempt to explain OWS and camp issues

in a clear and coherent manor?

[-] 1 points by SupportForADHD (3) 8 years ago

Thank you for responding....I literally have about 15 replies to the message I posted yesterday....

Please visit our website, http://maaddsg.org. Go to the contact us page..enter your basic info... Your first name & E mail address.. I will put you on our mailing list, and you will be brought up to date on our meeting schedule....

Two points...Our mailing list does NOT send out ads..just E mails pertaining to the next meeting..

Secondly..... Please understand that our support group is not about politics, its about helping people who have ADD/ADHD. If you are looking for a non-judgemental supportive environment, you've come to the right place....You may be part of UWS down there.. at our meeting, you are an adult who has ADD/ADHD seeking help,,..That is what we are all about...

[-] 1 points by phasing (72) 8 years ago

Neither of those exits, your trying to cure thoughts. Idiot. And your charging? Rediculous

[-] 0 points by sudoname (1001) from Berkeley, CA 8 years ago

There's a simple cure for 90% of ADD/ADHD: get rid of your TV!

[-] 1 points by Nicolas (258) from Québec, QC 8 years ago

Hello again sudoname! I fully agree TV is an evil, but you make false assumptions about the nature of ADD. We have a very good neuro-chemical understanding of it and saying fixing it in adults is simply a matter of turning of the TV and some good old discipline, is simply not true . We know it has a very strong genetic component. The good news is that we also have very effective pills to take care of the chemical component so people can fix the behavioral side.

Why does it seem like there is much more of it nowadays? Many reasons. Part of it is indeed things like tv that aid it's development in kids. Partly it's because things like juggling school and work is exactly the sort of thing people with ADD completely suck at. Part of it is that the science is fairly recent. And yes, part of it is over-diagnosing and victimization.

... I swear I'm going back to topology problems now!