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Comment: Re:I would be very interested... (Score 1) 199

by Andtalath (#47693843) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

1: It's not.
The basic problem is that people with ADHD (at least not me) can't willingly choose what to focus on.
Ever.
For me, without methylphenedate, I can basically present something to my eyes and hope it registers.
With it, I can choose to focus on it.
Yes, the difference is that big.

2: Many drugs can definitely shift perceptions.
Loads of them aren't very dangerous either.
ADHD-meds are basically there to help you establish a base-line so that you can function like a normal person in certain situations where otherwhise, you simply couldn't.

3: And just how do you think you reach high levels of probabilities?
In general, first you perform small-scale highly controlled experiences.
Then you go ever larger and less and less controlled.
Currently, it's been shown to fundamentally change peoples lives, mine included, to the better.
And in some cases give easily reversible consequences.
Your solution would condemn a couple of percent of every human, globally, to just suck it out instead of using a chemical which gives them the ability to function.

Comment: Re:I would be very interested... (Score 1) 199

by Andtalath (#47693789) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

And that is why, at least in Sweden, you aren't just thrown a bunch of pills.
When I got my concerta treatment, I had to go in once a week with detailed logs of how it affected me.
For a couple of months.

I still have to go in once a year or so to refill my prescriptions.

Comment: Lack of impulse control (Score 1) 199

by Andtalath (#47680487) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

This shouldn't really be news.

One of the major ADHD tests is if you can control impulses in various situations.
Impulse control is way, way harder, bordering on impossible for people with strong ADHD.

I still remember my test for instance.

I was supposed to press for every symbol that came up on the screen, except for X and Y.
I couldn't help pressing for X as well.
I literally said the equivalent of "fuck" each time, which made my psychiatrist laugh.

This would be something similar.

Comment: Re:The drugs are terrible (Score 2) 199

by Andtalath (#47680457) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

In my experience (I'm from Sweden and have an ADHD diagnosis and know a lot of people with the same one), the right way is to have a bit of both.

The pills won't "cure" anything.
They will, in many cases, dampen the symtoms.

And that is all.

Extremely useful for some, including me.

Comment: Re:I would be very interested... (Score 5, Insightful) 199

by Andtalath (#47680393) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Nope.
Notice the "regardless of the circumstances".

Medicating with amphetamine all the time is obviosuly quite moronic.
I myself need it to function normally in the work-environment.

I didn't even realize what people meant by saying "just concentrate" until I took my first methylphenedate when I was 25.

ADHD is an issue, and it's NOT just kids being kids.
It's a fundamentally different way for the brain/body to function then the norm.

Comment: Missing the point (Score 1) 221

Sorry for repost, but I want to see potential feedback and was AC.

Basically, normal sports are segregated so that there can be top athletes who are non-male.

This allows them to inspire young women to be good in sports.

Women are allowed to compete in maie competetitions, they just don't stand a chance in almost all sports.

I hardly ever watch E-sports, or normal sports.
But if women are grossly underrepresented the same could be true there?

I dunno.

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